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Now Hiring Environmental Education Facilitator

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Environmental Education Facilitator

The Escondido Creek Conservancy is seeking a part-time, seasonal Environmental Education Facilitator to support environmental education programs for elementary school students in the Escondido Creek watershed.

ABOUT US: Located in the County of San Diego, California, The Escondido Creek Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the Escondido Creek watershed. The Conservancy has protected over 7,000 acres of wildlands and is working to improve creek water quality to enhance wildlife habitat. The Conservancy also supports educational programs and compatible outdoor recreation within the watershed and in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve—a 784-acre park featuring 11 miles of trails.

DUTIES: The Environmental Education Facilitator will work with the Conservancy’s Education Director and Education Manager primarily to support an environmental education program for 3rd grade students in the Escondido Union School District. Responsibilities include:
• Participating in paid program training
• Assisting with in-classroom lessons at schools throughout Escondido
• Leading groups of students on educational fieldtrips, primarily at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
• Facilitating other education programs as delegated by the Education Director
• Carrying out other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: This is an entry-level position for someone with at least 1 year of experience working with youth. Applicants should be team players comfortable working in both indoor and outdoor settings. A bachelor’s degree in education, conservation, or a related field is beneficial,
but not required. Familiarity with national and state education standards (NGSS; Common Core) and inquiry-based learning concepts is a plus, but not required. Patience working with children and a positive attitude is essential. Reliable transportation and flexible weekday-morning availability is required.

HOURS: Approximately 8–15 hours of work per week on average over the course of the fall/winter semesters (September 25, 2019–February 28, 2019). Schedule is variable but fieldtrips generally take place on weekdays 8:00am–1:00pm, 2–3 days/week. There is a possibility of additional hours, contingent upon funding.

PAY: The pay rate is $20/hour.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to information@escondidocreek.org. No phone calls please.