Environmental Educator / Assistant Naturalist

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, August 8, 2022, 12:00pm

Address:

Yorktown Heights, NY
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Where does seaweed look for a job? In the kelp-wanted section :) Join our dynamic team of environmental educators and animal ambassadors committed to reaching children in their schools and on our beautiful 240-acre site. We affect children's lives and impact their choice. “The Earth is what we all have in common.” (Wendell Berry)

An environmental educator/assistant naturalist leads school groups in instructional programs concerning nature, conservation and/or the environment, often with live animals and/or animal artifacts. Most programs are 45-60 minute classroom programs at the school and primarily designed for students grades K through 12. Assistant Naturalists also facilitate in-school team-building, day-long Challenge Course programs on the PNW BOCES campus, and the Young Naturalist summer camp.  Animal care for the center’s animal ambassadors is a daily responsibility and is coordinated with the center’s other assistant naturalists.   

  

Qualifications 

This position requires four years of relevant EE teaching experience or a degree in a related field. Educating experience with groups of 10 or more in an environmental education setting is a must. Experience and comfort working with exotic animals (e.g. reptiles) is a must.  Experience working with raptors is desirable. Candidates must be interested in developing and refining both outdoor and classroom-based environmental programs always with a mind toward safety and sustainability.  Experience with online teaching platforms is a plus.  

  

Additional requirements for this position also include a valid driver’s license and working vehicle for transportation to and from outreach programs (mileage is reimbursed) and NYS fingerprints registered to the NYS TEACH platform.  

  

Benefits 

This is a Westchester County civil service position with all of the associated benefits (including access to the New York State Employee Retirement System). Housing is not included with this position.  The salary range for the position begins at $36, 630. 

Position Start Date:

Monday, August 29, 2022

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Application materials can be submitted to the program coordinator at dnovak@pnwboces.org. We will be accepting applications through August 5th, 2022 and may be contacting applicants to start the application process before that deadline. We are hoping for a start date at the end of August. 

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

This is a Westchester County civil service position with all of the associated benefits (including access to the New York State Employee Retirement System). Housing is not included with this position.  The salary range for the position begins at $36, 630. 

Contact Name:

Dan Novak

Contact Phone:

9142482335

Contact Email:

dnovak@pnwboces.org