Environmental Educator - PT
Company: Wheaton Park District
Posted on: June 1, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled
Responsible for the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of
outdoor education programs at the Lincoln Marsh Natural Area and
traveling outreach programs.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or
equivalent. Progress towards a bachelors degree with a preference
in Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Recreation, Life
Sciences, Early Childhood, or other Education field required.
Experience and knowledge presenting programs to diverse audiences
ranging in age from 18 months through adults, in classroom and/or
informal settings, preferred. A working knowledge of parks and
recreation field as well as local flora and fauna preferred. Must
have great problem solving, analytical, organizational,
interpersonal; written and verbal communication skills.
- Present, develop, coordinate, and implement outdoor education
programs including preschool, scout and school groups, summer
camps, outreach programs, birthday parties, and other programs as
assigned; including outdoor education programs that include but are
not limited to topics such as science, nature, geocaching,
canoeing, team building and climbing tower.
- Provide proper care and transport for captive educational
animals such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.
- Maintain, organize, and inventory program equipment
- Minimize and manage the risk for program participants while
maintaining a fun atmosphere.
- Supervise and enforce rules and regulations with program
- Record and maintain program attendance rosters, inspection
logs, and pre and post reports.
- Report repairs and maintenance needs of program areas,
equipment, and grounds in a timely manner.
- Transport equipment and travel to program sites at various
institutions and facilities.
- Effectively communicate with supervisors, coworkers, and
program participants in a timely manner.
- Administer site specific first aid and CPR procedures.
- Maintain the highest level of safety in the work area through
implementation of safety protocols and procedures.
- Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional
manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building
and exceptional customer service to the external customer.
- Follow the Lincoln Marsh and Wheaton Park District policies,
procedures, and guidelines.
- Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun,
commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have and maintain: valid drivers license with acceptable
driving record; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year
of employment. Be a mandated reporter for the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act. Must meet the requirements for site specific
teams course certification (training provided).
Must be able to: frequently remain in a stationary position for
long periods of time while presenting programs indoors and
outdoors; frequently move about the building and on natural uneven
ground. This position must also be able to finger, grasp and handle
small animals, and frequently move objects such as water buckets,
program bins, supplies for program activities or marketing events,
etc. weighing up to 20lbs, and rarely up to 50lbs., and over 50lbs.
with assistance; occasionally move items such as harnesses,
helmets, hardware, ropes, etc. weighing up to 50lbs. This position
will occasionally climb stairs/ladder and occasionally bend,
crouch, kneel, reach, stoop, twist, crawl.
Must be able to: occasionally work in an office environment with
moderate noise level and lighting and frequently work outdoors with
exposure to all weather conditions, biting/stinging bugs and
insects, dirt, poisonous plants, heights up to 50 feet, wet,
slippery surfaces and uneven natural ground; occasionally exposed
to odors, dust, mold, mud; and rarely exposed to pesticides,
chemicals, smoke, animal hair, dander, and feces; and frequently
handle animals such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, and
0-28 hours per week including possible evenings and weekends.
Schedule is contingent on assigned programs having satisfactory
$11.50 - $13.00 per hour DOE
Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
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