The Community Programs Educator commits the majority of their time to developing and teaching programs to youth in accordance with Mass Audubon’s educational philosophy, goals, standards, and practices. This role would support our goals to form stronger partnerships in the local communities by primarily leading afterschool/enrichment programs that run offsite in Lawrence and has the opportunity to help us grow our reach into other Gateway Cities on the North Shore. The Community Programs Educator assists in the coordination, preparation, and marketing of these educational programs and special events. Other time may be used to collaborate with the rest of the education team to learn from, develop, and lead more general education programs at Ipswich River and Joppa Flats.
– Education, training, or experience in environmental education, outdoor recreation, earth sciences, environmental studies, nature interpretation, etc.
– Comfort working in an outdoor and/or informal education setting with people who have a wide range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
– Requires successful completion of First Aid and CPR certification upon hire (training provided).
– Ability to transport supplies between the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary main location and the offsite program locations in Lawrence (work provided transportation can often be arranged pending a clean driving record, and personal driving can be reimbursed).
Nice to Haves:
– Bilingual skills in Spanish/English OR a strong connection to the communities this role would serve (Lawrence, Lynn, Salem, etc.).
– Knowledge of OR interest in environmental issues that are affecting local urban communities, local natural history, cultural history, environmental injustices and/or conservation science issues.
– Experience teaching outdoor education program for groups of K – 5th graders.
Compensation & Benefits
This position’s base salary range is $21.10 – $23.65; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
Benefits and Perks:
Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).
Flexible Monday – Friday schedule with afternoon hours (3:00pm – 6:00 pm) required for afterschool programs.
Occasional work in the evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Cori Brauer, Education Coordinator II