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Full Time Educator Position At Hitchcock Center

Full Time Environmental Educator
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is looking for a full time environmental educator to join our
innovative and unique education team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, passionate, and
interested in being a part of growing our high quality environmental education programming at our
Living Building.
Responsibilities include:
• Design and teach education programs both in the classroom, outdoors, and in afterschool
• Work with the Education Manager and Director to develop and implement education programs
that advance the Center’s mission, vision and values
• Develop, plan, and teach 2-3 school-based residency programs
• Direct February and April school vacation weeks for children grades K-6
• Supplement summer camp programs
• Lead outdoor environmental education programming
o Facilitate unstructured play outdoors
o Ensure a safe and positive outdoor play experience
o Support social-emotional development through appropriate risk-taking and teambuilding
o Foster a deep connection to the natural world
o Mentor a college intern assistant
• Lead field trips for elementary aged school children
o Provide inquiry-based instruction on a wide range of science topics for school groups,
grades preK-6
• Conduct other children and family programs as-needed
• Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental education, or equivalent experience
• Minimum five years of environmental education experience in both informal and classroom
• The desire to educate diverse audiences and share our commitment to dismantling white
supremacy and a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.
• Proven abilities in designing, writing, and evaluating environmental education curricula, lesson
plans and activities
• Must have a deep passion for working with children and commitment to the Hitchcock Center’s
mission, vision and values
• Working knowledge of informal and formal education theory and practice, including program
development and evaluation
• Have excellent written and spoken communication skills
• Must be people oriented, have a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally
represent Hitchcock Center to the public
• Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from schools with teaching materials
• Be comfortable leading outdoor activities in a variety of weather conditions.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: explore and keep children safe,
navigate a variety of outdoor habitats and terrains outdoors, be able to lift and/or move up to 25
Note: Hiring is contingent upon passing a CORI background check.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation Range: $20-23/hr depending prior experience and qualifications. This position is full time
(30-40 hours per week) with a weekday schedule. The total compensation package includes health
insurance and generous paid time off benefits.
About the Hitchcock Center
Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s mission is to educate and inspire action
for a healthy planet. Instead of simply teaching about climate change, the Center develops hopeful,
creative problem-solvers who can take on the challenges of climate change by helping them reconnect
to and learn from nature’s efficient systems and develop a problem-solving mindset. It provides
opportunities for people of all ages to develop a relationship with nature; leads sustainable engineering
and design challenges for youth; teach communication, organization and leadership skills to teens;
convenes adults for discourse and civic engagement around climate change and sustainability; and
continues to broaden its reach to include communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.
The Hitchcock Center is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff and our
highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We’re dedicated to broadening opportunities
for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and
environmental education. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where
talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of culturally diverse
perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all,
including historically disenfranchised communities. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet
all of our described qualifications or if you have a less traditional background.
Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@hitchcockcenter.org Applications received by
August 31 will be given first priority although applications will be accepted until the position is filled

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