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School To Sea Program Manager/Educator

Salem Sound Coastwatch (SSCW) is hiring a full-time, experienced science educator as their School to Sea Program Manager. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is committed to bringing high quality, place-based watershed exploration experiences to the youth of Salem and surrounding North Shore towns. This is an opportunity to expand STEM education and assist SSCW in inspiring curiosity and cultivating an understanding of human impact on our natural world.

Responsibilities include working directly with students grades 2-8 through existing programs related to salt marsh science, coastal erosion, invasive species, watershed stewardship, local ecology, and more. The School to Sea Program Manager is also responsible for designing new curriculum for in-school and after-school programs and professional development opportunities for other educators. The School to Sea Program Manager works with the Executive Director and staff to write grants, develop proposals, and procure funding for existing and new programs. You will have the opportunity to hire part-time staff to meet the program’s needs.

SSCW is an environmental non-profit whose mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed. Our School to Sea Program provides annual in-class, after school, boat trips, and summer camp opportunities to 5,000 students of all ages throughout the North Shore. The program covers topics related to marine science, environmental science, and climate resiliency and provides professional development to teachers each year.

SSCW is an equal opportunity employer, and our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of the described qualifications below, or if you have an untraditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Required Skills:
– BA/BS in environmental science, biology, education, or related field
– Experience teaching multiple age groups, from young learners to adults
– Comfort in curriculum/lesson plan design and implementation
– Confidence in leading an engaging educational activity to small or large groups of students
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
– Willingness to be flexible, creative, and problem-solve on the fly

Recommended Qualifications:
– Comfortable teaching in an outdoor environment
– Strong verbal and writing skills
– Bilingual (English + Spanish or Portuguese) applicants are encouraged to apply

The School to Sea Program Manager will report to the Executive Director. Most duties will be performed on-site at the SSCW office (in Salem, MA), or at nearby public schools. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required for applicant to be considered.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to:
Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director barbara.warren@salemsound.org

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