This nine-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education. This position will include working with a team of educators on a combination of virtual and in-person programming, as well as program preparation and planning. Programs include environmental education camps, field trips, single-day family events, and more. From June-August, you will work as a summer camp teacher. Responsibilities include leading campers through daily activities, as well as ensuring the health and safety of the campers at all times. In addition, camp teachers will work with middle and high-school-aged educators-in-training. The job will be a combination of remote work and in-person work, often working outdoors all day in Denver public parks. COVID has changed many of SPREE’s usual programs, so this position will also require flexibility and creativity to facilitate EE programs while prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff.
There is also a bilingual Spanish position open - see more here https://www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/employment.html
For over 40 years, The Greenway Foundation has introduced tens of thousands of children to the South Platte River through its SPREE program. SPREE aims to develop a positive relationship between the South Platte River and Denver area citizens through school excursions, weekend events, and day camps.
Required Education & Skills
- Experience or interest in, and respect for, working with elementary school students
- Ability to manage groups of up to 15 elementary students in an outdoor setting
- Cultural competency working with communities outdoor education organizations have failed to previously engage
- Energy and enthusiasm when working with students
- Ability to maintain a fun and safe learning environment at all times, as well as being creative, adaptable, & flexible while managing children in a variety of situations
- Interest in working outdoors in hot and cold weather
- Willingness to collaborate with other SPREE educators in evaluating programs and developing activities
- Willingness to give and receive feedback
- Proficient using Google Drive
- Ability to manage a schedule and meet deadlines
- Interest in working with middle and high school students
- Four-year college degree, or a combination of at least 2 years of college and 200+ hours working with children in a classroom or educational program desired but not required
- Background in education or environmental science
- CPR/first aid certification
- Certified Environmental Educator
- Experience working with middle and high school students
- Ability to work on, and with respect for, diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
Other Job Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk up to 2 miles, sit, talk and/or hear, and all programs involve getting into the river. The employee is frequently required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have reliable transportation. Visit the SPREE website to see maps to all work site locations. Must pass a criminal background check.
This nine-month position with The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program offers a wide range of experiences in environmental education. This position will include working with a team of educators on a combination of virtual and in-person…
Interested applicants should upload a resume, cover letter, and 3 references. Questions can be sent to Julianne Gagnon at email@example.com. Positions will remain open until filled.