Green Girls exposes middle school girls from low-income communities to environmental sciences and issues, as well as related careers, through out-of-school education. During our weekly after-school program students will explore an environmental issue in-depth through experiential education, service learning, and the implementation of a long-term project aimed at environmental change. The Green Girls Summer Institute is a 5-week summer program that seeks to engage students in an even more in-depth exploration of the urban environment. Meeting Monday- Thursday from July to August, students participate in research projects, field trips, outdoor recreation and more.
CPF has developed this opportunity for talented graduate students, exceptional undergraduates or recent graduates to gain hands-on experience and explore the environmental education sector while helping to promote environmental stewardship and community awareness. This position offers 10 hours per week during the school year and increases to 30 hours a week during our summer program. We would prefer a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who would be able to transition from the school year program into the summer program.
Green Girls programming takes places at 4 sites throughout Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The educator will be required to and from program sites on their own and participate in any planned field trips which take place throughout the city. The educator may be required to work out of the education department main offices at 1234 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 as needed.
- Directly supports and assists Program Manager with implementation of after-school programs
- Co-facilitate lessons, activities, service-learning projects, and field experiences for middle school girls
- Help design engaging, inquiry-based, experiential environmental education activities for middle school girls
- Provide logistical support and complete general administrative duties as needed.
- Support the gathering of materials, photos, and anecdotes of the program as well as social marketing activities as appropriate.
- Assist with data collection and recordkeeping.
- Help in managing the safety of up to 30 middle school girls on the NYC subway system, in NYC parks, and on other field trips.
- Be willing to engage in physical activity in the outdoors during all seasons
- Experience working with and building rapport with middle school youth
- Bachelor’s Degree or working towards a degree in education, ecology, biology, environmental science, or related field
- Awareness of current environmental issues and passion for socio-environmental change
- Interest in working with diverse students, all age groups, and low-income communities.
- Versatility, resourcefulness and creativity required
- Experience teaching outdoors and in non-traditional settings using interactive methods a plus
- Willingness and enthusiasm for leading students in outdoors, on hikes, and on field trips around New York City in cold/sometimes uncomfortable weather conditions
- Ability to transition from the after-school program to summer program a plus.
ABOUT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives -- located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City -- reach 425,000 people each year.
- We present the largest free, outdoor performing arts festival in NYC through SummerStage, presenting artists of the highest quality across multiple disciplines and genres, and marionette puppet theater in all five boroughs with our Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the roving PuppetMobile.
- Partnerships for Parks, a public-private program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks, supports and champions a growing network of leaders who care and advocate for the transformation of their neighborhood parks.
- We connect youngsters to nature in the urban environment with education programs that provide learning experiences through classroom and hands-on activities in parks, urban forests, coastal areas, gardens, and recreation centers.
- Free golf, tennis, track & field, soccer, and fitness programs bring high-quality instruction and equipment into areas where few organized athletic opportunities exist. We offer leveled training, year-round scholarship coaching, and special pro events.
Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bachelor’s Degree or working towards a degree in education, ecology, biology, environmental science, or related field.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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