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Schuylkill River Greenways NHA | Pottstown, PA
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Schuylkill River Greenways NHA


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Published 10 days ago

$15/ hour, 20 hours a week

Our Mission

The mission of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage.

EDUCATION PROGRAM GOALS

Schuylkill River Greenways is looking to grow its education programs. These programs include our K-12 watershed education program, Schuylkill Explorers, and our career development program for high school students, Schuylkill Environmental Career Opportunities (Schuylkill ECO). SRG envisions expanding our educational programs in area school districts and community groups throughout the year. Additionally, educational programming will continue to be developed and implemented during the annual Pedal & Paddle programs as well as other community outreach events.

JOB SUMMARY

Directly reporting to the Education Director, the Education Coordinator is responsible for developing curriculum to enhance educational programs, hosting environmental education programs at the SRG office’s Pottstown Riverfront Park site and at clients’ sites, and managing logistics of the annual Schuylkill ECO programming for high school students. This position will oversee making Schuylkill ECO an annual program in new high schools. This person may also have some responsibilities in coordinating local events within the Pottstown community and Schuylkill River Heritage Area. This is a 20 hour per week position with occasional evening and weekends for events and programming, the hours are flexible and will vary week to week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and deliver STEAM curriculum for Schuylkill Explorers with emphasis on watershed education and sustainable behavior changes that benefit the watershed and natural environment
  • Assist SRG Education Director with Schuylkill Explorers educational programs including in-classroom and outdoor programming for school, youth, and other organized groups
  • Create new partnerships with community groups to increase number of Schuylkill Explorer participants
  • Coordinate school field trips and curriculum topics for year-long Schuylkill ECO program
  • Create new partnerships with high schools throughout the five counties in the Heritage Area to increase participants in Schuylkill ECO program
  • Assist with summer Pedal & Paddle events and other SRG recreational programs
  • Administer Pedal & Paddle water quality educational programming for adult participants
  • Collect and maintain records of student engagement and assessment data regarding knowledge gained from programs
  • Assist Education Director with other tasks, including but not limited to: Operation Pollination initiative, tree/ native species plantings, trail clean ups, water quality testing, macroinvertebrate sampling
  • Assist SRG in other organization programs and events as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (completed or anticipated) in a relevant field
  • Must be comfortable teaching all age groups
  • Must obtain PA State Background Clearance, DHS Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI fingerprint clearance
  • Experience working with children, some environmental education experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication/ public speaking skills; superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
  • Must be people oriented, have a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent Schuylkill River Greenways NHA to the public
  • Interest in the outdoors/environment, comfortable working outdoors, able to lead walks/hikes through varied terrain, comfortable in a canoe/ kayak and bike
  • Ability to be flexible across many different classroom settings and school cultures
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and juggle multiple, changing priorities; strong time and project management skills needed
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required
  • Local travel occasionally required
  • Valid state driver’s license required
  • Spanish/English bilingual a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The applicant should be comfortable with the outdoors as the position will entail leading outdoor/ in-stream educational programming. Additionally, this position will also require work in an office setting with administrative and program support as a key component.

Our Mission

The mission of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail with the subject line “Education Coordinator Position” to Sarah Crothers, Education Director, scrothers@schuylkillriver.org

References will be requested if an interview is scheduled.

Position open until filled.

Schuylkill River Greenways National & State Heritage Area, operated by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail with the subject line “Education Coordinator Position” to Sarah Crothers, Education Director, scrothers@schuylkillriver.org…

Location

140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

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