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Explorers Educator

Presencial, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Richmond, VA

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Meio Horário
Data de Início:3 de setembro de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições:31 de julho de 2024
Nível de Experiência:Mid-level

Descrição

Blue Sky Fund is a non-profit based in Church Hill, Richmond VA. Our mission is to provide transformational experiences for Richmond area youth through outdoor education. We have two core program areas – academic and adventure. We are currently seeking several part-time Educators to facilitate and lead our Explorers Program during the 2024-2025 school year. For a more detailed description of our core programs, please visit our website www.blueskyfund.org


Explorers is an experiential education that partners with 3rd - 5th grade classrooms in the Richmond Public School (RPS) system. Each partner school participates in science-based field trips in the Richmond area, focused on team-building, resilience skills, nature exploration, and positive experiences in the outdoors. 


Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is preferred.
  • Academic training in education, recreation, natural resources, natural science (geology, biology), or environmental science is an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong experience in teaching or youth leadership, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated interest in environmental and experiential education
  • Optional: Class B CDL-P (passenger endorsement) certification or willingness to be trained for Class B CDL-P certification and clean driving record


Educator Benefits:

  • Training in environmental communication, group management, and outdoor/experiential education best practices
  • Education in Virginia natural history, Richmond history, and Richmond’s socio economic landscape
  • Frequent peer and employer evaluations 
  • Positive work environment and engagement in the local community 
  • Retirement benefits with employer match (following a waiting period)
  • 6 days (27 hours) of paid sick leave



Educator Responsibilities: 

  • Complete Educator orientation: introduction to the job, experiential and environmental education philosophy and techniques, safety, and emergency procedures 
  • Attend all training sessions and Blue Sky Explorers field trips (must provide own transportation) 
  • Study and practice field trip material 
  • Lead and teach a group of upper elementary school students (grades 3-5) during each Explorers field trip 
  • Participate in outdoor physical activities during field trips such as (but not limited to): hiking, lifting, playing games and sports 
  • Represent Blue Sky Fund in a professional manner at all times, specifically acting as a positive role model for the students with whom we interact. 


Job Details: Training and programming runs from September 2023 through April 2024. Time frame is generally 9 AM – 1:30 PM Tuesday through Friday, with the possibility of an occasional Monday. Some longer trips in 2024-25 may extend stop time up until 2:30pm. First year educator compensation is $16/hour for approximately 18-23 hours/week. Explorers Educators receive 6 days of paid sick leave over the course of a program year. 


To Apply: Please fill out an online application on our website: www.blueskyfund.org/get-involved/employment. Please include in your cover letter if you currently have a Class B CDL-P or are interested in obtaining a Class B CDL-P.  If you have any questions, please contact Josh Bearman, Programs Director via email at josh@blueskyfund.org.


Blue Sky Fund is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all participants, employees, volunteers and supporters of all genders, races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, identities, education levels, and abilities feel valued and respected.


Blue Sky Fund is a non-profit based in Church Hill, Richmond VA. Our mission is to provide transformational experiences for Richmond area youth through outdoor education. We have two core program areas – academic and adventure. We are…

Localização

Presencial
2900 Q St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA

Como se inscrever

Please fill out an online application on our website: www.blueskyfund.org/get-involved/employment. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Bearman, Programs Director, via email at josh@blueskyfund.org.

Please fill out an online application on our website: www.blueskyfund.org/get-involved/employment. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Bearman, Programs Director, via…

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