Environmental Education Specialist

Camp Kingfisher
Chattahoochee Nature Center

 

Job Title: Environmental Education Specialist
Hours: 40-45 hours per week
Classification: Nonexempt, hourly, seasonal
Reports to: Program Coordinator

 

Position Purpose:

All staff at Camp Kingfisher are hired to:

  • lead campers as positive, caring role models
  • provide campers with fun, positive outdoor learning experiences
  • help campers grow and learn through challenges

The Environmental Education Specialist leads the development and implementation of the hands-on environmental education program at Camp Kingfisher. The Environmental Education Specialist is responsible for developing content, training counselors, and managing schedule development.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create curriculum, Science Exploration Activities, elective skill times, and programming that is both age-appropriate and congruent with each weekly theme
  • Develop and supervise all aspects of group schedules including checking counselor schedules for conflicts and content, and coordinating with camp administrative staff and CNC staff
  • Assist with orientation and ongoing training of camp counselors in the area of Environmental Education
  • Maintain high standards of health, cleanliness, and safety in all activities, most specifically in regards to wildlife, camp program supplies, shared resources, and libraries
  • Run weekly scheduled planning meetings for counselors to develop schedules and ongoing training in the area of EE
  • Support program areas as requested and needed
  • Complete additional duties as assigned
  • Attend weekly staff & specialist meetings

 

Other Job Duties:

  • Contribute to verbal/written evaluations and communication as requested
  • Keeping track of and recording hours worked, requesting director’s approval for any additional hours prior to work

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience (and passion for) teaching or working with children and adults
  • Extensive relational and managerial skills with children and adults of all ages
  • 3 years of experience in planning and leading environmental education, natural history, education, child care, or camps.
  • Environmental education knowledge base and interpretation skills
  • Wildlife handling experience preferred, especially with CNC
  • Current tetanus shot or willingness to obtain one
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, course provided
  • Willingness to work outdoors during the summer season
  • Must be able to lift over 20 pounds
  • Valid GA driver’s license

 

Apply:

  1. Complete and submit the online application
  2. Obtain 2 references. Email or mail to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Attn: Debby Head. Professional references, no family or friend references, please.

 

Contact:

Debby Head, Co-Camp Director, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Phone- 770.992.2055 x232, email camp@chattnaturecenter.org

The mission of Camp Kingfisher is to connect campers with nature and each other.

To apply for this job email your details to camp@chattnaturecenter.org