Job Opening: Education Specialist
Save The Bay
Director of Education
Save The Bay is seeking a full-time dedicated and passionate, environmental educator to join our team. Save The Bay’s education program is a year-round environmental education program that aims to connect students and people from all over the watershed to Narragansett Bay through hands-on mission-based programming. We work with 12,000 (K-12) students annually through our school day and afterschool programming and an additional 50,000+ people through our public programs including our seal tours, lighthouse cruises, summer camps and our Hamilton Family Aquarium in Newport. This position is an entry-level position and is responsible for teaching, leading and developing education programs. Instructional assignments are held in a variety of settings, including classrooms, field and coastal locations, on-board one of our Coast Guard-certified education vessels and at our education centers in Providence, Newport and Westerly. Participants range from K-12 students, college students and adults. Occasional weekend work is necessary.
- Participate as a core member of STB’s education team
- Assist with development, implementation and revision of school day and afterschool programs in accordance with state standards
- Teach school programs in a variety of settings including our Bay Center, Hamilton Family Aquarium, aboard our education vessels, along shorelines, in classrooms throughout our watershed during the school day and afterschool
- Teach and lead our public programs including BayCamps, seal tours and lighthouse tours
- Maintain and handle education equipment including classroom materials, field equipment, boat equipment, etc.
- Work in cooperation with other Save The Bay staff on a project basis.
- Work with Director of Education to further existing contacts and develop new contacts with local and state educational institutions
- Support STB Habitat, Development, and Advocacy staff in order to integrate other STB project initiatives
- Mentor and train per diem staff and interns
- Demonstrated teaching and leading students in the outdoors
- Must enjoy working with children
- Ability to organize, prioritize and efficiently complete varied tasks
- Current First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certification preferred
- Flexible and creative team member
- Ability to handle physical demands of field programs including comfort working on boats
- Available to work a varied schedule including weekends
- BCI check required
- Spanish speaking is a plus
- This position requires random drug testing throughout the year
- Ability to handle and work on small boats a plus
SALARY & BENEFITS:
This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package
Please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to Bridget Prescott, Director of Education: at [email protected].