Join our team! Now hiring Environmental Education Coordinator

We are growing! Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association and the Nature Consortium program are looking for a talented and energetic person to join our team as Environmental Education Coordinator. This is a new, 75% time position. The Environmental Education Coordinator will lead education programming at our Delridge Wetland Park and through our Urban Forest Restoration Program. You’ll conduct outreach and engagement with the goal of increasing community partnerships, and tailor science-based information for diverse audiences. 

This is a permanent, part-time, 30 hours per week position. Compensation will be $17.50 per hour, and includes paid time off benefits, as well as pro-rated medical insurance (or a stipend for those who waive insurance).

Complete details below. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Environmental Programs Director Caroline Borsenik at caroline@dnda.org by Friday, August 23, 2019. 

 

 

Environmental Education Coordinator
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) has a mission to integrate Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. DNDA’s programming provides vital resources for our community that include access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, arts and culture.

Position Description
DNDA’s Environmental Education Coordinator is a new part-time position that reflects DNDA’s commitment to continue growing its impact in Delridge and beyond. The Environmental Education Coordinator will lead education programming through our Delridge Wetland Park project and our Urban Forest Restoration Program. This position will also include outreach and engagement to stakeholders, and residents with the goal of increasing community partnerships. This position will tailor technical, science-based information for diverse audiences, developing relevant curriculum and activities. This position will require integrity and accountability when doing work with partners and in the community. This will require working collaboratively, particularly with people with differing perspectives and experiences. The Environmental Education Coordinator will report to DNDA’s Environmental Programs Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead classrooms in outdoor environmental education programming at Delridge Wetland Park and other DNDA forest restoration project sites.
  • Assist project partners in developing and leading long-term environmental education programming for Louisa Boren STEM classes at Delridge Wetland Park.
  • Develop and facilitate inclusive environmental education programming related to environmental justice and stewardship that meets the needs of both adults and youth in our community.
  • Perform outreach and engagement that respects stakeholders and maximizes resources.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting relevant to DNDA’s environmental programming.
  • Organize and execute monthly environmental education workshop events at Delridge Wetland Park. Tasks to include planning, designing the program, and coordinating logistics – including oversight of volunteers, implementing the event, and conducting any post-event evaluations and summaries.
  • Assist with other environmental programs when additional capacity is needed, which may include occasionally leading forest restoration volunteers and providing volunteer event support for large annual events.

 Required Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. degree in education, science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing and facilitating outdoor education programming.
  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience in public outreach and engagement.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of volunteers, community groups, partners and staff.
  • Strong leadership skills, and confidence in giving direction and in managing people and activities.
  • Commitment to including and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded from power and decision-making.
  • Basic knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills — comfortable speaking in front of groups.
  • Physically able to work long days in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. (tools, plants, trees, etc) and walk in uneven terrain.
  • Good driving record and current driver’s license.
  • Positive attitude, energetic personality and sense of humor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in ecological restoration and best management practices.
  • Knowledge of local watersheds.
  • Experience in community event planning and coordination.
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar CRM software.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or reporting.