High School Environmental Leadership Coordinator

Walking Mountains Science Center

About the organization

Founded in 1998 with their base in Avon, Colorado, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As part of a dynamic organization, you will join a team of like-minded, spirited colleagues who are passionate about the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community. For more information, please visit our website at www.walkingmountains.org.

Duties

The High School Environmental Leadership Coordinator will coordinate and teach a summer eight-week field-based high school Natural Resource Internship and an 18-week career readiness program in valleys high schools. Primary responsibilities include: 1) partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on field conservation projects that engage high school students in hands-on experience and field data collection integrated with teaching a Colorado Mountain College course; 2) partnering with local outdoor organizations to create hands-on experiences and career-focused opportunities for high school students in environmental leadership; 3) working in the field on conservation projects with Forest Service staff August-October; 4) teaching K-12 field science programs part-time during winter and spring seasons. The structure and format of the programs under this position may evolve over time.

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s Degree in science, education, or an environmental science related field, Master’s degree preferred
* 3-5 years of outdoor teaching experience, including high school students and developing field science curricula
* Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring high school students
* Working knowledge of Rocky Mountain ecology, land management, and stewardship issues
* Excellent public speaking skills and willingness to teach a variety of audiences
* Outdoor program administration and risk management experience
* Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications
* Self-motivated, team oriented, creative, and organized
* Current driver’s license and safe driving record for the past 5 years
* Ability to carry a 40 lb. pack, hike up to 10 miles, and perform physical labor in the backcountry setting
* Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Salary

$32,000-37,000 annually. Annual benefits include: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance coverage; 401K with match; 15 paid vacation days (annual); 12 paid holidays (annual); paid volunteer days; paid sick time; discounted ski pass; and pro deals.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a cover letter, resume, completed Walking Mountains Employment Application, and an example lesson plan of your creation.

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