The Education Coordinator supports the development and implementation of the Coastal Watershed Council’s (CWC) Watershed Rangers youth education programs in school classrooms, after-school programs and summer camp programs in Santa Cruz County. This position partners with program partners, volunteers and interns to plan and implement CWC’s education work to teach youth about the importance of rivers, creeks and watersheds in our daily lives. This position is funded by government and private foundation grants, community donations and contracts from local municipalities. For more information on CWC’s youth education activities, please visit: https://coastal-watershed.org/at-or-after-school/
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Positively represent CWC with local schools, clubs and the general public. Coordinate directly with teachers and program partners to coordinate logistics and implement in- and out-of-school programs.
- Create lesson plans; schedule and deliver classroom presentations, field trips, after-school programs and support camps to support CWC’s mission and state education standards.
- Maintain and revise existing curriculum, including managing physical inventory of education program materials.
- Contribute to the development and improvement of CWC programs, practices and policies, with an emphasis on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Analyze and use student and teacher participant data, program evaluation and feedback to report on outcomes and improve program. Write grant reports including evaluation data and analysis of program successes and challenges.
- Manage education projects to measure outcomes and meet grant/contract objectives within project timeline and budget.
- Communicate quickly and effectively with supervisor and colleagues about project challenges and opportunities. Understand limitations and execute tasks to the best of your ability.
- Manage volunteers and interns as necessary.
- Keep workspaces clean, safe and organized.
- Maintain a daily record of activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience (required):
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a related field.
- Experience working with diverse communities and/or underrepresented groups.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (required):
- Excel in classroom management to engage students in classroom and field-based settings
- Knowledge of basic environmental principles and watershed concepts, and State of California Education Standards (particularly Next Generation Science Standards, for grades K-8)
- Partner effectively with school administrators, teachers and partners.
- Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, internet, social media).
- Good record-keeping, organization, time management, and attention to detail skills.
- Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and program partners.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (preferred):
- Spanish-language fluency or proficiency.
- Experience working with volunteers of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds.
- Knowledge of service-learning and/or social emotional learning best practices.
Direct Reports: 0
Travel Requirements: Minimal
License and Certification Requirements: California Class C Driver’s License and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred.
Application Instructions: Email your resume to email@example.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until August 5, 2022 or until the position is filled.