Education Lead

Organization

Environment for the Americas

Job status

Job Category

Job Type

Job Duration

Job Compensation Type

Remote

No

Contact Name

Info

Contact Email

eftajobs@environmentamericas.org

Contact Phone

9703931183

Deadline to Apply

Location

Boulder, CO
United States

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) is a non-profit organization located in Boulder, Colorado. EFTA works to connect diverse people to nature and bird conservation through education, outreach and research. Our research and education extends across the Americas and focuses primarily on migratory species. We work to engage youth, adults, and families in activities that motivate them to get outdoors, contribute to research, learn about the outdoors, and become passionate advocates for conservation.

Summary

We are seeking an energetic individual for a one year position who will conduct monarch research and surveys in Colorado, develop educational programs for military installations in multiple states, including California, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and other midwestern states. The individual will also participate in the development and implementation of other education-focused activities, such as World Migratory Bird Day and our growing local programs. For more information, visit our website HERE. 

 

Essential Functions

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

  • Focus of the work will be developing education programs about the monarch butterfly and organizing events in multiple states.
  • Support and lead other educational activities at Environment for the Americas, such as local programming, including youth activities and adult programs.
  • Contribute to the organization’s communications by preparing articles on education programs, developing outreach flyers, etc. 
  • Communicate broadly with our partners.
  • Work with other EFTA programs to integrate our education materials into their activities. 
  • Work within a project budget.
  • Complete a report of activities to be shared both digitally and in-print. 

 

Key Competencies

  1. Ability to work independently;
  2. Proven experience organizing and leading education programs;
  3. Experience working with diverse team members;
  4. Strong computer skills;
  5. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  6. Communication skills must extend to making phone calls and developing professional connections with partners;
  7. Experience and ability to travel to program sites;
  8. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive rental cars;
  9. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary;
  10. Prior field experience with proven ability to accurately collect and submit data;
  11. Excellent computer and organizational skills;
  12. Experience and ability to work with program partners.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

 

Work Environment

This job will include a combination of field work, leading education programs, and organizing events. The position will be primarily in our main office in Boulder, Colorado, but with travel to other sites as needed. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, one year position with a minimum of three days/week working in our office in Boulder. The option to extend is dependent on funding. Expect to work some evenings and weekends as job duties demand. Travel is required. 

Travel

Up to 15% travel with at least one trip to California, one to Texas, and two or more to Colorado Springs, CO. 

Required Education and Experience

  1. A minimum of 3 years of proven ability to organize activities including relevant work experience.
  2. Experience working with youth, adults, and families.
  3. Ability to meet deadlines and work in a timely fashion.
  4. Ability to collaborate and make good judgment in day-to-day decision making. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation Information

Salary is commensurate with experience and begins at $52,000.00. Environment for the Americas’ benefits package includes 80% of a medical insurance and dental insurance plan, matching retirement savings plan, and paid time off.