Youth Resilience Educator

Organization

Elizabeth River Project

Job status

Job Category

Job Type

Job Duration

Job Compensation Type

Remote

No

Contact Name

Jaye Hughes

Contact Email

jhughes@elizabethriver.org

Location

Paradise Creek Nature Park
Portsmouth, VA
United States

Join the Elizabeth River Project, a leading Virginia environmental non-profit, as our Youth Resilience Educator! We are seeking a dynamic individual passionate about education and the environment. This role involves teaching students, providing teacher training, and assisting with various educational programs.

Summary

Key Responsibilities:

  • Educate K-12 students through hands-on activities and outdoor field investigations, which are mainly at Paradise Creek Nature Park and Camp E.W. Young, but may occasionally be at the Learning Barge.
  • Develop and present ecology curriculum and conduct teacher trainings.
  • Serve as a liaison for the Resilient River Star Schools program, recruit schools, and support program activities.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as updating websites, maintaining contact lists, and assisting with grant deliverables.
  • Prepare outdoor sites for programs and perform other duties as assigned.

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week), occasional weekends and evenings

Qualifications:

  • One year of experience teaching K-12 preferred.
  • Background in science preferred.
  • First aid/CPR certification and kayaking experience are a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds overhead and work in various weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand for 2-3 hours and walk up to 5 miles during field trips.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to engage audiences.

Additional Information:

  • Must pass a background check.
  • Reports to Sarah McBride, School Outreach Coordinator.

Apply today and make a difference in environmental education!

HOW TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume to HR Manager Jaye Hughes at jhughes@elizabethriver.org

Compensation Information

Hourly Rate: $17.50/hour

Other Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Accrue paid Vacation and Sick/Personal Leave
  • Mileage reimbursement for local work-related travel
  • Options for Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, and other benefits
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan