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Environmental Education Instructor position available with SFI
Friday, August 02, 2013

Environmental Education Instructor
Siskiyou Field Institute
Job Title: 
Environmental Education Instructor, Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI)
Pay rate:                                                        Job Status: 
$12.00/hr                                                        Nonexempt, limited duration
This position is covered by workers comp, but otherwise does not include benefits.
Lodging:  Free on-site camping is available.  Free on-site yurt lodging is available when not occupied by paying lodgers.
40 hours/week, for 9 weeks, to begin Monday, September 16, 2013
Executive Director, Siskiyou Field Institute and Deer Creek Center
Position Description:
The Siskiyou Field Institute is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization located at 1241 Illinois River Rd. in Selma, Oregon.  SFI is based in the Deer Creek Center, a field research and education facility co-owned by SFI and the Southern Oregon University Foundation.
The Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI) EE Instructor is responsible for delivering environmental education programs for K-8 students.  Working in collaboration with schools, and under day-to-day direction from the Youth Education Coordinator, the EE Instructor educates students about the beautiful and unique Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. The Environmental Education Instructor position is funded by multiple grants and other sources and works closely with other environmental education providers in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Highlight of Duties: (Duties subject to change depending on requirements of grant sources but will be Environmental Education-related in scope and focus).
  • Conduct classroom visits to classes in preparation for field instruction.
  • Teach groups of approximately 15-35 students during outdoor field trips to Deer Creek Center.
  • Conduct post-program evaluation and write reports.
  • Lead after-school programs in Illinois Valley schools
  • Maintain inventory of educational materials and resources.
  • Clean teaching materials after student use.
  • Assist Youth Education Coordinator in writing lesson plans, as needed.
  • Support Youth Education Coordinator in program related office responsibilities.
Basic Qualifications: Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in environmental education, education, science, natural resources, recreation or a related field and/or commensurate work experience.  
  • Minimum of six months of experience with outdoor education and/or natural history programming.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (or certified within one week of the start date). 
  • Must provide and maintain own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and meet minimum auto insurance requirements.  Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at 80% of the federal rate
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal history background check.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience conducting educational programs in field and classroom settings.  Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods. 
  • Able to craft engaging experiences for the students and keep them active while learning.  Experience writing curriculum to meet state science standards.
  • Strong desire to understand science of our region and communicate it in a fun way.  Strong interest in natural history.
  • Work well with others as a member of a team as well as on your own.  Self-directed, highly motivated to succeed and to ensure program success.  Resourceful and creative in accomplishing goals. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to convey complex information simply to a variety of audiences. 
  • Proficiency with computer programs (MS Word, Excel).
  • Positive and capable outlook in both calm and challenging situations.   Brings a positive attitude to the work place.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or materials.  The position requires mobility.  Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 30 pounds on a regular basis, such as files, books, and outdoor tools.
Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate equipment such as computer keyboard and other standard office equipment.  The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments where the public is routinely entering and transacting business.
To apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to   Applications must be received by Friday, August 16, 2013 at 4 p. m.
No calls, please.  You may email your questions to the above address.

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