Job Opportunities

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is an environmental educational organization on the Potomac River, focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy. As a leader of watershed stewardship, it models innovative practices, outreach, partnerships, programs and events that are replicated nationally.

Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) Educator

Development Associate

Overnight Educator

 

 


Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) Educator

(1 position available)

Environmental Education Facility Seeks Educator
Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) seeks a dynamic, environmentally focused leader to teach environmental education field studies to students, grades K-12, of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The AFF Educator will work in the two environmental education programs of the Alice Ferguson Foundation: Hard Bargain Farm (grades K-6) and Bridging the Watershed (grades 6-12) dependent upon our programming needs.

Responsibilities include teaching standard-aligned, curriculum-based, outdoor field studies to students grades K-6 at Hard Bargain Farm or at participating schools in an outreach capacity and/or students grades 6-12 at regional national parks. Use and maintenance of educational equipment for field studies is an important part of this position, along with collecting and reporting of data. Educators also assist with teacher workshops and other educational opportunities as needed.

This part-time position requires actively working and teaching children outdoors in natural surroundings under various outdoor environmental conditions as well as in the classroom. Reliable transportation is a must!

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields, along with:

  • Experience teaching and/or working with children and/or adolescents
  • Excellence in coordinating group dynamics
  • Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)
  • Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children
  • Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to: HR@fergusonfoundation.org


Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) Development Associate

(1 position available)

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is a leading environmental education non-profit organization based in Accokeek, MD, 10 miles south of Washington, DC. AFF seeks a motivated Development Associate to identify, manage, and steward funds that support the organization’s programs.

The Development Associate will focus on the management of foundation, government, and corporate grants for all programs; maintain the organization’s contact and donor database; and support all other development activities, including membership, planned giving, sponsorships, partnership development, and capital campaign.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • exceptional written and verbal communication
  • analytical thinking and creative problem solving ability
  • ability to develop and implement organizational and tracking systems
  • effective interpersonal skills
  • flexible and collaborative demeanor
  • Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience in office management
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Internet-based research
  • Familiarity with social media outlets
  • Fundraising and database (Donor Perfect) experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of basic graphic design a plus
  • The Development Associate is a full-time, permanent position based at the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s main office in Accokeek, MD. Occasional travel in the local area is required.

    Salary range is $28,000-$32,000 per year plus a very competitive benefits package. AFF offers a supportive and comfortable working environment on an educational working farm. AFF offers opportunities for professional development and career growth. AFF is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@fergusonfoundation.org. The position is open until filled.


    Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) Overnight Educator

    (1 position available)
    Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) seeks a responsible and environmentally focused individual to be our Overnight Educator. This individual will plan, lead, and implement a high quality evening educational program that focuses on the mission of the Foundation while also providing recreational experiences that include campfire activities for the students staying overnight at the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center.
    This is a part-time, as needed, position that requires the ability to participate in activities which include, but are not limited to, building campfires, leading games, and various other activities conducted outside in natural, rustic surroundings from late afternoon to early morning on assigned days. Assisting the groups with meals and clean up, the Overnight Educator is responsible for the general safety of the students during the hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 am.
    EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIRED:
    BA/BS in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields or with camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, along with:

  • Excellence in coordinating group dynamics
  • Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)
  • Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children
  • Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Compensation for this position will be $150/scheduled overnight assignment (5:00 pm – 8:00 am)
    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and references to: HR@fergusonfoundation.org. Applications will be accepted until November 9th, 2014.