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.
This announcement is ongoing.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) is seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator to implement a regional grassroots public education campaign to address litter prevention. AFF is an environmental educational organization focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative is a leader in the metropolitan Washington DC region in addressing and studying the issue of litter. The Trash Initiative works to create lasting reduction of litter and waste in the Washington, DC region through public education, advocacy, market-based incentives and strong policy and regulatory efforts. AFF believes in building momentum and creating change by collaborating with local partners to ensure clean land, safe water, and healthy lives for the residents of the Potomac Watershed.
The Community Outreach Coordinator will help shape discussion and build momentum in communities to address the issue of litter through AFF’s Regional Litter Prevention Campaign. The incumbent will work directly with local groups, elected officials, residents, businesses, schools, and community leaders through one-on-one meetings, presentations, tabling events, and other activities. The Community Outreach Coordinator will help community members find resources, communicate community needs to local government agencies and elected officials, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The incumbent will also help coordinate the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the largest regional cleanup that serves over 15,000 volunteers annually, and the Annual Potomac Watershed Summit conference. The position is full-time with benefits, and will require periodic evening and weekend work. Applicants must have regular access to a reliable vehicle.
- Oral and written proficiency in English AND Spanish
- Self-starter with demonstrated volunteer organizing, community outreach, and public
- Ability to work both independently in the field and as part of a team, as well as be flexible
- Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation speaking skills and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
- Commitment to service of diverse populations, cross-cultural sensitivity, and facility in cross-cultural communication
- Demonstration of strong project management ability and ability to prioritize various responsibilities, with a focus on outcomes.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Experience teaching and/or working with youth, adolescent, and/or adults
- Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as environmental science, environmental sustainability, education, public relations, or communication
- Comfortable working with children and adults in natural, outdoor settings
A background check is required.
HOURS & COMPENSATION:
This is a full time position. A competitive benefits package and salary along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Salary starts in the low $30,000s.
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to: HR@fergusonfoundation.org Please put Community Outreach Coordinator position in subject line. Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to HR@fergusonfoundation.org. The Alice Ferguson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This announcement will remain open until filled.