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.

Administrative Assistant

Environmental Educator

 


 

Administrative Assistant

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks a dynamic, results-oriented professional with at least four years of experience to serve as an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for performing a variety of office support activities such as data entry, logging, filing, photocopying, scanning material, printing brochures and ordering office supplies. In addition to clerical work, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for scheduling school groups and other event related activities.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational, research, and business process skills. The candidate also must demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

The salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, MD.

Before applying, please click here to view the position description and full listing of requirements. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to [email protected]. Note that an offer of employment will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation recruits, hires, and promotes without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 


 

Environmental 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: [email protected].

This announcement is ongoing.