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.

Bridging the Watershed Coordinator

Education Outreach Coordinator

Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) Educator

 

 


Bridging the Watershed Coordinator Job Announcement

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leading environmental education organization in the greater Washington, DC metro area is seeking an experienced, Program Coordinator for the Bridging the Watershed (BTW) program.

BTW is an outreach education program for grades 6-12, of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and area schools, designed to promote student academic achievement, personal connections with the natural world, lifelong civic engagement, and environmental stewardship through hands-on curriculum-based outdoor studies in national parks and public lands.

The individual is responsible for day-to-day operations and logistics of this middle and high school education program. This position supervises field educators and coordinates existing BTW programs and curricula. The BTW coordinator must efficiently collaborate with other coordinators and the education staff within the Alice Ferguson Foundation. This position reports to the Education Manager. The coordinator works to create and maintain relationships with parks, school systems, and other organizations as it relates to program needs for the BTW program.

The Program Coordinator oversees the implementation of student evaluation and data and works with other AFF staff to ensure accurate data entry. The coordinator also serves as a field educator teaching students in national parks. The BTW Program Coordinator inventories and monitors field science equipment used by students.
The successful candidate demonstrates flexibility, maturity, and a good track record of delegating tasks and supervising staff. Reliable transportation is a must.

The Bridging the Watershed Coordinator is a full-time, permanent position with benefits and works within the greater Washington, DC metro area with an office at the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s main office in Accokeek, MD.

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • BA/BS in environmental science, environmental studies, education, natural sciences, natural resources/parks, or closely related field or significant related work experience
  • At least 2 years of experience working in environmental education
  • Proven experience in coordinating group logistics, programs, and scheduling
  • Currently certified in adult First Aid/CPR (or willing to be certified)
  • Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with minors
  • Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings under varying weather conditions
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

A competitive benefits package and salary, commensurate with experience, along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. To apply, email cover letter and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org. This announcement will remain active until the position is filled.


Education Outreach Coordinator

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leading environmental education non-profit organization in the greater Washington, DC metro area is seeking an experienced Education Outreach Coordinator.

The Education Outreach Coordinator serves as the primary liaison between AFF and schools throughout the metro Washington, DC area. Classroom teaching experience, strong relationship building skills and excellent communication capabilities are essential to this position. Flexible, interpersonal communication skills are essential to help forge relationships with teachers, school staff, and school administrators in order to provide teachers with enriching environmental education experiences, helpful curricular resources, grant-based learning opportunities, and implementation support of the two main education programs. Applicants need experience working in or with schools in an educational capacity and presenting educational opportunities at events and meetings within the greater DC area. Program marketing experience is a plus. Some teaching experience in the outdoors is desired.

The Education Outreach Coordinator is a full-time, permanent position with benefits and works within the greater Washington, DC metro area with an office at the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s main office in Accokeek, MD.

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • BA/BS in education, environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, public relations, communications, or related field or significant work-related experience
  • Currently certified in adult First Aid/CPR (or willing to be certified)
  • Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with minors
  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

A competitive benefits package and salary, commensurate with experience, along with a dynamic and collaborative working environment are among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. To apply, email cover letter and resume to HR@fergusonfoundation.org. Applications will be accepted until July 3rd.


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