Audubon Summer Camp Environmental Education (closes March 9th)

Job Title: Summer Camp Environmental Educator Positions Department: Education Department Reports to: Primarily: Camp Director Secondarily: Education Director Classification: Seasonal Contract About Audubon Society of Portland The Audubon Society of Portland has been a leading voice and force for Oregon conservation for over a century. Through conservation advocacy, environmental education, our wildlife rehabilitation center, and other programs, we promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife, and their habitat. We are located on a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary in Forest Park, just minutes from downtown Portland. We are an independent nonprofit with more than 16,000 members and 450 regular volunteers, and the largest independent chapter of the National Audubon Society. Additional background regarding our extensive education, advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat programs can be found at Job Summary The Audubon Society of Portland is seeking talented Environmental Educators to lead our summer camp trips, classes and camps. Applicants must have experience in Environmental Education with knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history. Qualified individuals should have a passion for working with children and for cultivating each child’s personal connection to the natural world. Our summer educators are responsible for collaborative facilitation of camps as well as being flexible and willing to teach in informal outdoor settings. Each Environmental Educator will work with a team of summer camp staff to run the activities of camp in a safe, fun and engaging way. We are hiring for several positions to lead a combination of half-day, full-day, overnight and community-based satellite camps. The satellite camps include Audubon East Explorers, Explorador and the Audubon Nature Team (ANT). Preferred Qualifications: ● Knowledge of general forest ecology, pacific northwest natural history, regional birds and mammals ● Two years field experience teaching Environmental Education ● College degree and/or equivalent experience teaching school-age children ● Experience driving a 15 passenger van ● Overnight camp experience Please highlight any of the following skill-based qualifications in your job application: Biology Ornithology Herpetology Botany Wilderness Living Skills Marine Biology Page of 2 Animal Tracking Nature Art & Nature Crafting Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting Deep Sea and Lake Fishing Geology Archery This position has a starting pay of $14 per hour for up to 40 hours per week with compensation for overnight camps. There is a require two wee paid camp training starting June t . Environmental Educators will be paid for planning time to design and develop curriculum for the camps that they lead. Application Audubon Society of Portland does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Audubon Society of Portland is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment, reflecting the diversity of our community in its board, staff, volunteers, and members; ensuring its internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance its diversity goals; and empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment. The position is expected to serve diverse audiences and help advance Portland Audubon’s diversity strategies. More background on our diversity efforts can be found at Email Submissions Preferred To apply: Please email your cover lette, resum, and completed employment applicatio* to with subject: “Summer Camp Environmental Educator.” *employment application available at CLOSING DATE: March t at 4 pm. INTERVIEWS: March 20 & 21 Submission via US Postal Service to: Ian Abraham, Camp Director Attn: Summer Environmental Educator Position 5151 NW Cornell Road Portland, OR 97210