Environmental Educator (Part-time, Seasonal)

I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action. Help us inspire environmental stewardship as we work to improve the health and beauty of San Diego County. If you are looking for a dynamic, impact-driven organization that values engagement and professionalism, we want to meet you!

REPORTS TO: Youth Education Manager
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Part-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
15-20 hours per week, Season: Hire Date through Early June 2022
Available 3 weekdays during school hours (7am-4pm) and one weekend day; ideal availability Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

PAY RATE: $15/hour; mileage reimbursement ($0.56 or current CA reimbursement rate)

The Environmental Educator implements ILACSD’s K-12 environmental education presentations, programs, and outreach events. Duties include presenting to schools and community organizations, as well as attending outreach booths and cleanups throughout San Diego County. Candidates must be available weekly on three weekdays during school hours (7am-4pm) and one weekend day. The ideal candidate will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Hours vary from week to week, averaging 15-20 hours per week throughout the school year. Potential for continued opportunities from June-August based on the needs of the organization.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Deliver engaging, informative educational presentations to K-12 classrooms, assemblies, and adult groups throughout San Diego County on stormwater pollution prevention, watershed education, zero waste, and recycling, among others
  • Teach an average of 8-16 presentations per week. The majority of programs are held during the school day, with occasional after-school or evening programs
  • Learn provided curriculum through independent study and presentation observations as schedule allows
  • Distribute and collect teacher evaluations, student surveys, and handouts
  • Maintain and care for department supplies and equipment
  • Develop and nourish positive relationships with schools, community groups, clubs, and governmental agencies
  • Support all-staff and Education Department events (Kids’ Ocean Day, Zero Waste Workshops and Webinars, countywide cleanups, etc.)
  • Staff 2-4 community events per month (outreach booths, cleanups, etc.), including supply pick-up, set-up, and break-down; weekend availability required
  • Respond to ILACSD staff inquiries within 24-48 hours via phone or email (unless prior arrangements made)
  • Complete timecards and mileage reimbursement within due dates
  • Attend monthly staff, department, and team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned to support the ILACSD team

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable transportation; ability and willingness to travel and transport supplies
  • Flexible daily start and end times, dependent on scheduled presentations
  • Ability to work regular weekend events
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Ability to pass a background check prior to employment
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is normally performed on a school campus; often lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds. Position may be asked to assist with other duties during events and outings which would require employee to be physically active and supportive on site where cleanups and/or education activities occur.   Access to the workspace is gained only by use of stairs on the 2nd floor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching/youth education experience required; experience with full range of K-12 students preferred
  • Experience in environmental science, natural science, or related field preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to educate, inspire, and empower audiences of all demographics, with a talent for connecting with youth
  • Effective communication and behavior management skills for diverse audiences
  • Confident speaking in front of large and small groups utilizing provided curriculum
  • Commitment to working in a team environment and independently
  • Professional representation of ILACSD in all settings
  • Knowledge of stormwater pollution prevention, waste diversion, and zero waste lifestyles

I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization. It is essential all team members exhibit ILACSD’s following core values and office culture:

Core Values:
Live the mission
Inspire environmental change
Value partnerships
Exhibit positive attitude

Office Culture:
Communicate openly to ensure collaboration
Understanding and supportive of each other and the team
Respect others and value their opinions
Encourage learning and growth

TO APPLY: Please send resume, availability, and cover letter to Emily Nelson, Director of Education, at enelson@cleansd.org, with “Last Name, Environmental Educator” in the subject line by Monday, November 1st at 8 a.m. PST.

I Love A Clean San Diego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.