Mobile Classroom Educator
Job Title: Mobile Classroom Educator (Level 2)
Reports To: Director of Education
FLSA Status: Exempt
PURPOSE OF JOB: The Mobile Classroom Educator delivers and assists in the development of the Conservancy’s STEM Learning Adventure Bus (LAB) mobile classroom program for in- and after-school participants, community events, and festivals. The Mobile Classroom Educator showcases the natural, educational, technological, and human resources of the Conservancy on the STEM LAB via hands-on, immersive environmental education programs designed to be delivered directly to communities throughout Southwest Florida.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Deliver mobile classroom outreach programs
• When required, drive the mobile classroom to outreach sites, community events, and an off-site storage facility
• Assist with and implement curriculum development for educational mobile classroom programs
• Assist with cross-departmental maintenance and troubleshooting of the mobile classroom and related technology
• Deliver mobile classroom-led Conservancy Summer Camp programs
• Assist with mobile classroom tours and appearances at community events, festivals, and fairs
• Support the training of education interns
• Assist in the development and implementation of mobile classroom program assessment and evaluation
• Participate in organizational special events outside of the department
• Participate in professional associations and certifications related to mobile classrooms, environmental education, museums, nature centers, interpretation or live collections
• Deliver excellent customer service, internally and externally
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelors’ degree in ecology, science, education or related field; at least two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, environmental quality, and natural resources
• Enthusiastic desire to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and interests
• Knowledge of local ecosystems and the natural history of Southwest Florida
• Experience developing and delivering informal place-based science education curriculum / programs
• Knowledge, proficiency, and/or interest in creating and facilitating science-based art activities for diverse audiences
• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and classroom management skills
• Comfort with driving or being trained to drive a large (39 foot) non-CDL vehicle
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Ability to work effectively as a team member
• Knowledge and use of scientific tools including but not limited to microscopes and water quality monitoring equipment
• Proficiency in Google Suites and Microsoft Office.
The above statements describe the general qualifications required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed-not a complete list of duties-additional duties may be assigned by management.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Willingness to work outside and conduct programs in the evenings, weekends, and holidays in sometimes hot, humid, and buggy conditions
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Current Certification in CPR, First Aid, and Life Saving, or ability to obtain.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
PHYSICAL, DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands, arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and depth perception.
Work Environment: The employee is regularly exposed to wet and humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Date Posted: 10.22.2021