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Education Specialist P.F.S. Guide

Pisgah Forest, NC
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Director of Education

Education and Experience:
  • Graduation from a four-year college and/or at least 2 years’ experience in designing and implementing environmental education programs, tours and workshops to various ages in a classroom or nature center/nature preserve or similar setting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop lesson plans for youth and adults with varying levels of cognitive and physical abilities. 
  • Work with program partners to identify group needs and ability levels. 
  • Create a positive learning environment for students who may or may not have an outdoor or experiential learning understanding.
  • Schedule dates for upcoming programs with Education Manager.
  • Help to create, distribute, and analyze pre and post evaluations and feedback forms from participants.
  • Offering assistance to CFAIA, Campground and Cradle of Forestry staff when needed.  This may include office work, logistics, programming or marketing. 
Skills and Abilities: 
  • Ability work on a flexible schedule.
  • Overall knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Southern Appalachians and regional ecosystems.   General knowledge of forest management concepts and conservation practices.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience giving presentations to large groups.
  • Must be able to create new and unique lesson plans and adapt programming to different populations.
  • Ability to work closely with the Education Manager and CFAIA staff while working independently to further the mission of the CFAIA.
  • Able to provide personal transportation.


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