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.