Environmental Education Coordinator

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Title: Environmental Education Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time; Year-Round; 40 hours per week; Exempt
Salary Range: $52,000-$58,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package 60 days following date of hire (health insurance, paid time off, etc.)
Work Location: In-person: 10 Central Road, New York, NY 10035 (Randall’s Island Park); Remote work: periodically

Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, public programs, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops, and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. RIPA typically has an annual operating budget of $10 million (pre-COVID 19), approximately half of which is raised through fundraising.

The Environmental Education Coordinator provides support to the Public Programs Manager, staff, and educators by developing relevant curriculum, leading field trips, and classroom experiences and assisting with scheduling. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Programming department, schools, and community-based organizations to support outreach, maintain current partnerships, and create new relationships within our community. The Environmental Education Coordinator will report directly to the Public Programs Manager.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a concentration in Education, Environmental Education or other related fields OR 5+ years of hands-on experience in the education/teaching field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in environmental education, including teaching and curriculum development related to wetlands, urban systems, and/or sustainable agriculture
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Possess a demonstrated interest in farming, gardening, composting, water quality, soil science, natural resources, recycling, wildlife, plants, and energy
  • Dedicated to educating children and young adults in a learning community
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to a diverse constituency
  • Creative self-starter, comfortable working both independently and as a team player
  • Strong listening skills, detail-oriented and strong organization skills
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed
  • Valid Driver License
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

PREFERRED SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Graduate degree and/or certificate in environmental education

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Provide support to staff and educators in organizing Pre-K through 12th grade educational resources for RIPA’ Edible Education and Waterfront Stewardship Education Programs.
  • Develop curriculum that integrates science, nutrition, and culture for the Park’s environmental resources, including the urban farm, natural areas, outdoor gardens, and classroom spaces.
  • Participate in regular planning and program development meetings to assist Managers, educators, and staff in reaching strategic programmatic and educational goals.
  • Plan and conduct training for staff to implement age-appropriate environmental education.
  • Manage and schedule classroom and field learning spaces to ensure safe, functional, and equitable access.
  • Responsible for leading field trips and in-class experiences.
  • Coordinate and schedule educational experiences in the Park.
  • Conduct outreach to create new relationships while managing existing ones with educational partners, including schools, community centers, environmental education programs, and other community connections.
  • Work closely with the Communications team to promote program enrollment and create all forms and documents necessary for the programs.
  • In consultation with the Public Programs Manager and Director of Environmental Programs, help identify and purchase materials and supplies.
  • Ensure relevant updates to educational programs to incorporate timely topics, new technologies, and learning processes.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned by the Public Programs Manager and the Director of Environmental Programming.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Randall's Island Park Alliance
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