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Environmental Education Specialist

Roswell GA

The mission of Camp Kingfisher is to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment where campers have fun in the outdoors, discover their connection to nature, and build strong character.

 

Position Purpose:

All staff at Camp Kingfisher are hired to:

lead campers as a positive, caring role models

provide campers with fun, positive outdoor learning experiences

help campers grow and learn through challenges

The Environmental Education Specialist leads the development and implementation of the hands-on environmental education program at Camp Kingfisher. The Environmental Education Specialist is responsible for developing content, training counselors, and managing schedule development.

 

Dates:

CPR/AED/First Aid Training: 3-hour course, May 18, 2019 (10am-1pm) or May 24, 2019 (9:30-12:30)

Training: May 16-17, 2019 & May 20-24, 2019

Camp: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019 (there is camp on July 4)

*May 28 - 31 & July 29 – Aug 2 are historically a low enrollment week; counselors may be given one week off here.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Create curriculum, Science Exploration Activities, elective skill times, and programming that is both age appropriate and congruent with each weekly theme

Develop and supervise all aspects of group schedules including: checking counselor schedules for conflicts and content, coordinating with administrative staff and CNC staff, and delivering final schedule to parents.

Assist with orientation and on-going training of camp counselors in the area of Environmental Education

Maintain high standards of health, cleanliness, and safety in all activities, most specifically in regards to wildlife, camp program supplies, shared resources, and libraries

Handle captive wildlife during large camp programs

Run weekly schedule planning meetings for counselors to develop schedules and ongoing training in the area of EE

Support program areas such as aftercare, waterfront, pool, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed

Complete additional duties as assigned

 

Other Job Duties:

Assisting Camp Registrar with administrative tasks, including turnover and copying health forms

Contribute to verbal/written evaluations and communication as requested

Keeping track of and recording hours worked, requesting director’s approval for any additional hours prior to work

 

Qualifications:

Experience (and passion for) teaching or working with children

Extensive relational and managerial skills with children and adults of all ages

3 years of experience in planning and leading environmental education, natural history, education, child care, or camps.

Environmental education knowledge base and interpretation skills

Wildlife handling experience preferred, especially with CNC

Current tetanus shot or willingness to obtain one

Current First Aid/CPR certification, course provided

Willingness to work outdoors during the summer season

Must be able to lift over 20 pounds

Valid GA driver’s license

 

Apply:

1. Download application from http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/camp-kingfisher/staff/. Email or mail to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Attn: Debby Head. Emails should contain subject line “Staff Application: Your Name”

2. Obtain 2 references forms found at http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/camp-kingfisher/staff/. Email or mail to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Attn: Debby Head. Professional references, no family or friend references please.

Contact: Debby Head, Camp Director, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 ph. 770.992.2055 x232, email camp@chattnaturecenter.com

Posted January 1, 2019



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