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Conservation Education Specialist - AmeriCorps

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The Peregrine Fund protects the Earth’s raptors, partnering with local people on five continents to inspire action and preserve essential habitat. Support comes from individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government grants. We were founded in 1970 to rescue the Peregrine Falcon from extinction by pioneering methods to breed and release them across North America. With that historic success, our mission grew to encompass all raptor species worldwide. Today we:

Restore critically endangered species

Research little-known species

Train and support local conservation leaders

Engage all ages with environmental education

Conserve habitat

 

For more information on Americorps, please visit http://pcei.org/americorps/positions/

 

The Peregrine Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

General (80%)

Take lead in habitat restoration project, coordinate volunteers, and incorporate the grounds of the World Center for Birds of Prey into regular programming

Schedule and lead tours and educational programs for various groups, including the general public, schools and camps, community organizations

Conduct daily environmental education presentations as needed, often with live raptors

Answer general questions and engage the visiting public about conservation issues

Develop methods to diversify, publicize, and expand educational efforts

With staff, conduct offsite educational and outreach programming

Assist in the development of displays and exhibits

Cultivate partnerships with outside entities to develop programs of mutual interest

Collaborate with Peregrine Fund staff to support a variety of programs as needed

 

Operational (20%)

Perform a variety of operational tasks at the Center (open/close, docent, tour guide, gift shop operations)

Participate in the planning and coordinating of events

Assist in raptor husbandry as needed; including food prep, training, and enrichment

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Passion for science, conservation, and education

Ability to implement effective environmental education programming

Interest in organizing and inspiring a dedicated community of volunteers

Must be a flexible self-starter, and a team player

Understand principles of customer service and crowd control

Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Application suite

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, environmental education, or related field

Experience conducting conservation and/or education work

Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written

Foreign language skills a plus

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequent close contact with large raptors. Exposure to dust, allergens, and hazardous materials is common. Required to move heavy objects as needed.

 

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter in one file to employment@peregrinefund.org

Posted March 15, 2019



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