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CLOSED - Education Coordinator - Hamilton County Conservation District

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Green Umbrella

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Organization: Hamilton County Conservation District

About the position:

Nature and Purpose of the Position:

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the education requirements under the USEPA Phase II Storm Water Regulations by providing informational programs on soil and water conservation to schools, the general public, civic organizations, libraries, clubs, and other groups. The Education Coordinator will also assist in seasonal projects, public events, and display development.

The employee occupying this position is responsible to the Board of Supervisors and shall be subject to the direction of the Board. The Education and AmeriCorps Program Manager will be the direct supervisor.

Responsibilities:

% Time Illustrative duties (% may vary as program develops)

60% Promote the understanding of soil & water conservation through school, scout, summer, and library programs. Actively seek opportunities to present information and conservation programs to new groups. Develop new activities based on the current education standards that also meet the District’s mission and teacher’s needs. Write blog posts and newsletter articles.

15% Design, plan and implement major education events and contests, including Agriculture Education Day, GCEE Expo, Envirothon, poster contest and others.

10% Actively participate in the development of interactive displays for use at public events (such as Earth Day, Great Outdoor Weekend, Paddlefest, etc.). Work with Marketing Coordinator to coordinate non-education events. Assist in staffing booths at events.

10% Schedule and lead workshops to train teachers in conservation techniques. Collaborate with partner agencies when appropriate.

5% Maintain records of activities and school contacts. Keep up to date on supply order and program needs. Develop reports for Board of Supervisors (monthly and additional as needed) and the Storm Water District (yearly and additionally as needed). Update website as needed.

Other duties as required by the Board of Supervisors.

Job Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in education, or another related environmental field required with at least three years’ experience in teaching and/or program development.

 A direct working knowledge of conservation issues as they apply to soil and water. Knowledge of NPDES Phase II Storm Water Regulations is a definite plus.

 Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

 An ability to adapt programs to meet the learning needs of a wide range of audiences.

 Work well within a team. Respect and support initiative of others, communicate in a timely and candid manner with team members and supervisors.

 Basic computer skills that include Microsoft Office.

 Maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance.

 Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

 Ability to pass a county background check.

Administration:

Starting salary will be $22.40-$30.49 per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a permanent full-time position with benefits and participation in the PERS retirement system. Non-salary program expenses, such as mileage will be reimbursed when employee uses their own vehicle. Hourly record keeping shall be reported to the Education & AmeriCorps Program Manager on a bi-weekly basis.

Work Schedule:

Five eight-hour days (8:00a - 4:30p) with occasional weekend and evening events and meetings.

Hamilton County Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

More information can be found here.