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Environmental Educator - ORSANCO

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Green Umbrella

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Organization: ORSANCO

About the position:

The Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE) is seeking to hire a full-time environmental educator. This position will be annually renewable, based on available funds to support the position. FORE is a nonprofit foundation supporting organization of ORSANCO. The main purpose of this position is to conduct environmental education programs to people of all ages, primarily 4th Grade – College Level. Our education programs consist of environmental and biological topics such as macroinvertebrates, water chemistry, water monitoring, fish ecology, and plankton ecology. Environmental Educators report directly to the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator at ORSANCO and work in a teamwork setting in direct partnership with other educators. On average, this position will work 20 or more events per year and assist with internal program administration.

Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week flexible schedule, with occasional weekends and evening hours based on program schedules. Some travel required.

Reports to: Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator

Summary of essential job functions

Facilitate environmental education presentations regarding a variety of water quality related topics

Lead environmental education and outreach events

Assist in curriculum development and program development

Assist in maintaining education supplies and inventory

Assist in the scheduling programs and events

Assist in identifying and applying for funding opportunities

Assist in content creation for social media

Assist Communication and Environmental Education Manager and Public Information and Outreach Coordinator with various departmental projects as needed


Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, education, or a related field

Experience with environmental education, water quality, plankton, macroinvertebrates, and/or Ohio River fish is highly desired

Proficiency with social media is preferred

Applicant must have the ability to work independently, set deadlines and meet them, and be comfortable presenting to and interacting with people of all ages

Must be able to swim and operate a paddle craft. Further safety training will be provided

Possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license

Maintain an active First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Experience using or reading NGSS Standards is preferred

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. alone or up to 50 lbs. as a team and must be able to tolerate working outdoors


Submit a letter and resume (and references if desired) to Nick Callahan, Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Questions? Please visit www.riverlearning.org for information about our programs. For further questions, contact Nick Callahan at 513-231-7719 Ext. 102.

More information can be found here.