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Swarovski Waterschool Educator (Pending Grant Approval)

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Position Summary The Swarovski Waterschool educator will have an exciting opportunity to join a project on the ground level, in advance of the summer launch of the newly developed Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). The Swarovski Waterschool global programs, established along many rivers of the world including the Danube (Austria), Ganges (India), Yangtze (China), Nile (Uganda), Amazon (Brazil), and now the Mississippi (United States), educates children ages 8-15 and their communities about the ecological, economic, social and cultural issues that affect water use on a local and global level, and provides clean drinking water and sanitation in schools and communities across the globe. The newest Swarovski Waterschool at NGRREC is the first in North America and is located on the Mississippi River, at the confluence of the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers. NGRREC’s Swarovski Waterschool educator will join a team of professionals to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program. A primary goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River. GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Posting Details

POSTING TEXT

Posting Number 20110330
Job Title Swarovski Waterschool Educator (Pending Grant Approval)
Grade (starting salary range) RBN
Classification Non-Exempt Staff
FLSA Non-Exempt
Rate of Pay $18.29/hr
Type of Position Part-Time
If Part-Time, specify hours per week 29
If Part-Time, specify number of weeks 40 possible extension pending funding
Organizational Unit NGRREC-Environmental Education
Position Reports To (Title) Director of Environmental Education and Citizen Science of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)
Purpose of Position

Work with the Education Director and Swarovski Waterschool partner team to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program, a program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not all-inclusive; other duties may be required or assigned.
Plan and deliver Waterschool environmental education programs to multiple audiences and stakeholders:

• Collaborate with Environmental Educator as needed to identify specific strategies to reach target groups including, but not limited to schools, educators (formal and informal) and administrators, students (primarily grades 4-12), and the general public
• Network and/or collaborate with local community, regional, state, and national organizations, groups and cultural institutions to assess environmental education needs, and develop programs to address those needs as part of the Waterschool program
• Communicate and coordinate with school districts and teachers to integrate environmental issues and materials into existing activities and curricula
• Work with NGRREC and partner scientists and researchers to further develop scientifically-based and relevant education programming
• Research additional funding opportunities for Waterschool programming
• Assist Director of Environmental Education in grant writing to support Waterschool programming
• Assist in development of quarterly reports, funding proposals, budgets, and workplans for the Waterschool program
• Cultivate and maintain relationship with Swarovski, the primary funding entity, for the Waterschool program
• Develop for review informational and promotional materials such as newsletters, brochures, etc., regarding Waterschool program activities
• Represent NGRREC at conferences and events related to Waterschool programming areas
• Maintain organized Waterschool resources, both digital and physical
• Assist with maintenance of NGRREC website pages related to Waterschool programming areas

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

SKILLS REQUIRED

• Highly motivated, creative, organized, experienced individual who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• BA or BS in environmental education, life science, environmental science, or other related fields required. Graduate candidates encouraged to apply.
• Experience in community-based outreach education preferable
• Education and community outreach experience with a broad range of ages and in both formal and informal education settings desirable
• Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Independent judgment in development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and plans
• Frequent travel to various greater St. Louis area locations, including the transport of materials and equipment
• Ability to work Saturdays and evenings as needed
• Willing to participate in monthly Swarovski Waterschool coordinator’s meeting at 7:00a CST
• Familiarity with national and state K-12 educational standards desired
• Experience with Esri ArcGIS Online desired
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new computer applications
• Proficiency with generating informative content for web-based presentations including social media
• Ability to work outdoors in various weather (e.g. rain or summer heat) and field conditions (e.g. conducing stream surveys)
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

Preferred Qualifications
Work Hours Some Evenings , Some Weekends
Open Date 02/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Summary

The Swarovski Waterschool educator will have an exciting opportunity to join a project on the ground level, in advance of the summer launch of the newly developed Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program housed at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). The Swarovski Waterschool global programs, established along many rivers of the world including the Danube (Austria), Ganges (India), Yangtze (China), Nile (Uganda), Amazon (Brazil), and now the Mississippi (United States), educates children ages 8-15 and their communities about the ecological, economic, social and cultural issues that affect water use on a local and global level, and provides clean drinking water and sanitation in schools and communities across the globe. The newest Swarovski Waterschool at NGRREC is the first in North America and is located on the Mississippi River, at the confluence of the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers. NGRREC’s Swarovski Waterschool educator will join a team of professionals to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs relating to the Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River program. A primary goal of this Waterschool program is to empower youth to make tangible, positive impacts on how their community interacts with and makes decisions about the watershed. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hands-on educational activities and educator professional development designed to increase student understanding of the human connection to and reliance on a healthy, functioning river ecosystem by people living alongside and with the Mississippi River.

GRANT FUNDED POSITION

EEO Statement

Lewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. It is also the policy of the College to prohibit any form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Web site
    • Other
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. * Do you have extensive knowledge and proficiency of computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, E-mail and internet skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a SURS annuitant?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you an affected SURS annuitant?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Other Document
  5. Transcripts
  6. HR added document