Environmental Educator

Posting Number: 20110596
Job Title: Environmental Educator
Grade: B23 $35,827 - $53,741
Classification: Non-Exempt Staff
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Rate of Pay: $35,827/Commensurate with experience
Type of Position: Full-Time
Organizational Unit: NGRREC-Environmental Education
Position Reports To Director of Environmental Education

Scope of Position:

Work with the Director of Environmental Education, NGRREC scientists and education team to plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) educational programs relating to: aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; river and floodplain ecology and management; watershed ecology and management; population and community ecology of riverine and floodplain biota; outdoor recreation and eco-tourism opportunities; economics of river communities and river resources; and public attitudes or social issues related to the management of large rivers and their watersheds. Programs are directed toward all age groups. Assist with other NGRREC and L&C programs as determined by the Director of Environmental Education and environmental education program team.

Key Measurable Expectations:

  • Plan and deliver NGRREC environmental education programs to multiple audiences and stakeholders
  • Identify specific strategies to reach target groups including, but not limited to schools, the general public, home and landowners, retailers, businesses and tourism entities
  • Network, form partnerships 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
  • Work with school districts and teachers to integrate environmental issues and materials into their existing activities and curricula
  • Work with scientists and researchers to develop scientifically-based and relevant education programming
  • Write grants to support NGRREC programming
  • Cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors to fund educational programming and events
  • Develop informational and promotional materials such as newsletters, brochures, etc., regarding environmental issues and program activities
  • Represent NGRREC at conferences and events
  • Maintain content for NGRREC website pages related to programming areas
  • Maintain a library of resource materials
  • Assist in development and execution of a strategic plan for the program

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated, creative, organized, experienced individual who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • BA or BS in biology, education, environmental science or other related fields required. 
  • Experience in community-based outreach education with at least one to three years teaching in formal or non-formal environment is highly desired.  Experience with a broad range of ages desirable
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills
  • Proven grant writing and fundraising experience
  • 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 and throughout the state, including the transport of materials and equipment
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Familiarity with National and Illinois Learning Standards is desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new computer applications

Preferred Qualifications:

MS preferred
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Some Evenings , Some Weekends
Open Date: 02/22/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement:

Lewis and Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, L&C 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.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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