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Seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator Posted Jan 18
Watershed Agricultural Council , Yorktown Heights, NY
 
FUNCTION:
The Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program is seeking to hire one seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator for the summer of 2017. The seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator will primarily provide support for teacher training programs associated with the WAC Forestry Program’s Urban Rural Education Initiative. The secondary function of this position will be to provide support for forest landowner outreach and education programs within the NYC Watershed.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Watershed Forestry Educator will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Work in cooperation with the WAC Forestry Program Watershed Educator to help plan, run, and evaluate multiple teacher training programs related to the NYC Watershed, drinking water supply system, and watershed forestry. In particular, assist with the Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers, which is a 5-day, 4-night training program for 25 teachers (6-12th grade) held at an environmental education center.
• Work in cooperation with the WAC Forestry Program staff to assist with forest landowner education and outreach efforts in the NYC Watershed region, including marketing and content development for MyWoodlot.com. MyWoodlot. com is a website designed to promote forest stewardship among woodland owners in the NYC Watershed.

SKILLS DESIRED:
• College degree or working toward degree in environmental, science, or sustainability education or related environmental or educational field;
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
• Knowledge of and experience with environmental education, experiential learning, event planning, and program evaluation;
• General computer skills, including Microsoft Excel,Word, and Power Point;
• Preference will be given to candidates with forestry and/or water-related environmental education experience;
• Conditions of employment are a valid driver’s license and a dependable vehicle for which WAC will reimburse mileage incurred on the job based on current federal rates.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY:
• Position located at WAC’s East of Hudson office at Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1275 Hanover St.,Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Duration approximately 10 weeks with flexible start and end dates.
• Works under direct supervision of the WAC Forestry Program Watershed Educator and the WAC Forestry Program Manager. Report bi-monthly to the Watershed Forestry Program Committee of the Watershed Agricultural Council.

COMPENSATION:
• $14.00/hour, 40 hours/week plus mileage reimbursement. Housing not included

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