Job Opening: Education Specialist

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Save The Bay is seeking a dedicated, passionate, environmental educator to join our education team.  Save The Bay’s education program is a year round environmental education program that aims to connect students and people from all over the watershed to Narragansett Bay through hands-on programming.  We work with 12,000 (K-12) students annually through our school programming and 35,000 people through our public programs including our Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport. This position is responsible for teaching, leading and developing school day and afterschool programs as well as public programs including summer camps, lighthouse tours and seal programs.  Instructional assignments are held in a variety of settings, including classrooms, field and coastal locations, on-board one of our Coast Guard certified education vessels and at our education centers in Providence, Newport and Westerly. Participants range from K-12 students, college students and adults. Occasional weekend work is necessary. This full-time position reports to the Director of Education.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate as a core member of STB’s education team
  • Assist with development, implementation and revision of school day and afterschool programs in accordance with state standards
  • Teach school programs in a variety of settings including our Bay Center and Exploration Center, aboard our education vessels, along shorelines, in classrooms throughout our watershed during the school day and afterschool
  • Teach and lead our public programs including BayCamps, seal tours and lighthouse tours
  • Maintain and handle education equipment including classroom materials, field equipment, boat equipment, etc.
  • Work in cooperation with other Save The Bay staff on a project basis.
  • Work with Director of Education to further existing contacts and develop new contacts with local and state educational institutions
  • Support STB Habitat, Development, and Advocacy staff in order to integrate other STB project initiatives
  • Mentor and train per diem staff and interns
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS in marine science, biology, education or related field
  • Demonstrated teaching and leading students in the outdoors  
  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and efficiently complete varied tasks
  • Current First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certification preferred
  • Flexible and creative team member
  • Ability to handle physical demands of field programs including comfort working on boats
  • Available to work a varied schedule including weekends
  • BCI check required
  • This position requires random drug testing throughout the year
  • Ability to handle and work on small boats a plus

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Competitive salary and benefits package available.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and 3 reference names to Bridget Prescott, Director of Education: bkubis@savebay.org. 

Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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