Environmental Educator - Rock Eagle University of Georgia Extension
- Date Posted July 09, 2019
- Location Eatonton, GA
- Category Education
- Job type Other
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has local offices in 158 counties across Georgia. We've built a reputation of providing trusted, science-based research and education through a network of committed specialists, agents, and volunteers. We offer summer internships, full and part-time professional and paraprofessional positions working in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences and 4-H & youth development programs.
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.
Working in an office isn't for you? Consider working as a seasonal naturalist. We hire 20-30 educators every year to inspire young minds from Georgia's coast to the Piedmont and North Georgia mountains. Positions are available at each of our 4-H facilities: Burton 4-H Center (on Tybee Island), Camp Jekyll and 4-H Tidelands Nature Center (on Jekyll Island), Fortson 4-H Center (in Hampton), Rock Eagle 4-H Center (near Eatonton), and Wahsega 4-H Center (near Dahlonega). Housing is available.Skills Required:
- enjoy working outdoors
- desire to teach students about the environment
- ability to work as part of a team
This job is a Temporary Environmental Educator at Rock Eagle 4-H Center located north of Eatonton, Georgia, adjacent to the Oconee National Forest. The primary responsibility is to independently lead young people through classes that include ecology, living history, team building and outdoor skills. Other responsibilities include animal care, maintenance of teaching areas, program development and general operation of facilities.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Natural Science, Environmental Education, Biology, Outdoor Education, or related fields preferred OR Equivalent combination of education and experience.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Commitment, genuine interest in child development, dynamic personality, well-developed communication skills, creativity, and leadership ability.Physical Demands
Work in adverse physical and weather conditions and walk at least 2 miles daily.
Housing is provided.