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Environmental Education Intern

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is seeking a dynamic educator ideally with experience in K-12 education and environmental-related fields with a strong understanding of the natural world, child development, and developmentally appropriate practices for mixed-aged classes that will be held indoors and outdoors focused on the importance of pollinators, culminating in planting milkweed seedlings at The Conservancy’s South Branch Preserve pollinator meadow.


The Environmental Education intern will develop and execute educational programs, including (bi)weekly onsite classes at the Boys and Girls Club of Passaic and Paterson (the Club), facilitate field trips, foster a safe and engaging environment for all participants, and cultivate positive relationships between The Land Conservancy of New Jersey and partner members.


Responsibilities:

  • Act as an outdoor and environmental educator and implement environmental lessons in a variety of onsite (classroom) and offsite (field trip) programs

  • Plan and lead learning activities for a variety of audiences including: pre-school, K-12 students, youth groups

  • Foster connections between program participants and the natural world while highlighting TLCNJ’s mission

  • Follow direction from supervisors and work proactively on all assigned duties in a timely manner

  • Monitor attendance and operations in weekly programs and workshops

  • Maintain consistent communication with The Club and Land Conservancy staff, such as meetings, calls, and email updates

  • Help with marketing, promotional materials, grants, and social media management (take pictures and offer description of events)

  • Develop multiple programs including but not limited to pollination, whilst continually updating curriculum to relevance.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience in an education and environmental field

  • A capacity for partnership communication and ability to develop and lead classes and form community

  • Love of the natural world; passionate and knowledgeable about the environment

  • Has the stamina to work outdoors

  • Is excited to be outside learning and exploring with children

  • Self-motivated, team player mentality, and ability to work cooperatively with others

  • Patient, kind, and compassionate

  • Creative problem solver and flexible

  • Experience in lesson planning, knowledge of the practice of nonviolent parenting and principles of anti-bias education

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle

  • Able to pass a background check

Term: February through August, or possibly October by mutual agreement


Schedule: Educators are required to work two weekdays per week for a total of 35 hours per month (dependent on schedule and availability; opportunities for additional hours may be available). Educators must be able to work afterschool hours (4-6pm) to host the (bi)weekly classes at the Boys and Girls Club.  


Salary: The salary for the internship is $14 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement. Additionally, professional development opportunities will be provided.

 

Housing is not provided. Personal transportation required.

 

To apply, please send the following materials to hr@tlc-nj.org:

1.    Your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number
2.    A resume (maximum of two pages)
3.    A cover letter addressing how your education/experience qualifies you to accomplish the job duties listed above. Please indicate your interest in the positions and time and date availability.
4.    The names and email addresses or phone numbers of two references.

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The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is proud to be an organization of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the communities in which we operate. The Land Conservancy actively promotes inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

 

Our strength is in our diversity, and you will join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported. You will be challenged, and you will also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work.