The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
The Educator reports directly to the Program Manager and provides environmental education to school-aged children, the public, and various community organizations. Environmental Education programs are both on-site and off-site. Along with leading programs, the Educator assists with habitat management, visitor services, social media, and marketing.
- Research, plan, and deliver interactive and engaging environmental education and nature interpretation programs at the Center for visitors of all ages.
- Create a meaningful experience for program participants while teaching appreciation and respect for the natural environment.
- Serve as a representative and environmental steward to the community through outreach programs such as STEM nights at local schools, events with local partners, and library programs.
- Manage front desk operations when needed, such as opening and closing procedures, visitor check-in, gift shop sales, answering phone calls, and being a front-line representative.
- Interact with the public to provide information about Audubon and Audubon’s mission, answer specific questions from visitors, and be a positive ambassador of Audubon.
- Create flyers and marketing materials for programs and special events.
- Assists with social media presence and special events.
- Perform trail maintenance and habitat management practices as needed.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, environmental studies/science, natural history, geography, or other related fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
- At least one year working in environmental education.
- Skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to create, deliver, and evaluate environmental education programs and activities.
- Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and group management skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including heat and humidity.
- CPR & First Aid certification or the ability to become certified before employment.
- Must be able to stand and traverse different types of terrain for long periods and lift up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation.
- Ability to work and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Background in North Texas natural history is desirable.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Comfortable working weekends and occasional evenings
- Valid driver’s license required.