Teen Environmental Program Coordinator
Lincoln, MA, United States
16 days ago
Location: * Lincoln, MA*
Sanctuary: * Drumlin Farm*
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Drumlin Farm Camp is a farm and nature camp full of outdoor exploration, farmyard activities, teambuilding, games, and much more. We are looking for an Environmental Educator / Teen Program Coordinator to support our programming by designing and delivering place-based environmental education and climate justice lessons and activities for campers ages 14-17.
Join a positive, welcoming staff community in a beautiful place to share your love of nature and farming with children and youth!
Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Design and deliver curriculum including lessons, activities and leadership development opportunities for the Environmental Leadership program for youth ages 14-17. The Environmental Leadership program aims to help teens develop leadership skills, examine community resources, and learn about environmental and social justice issues so they can become climate activists in their communities.
- Supervise camper health and safety, pro-actively communicate with caregivers and staff, and provide leadership for campers.
- Support teens to create and carry out climate actions in their communities and at Drumlin Farm; connect teens with other youth climate activists.
- Facilitate (virtual) final expo for all Environmental Leadership campers to share progress on climate action projects and connect with one another.
- Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: natural history, farming, communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques.
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
- Must be at least 20 years old with at least two years’ experience working with youth/children, preferably with a focus on environmental education, social justice, climate action, or similar topics
- Must enjoy working with children/youth, be able to work both cooperatively and independently, be flexible and responsible
- Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain
- Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity
- Must have community CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2022 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class).
Nice to Have’s:
- We encourage applicants with a diversity of interests and work experience to apply. Interest or studies in environmental science, education, psychology, biology, agriculture, food justice, ecology, or related fields are helpful.
Compensation & Benefits
This position’s base compensation range is $15.50-17.50 per hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
By working at camp, you can develop lifelong friendships, and hone leadership, teaching, and risk management skills as you change kids’ lives every day by caring for and guiding future stewards of the planet. Plus perks including:
- First Aid / CPR training – free class offered to staff in June
- Mass Audubon membership & reciprocity with New England museums and centers
- American Camping Association (ACA) membership & Pro-deal on Chaco footwear
- Network with Mass Audubon staff (conservation, education, climate science, sustainable agriculture, etc.)
This is not a benefits eligible position.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Training (paid): June 6 – 17 Camp: June 20 – August 19
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Meghan Haslam, Education Coordinator III / Camp Director
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.50 - $17.50 per hour