Environmental Educator at the Meadowlands Environment Center - Part time hourly
Location: Mahwah, New Jersey
Internal Number: 149876989
Part-time hourly, $20/hr. Hours of work and days are set by supervisor and operational needs.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
The College offers part-time graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Disability Education, the Environmental Educator is responsible for the development and implementation of education programs for students in the K-12 educational environment and for visiting groups from the community. The Environmental Educator conducts programs for educators and other special programs as required.
Implement educational programs and enhances lesson plans correlated to State and Next generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Facilitate teacher-training workshops in house and in schools; develops and implements traveling programs to schools, nursing homes, libraries, and hospitals.
Responds to public inquiries following established guidelines and contributes to team effort by completing tasks on an as needed assigned basis.
Establishes liaison and maintains cooperative working relationships with MEC staff whose functions impact on assigned responsibilities. These include environmental educators, Assistant Directors, School District Coordinator and the NJMC.
Consults with supervisor on a regular basis to report progress on assignments, to report problems, and to resolve problems.
Wear designated uniform shirts when presenting a program to school groups and the public.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college).
One year of professional experience related to the functions of the position, or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Experience working with children in a classroom environment strongly preferred.
Knowledge, skill and abilities
Field knowledge of flora and fauna required. Knowledge of animal care, ecosystems and/or environmental issues preferred.
Be familiar with NGSS and State Content Standards.
Innovative teaching techniques/strategies.
Ability to conduct classes outdoors under varied conditions.
Research and develop new programs for school groups and general public.
Demonstrated computer literacy/ knowledge of current educational technology
Assist in the production of literature for program use.
Be able to travel to various facilities and present programs
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."