Environmental Education Program Associate - Kayak Program

Job Description

The Environmental Education Program Associate position is a seasonal 6-month position. The Environmental Education Program Associate is responsible for delivering an environmental education component to Sea Kayak Program trips operating in San Francisco and Tomales Bays, developing curriculum, leading sea kayak trips from one to five days in length, training sea kayak guides and interns as environmental educators, and providing administrative support.

Duties & Responsibilities

• 60% Acting as Environmental Education leader on trips and trainings
o Organize and lead environmental education trainings and EE oriented components of trainings for new and current volunteer and paid guides
o Lead and mentor a team of guides and interns to facilitate one to five day sea kayak trips for people with special needs, disadvantaged youth, and benefit groups
o Facilitate activities focusing on group development and kayak instruction
o Provide safe, educational, and fun outdoor experiences for ETC participants
o Role model experiential learning activities and stewardship oriented curriculum for volunteer guides
o Further develop environmental education resources

• 40% Providing administrative office support to the Sea Kayak Program Manager o Assisting with volunteer guide communications and outreach
o Assist with trip staffing
o Planning trip logistics with client agencies and partners

o Preparation of Trip Leader packets
o Assisting with trip evaluation and follow up o Other administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 2+ years sea kayak guiding experience, preferably in a Trip Leader position

  • 2+ years environmental education experience, preferably with both youth and adults

  • Proven ability to set a positive tone while supervising diverse groups of people, preferably in an outdoor education setting

  • Enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with people of all abilities and backgrounds

  • Excellent organization, communication, and problem solving skills

  • Able to work independently and comfortable working on multiple projects at a time

  • Experience working with youth or special needs programs a plus

  • Demonstrated office and administrative skills (MS Office, database, staff and/or volunteer management), with a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate professionally over the phone with agency partners and guides

  • Have access to a vehicle to transport self to San Francisco, CA, Sausalito, CA, and Inverness, CA for office work and trips

  • CPR and First Aid Certified (WFA or WFR strongly preferred)

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Training

  • Participation in ETC’s Inclusion Training in May 2016

  • Individual training from Sea Kayak Program Manager

  • Ongoing skills development throughout employment

    Term & Commitment

  • April 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

  • Twenty-two days per month. The Program Associate will be asked to work on weekday and weekend days and on overnight trips.

  • Two to three weeks of unpaid time off can be scheduled during the season and should coincide with program needs

    Reports To

• Sea Kayak Program Manager

Compensation

  • Salary $2300-2500/month, dependent on experience

  • The ability to check out ETC sea kayak equipment for personal use (subject to ETC boat use policy)

  • Access to ETC’s pro purchase programs with various outdoor equipment manufacturers

    To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume with references via email, fax, or post to Oren Frey, Sea Kayak Program Manager by March 15, 2016.

Environmental Traveling Companions ATTN: Oren Frey
2 Marina Blvd #C385
San Francisco, California 94123

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 415-474-7662 ext. 13

Fax: 415-474-3919
Web: www.etctrips.org 

To Apply

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume with references via email, fax, or post to Oren Frey, Sea Kayak Program Manager by March 15, 2016.

Environmental Traveling Companions

ATTN: Oren Frey
2 Marina Blvd #C385
San Francisco, California 94123

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 415-474-7662 ext. 13

Fax: 415-474-3919
Web: www.etctrips.org 

Application Closing Date: 
March 15, 2016
Application Contact Email: 
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Sausalito, California
Job Salary Range: 
2,300
2,500
Job Starting Date: 
April 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016
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