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21-22 Seattle Audubon Society Urban Conservation Educator, Washington

CategoryEnvironment .
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
21-22 Seattle Audubon Society Urban Conservation Educator

Seattle Audubon advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive. Seattle Audubon promotes environmentally sound public policy, operates community science projects to provide a basis for advocacy initiatives, and provides hands-on education for students, adults, and families to learn about and enjoy birds and nature. Birds are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, overexploitation, persecution, pollution, and urbanization. Local birds are no exception. Hazards in the built environment contribute to bird mortality. We are learning about local threats to birds through Seattle Audubon's community science research and teach about actions that people can take to ensure birds and their habitats thrive. The member will support education and community science programs, and all activities will serve to bolster Seattle Audubon's efforts to protect birds. Contributing to Seattle Audubon's program for preschoolers, summer Nature Camp, as well as school and community presentations focused on Seattle Audubon's Bird-Safe Cities initiatives are built into this role. The member will serve as the lead for Seattle Audubon's teen program, Young Birders, which brings together teens who have an interest in birds and nature in an out-of-school setting. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Member Duties : Significant regular activities include training volunteers on community science protocol and conducting community science surveys, materials and data management, communicating with participants - both active and prospective - via email, newsletters, and in-person, and assisting with curriculum development and delivery for adult and youth programming. Duties for the Young Birders program include recruiting new members, organizing meetings and guest speakers, planning field trips, community science, and conservation outings around Seattle and farther afield, engaging adult volunteers to serve as the "bird experts" and chaperones, and creating a welcoming, safe atmosphere for teens and their families.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Stipend , Health Coverage .

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Environment .

Skills :
Leadership , Education , Computers/Technology , Youth Development , Team Work , Environment .