Environmental Education Youth Programs Coordinator/Lead Youth Programs Instructor:
Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking a new outgoing and motivated Youth Programs Coordinator and Lead Youth Programs Instructor to implement and grow our Outdoor Environmental Education Programs in Central Texas.
Oversee all Earth Native year round youth programs and summer camps. Instruct youth of all ages in our environmental education programing. Design and implement new and exciting youth curriculum. Work with other instructors and the program director to plan, implement, and market Earth Native youth programs. Communicate with parents (email, phone calls, in-person, before/after programs) on a weekly basis. Help with hiring and management of youth programs staff.
**In addition to youth programing there is potential for additional work instructing at and developing new adult programs.
Required: A minimum of 2 years’ experience running outdoor nature based youth programs. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and strong group management abilities. Must have experience with youth environmental education curriculum design and implementation. Knowledge and skill in most or all of the following subject areas: basic wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, navigation and mapping, hazards of the region, bird language, and basic local flora and fauna identification. Applicant must be creative, responsible, and self-directed. 1st Aid/CPR certified before starting work.
Preferred: Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, or similar place-based mentoring.
Graduate of (Wilderness Awareness School’s) Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program, Islandwood Graduate Program, or similar environmental education program.
Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science, education, or related field
Cybertracker International level III Track and Sign Identification Certificate
Pay and Benefits
Full Time Position 30-40 Hrs/wk*
*Final number of hours will depend on how much, if any, the individual selected can contribute to adult programing.
Free admission to any Earth Native adult class or ongoing program.
About Earth Native School
Earth Native Wilderness School is an environmental education organization dedicated to fostering personal connection to the natural world and the natural systems that sustain life through appreciation, increased awareness, independence, and knowledge of where we have come from.
The school offers numerous courses and guided nature experiences that facilitate connection to the natural world in students of all ages. Courses offered by Earth Native Wilderness School include: knowledge of place, sensory awareness, indigenous living skills, wilderness survival, self-reliance, primitive hunting, sustainability education, appreciation for and stewardship of natural systems, wildlife ecology and tracking, animal behavior, edible and medicinal plant studies, land navigation, rite of passage, and mentoring.
Email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to:
For more information, contact Dave Scott at 512-299-8870
Position open until filled