OPPORTUNITIES

Educator/Instructor

for Summer Nature Experience 2022

Overview

Here at CEED, we take our role seriously in helping to develop our next generation of thinkers, doers, voices and stewards of our planet.  We know that the best way to get kids interested is to immerse them into nature and provide them the opportunity to wonder, explore and get their hands dirty.  While we offer the opportunities, our role as educators is to guide them, have a purpose, and share our excitement, leading them to our educational goal.  

We are looking for some dynamic, energetic people that have the same passion for nature that we have in helping to provide the foundation or launchpad for our youth. These positions will be full-time during the weeks of April 18-22nd and July 11th-August 12th for our Spring and Summer Nature/ Farm experiences. There may be part-time opportunities at other times throughout the year. There will be a few required days prior to the spring and summer sessions.

What we are looking for...
  • A bachelor’s degree (or working toward a degree) in education or any science related to nature or conservation. This shows you have a vested interest in topics that are important to us.
  • Experience and a strong desire to work with children- since the position will be working with children, need we say more?
  • Experience and knowledge of the Long Island landscape and natural history. It’s easiest to help guide children when we have a strong knowledge base ourselves. That doesn’t mean we expect the candidates to know everything, we are always learning. It is important to let children know when we do not know something and work together on discovering the answer, afterall “Discovery” is our last name!
  • Strong questioning skills and strategies- we strive to guide children in the thinking process. Children learn best when they direct and own their learning.
  • Ability to manage a group of children in a child-centered learning environment while providing a safe space physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to make a schedule and know when to adjust and adapt it. Hey, you never know when you are going to find something interesting in nature. 
  • Willingness to follow all health and safety policies and procedures, including current COVID19 protocols.
What we consider bonus features...
  • Degree or certification in education
  • Solid experience leading children in a nature-based learning environment
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Strong background in constructive/play-based learning environments that promote student-centered learning
  • Fluency in another language in addition to English.
  • Ability and knowledge of working with animals
  • Experience with different forms of art
  • Certified lifeguard

As a non-profit, we offer a wage competitive with other non-profit organizations. This position will not be full-time year-round, but there may be an opportunity to continue part-time for 20 hours a week after the Summer Nature Experience has ended.

If interested, please submit your resume and letter of interest to sally@ceedli.org. If you prefer to mail your letter of interest and resume, please send it to:

CEED
ATTN: Education Committee
P.O. Box 295
Brookhaven, NY 11719

If you know someone else who might be interested, please share this information. We also encourage you to call with questions. Call 631-803-6780 and ask for Sally.

Director

for Summer Nature Experience 2022

Overview

At CEED, one of our goals is to help develop the next generation of thinkers, doers, and stewards of our planet. We know the best way to get kids interested is to immerse them in  nature and provide opportunities to wonder, explore and get their hands dirty. Our role as educators is to guide them, have a purpose, and share our excitement. 

Are you dynamic and energetic with a passion for nature and want to help provide a foundation or launchpad for our youth? This Nature Camp Director/Outdoor Educator position will be part-time (20 hours a week) from April 1st through June 30th, and full time (40 hours a week) July 1st through August 12th. 

What we are looking for...
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or education field. 
  • Experience managing a small team of educators and staff and providing support to them when needed.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and a strong desire to work with children – since the position will be working with children, need we say more?
  • Experience and knowledge of the Long Island landscape and natural history. It’s easiest to help guide children when we have a strong knowledge base ourselves. That doesn’t mean we expect the candidates to know everything. It is important to let children know when we do not know something and work together on discovering the answer. After all, “Discovery” is our last name!
  • Ability to manage groups of children in a child-centered learning environment while providing a physically, emotionally, and mentally safe space.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to make a schedule and know when to adjust and adapt it. 
  • Willingness to follow all health and safety policies and procedures, including current COVID19 protocols.
Some duties of the position...
  • Help to structure and implement pre-season training and planning including ensuring that all staff are properly trained and certified, including CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Work with the program administrator to ensure all appropriate paperwork is processed and submitted properly.
  • Assist in the interview process for lifeguards, educators, and other staff.
  • Work with the daily organization of the program and assist educators when needed.
  • Be the main liaison between parents, caregivers, and outside organizations.
  • Ensure the children are in a safe environment and communicate any safety concerns with the Executive Director, Site Director, and other involved parties.
What we consider bonus features...
  • Master’s degree in a science or education field 
  • Teaching certification 
  • Managerial experience in an educational setting
  • Solid experience leading children in a nature-based learning environment
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Strong background in constructive/play-based learning environments that promote student-centered learning
  • Fluency in another language in addition to English.
  • Ability and knowledge of working with animals
  • Experience with different forms of art

As a non-profit, we offer a wage competitive with other non-profit organizations. This position will not be full-time year-round, but there may be an opportunity to continue part-time for 20 hours a week after the Summer Nature Experience has ended.

If interested, please submit your resume and letter of interest to sally@ceedli.org. If you prefer to mail your letter of interest and resume, please send it to:

CEED
ATTN: Education Committee
P.O. Box 295
Brookhaven, NY 11719

If you know someone else who might be interested, please share this information. We also encourage you to call with questions. Call 631-803-6780 and ask for Sally.