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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Outdoor Educator

Regular Full time

Bradford, Ontario

Salary Range: $60,319.38 to $70,569.00

Reporting to the Manager, Education, the Outdoor Educator is responsible for delivering outdoor and environmental education programs to school, community, and special interest groups at the Nature Centre, based out of Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, as well as through in-person outreach and virtual programming, with the overall goal of connecting watershed residents to their local environment and to generate support, commitment, and action for a healthy watershed.

What you offer

  • A 4-year university bachelor's degree in Education, Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, or Outdoor Recreation.
  • Ontario Certified Teacher in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers is an asset.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading outdoor environmental education programs to students from elementary to secondary levels applying a variety of methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the provincial education curriculum primarily in science, geography, history, and social studies for multiple grade levels.
  • Strong time management, problem solving, and decision-making skills are required.
  • Strong presentation skills combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound judgment, risk management and classroom management skills are required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook).
  • Must possess current Standard First Aid/CPR certification.
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) must be obtained prior to commencement of employment.
  • Valid G class drivers' license with own vehicle (Note: work sites are generally not accessible by public transit; some travel throughout the watershed will be required).
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some evening and weekends.

What you will do

  • Deliver curriculum-linked outdoor education programming to students from JK to Grade 12 at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.
  • Deliver various community programs to community groups.
  • Develop curriculum based educational programs designed to engage and educate students in multidisciplinary concepts, topics, and issues related to the Lake Simcoe Watershed.
  • Identify opportunities for program development based on current topics and issues and changes to Ontario curriculum.
  • Review, assess and identify areas to improve existing programs, ensure programs are current with curriculum guidelines.
  • Develop new educational resources and instructional aides to support new and existing programs.
  • Support the Outreach education team in delivery of their programs and services.
  • Support the Manager in the development and delivery of teacher professional development workshops.
  • Attend and participate in formal and informal professional development opportunities, departmental and organizational training, and meetings, as required.
  • Prepare, maintain, and repair programming materials and equipment.

Start Date

January 2022

Hours of Work

35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Authority's Human Resources, referencing Competition #30-2021, by 4:00 pm on December 8, 2021, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

In accordance with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Successful candidates will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to show proof prior to their employment start date. Acceptable proof includes a government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

In the event that a candidate is unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, the candidate must submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if they are exempt from this requirement.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.