Regular, Full Time
Annual Salary: $61,525.77 to $71,980.38
Reporting to the Coordinator, Outreach, the Outreach Educator will develop and deliver outreach education programs to school, community, and special interest groups throughout the Lake Simcoe watershed 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 will do
- Deliver curriculum-linked education programs to students in-class, on-site (schoolgrounds or nearby greenspace) or virtually from JK to Grade 12.
- Deliver education programs to community and special interest groups throughout the watershed.
- Deliver education services such as teacher professional development workshops, and activities at community events.
- Develop curriculum-linked education programs, activities and resources designed to engage and educate students and special interest groups related to the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed.
- Support the development and delivery of education programs and camp programming at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre.
- 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.
- Provide support to the Outreach Coordinator on tasks such as inventory, procurement, scheduling, and budget management.
What you offer
- Post-secondary diploma or degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Studies, Geography, or related discipline.
- Minimum two years related experience leading environmental education programs to a range of audiences.
- Must possess current Standard First Aid/CPR certification.
- A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) must be obtained prior to commencement of employment.
- Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers is an asset.
- Strong knowledge of provincial education curriculum primarily in science, geography, history and social studies for multiple grade levels.
- Understanding of health and safety and risk management in working with client groups outdoors.
- Capacity to apply a variety of teaching methodologies, particularly experiential learning strategies.
- 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).
- 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.
Hours of work
35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Currently, this position is eligible to apply for hybrid work.
Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Conservation Authority's Human Resources department, referencing Competition #23-2022, by 4:00 pm on October 2, 2022, 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.
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.