Program Manager / Environmental Educator

Program Manager / Environmental Educator

Type of offer:

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is an environmental education organization now in its 29th year of operation. We deliver engaging, hands-on programs to our partner elementary schools throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our programs connect school students with nature on Field Trips to creek, bay and ocean habitats, engage students in science learning that supports Next Generation Science Standards and inspire students to become active environmentalists. We provide professional development in environmental science education for our partner teachers. We also run an exciting Summer Camp for children ages 5 – 11 to explore in nature, learn hands-on science and become inspired environmentalists. For more information about our mission, impact and programs, please visit our website at KIDS for the BAY is a project of Earth Island Institute.

Our office is located in the Lorin District of Berkeley, walking distance from Ashby BART station and surrounded by popular coffee shops, restaurants and unique neighborhood stores, as well as a weekly Farmers Market. Several working days each week will be spent in the office and several days each week will be spent traveling to work at our partner school sites and our special Field Trip and Summer Camp locations. KftB offers a friendly, supportive working environment, with excellent professional development opportunities.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching children and supporting their teachers and families. They care deeply about education, diversity, equity and inclusion, hands-on science learning and promoting positive solutions to environmental problems. This person has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, is highly organized, has excellent writing skills and can multi-task on a daily basis to meet the needs of working in a highly effective grassroots nonprofit organization that provides quality, community-based programs. This position has significant growth potential for a person committed to a career in the field of environmental education.


Teach School-Based Programs:

  • Teach environmental science curricula to elementary school students in the classroom and in the field
  • Model environmental science lessons for elementary school teachers
  • Outreach to schools to recruit new teacher participants
  • Conduct orientation, planning, evaluation and follow-up meetings with teachers
  • Liaise with project partners and coordinate service-learning Environmental Action Projects for students
  • Perform administrative tasks, including writing program reports, and preparing photo documents

Manage School-Based Programs:

  • Manage teacher/school outreach, recruitment, and communication plans
  • Organize teaching equipment, supplies, and curricula materials
  • Manage teacher follow-up support program
  • Manage government funder contracts and communications including: creating contract management plans; writing and submitting reports with deliverables; creating annual program reports and year-in- review flyers; making presentations to funders and assisting with coordinating funder site visits

Teach Summer Camp:

  • Lead hands-on nature, environmental science, art and play activities in the outdoors each week of camp
  • Manage the activities, materials, and equipment needed for each day of camp
  • Maintain a safe, fun, respectful, positive camp environment for all campers and camp staff
  • Participate in end-of-camp evaluation and cleanup
Location: East San Francisco Bay Area, California, based in Berkeley
Organization: KIDS for the BAY
Deadline: April 19, 2021
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