Environmental Education Coordinator Contractor:
~$12-15/hr – based on experience
Hours: 15-20 per week – August through May, some Summer hours.
Starting February / March 2019
Cien Aguas International School (CAIS) is a kindergarten through 8th grade bilingual charter school with a focus on inquiry and environmental sustainability. Cien Aguas seeks to develop students who can ask and investigate important questions about the world around them, are committed to a sustainable society and are working toward cross-cultural competence, bilingualism and biliteracy in Spanish and English. Position Summary The Environmental Education Coordinator (EEC) assists Cien Aguas in meeting its mission of environmental sustainability. This is done by serving as a resource for the CAIS community and supporting teachers with environmental themes in the classroom. The EEC also runs various programs that educate students directly on environmental sustainability, increase awareness of “green” topics in the school and shrink the environmental footprint of CAIS.
● Maintain current environmental programs (Energystar recycling, after-school club, lunchroom and classroom composting)
● Work with teachers to infuse Environmental Education into all subject areas. Add depth, hands-on activities and extra opportunities to appropriate units.
● Compile and maintain a directory of community resources (people and places) available to add breadth, and pertinence to CAIS’s environmental education curriculum.
● Develop displays of relevant environmental data to share with the school community
● Seek out resources, both in-kind and financial, to maintain and grow environmental education efforts.
● Use school-wide events (assemblies, fairs, etc.) to promote sustainability and involve all students with “green” efforts.
● Build relationships with staff, teachers, parents and the student body to further the mission of environmental education and learning at Cien Aguas.
● Serve on a committee, working with other staff and teachers to uphold CAIS’s commitment to environmental education.
● Write grants to secure funding for environmental education and school-wide projects
● Stay abreast of current local environmental problems, issues, programs, and activities.
● Available during school hours.
● Ability to work with a high level of independence.
● Must pass an APS background check.
● Experience working with youth and/or teaching adults.
● Familiarity with the Spanish language – some ability preferred
● Background in environmental education and/or environmental sciences
● Commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and literacy.
● Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
● Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals.
● Comfortable in a dynamic and unconventional work environment.
● Able to creatively problem solve and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.
● Ability to work in an unstructured environment with numerous interruptions throughout the day.