Youth Education Lead - Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

June 28, 2022 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

About this position:

Reports To: Youth Education Manager

Hours: 30-40 hours/week

Wage: $15-17 depending on experience

Location: In Person, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Team: Education

Job Overview

Youth Education Leads are facilitators who help youth and families connect to nature, themselves, and each other. Educators lead, plan, and implement seasonal programming including after school and homeschool programs, and week-long camps during winter and summer breaks from school. The Youth Education Lead facilitates Land School programs mainly related to food and farming and/or land stewardship and care. More broadly, Land School programs focus on four key areas: deep observation and ecological awareness, regenerative skill building, historical & global context and nature play and celebration.

Responsibilities & Duties:

● Plan, prepare, lead, and evaluate youth and all ages educational programming

● Plan for and tend outdoor spaces including natural and garden areas used for educational programs

● Update and publicize program offerings quarterly

● Manage online program calendars, registrations, associated paperwork, participant communication, and evaluations

● Work with and coordinate volunteers supporting youth programs

● Participate in organizational tasks and initiatives, especially when they impact education

● Contribute to visioning and improvement of programs and organization

● Attend weekly education and media team meetings

● Other duties that support the overall smooth functioning of the organization

Qualifications & Requirements:

● Minimum 1 year experience in a professional work environment related to education, environmental education, agriculture, ecology, and/or public programs

● Preferred bachelor’s degree in Education, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field

● Minimum 1 year experience gardening and/or land stewardship

● Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills in a professional work environment

● Ability to work in a team environment

● Proficiency in marketing and media

● Availability during business hours as well as occasional evenings and weekends

● Valid Ohio driver’s license

● Consent to a background check

Physical Requirements

● Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and participate in outdoor physical labor

● Ability to work and hike outside in all weather conditions

● Ability to play, run, and jump with kids

Compensation

The position will be a 30 to 40-hour-per-week staff position; agreed upon during the hiring process. Pay will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply

To apply for this position please email a copy of your resume, cover letter and two professional references to David Diamond at ddiamond@agrariacenter.org. Candidate review starts July 11, 2022. Position open until filled.

The Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice (Agraria) is an equal opportunity employer. Agraria does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or retaliation based on prior protected EEO activity. In addition, Agraria will not permit harassment – sexual or nonsexual – of any employee or applicant for employment.

More information and application can be found here.

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