Post Date: 11/21/2019
Close Date: 12/20/2019
Metro's Nature Education team is seeking two nature educators to lead and coordinate programming that serves over 10,000 participants annually and inspires long-lasting relationships with nature and the use of Metro's parks and natural areas.
Metro's Parks and Nature department engages the public with programs designed to be culturally relevant, responsive and respect multiple ways of knowing. We strive to empower participants to further their own relationships with the land and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Our programs include, but are not limited to, field trips for elementary schools, community-based organizations and other groups, and public programming for individuals and families.
The Nature Education team consists of a manager, supervisor, team lead, nature educators, seasonal nature educators, and an admin. The nature educators are often outdoors working across Metro's system of parks and natural areas with seasonal nature educators to deliver participant-driven programming. Nature educators will coordinate and lead programming which advances agency-wide education initiatives and goals to audiences of all ages. Nature educators will be expected to be flexible, meet participants where they are at and allow the group to drive how the program is led.
The Nature Education team believes:
• We are in service to the needs and aspirations of our communities.
• Being outdoors can inspire joy and creativity and promote health and well-being.
• We support Metro's commitment to racial equity in the way we design and deliver programming as well as by prioritizing communities of color.
• We strive to create safe and welcoming programs for people of color knowing that by doing this we will benefit all people.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
• A minimum of two (2) years, (24 months) of experience conducting public presentations for general audiences.
• Bachelor's degree in field related to program area.
o Or a combination of education and experience which would provide the candidate with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
• Possession of a valid driver's license
• An understanding of racial equity and how systems of oppression continue to impact Indigenous communities and people of color
• Demonstrated ability to apply a racial equity lens to outdoor education programming
Application requirements in order to be considered:
1) Electronic application 2) answers to supplemental questions. Resumes and cover letters will not be reviewed; please do not attach.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.
Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer