Job Details

Nature Education Team Lead – Parks and Nature

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 11/25/2019

Deadline to apply: November 25, 2019
Salary: $60,590.40 - $81,244.80 annually

Metro's Nature Education team is seeking a Nature Education Team Lead to support our team in facilitating participant-driven outdoor education programming that inspires long-lasting relationships with nature and the use of Metro's parks and natural areas.

The Nature Education team consists of a Supervisor, Team Lead, Nature Educators and Seasonal Nature Educators. Together we serve over 10,000 participants annually. Recruitment for two Nature Educators will open later this winter.

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 groups and public programming for individuals and families.

The Nature Education Team Lead ensures all programming has consistent messaging and content which advances current agency-wide education initiatives and goals. You will help train and lead the work of the educators to ensure inclusive, effective and safe programs. You will be expected to be flexible, meet participants where they are and allow the group to drive how you lead programs.

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 three (3) consistent years (minimum 36 cumulative months) of related work experience in nature education conducting public presentations for general audiences and coordinating complex programs and leading staff and managing resources
• 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.
• Possess a driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated 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 nature education

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application requirements in order to be considered:
1) Electronic application 2) answers to supplemental questions 4) Cover Letter detailing qualifications as they relate to the position
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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