Environmental Educator - Part-time

$16.97 - $22.95 hourly
  • City of Hillsboro
  • 2600 Southwest Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • May 10, 2022
Part time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

The City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation team is excited to recruit for our Environmental Educator - Instructor II (Part-time) role at Jackson Bottom Wetlands to connect community members to the amazing natural resources in their own backyards. This position works directly with people of all ages and abilities as part of the Jackson Bottom team to connect, inspire, and engage others with nature.  As an Environmental Educator, you will deliver nature-based programs in a variety of outdoor settings, at area schools, community events, and other City of Hillsboro facilities.  Together we can help community develop their own lens to really see the natural world around them!
Jackson Bottom Wetlands is a 635-acre wildlife preserve located within the city limits of Hillsboro. Providing interpretive education on wetlands and wildlife, panoramic views, natural resource management, trails, and recreation, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a treasure for the entire region. Join us in a unique environment and support a team who values connecting water, wildlife, and people through meaningful experiences.
What You'll Do
This position will work with the Jackson Bottom team to execute hands-on outdoor education programs and events with a focus on inclusive, place-based, and STEM learning. 
The Ideal Candidate 
Successful Environmental Educators are creative, committed and actively demonstrate inclusion and respect for diverse voices, backgrounds, and ideas.  Ideal candidates traditionally have experience working with people of all ages and possess a passion for the natural world.  They understand how to adapt curriculum and apply their own style to engage and inspire learners.  A Bachelor’s degree in an environmental related field is preferred.
The Environmental Educator will report to the Nature Program Supervisor and collaborate with other Jackson Bottom staff.
For more details, please click on this link for job classification description:  Recreation Instructor II

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High School Diploma or GED; AND some related work experience; OR
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Valid Driver's License and a safe driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental related field is preferred

Additional Information

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.  EEO

Bilingual incentive pay available
Preference may be given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish/English.
Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak Spanish, or any language spoken by over ten percent (10%) of City residents as documented by the most recent U.S. Census, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive a monthly premium of three percent (3%) of their regular base pay.