Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO)
Job type: Full time/5 days a week /40 hours a week during the school year and part time during the summer. Three-month probation period.
Remuneration: Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Health benefits.
Start Date: ASAP
Job Description: The Education Coordinator (EC) is responsible for organizing and presenting in-class curriculum-based educational programs that raise awareness of migratory birds and habitat issues in the region of Southwestern Ontario. The program is delivered to primary and secondary schools in the Windsor, Essex County region from September – June. Summer months and times spent out of the classroom will be for curriculum development, administrative work, special projects, report writing and other duties. The EC will also assist with other PIBO education and outreach programs including Pelee Island-based video-conferencing, public events, and other activities throughout the year.
Send resume, cover letter and three work references to:
Suzanne Friemann, Executive Director, Pelee Island Bird Observatory
· Develop new lesson plans based on PIBO’s research and local environmental information using the Ontario curriculum for grades K-12.
· Deliver existing lessons to school-aged children in a variety of settings- public and Catholic schools, private schools, etc.
• Liaise with local teachers and educators to schedule in-class lessons in the Windsor/Essex County areas.
• Keep accurate and up to date records of all teacher contacts.
• Design and distribute a program evaluation for teachers and students.
• Provide an end of program report to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
• Design and facilitate the printing of media materials if required.
• Assist biologists with distance banding lessons on Pelee Island in October.
• Assist with other education and outreach programs as the opportunity arises.
• Adhere to the program budget and provide receipts for all approved expenses.
· Previous teaching experience with environmental/nature-based programs.
Background in environmental science, biology, etc.
· Ability to work within budget requirements keeping track of monthly expenses and mileage.
· Exceptional work ethic and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
Love of nature and interested/knowledgable about birds.
· Ability to work from home with little supervision.
· Bilingual English French preferred.
· Independent worker with the ability to ask for clarification on subject matters related to program, processes, or information.
· Above average writing and public speaking skills.
· Administrative and marketing skills.
· Ability to aid in sourcing grant funding, completing grant applications and working within grant requirements to achieve outcomes.
· Ability to develop, market, administer and evaluate an Ontario School curriculum linked program based on aspects of conservation, biodiversity, habitat, species at risk, etc.
· Proven ability to adapt to changes in classroom and alter lesson appropriately based on the needs of the students and teachers.
· Vulnerable sectors/police check.
· Access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required.
· Space to store educational supplies and home office equipment.
· Weekly meetings with other staff.