The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an energetic and innovative educational professional with knowledge of inquiry-based teaching pedagogies, environmental education best practices, and Next Generation Science Standards.
The ideal candidate will also have a background in environmental science and/or sustainable landscaping and at least two years of work experience in a classroom or non-formal education setting.
The successful candidate will possess an engaging teaching style and creative and collaborative spirit that empowers individuals to make a water saving lifestyle the new norm for Southern California. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and proactive approach to achieving the District’s goals and mission is a must. The right candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and work well with teams.
It is desired that candidates have a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in areas of environmental studies, ecology, resource management, hydrology, geology, education, communications, or directly related fields.
Proficiency with Adobe products is a plus. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
Under the direction of the Community Programs Manager, the Program Specialist is responsible for developing curriculum, programs, and partnerships that increase watershed literacy within the District’s service area. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develop curriculum and evaluation tools for K-12, community science, adult education, service-learning, and professional training programs that build watershed literacy and bring cultural relevancy to programming;
- Train and mentor pre-service teachers, volunteers, interns, and staff members to support K-12 and public programming;
- Identify and pursue strategic partnership and grant funding opportunities by developing relationships and facilitating meetings with community stakeholders and school administrators;
- Coordinate and involve community members and stakeholders in the development of interpretative signage and public education programming for urban greening projects;
- Assist with coordination of public events and contribute to outreach materials and website maintenance;
- Translate outreach materials and informational handouts for both English and Spanish speakers.