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Education Outreach Coordinator


  • Mohonk Preserve
  • 03/16/21
  • New Paltz, NY
  • 12561
  • Upper $40s / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Mohonk Preserve has exceptional Environmental Education programs for all ages including in-school programs; field studies; Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); public and teen programs and more. We are seeking an individual who loves the outdoors and working with children, with excellent teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills. This position is full-time, year-round and reports to the Director of Education.

The essential responsibilities include:
- Coordinating all aspects of Mohonk Preserves outreach programs: scheduling, marketing, teaching, evaluating, and developing new standards-based offerings to meet the needs of schools and the community
- Teaching and developing environmental education programs on the land and within the schools
- Planning and leading summer camps in rotation with other staff
- Serve as a role model of MPs philosophy of environmental education, stewardship and conservation practices
- Perform related duties to support the Mohonk Preserve and Education department; administration, budgeting, meetings as requested, and fundraising events

The successful candidate has:
- Bachelors degree in Environmental Education, natural sciences or related field (Masters preferred)
- Experience teaching outdoors and in the classroom
- Bi-lingual with fluency in English and Spanish (preferred)
- Ability to create, administer and implement programs, and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines
- Knowledge of New York State natural and cultural history and a desire to expand information base
- Competency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel at a minimum)
- Ability to work independently as well as among a team
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail essential
- Excellent public speaking, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Experience working with volunteers, youths and adults
- Drivers license and vehicle required
- Willingness to work occasional weekends and holidays with some irregular hours, including evenings
- Must be able to hike at least 5 miles with some elevation gain while carrying 20 pounds

Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging culturally diverse candidates to apply.

Resumes will be accepted with letter of interest and 3 references.
Applications must be received by April 2, 2021. Email to: education@mohonkpreserve.org
No phone calls please


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