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Job Announcement: Program Facilitator 

Durango Nature Studies is seeking an energetic and passionate person to join our team as a Program Facilitator.  

The Program Facilitator is an integral member of Durango Nature Studies’ education team.  The Program Facilitator takes an active role in developing, refining, and implementing the curriculum used in our after-school program (“Nature Club”),  our elementary and middle school programs, community workshops, day programs, and children’s camps.  The Program Facilitator is an important ambassador for Durango Nature Studies through interactions with school personnel, school children and their families, community members, and visitors to our region.  At all times, the Program Facilitator is expected to work as a team player to fulfill the missions and goals of Durango Nature Studies.

While greater detail is in the Job Description, key highlights of this position include:

  • Teaching our classroom and field programs during Spring, Fall and Winter
  • Leading after-school Nature Clubs
  • Serving as a lead counselor for our youth summer camps
  • Assisting the executive director in the management of the Nature Center
  • Hosting community workshops and events, such as our full moon hikes and preschool wee walks program
  • Being an ambassador for Durango Nature Studies

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least one year of experience teaching children in a classroom or outdoor setting
  • A love of working in the outdoors.
  • A bachelor’s degree in education, environmental education, adventure education, or a related field is preferred although direct experience may substitute for a degree
  • Must be CPR and first aid certified or willing to attain certification prior to starting work
  • Knowledge of (or commitment to learning) natural history of the area
  • Organized, dependable, and responsible
  • The ability to work with a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple details without becoming overwhelmed

Please review the Job Description for more details about the position responsibilities and qualifications. The benefits package includes a competitive salary for the environmental field, a monthly health insurance stipend, and generous paid time off.  Durango Nature Studies will also provide a cell phone which may serve as a personal phone.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and a writing sample in one PDF file to Ensure that the subject line of your email includes “Program Facilitator Application.” We will not respond to email or telephone inquiries.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018, at 5:00PM MT.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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