Join the Friends of the Petaluma River team! We are a dynamic and committed group working to celebrate and conserve the Petauma River & Watershed. We are currently looking for new friends for the following position/s:

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Full Time Position – 36 Hours/Week

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking for an Environmental Education Coordinator to support nature-based programming for youth in both the classroom and in the field. The ideal candidate is fun-loving, has lots of energy, is knowledgeable about local ecology, has experience working with youth and is committed to supporting the local environment. Our Educators provide students and campers with a safe, positive, fun atmosphere, encouraging them as they become confident and comfortable in nature. The Coordinator creates and implements curriculum for our weekly after-school program, Nature Immersion and summer camps in a 100% outdoor environment and supports the creation of resources for our Watershed Classroom program. The ideal candidate is self-aware, motivated and works great as part of a team.

DUTIES
Prepare curriculum for nature-based youth camps and programs
Support training and mentoring of camp staff
Coordinate program inventory and purchasing of supplies
Assist in healthy communication skills both at the staff level, and with program participants
Assist with all sanitation protocols and model appropriate behavior to maintain a safe environment
Develop and lead curriculum for online settings
Communicate and coordinate with teachers for program participation
Schedule and lead classroom visits and fieldtrips with place-based, hands-on education
Work with staff, teachers, and other partners to develop and deliver place-based environmental education
Lead nature-based activities for youth 6-12 years old
Help maintain and update program websites and pages
Support organization at public events

QUALIFICATIONS
• Love of youth & nature
• Experience working with youth ages 6-12
• Comfortable working and interacting with people from a diverse background
• Good at leading games & assisting youth in nature-based crafts
• Working knowledge of local flora/fauna
• Self-aware with the ability to receive feedback
• Ability to use creative teaching techniques and group management skills
• Positive attitude and work ethic, teamwork skills, oral communication skills
• Ability to speak Spanish

COMPENSATION – $52k-$57k/ Annually – This is a salaried position with two weeks paid vacation time

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – Email resume, cover letter & 3 references to stephanie@Friendsofthepetalumariver.org

Camp Counselor

Job Description: We are looking for lead and junior counselors to help get kids outside this summer at the Green Heron Nature Camp. The ideal candidate is fun-loving, has lots of energy and has experience working with youth. Counselors will provide campers with a safe, positive, fun atmosphere, encouraging them as they become confident and comfortable in nature. Counselors implement the weekly day camp curriculum in a 100% outdoor environment. Camp activities include: nature games, crafting, hiking, exploring, learning outdoor skills, canoeing, etc. There will be up to 12-14 kids and 3 counselors each week.
Responsibilities: • Lead Green Heron Nature Camp youth in organized activities • Positively engage with Green Heron Nature Camp youth • Help prepare weekly and daily curriculum and adjust appropriately as day proceeds • Assist in healthy communication skills both at the staff level, and with youth • Assist with all sanitation protocols to maintain a safe environment at camp

Qualifications: • Love of youth & nature • Experience working with youth ages 6-12 • Good at leading games & assisting youth in nature-based crafts • Working knowledge of local flora/fauna is a plus but not required • Assist with balance of staying on schedule versus flexibility to respond to moments of wonder, skilled at assessing time & priority allocations of the day • Ability to use creative teaching techniques and group management skills • Positive attitude and work ethic, teamwork skills, oral communication skills

Dates: June 7th – August 6th Time: Camp hours: 5 days/week, 9:00am-3:00pm; Job hours: 8:00-4:00

Location: Petaluma River Watershed, Steamer Landing Park

Application Procedures Email resume, cover letter & 3 references to stephanie@Friendsofthepetalumariver.org

Petaluma Watershed Intern

Friends of the Petaluma River is a nonprofit organization that works to improve access, education and conservation efforts in the Petaluma Watershed. We are seeking an intern to lead planning and outreach for our community river cleanups and/or help coordinate conservation programming at our David Yearsley River Heritage Center. We are seeking an intern who can work well as part of a team but also be self-motivated. Internship duties may include native plant surveying, tending of native habitat and resources, River Heritage Center maintenance, community outreach, data entry, communications, writing, marketing, acting as a liaison with community organizations and local educators and general event planning.

Internships are for a minimum of three months and will involve 5-10 hours of work per week. A $750.00 – $1500.00 stipend is available upon completion.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to stephanie@friendsofthepetalumariver.org

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