Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in partnership with Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC), has outlined conservation and educational activities that will inform and educate students, teachers, landowners, and resource professionals about the shortgrass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems of western Nebraska. We work with a diversity of partners including organizations at the state, federal, and nonprofit level and private landowners. Bird
Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for a motivated, dynamic education assistant who will effectively bring wildlife conservation topics to a variety of audiences.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assisting with implementation of educational programs, including classroom presentations, field trips, outreach events, after school programs, community science events, partner events and virtual programs.
• Assisting with development/expansion of educational programs and materials.
• Assisting with organizing registrations, program and inventory data.
• Assisting with general educational project day-to-day operations.
• Assisting with development of reports for various projects and grants.
• Dissemination of Bird Conservancy/NGPC’s conservation messages.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Undergraduate degree in environmental education or environmental studies or related degree, with an emphasis in education, environmental science, ornithology, wildlife/ecosystem conservation, or related fields preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with prior environmental education experience.
• Background in shortgrass prairie, wildlife ecology and/or birds preferred.
• Public speaking skills and the ability to work with people of all ages
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate through multiple media formats (print, TV, radio, Internet, public events, social media, etc.)
• Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher, Adobe products, and Google Suite
• Responsible, creative, relatable, enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated, and resourceful team player
• The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and display excellent time management skills
• A valid U.S. driver’s license and personal transportation. Must be willing to travel to program sites in western Nebraska. NGPC vehicle provided but some use of personal vehicle may be required
• Ability to lead hikes on various terrain in outdoor settings
• Ability to communicate (speak, read, write) in Spanish preferred