Welty Environmental Center

Part-Time Environmental Educator

Website Welty Environmental Center

The Welty Environmental Center (WEC) is a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to providing the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline area with experiences in nature, leadership opportunities and thoughtful consideration of environmental issues for children, families and adults. Over the last year, the WEC provided educational experiences for almost 9,000 people, including students from 30 different schools

FTE:  0.63 (25Hours/Week)
Pay: $13.00 to $15.00 based on relevant experience
Time: Flexible schedule varies based on program needs. Weekends and Evenings required.
Principal Work Location: Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Court, Beloit, WI
Supervision : Aaron Wilson, Program Director

Department: Programs
Department Description:The Programs Department creates and delivers engaging outdoor recreational activities and hands-on science based field trips for pre-K through 12 students and adults in the Stateline Area and surrounding counties. It partners with the City of Beloit on Big Hill Adventure Camp for ages 5 through 12 during the months of June, July, and August.

Center Description:
The Welty Environmental Center is located in the 190-acre Big Hill Park in Beloit. The center partners with area schools and organizations bringing more than 9,000 people annually to the park. The park features three primary biomes of prairie-oak savannah, Deciduous Forest, and River Front.

Position Summary: The Environmental Educator is responsible for the 12-weeks of summer camp, including curriculum creation and delivery. Onsite and virtual afterschool programming. Weekend and Evening Programming, planning and executing two weekend programs a month. Assisting with educational events and field trips. Assist with Annual Appeal, grant-writing, donor database (Airtable), fundraiser bookkeeping.

Required Qualifications:
– College degree
– Able to work independently and in collaborative situations
– Strong computer, communication, and organizational skills
– Reliable Transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

– Summer Camp Experience
– Experience in the environmental and educational fields
– Strong background in ecological and earth sciences, and teaching
– Loves working with people of all ages and being outdoors
– Good program planning and program development skills
– Passion for environmental education and conservation
– Financial, marketing and public relations skills useful

How To Apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references as .PDF documents to info@weltycenter.org.

Anticipated: Preferred date of May 3, 2021.
Appointment Date:  No later than May 31, 2021

Terms of Employment: This is a part-time at-will position. A position review will be given by the immediate supervisor after a 60-day probationary period

Benefits include: Flexible Scheduling, Professional Development Stipend, Paid Mileage, the following paid holidays based on weekly average hours worked: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Deadline: March 1, 2021. Interviewing will begin March 8th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Contact: If you have questions about this position, please contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6216 or info@weltycenter.org.

Special Notes: The Welty Environmental Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. The Welty Environmental Center values
diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Our mission is to provide leadership in environmental education by equitably engaging the diverse residents of the Stateline region with activities that foster an appreciation of nature and promote environmental stewardship.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6212 or info@weltycenter.org.

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Willingness to be fingerprinted may be necessary to work with some clients, but is not necessary for initial criminal background.

To apply for this job email your details to info@weltycenter.org