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Naturalist - Outdoor Science School

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9/26/2016
Heather MacDougall
(831) 466-5715
Not Specified
Position begins September and continues until early June.
Full Time
9/12/2017 5:00 PM Pacific
Starting Naturalist pay is $15.17hour with an increase each year up to six years.
Date Posted:
9/26/2016
Application Deadline:
9/12/2017 5:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
Position begins September and continues until early June.
Salary:
Starting Naturalist pay is $15.17hour with an increase each year up to six years.
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Not Specified
Contact: Heather MacDougall Email: hmacdougall@santacruz.k12.ca.us Phone: (831) 466-5715

Requirements for Applying

Education: B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution Experience: Teaching environmental sciences and interdisciplinary education, preferably at a residential outdoor science school. Demonstrate, by past experience, the ability to work with children. License or Certificate: Valid and current First Aid (minimum is WFA) and CPR. SALARY/BENEFITS: - Salaries start $15.17/hour with an increase each year up to six years. - 5% stipend for fluent Spanish speakers who pass the Bilingual Assessment. - Full (single only) dental and vision benefits and limited medical benefits are available for full year employees. - Room and board are not provided. - The naturalist position is a Classified Temporary position. Holidays and sick days are not available.

Position begins September and continues until early June with Thanksgiving, winter and Spring breaks in between for approximately 125-130 work days during the school year. -The majority of work weeks are four day: Tuesday – Friday with a few Monday – Thursday weeks, with a few five day weeks. - In a typical, 32 hour work week: - Tuesday = 8am – 5pm (8 hours) - Wednesday = 8:30am – 9pm with breaks in between (10-12 hours) - Thursday = 8:30am – 5pm with breaks in between (6-8 hours) - Friday = 8am – 2pm (6 hours) - Every 6-8 weeks naturalist rotate into a “night naturalist” role for one week. This shift is from 4:15pm – 9:30am on the following day. Under general direction, conduct an activity oriented, interdisciplinary curriculum in science field study to fifth and sixth grade students in a camp setting; also train, supervise and evaluate high school Cabin Leaders, conduct camp evening activities and participate in classroom teacher in-service.

      Requirements for Applying

      Education: B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution Experience: Teaching environmental sciences and interdisciplinary education, preferably at a residential outdoor science school. Demonstrate, by past experience, the ability to work with children. License or Certificate: Valid and current First Aid (minimum is WFA) and CPR. SALARY/BENEFITS: - Salaries start $15.17/hour with an increase each year up to six years. - 5% stipend for fluent Spanish speakers who pass the Bilingual Assessment. - Full (single only) dental and vision benefits and limited medical benefits are available for full year employees. - Room and board are not provided. - The naturalist position is a Classified Temporary position. Holidays and sick days are not available.

      Position begins September and continues until early June with Thanksgiving, winter and Spring breaks in between for approximately 125-130 work days during the school year. -The majority of work weeks are four day: Tuesday – Friday with a few Monday – Thursday weeks, with a few five day weeks. - In a typical, 32 hour work week: - Tuesday = 8am – 5pm (8 hours) - Wednesday = 8:30am – 9pm with breaks in between (10-12 hours) - Thursday = 8:30am – 5pm with breaks in between (6-8 hours) - Friday = 8am – 2pm (6 hours) - Every 6-8 weeks naturalist rotate into a “night naturalist” role for one week. This shift is from 4:15pm – 9:30am on the following day. Under general direction, conduct an activity oriented, interdisciplinary curriculum in science field study to fifth and sixth grade students in a camp setting; also train, supervise and evaluate high school Cabin Leaders, conduct camp evening activities and participate in classroom teacher in-service.

          Daily hiking with a day-pack on steep terrain (up to 5 miles). Sitting frequently, standing and walking short and long distances; occasional to frequent lifting and carrying of 20-50 lbs; bending; frequent and repetitive use of hands (keyboarding), vision, hearing, speech/language processes; ability to use computers and other technological equipment, telephone, computer. PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION! Submit the following information to be considered for this position: Online Application Letter of Introduction Resume and Three Work-Related Reference Contacts Proof of Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification (or higher). Note – if you do not have a WFA or higher certification it is ok to apply for the position and obtain the WFA certification before or soon after start date. Questions: Contact Heather MacDougall Molloy; hmacdougall@santacruzcoe.org; 831-466-5715

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          Application Deadline: 9/12/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

          Daily hiking with a day-pack on steep terrain (up to 5 miles). Sitting frequently, standing and walking short and long distances; occasional to frequent lifting and carrying of 20-50 lbs; bending; frequent and repetitive use of hands (keyboarding), vision, hearing, speech/language processes; ability to use computers and other technological equipment, telephone, computer. PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION! Submit the following information to be considered for this position: Online Application Letter of Introduction Resume and Three Work-Related Reference Contacts Proof of Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification (or higher). Note – if you do not have a WFA or higher certification it is ok to apply for the position and obtain the WFA certification before or soon after start date. Questions: Contact Heather MacDougall Molloy; hmacdougall@santacruzcoe.org; 831-466-5715

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