The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC), an environmental education organization, is currently looking to hire for three new positions, Program Coordinator, Education and Stewardship Coordinator, and Environmental Educator.
Managed by McDowell Environmental Center, the CEC offers a variety of environmental education programs, including a residential environmental education program that is student-centered and uses hands-on, holistic approaches. Other educational opportunities include a field science school for university and college professors to teach and participate in field research with their students, and a young women’s backpacking and leadership weekend program called Sole Sisters.
The CEC is located on the property of Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, outside of Montevallo.
Below are the current CEC positions available. Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to CEC Director Kim Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is April 4th, 2016. For additional information, visit www.cahabaec.org.
The Program Coordinator of the CEC is a full-time, exempt position. The Program Coordinator will work directly with the CEC Director to oversee high-quality residential environmental education programming, assist teachers with their trip planning process, and act as a liaison between school groups and the CEC. The position requires maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility, and team spirit, as well as a respect and affinity for children and the environment. The Program Coordinator will live on-site at the CEC and should be available on occasional nights and weekends. The position will be supervised by the Director of the Cahaba Environmental Center.
The Education and Stewardship Coordinator of the CEC is a full-time, exempt position. The Education and Stewardship Coordinator acts as a mentor and role model for the CEC’s seasonal educator team, facilitating a variety of cultural history, environmental science, and community building activities with learners of varied ages, learning styles, and abilities. Additionally, the Education and Stewardship Coordinator assists the CEC Director and Program Coordinator with administrative tasks, curriculum development, staff training, and professional development.
A CEC environmental educator facilitates a variety of cultural history, environmental science, and community building activities with learners of varied ages, learning styles, and abilities. Our curriculum covers ecological concepts, watershed sciences, Native American cultures, geologic processes, coal mining, and evening programs such as campfires, night hikes, and town hall debates. An educator leads one field group of 10-13 students throughout a school’s entire visit. This provides a chance for the educator to develop meaningful relationships with their students and tailor their lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group.