AWF seeking qualified individuals for Outdoor Classroom Consultant Program | Environment
Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Outdoor Classroom Consultant Program
The AWF Outdoor Classroom Consultant Program will utilize qualified individuals in an Independent Contractor role to provide on-site technical advice and assistance to schools interested in developing and using outdoor classroom learning stations and schoolyard wildlife habitat sites for hands-on, cross-curricular activities for public and private K-12 schools.
AWF has divided the state into four regions and is seeking to identify one consultant per region who will provide on-site assistance to Alabama Outdoor Classroom Schools within each region.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Attend a three-day Outdoor Classroom Consultant Training on July 24-26, 2012, at AWF's Headquarters in Millbrook (10 miles north of Montgomery).
2. Provide on-going assistance to schools enrolled in the Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program as identified by AWF representatives.
3. Provide on-site assistance for Outdoor Classroom Schools' planning committees with the following:
- Basic Information Requests about the Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program
- Outdoor Classroom Site Evaluations & Habitat Assessments to help schools choose a site for their outdoor classroom, determine the types of learning stations they would like to include, and develop a master plan including a site map and estimated budget.
- Outdoor Classroom Work Day Assistance to help plan how to build their outdoor classroom sites with the assistance of the students, teachers, parents and community partners.
- Special Programs Presenter for enrolled Outdoor Classroom Schools' field days such as Earth Day celebrations.
- Maintenance Plan Development for long-term sustainability of the outdoor classroom site for years to come.
4. Provide Outdoor Classroom Schools' status reports within two (2) weeks of providing on-site assistance to Outdoor Classroom Schools.
5. Facilitate half-day, in-service, professional development workshops for enrolled Outdoor Classroom schools.
6. Assist with themed Outdoor Classroom Workshops that are held in the consultant's region of Alabama.
WORK VOLUME AND COMPENSATION:
Estimated range of 8 - 40 hours per month. Compensation will be based on stipends of $100 per half day (less than 6 hrs) and $200 per full day (6 hrs or more) - this includes all prep work and follow-up work pertaining to that day's school consultations, Plus Travel at $.55 per mile (based on federal mileage rate).
Bachelor's degree in Education, Wildlife Science and/or Environmental Science
Experience in coordinating an outdoor classroom site at a school enrolled in the Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program. Experience teaching at an Outdoor Classroom School. Experience in using hands-on, outdoor, conservation education activities. Knowledge of wildlife, wildlife habitat, and environmental sciences. Experience in delivering professional development to teachers.
- Starting Date: July 24, 2012
- Job Open Date: May 15, 2012
- Job Close Date: Open Until Filled/ASAP
Please email a resume and cover letter including the names and contact information for three references to: April Lupardus Waltz, AWF Outdoor Classroom Program Coordinator at email@example.com
Source: Alabama Wildlife Federation