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WildCare Staff

WildCare is run by a dedicated staff of less than 30 part- and full-time employees supported by very dedicated volunteer corps.

Vision

WildCare envisions a future in which humans are committed stewards of the natural world and transform conflict with wildlife into coexistence.

Core Values

  • Dedication to Wildlife and the Environment
  • Care, Compassion and Inclusion
  • Pursuit of Learning
  • Sustainability

Open Positions

Job Title:  Nature Education and Camp Manager

Department:  Education

Supervisor:  Director of Education

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Approved By:  Executive Director

Date:  November 25, 2022


NATURE EDUCATION AND CAMP MANAGER

Position Summary:
The Nature Education and Camp Manager’s primary responsibilities are delivering wildlife programs to all ages and managing camp staff.  Position responsibilities include:

  • Support WildCare’s Education Department in the delivery of all its programs, including Nature Van, Center Tours, Wildlife Ambassador, Nature Hikes, Wildlife Camp, and Event Tabling. The programs of focus for this position are the Nature Van and Wildlife Camp.
  • Present wildlife education programs for students in Pre-K through 12th grade, with most programs being delivered to elementary age students. Programs take place at schools, camps, our center, and other special events as necessary. WildCare’s education programs serve eight counties within the San Francisco Bay Area. This position requires driving WildCare’s Nature Van (cargo van) to and from each Nature Van program.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, train, support, and guide Wildlife Camp Aide and teen volunteers
  • Deliver Wildlife Camp curriculum for winter, spring and summer camps
  • Inventory and purchase camp and Nature Van teaching materials and supplies
  • Manage logistics of Wildlife Camp including selection of hike site locations and securing park permits
  • Develop and update curriculum and educational materials for all of WildCare's education programs, including incorporation of Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Support WildCare Education staff and volunteers with other functions and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate is someone who loves nature, enjoys teaching, has a rapport with children, and is flexible and organized.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or commensurate experience
  • Previous experience developing and delivering programs for students in Pre-K through 6th grade, in a related field
  • Strong class management skills
  • General knowledge of wildlife ecology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform work without direct supervision
  • Excellent driving record
  • Competent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Google Calendar
  • Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and bend to move teaching tools and interact with children.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (fluent in both English and Spanish)
  • Experience handling and/or presenting live animals in an educational setting
  • Completed relevant college course work in Animal Sciences, Environmental Studies, Teaching, or a related field
  • Experience teaching Middle School, High School, and adults
  • Working knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards

Conditions of Employment:

Hiring is contingent upon receipt of a DMV driving record and an FBI/California Department of Justice background check.  The Nature Education and Camp Manager will drive the Nature Van (cargo van) on a regular basis to deliver off site programs. Shift times vary day-to-day, beginning as early as 7:00am and ending as late as 6:00pm, with occasional evening/weekend/holiday work required.

Compensation, Benefits and Start Date:

This is a full time hourly non-exempt position, which includes medical/dental/vision benefits, 401K plan, and generous vacation, sick and holiday pay. Compensation range is $21-$23 per hour, depending on experience. Start date is mid-late February.

Working for WildCare:

WildCare is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:

Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references via email to eileenjones@discoverwildcare.org. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.


Job Title: Hungry Owl Project Manager

Department: Hungry Owl Project (HOP)

Supervisor: Assistant Director of Hospital Programs

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Compensation: $17/hour

Hours: 20 hours per week:
Tuesdays 9am - 1pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm

Date: November 29, 2022

Job Overview

The Hungry Owl Project Manager will:

  • Conduct field related work (i.e. consults, installs, maintenance and monitoring) on scheduled field days.
  • Document field work and client relations as needed.
  • Oversee production of boxes and manage volunteers who are assisting the program.

Physical requirements: The Hungry Owl Project Manager must be able to:

  • Work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Climb a ladder, and lift and carry objects of 50 lbs.,
  • Dig holes for Barn Owl boxes with post hole digger or assist staff or volunteer with these tasks.
  • Have in depth knowledge of HOP protocol and best practices.
  • Complete field paperwork according to HOP protocols.

Mental Requirements: The Hungry Owl Project Manager must also be able to:

  • Identify proper Barn Owl habitat and appropriate box locations.
  • Identify potential areas of concern for Barn Owls.
  • Evaluate box conditions and areas of needed maintenance.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Assist HOP Manager with writing and emailing Maintenance and Monitoring reports
  • Locate ideal nesting box locations and assist in owl box installations. This includes:
    - Safely strapping down ladder on SUV
    - Loading and unloading installation supplies in SUV
    - Loading and unloading box cleaning supplies
    - Locating ideal box locations and assisting in installations
    - Practicing ladder safety in the field
    - Wearing proper PPE while cleaning and installing boxes
    - Digging 32 inches by hand
    - Mounting pole to box
    - Pouring cement to secure pole
  • Safely perform box maintenance and monitoring

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume by fax, mail or email.

Attn: Jacqueline Lewis
WildCare
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

jacqueline@discoverwildcare.org

(415) 456-0594 FAX