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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: Wildlife Educator
Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Education
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Approved By: Executive Director
Date: December 3, 2021

Wildlife Educator

Position Summary:

The Wildlife Educator’s primary responsibility is delivering wildlife programs to all ages. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting WildCare’s Education Department in the delivery of all of 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.
  • Presenting wildlife education programs for students in Pre-K through 12th grade, with the majority of 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 program.
  • Developing and updating curriculum and educational materials for all of WildCare's education programs, including incorporation of Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Supporting 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 a FBI/California Department of Justice background check. The Wildlife Educator 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 7AM and ending as late as 5PM, with occasional evening/weekend/holiday work required.

Compensation:

This is a full time hourly non-exempt position, which includes medical/dental/vision benefits, vacation, sick and holiday pay. Compensation range is $18.30-$19.25 per hour, depending on experience.

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.