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E-M:/ Ecology Center job opening for Environmental Educator
- Subject: E-M:/ Ecology Center job opening for Environmental Educator
- From: Mike Garfield <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 15:27:16 -0400
- Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delivered-To: email@example.com
- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-To: Mike Garfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Title: Ecology Center job opening for Environmental
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The Ecology Center, a regional environmental organization based in Ann
Arbor, is seeking a talented and motivated Environmental Educator to
deliver and develop classroom and community education programs.
The Ecology Center is a regional nonprofit organization that works for
a clean and just environment through grassroots organizing, education,
advocacy, and demonstration projects. Founded in 1970, the Center has
approximately 4,000 members and supporters, 10 staff persons, several
part-time consultants and interns, and an 11-person Board of
Directors. In recent years, the Center has led successful
campaigns to close down Michigan's largest medical waste incinerators,
improve the environmental performance of the auto industry, and save
thousands of acres of precious natural areas. Our award-winning
GEE-WOW! environmental education program has given classes to over
100,000 students and teachers over the past decade. The Ecology
Center is the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, also a
nonprofit organization, which operates the premier recycling program
in the state of Michigan.
The Ecology Center is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced
environmental educator. The position is primarily responsible
for the Ecology Center's development and delivery of preschool -
grade 12 classroom programs. The successful candidate will also
have the opportunity to develop new and exciting environmental
At the outset, the position's primary responsibility will be
providing classroom programs about recycling, solid waste, and
environmental issues to students in the Ann Arbor schools. These
classes are provided by the Ecology Center under a contract with the
City of Ann Arbor, and the candidate will be responsible for
administering the contract, scheduling with teachers, as well as
working with students.
In addition, the position will have the opportunity to design and
develop new environmental education programs. During the past
decade, the Ecology Center has developed and provided numerous
classroom-based and community-based environmental education programs,
including multi-day groundwater festivals for elementary school
students; semester-long programs to encourage middle school students
to bus, bike, or walk to school; and, curricula and teaching units on
The position also has some shared organizational responsibilities and
office duties. Ecology Center staff are organized as a unionized
collective, and actively participate in organizational
decision-making. This position is a great opportunity for a
creative person to do meaningful work for a terrific public interest
o Teaching experience in formal and/or non-formal settings.
o Academic training in environmental education or related field.
o Proven ability to work creatively and independently.
o Ability to work effectively in a collaborative workplace.
o Ability to develop environmental education programs and
o Commitment to service in the public interest.
Starting half-time salary is $17,500 per year with generous benefits,
including medical, dental, vacation, disability, and retirement.
Hours are flexible. This job has the potential to become a
Please send a cover letter and resume to Mike Garfield, Ecology
Center, 117 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Alternatively, please fax to (734) 663-2414 or email to
email@example.com. For more information, please call (734)
Please apply before July 30.
Applications received prior to July 30 will be given priority, but we
will continue to receive applications until the position is
People of Color and Women are Strongly
Encouraged to Apply
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3186 ext. 104
(734) 663-2414 (fax)