Education Specialist Job at EcoRise, New York, NY

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  • EcoRise
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

EcoRise mobilizes a new generation of leaders to design healthy, just, and thriving communities for all. We work at the intersection of sustainability education, climate resilience, and environmental justice by elevating youth voices and advancing student-led solutions to real-world challenges. We offer a range of curricula and programs for students, teachers, school districts, and partners, designed to advance environmental literacy, sustainable schools, and equitable access to green career pathways. EcoRise seeks an experienced educator to join our dynamic, fast-paced team of change-makers.

EcoRise seeks a self-motivated, highly organized, adaptable, and innovative individual with K-12 classroom-based experience for the contract position of Education Specialist. The Education Specialist will support our Regional Program Manager to grow our teacher-facing programs in New York City. The Education Specialist will be responsible for teacher outreach and engagement, customized instructional support, professional development design and facilitation, and supporting the administration of Eco-Audit Grants to support student-designed sustainability projects and showcases. The Education Specialist will report to the Regional Program Manager and must be based in the New York City metro area.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Organize and facilitate leading-edge professional development through customized, face-to-face, and virtual workshops.
  • Connect with teachers via email, video calls, and in-person visits to support the implementation of EcoRise lessons and resources.
  • Create teacher resources to increase implementation, including standards-alignment guides, action plans, sample calendars, and how-to videos.
  • Support teachers in applying for Eco-Audit Grants, both virtually and in-person.
  • Support Program Manager to review student applications, provide feedback, and fund student-designed sustainability projects.
  • Assist Program Manager in hosting virtual and in-person Student Innovation Showcases to connect students with green professional volunteers.
  • Participate in and support community events relating to sustainability education and environmental justice to strengthen partnerships that increase the efficacy and impact of our collective mission.
  • Capture stories - using photography, video, and text - of EcoRise teachers, students, and schools and share with Communications Team for distribution via social media, blogs, impact reports, and monthly newsletters.
  • Leverage technology tools and applications such as Canvas, Salesforce, Google Suites, Dropbox, and Trello to manage projects and data effectively.
Requirements
  • 3+ years of teaching experience in a K-12 classroom; experience supporting instructional pedagogy and sustainability education is preferred.
  • Experience designing and facilitating teacher professional development.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills that help represent and reach racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time with high-quality results.
  • Attentive to details with a keen aptitude for organization.
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.
  • Ability to travel within New York City and work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly, ask thoughtful questions, and give and receive feedback.
  • Committed to, knowledgeable of, and enthusiastic about the EcoRise mission and programs; familiarity with sustainability, environmental and climate justice, and public K12 education systems.
  • Fluency with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and/or Cloud Institutes Education for Sustainability Benchmarks.
  • Experience working with New York City Public Schools or within the 5 boroughs.
Timeline and Compensation
The project is expected to take 10-15 hours per week, from August 2024 through July 2025 with the possibility of an extension and/or full-time employment. Hourly rate is $35 an hour.

EcoRise is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and technical skills required of personnel so classified.

Flexible work from home options available.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Contract work, Remote job, Work from home, Flexible hours, Night shift,

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