The Green Mountain Audubon Center’s conservation education programs provide people of all ages with direct experiences in nature. Audubon’s programs are outdoors, science-based, interactive, and encourage participants to take age-appropriate conservation action to help protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
The Educator is a critical member of Audubon Vermont’s (AV) Center team, with a strong focus on developing and delivering education programs for all ages. The Educator will lead programs for affinity groups, underserved populations, children preschool through high school, adults and the general public. This position will also help to mentor college students through our robust internship program.
Reports to the Education Program Manager (Debbie Archer) at the Audubon Center and works a 35 hours per week schedule with occasional weekend and evening work.
This is a full time, year-round position.
Audubon Vermont believes that inspiring all people to love and protect nature is best achieved when we embrace diversity as a value and practice. In the same way an ecosystem needs many types of plants and wildlife, an organization thrives when it includes a diversity of people and perspectives. We recognize that inequities are widespread and create gaps between our present reality and our aspirations. Audubon Vermont is committed to:
* Reflecting the diversity of the community in our board, staff, volunteers, and members.
* Ensuring our internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance our diversity goals.
* Empowering people to make positive changes in their community and our planet.
We having been taking the following internal and external actions:
* Creating affinity spaces in programs (Women Who Bird and Pride Hikes)
* Partnering with organizations who serve specific communities to provide meaningful education opportunities
* Working with outside consultants to unpack the many ways that white supremacy has become standard practice
in professional settings
* Lifting the voices and experiences of those who have been left out of the birding and conservation community