Education and Community Stewardship Specialist
Type of Job
$48,525.00 - $77,504.00/year
Aug 24, 2022
About the job
The overall purpose of this position is to provide educational, and community engagement support to the Conservation Education and Stewardship Division, in the context of developing, managing, and conducting science education and stewardship programs and materials. The incumbent will support the conservation education program and support the development of English and Spanish educational materials and programming. This may include support for aquatic and angler education, climate education and community stewardship programs. The incumbent will also conduct and expand other environmental education programs for the Department that involve working with K-12 schools on indoor and outdoor science investigations and student stewardship activities; programs engaging teachers and students in studying impacts of climate change; activities at Maryland State Parks and other DNR education priorities. This work will require developing instructional materials based on the real science, research and restoration work of DNR and other state and Federal agencies and aligned to current academic standards and teaching practices; delivering the materials to community members and educators through professional development workshops; assisting with field experiences with students; collaborating with outside partners outside; and managing comprehensive educational and stewardship programs. The position is housed within the Aquatic Resources Education Program (AREP), Center for Conservation Education & Stewardship in the Chesapeake and Coastal Service Unit. It requires working closely with staff from other divisions within the unit and throughout DNR, as well as with outside partners. This collaborative work is key to developing education programs that are scientifically and technically sound, based on the research and science of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This position works cooperatively with the Maryland State Department of Education, teachers, and school system administrators throughout Maryland, county environmental education centers, and environmental educators and science/technical staff from another state, federal, and non-government organizations to develop and administer natural resource education and stewardship programs.