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Summer Watershed Forestry Educator, Watershed Agricultural Council – New York

Organization: The Watershed Agricultural Council

Position Title: Seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator

Location: Westchester County, New York

Dates and compensation: Summer 2015; $14.00/hour, 40 hours/week, plus mileage reimbursement. Housing not included.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2015

Description: The Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program is seeking to hire one seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator for the summer of 2015. The seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator will primarily provide support for teacher training programs associated with the WAC Forestry Program’s Urban Rural Education Initiative. The secondary function of this position will be to provide support for forest landowner outreach and education programs within the NYC watershed.

Responsibilities: The Watershed Forestry Educator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in cooperation with the WAC Forestry Program Watershed Educator to help plan, run, and evaluate multiple teacher training programs related to the NYC watershed, drinking water supply system, and watershed forestry. In particular, assist with the Watershed Forestry Institute for teachers, which is a 5-day, 4-night training program for 25 teachers (6-12th grade) held at an environmental education center.
  • Work in cooperation with WAC Forestry Program staff to assist with forest stewardship and forest landowner education and outreach efforts in the New York City watershed region.


  • College degree or working toward degree in environmental, science, or sustainability education or related environmental or educational field;
  • Excellent personal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental education, experiential learning, event planning, and program evaluation;
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with forestry and/or water-related environmental education experience;
  • Conditions of employment are a valid driver’s license and a dependable vehicle for which WAC will reimburse mileage incurred on the job based on current federal rates.

How to Apply: Submit resumes by Friday, February 21, 2015 to:

Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton NY, 13856 or by email to [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.

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