Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time hourly position. Hours and days to be scheduled by supervisor and programmatic needs.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
An Environmental Educator develops, implements and coordinates education programs for students from the Wayne School District in grades 1-4 and for visiting groups from the community. She/he coordinates and conducts programs for teachers and other special programs as required.
• Implement educational programs, • Develop curriculum and enhance lesson plans correlated to State and National Content Standards. • Facilitate teacher-training workshops in house and in schools. • Conducts Community Environmental Education programs. • Contribute to team effort by completing tasks on an as needed assigned basis. • Serve as a liaison to other programs. • Consults with supervisor on a regular basis to report progress on assignments, to report problems, and to resolve problems. • Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations as required by supervisor. • Prepares correspondence in the course of official duties • Assign and supervise the work of part time and/or student workers as required. • Maintains essential records and files.
Education Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree, science or related area preferred.
Experience Minimum of 2 years experience as an educator.
Knowledge, skill and abilities
• Field knowledge of flora and fauna required. Knowledge of animal care, ecosystems and/or environmental issues preferred. • Skilled in written and verbal communications. • Be familiar with National & State Content Standards. • Innovative teaching techniques/strategies. • Ability to conduct classes outdoors under varied conditions. • Research and develop new programs for school groups and general public. • Demonstrated computer literacy/ knowledge of current educational technology • Be able to travel to various facilities and present programs
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.