Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a hourly position, and hours of work and days are to be scheduled by the supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
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.
The Environmental Education Assistant assists in the delivery of programs for students from the Wayne School District in grades 1-4 and for visiting groups from the community. She/he works with the environmental educator and the Ex. Director of Special Programs to help conduct programs for teachers and other special programs as required.
• Assists in the Implementation of educational programs, • Contribute to team effort by completing tasks on an as needed assigned basis. • Consults with supervisor on a regular basis to report progress on assignments, to report problems, and to resolve problems. • Assists in the care and maintenance of flora and fauna in the Environmental Center
Education Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree, concentration in science or related area, preferred.
Experience Some experience working in a educational setting.
Knowledge, Skills 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. • Some experience with teaching techniques/strategies. • Demonstrated computer literacy/ knowledge of current educational technolog
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.