Environmental Educator

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College seeks to fill the position of Environmental Educator. The person in this position delivers and designs high-quality environmental educational experiences for the Environmental Education Outreach (EEO) team at Merry Lea. Audiences include preschool and school-aged children, families, adults, and members of the public. This person works closely with other educators (volunteers, graduate/undergraduate students and other staff), and supports program logistics (setup/cleanup, materials preparation). This person interacts directly with participants and provides excellent customer service to ensure a positive experience.
Starting Salary: $35,568 + benefits

Education and/or Experience:

● A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental sciences, environmental education, biology, natural resources, education, outdoor education or related field.
● Master’s in related field preferred
● 2-3 years experience in teaching.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
● Driver’s license

Skills Required
● Effective speaking and writing skills, and in public relations and customer service.
● Competence with computer
● Demonstrate an ability to support and work with graduate students.
● Demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and experiences
● Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Physical Demands
● Physical mobility: sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds.
● Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions.

How to Apply:

If you are applying through Indeed or another search engine, please make sure to go to www.goshen.edu/employment to apply.

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.

Required:

    • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
    • Cover Letter
    • Résumé
    • List of three professional references with contact information

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

    Human Resources
    Goshen College
    1700 S. Main Street
    Goshen, IN 46526-4795

    E-mail: hr@goshen.edu
    Telephone: (574) 535-7111

    About Goshen College:

    Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

    The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.