Opportunities With PVAS

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and interests. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    

Current Job Openings

PVAS is seeking a Program Director to oversee all educational programs including program planning, delivery, preparation of materials, training and supervision of program staff and volunteers, and evaluation of programs.  The position will include responsibility for youth programs (school, summer camp, family activities) and adult programs (Master Naturalist, teaching trainings, natural history workshops, birding activities, and monthly programs).  The Program Director will report directly to the Executive Director and directly supervise the PVAS Program Staff (youth, adult, camp).  Qualifications include a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience with a background in education, ecology, environmental or natural sciences; training or experience in working with children and adults in formal and non-formal settings; experience with curricula development and evaluation; and experience with nature-based education for teachers.  This is an exempt, full-time, year-round position with paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and a flexible work environment.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kristin Alexander, PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443, by July 31, 2017.  The position begins September 1, 2017.  Inquiries may be sent to Kristin@PotomacAudubon.org.  A full job description with specifics for applying can be found here. 

School Program Instructor (AmeriCorps)  Each year, PVAS seeks a motivated educator to teach our fourth grade watershed education program and other school programs as an AmeriCorps member.  Although we have chosen the volunteers for this next year, a full position description can be found here. The majority of time for these positions involves teaching 4th graders about watersheds in local schools (up to 4 classes each day).  Additional youth programs, such as after-school activities, may also be part of the positions as well as occasional weekend programs. During the summer months, these positions include serving as day camp staff.  AmeriCorps positions are one-year commitments (August-August) and require some off-site training and additional volunteer projects.  AmeriCorps members are provided a monetary stipend with a typical work week of 30-35 hours.  A monetary education award for student loans or continuing education is provided at the end of the service-year.  A child care stipend is available. Health care coverage and mileage reimbursement is provided.  Qualifications include an interest in teaching or experience in the formal classroom, flexibility, good communication skills, punctuality, and an interest in making the world a better place.  Retired teachers or new elementary education graduates are encouraged to apply.  This is an excellent way to improve your teaching skills.  Applicants must be 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit.  For more information, contact Kristin Alexander (Kristin@PotomacAudubon.org).

Watershed Education Program Interns (part-time)  PVAS sometimes seeks watershed interns to teach during the school year on a very part-time basis.  This position involves teaching occasional fourth grade classes at various schools in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties.  Positions are paid and have flexible hours (based on the requirements of each school).  We provide the step-by-step lesson plans, training, and all the supplies.  This is a great way for college students to gain teaching experience or for retired teachers to teach without the other responsibilities of the classroom, but we'd like to hear from anyone with an interest. Contact Bridget Tinsley (Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org)

Audubon Discovery Camp Staff 

Each year, PVAS seeks staff for our day camp in June and July.  Camp sessions are held at Yankauer Preserve (between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown) and Cool Spring Preserve (south of Charles Town).  The camps focus on natural and cultural history as kids explore forests and fields, build forts, turn over rocks and logs, and play games.  Staff supervise small groups of children (generally 8-10 children, ages 6-11).  Each week has a different theme and staff develop their own program activities.  Staff training and all supplies and materials are provided.  All staff must be age 18 or older.  Required First Aid/CPR certification is provided. Staff are encouraged to be AmeriCorps Summer Associates.   Camp hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.  If you are interested in learning more about being an ADC staff member for Summer 2018, contact Amy Moore (Amy@PotomacAudubon.org). You can also download the application here and send it to Amy.




  
          © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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