• Wednesday, August 25, 2021 3:41 PM | Anonymous member

    The Fulton County Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Education Coordinator position in the Public Education and Outreach division.  Details about the job can be found here.  Applications for this position must be received by 9/7/21.

  • Monday, August 23, 2021 2:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Recreation Specialist

    Organization: Orange County Parks and Recreation

    Job Description:

    Assists in the planning and operation of recreational activities sponsored by the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division. This is specialized work involving the planning and organizing of recreational activities and programs for youth, senior citizens and adults utilizing Orange County Parks and Recreation facilities.

    Requires two years of post secondary education and two years of experience in the Parks and Recreation field; or high school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in the Parks and Recreation field. Additional years of post secondary education may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Must be able to work nights and weekends.

    Must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid Certification within six months from date-of hire.

    Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

    Environmental Education

    • Development of eco-education curriculum for ages 5-17
    • Lead and assist with eco-education classes for groups up to 30 participants
    • Work with educators to cater class curriculum to specific class needs
    • Lead/assist with public Eco-education programs for children and adults

    Animal husbandry

    • Feed and care for multiple Preserve Animals (tortoises, turtles, fish, rabbit, snakes, small alligators)
    • Maintenance and daily cleaning of animal habitats

    Customer service and team work

    • Provide exception customer service to all internal and external customers
    • Assist with office management, including rentals, answering inquiries and returning messages
    • Work with team members to coordinate facility operations, animal care, and customer assistance

    Record keeping and communication

    Maintain detail logs/reports pertinent to animal care and facility operations

    Facility Maintenance

    • Work with team members to ensure exceptional facility standards
    • Trail maintenance experience is a plus


    How to Apply:


  • Monday, August 23, 2021 2:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Early Childhood Educator

    Organization: Verdi EcoSchool

    Job Description:

    The Verdi EcoSchool is seeking a dynamic, energetic and forward-thinking early elementary educator with proven experience in inquiry and student-directed learning to facilitate a nature- and place-based education. The collaborative educator will be responsible for all aspects of the students’ experience and for developing strong partnerships with parents.


    The ideal candidate has a love and knowledge of nature and the outdoors and enjoys educating children from 4 to 7 years of age in a mixed group learning community. The candidate will embrace the mission of the school, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, function very effectively as a member of a collaborative teaching team, engage enthusiastically with families and other members of the school community, and embrace the opportunities and challenges of teaching in an innovative start-up school. Specializations in structured literacy and Conscious Discipline are highly preferred. Organization, reliability, flexibility, composure, strong work ethic, and a love of being in nature are key to the role.



    • Develop place-based lessons that reflect the needs of the children, the standards of project-based learning, and the mission of the Verdi EcoSchool.
    • Implement policies and procedures.
    • Design and set up the classroom space.
    • Responsible for cleanliness of indoor and outdoor classroom spaces each day.
    • Obtain necessary supplies and materials.
    • Manage and adjust the annual program budget
    • Work with Marketing & Development staff to promote the school’s programs.
    • Work toward growing and expanding the scope of Verdi EcoSchool’s offerings.
    • Oversee and improve the programs currently offered by the school.


    • Serve as a collaborative/team educator for the Journeys (early childhood) program.
    • Generate and archive weekly lesson plans that focus on students’ interests and submit to administration per accreditation requirements.
    • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness and success of educational programs.
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant governmental rules and regulations.
    • Train and apply positive skills in managing behaviors in line with Conscious Discipline.
    • Lead workshops for parents in best practices in student-led learning.
    • Design and teach engaging summer experiences.


    • This position reports to the administration of the Verdi EcoSchool.
    • This position meets weekly with their program team, weekly 1:1 with a member of the administration, monthly with the collaborative educators of the school’s other programs, monthly with all school staff, and monthly with all parents.


    • Interview, train, direct, schedule, supervise, and evaluate Interns, or Volunteers as needed to infuse programs with art, music, dance, etc.
    • Help to draft and oversee the school budget.


    • Plan and facilitate parent and volunteer involvement in programs.
    • Participate in Verdi EcoSchool staff meetings and special events to ensure connection with the rest of the staff and members.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education, Reading Education, or Nature-Based Education (Master’s preferred).
    • Working knowledge of basic natural history/ecology concepts.
    • Experience teaching children ages four to eight for 3 or more years in a school setting, preferably using structured literacy (Orton-Gilligham approaches), project-based learning, and/or place-based learning.
    • Experienced and comfortable immersing children in nature.

    Strong planning, organizing, and management skills.

    Experience supervising staff and volunteers.

    Demonstrated verbal and written skills.


    • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for students in both indoor and outdoor settings.
    • Able to identify local natural hazards such as poison ivy, wasps, fire ants, dangerous snakes, etc.
    • Demonstrate positive and proactive communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Spend three or more hours outdoors with students each day during all seasons, except in extreme/dangerous weather- such as high winds, extreme cold, etc.
    • Successful candidates will need to pass a background check and remain current on First Aid/CPR certifications.

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Pay: $35,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


    • Dental insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee discount
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development assistance
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vision insurance


    • Monday to Friday
    • COVID-19 considerations:
    • Appropriate COVID-19 protocols/policies are guided by CDC and FDOH recommendations.


    • Associate (Required)
    • Experience: Early Childhood Education: 3 years (Preferred)
    • Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)
    • License/Certification: CPR Certification (Preferred)

    Work Location: One location

    Work Remotely: No

    How to Apply:

    Complete application at www.verdiecoschool.org/workwithus

  • Monday, August 23, 2021 2:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Upper School Educator

    Organization: Verdi EcoSchool

    Job Description:

    The Verdi EcoSchool, the only Urban Farm School in the southeastern United States, is seeking an energetic and passionate educator to provide strong teaching, leadership, and direction for the school’s early elementary Journeys program. Verdi Ecoschool is located on the central east coast of Melbourne, Florida.


    The Verdi EcoSchool Educator values and practices our inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. They teach in a community of children, engage in daily collaboration and reflection with other team members, and make learning visible through documentation, publishing, and presenting to the public. The Verdi EcoSchool Educator employs excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, cultural competency, a commitment to the rights of all learners, and the passion to realize the school’s mission of cultivating lifelong learners who view themselves as resources to and for the continued vitality of their community.

    The ideal candidate has a love and knowledge of nature and the outdoors and enjoys educating children in a mixed age learning community. The candidate will embrace the mission of the school, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, function very effectively as a member of a collaborative teaching team, engage enthusiastically with families and other members of the school community, and embrace the opportunities and challenges of teaching in an innovative start-up school. Organization, reliability, flexibility, composure, strong work ethic, and a love of being in nature are key to the role.

    The Verdi EcoSchool educator:

    • Encourages a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice
    • Exhibits knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles
    • Communicates effectively with students and families about classroom activities and student progress
    • Demonstrates strong content knowledge
    • Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and behavior learning needs
    • Implements Project-Based Learning techniques and strategies
    • Facilitates and designs effective group work
    • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support
    • Fosters student growth through student-led conferences and presentations of learning
    • Showcases student work within the community
    • Scaffolds instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities
    • Differentiates instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels
    • Provides opportunities for student engagement through voice and choice”
    • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences
    • Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
    • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress


    • Create Authentic, Student-Led Learning Experiences
    • Approach work through a growth-mindset as an educator-researcher-guide and engaged collaborator who is curious, eager to learn, joyful and kind
    • Develop and deliver vigorous and challenging interdisciplinary experiences within disciplines, connecting standards in mathematics, science, reading, writing, history and the arts
    • Value and practice nurturing the social and emotional intelligence of children through listening, asking questions, seeing conflicts as learning opportunities, offering strategies, and supporting them to repair relationships through problem solving and restorative practices
    • Arrange physical environments and materials in ways that support the teaching and learning of students
    • Effectively organize time, space, materials and student documentation
    • Obtain necessary supplies and materials
    • Use research, documentation, and assessment to inform teaching practice and curriculum decisions.


    • Collaborate and Reflect with Teaching Team
    • Participate as an engaged member of the teaching team in which collaboration, dialogue, risk taking, honesty and reflection are practiced values
    • Develop and utilize frameworks to understand and assess individual growth and learning
    • Demonstrate an eagerness to continue to learn and grow as an educator-guide and researcher by practicing inquiry, actively digging into current research related to this work, and regularly journaling and sharing reflections with others
    • Participate as a member of the community and collaborative teaching team through dialogue, analysis of student work, sharing observations and questions, planning, and capturing thinking
    • Generate weekly lesson plans that focus on students’ interests and submit to administration per accreditation requirements
    • Train and apply positive skills in managing behaviors in line with Conscious Discipline
    • Making Learning Visible to Families and Educators
    • Employ strategies for making adult and children’s learning visible in a variety of ways, including blog posts, presentations, documentation panels, etc.
    • Communicate with parents/guardians about student’s experiences, gifts, learning edges and growth toward Verdi EcoSchool Goals and Expectations via informal conversations, conferences and Student Success Plans
    • Contribute to weekly classroom or community updates for parents/guardians
    • Model our teaching and learning approaches to educators who participate in workshops; engage in dialogue with them (in person and online) about our values and practices
    • Present research and participate in public forums to influence the field of education
    • Integrate technology to support learning and documentation including digital photographs, audio recordings, scanned work, and video; organize and catalog the experiences of children and adults each week in the digital platform
    • Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned


    • This position reports to school administration.
    • This position meets weekly with their program team.


    • Interview, train, direct, schedule, supervise, and evaluate visiting experts, interns, or volunteers as needed to infuse program complementary experiences


    • Plan and facilitate parent and volunteer involvement in programs
    • Participate in Verdi EcoSchool staff meetings and special events to ensure connection with the rest of the staff and members

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Pay: From $40,000.00 per year


    • Dental insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development assistance
    • Vision insurance


    Monday to Friday

    COVID-19 considerations:
    Verdi EcoSchool is only able to consider individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time of heightened community spread. All are required to wear face coverings indoors and follow recommended quarantine guidelines as released by the CDC.

    Education: Bachelor's (Required)

    Experience: Teaching: 3 years (Required)

    Work Location:  Multiple locations

    Work Remotely: No

    Apply Here

  • Monday, August 23, 2021 2:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Environmental Education Internship

    Deadline to Apply: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 11:45pm

    Organization: Archbold Biological Station

    Job Description:

    Join our education team and make a positive difference by communicating science and fostering a sense of place for children and adults in the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The Environmental Education Internship at Archbold Biological Station in Venus, Florida is designed with a focus on professional development through skill building, professional experiences, mentorship, and participation in education conferences.

    Internship Period: 41 weeks, Oct 18, 2021 – July 29, 2022
    Accommodations: Lodgings provided: dormitory style with roommates
    Compensation: $210 per week, plus lodging and weekday lunch provided
    Hours: 30 hours/week, sometimes weekends

    As we continue working in the era of COVID-19, we are currently providing virtual classroom visits, live virtual events, and other remote learning opportunities for elementary schools and the public. We don’t know when we will return to offering in-person programs, but this internship covers both the coming school year and the 2022 summer camp season. Responsibilities may change due to the virus, but are expected to include: helping lead elementary school programs, working outreach booths at community events, assisting with program evaluations, and animal care (snakes). The intern will also focus on developing, facilitating, and evaluating their own e-learning project. The intern also has access to our private nature preserve and lake, the chance to accompany ecologists into the field, and receive prescribed fire training. 

    Archbold Biological Station is an independent not-for profit biological research facility founded in 1941 by Richard Archbold. The Station conducts and promotes long-term ecological research and conservation, and has a strong commitment to education. The work at the Station emphasizes the unique biological communities of the Lake Wales Ridge, part of the Northern Everglades watershed, and one of the most distinctive and endangered biotic regions of Florida. For more information, please visit our website at www.archbold-station.org(link is external).


    - College degree, preferably with experience in wildlife biology, natural resources, ecology, environmental education, or other related fields
    - Comfortable working outdoors in the Florida heat, alongside biting insects, mosquitoes, and ticks
    - Strong interpersonal communication and computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point)

    - Spanish language skills a plus
    - Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
    - First Aid and CPR certification is desirable

    - Possess valid drivers’ license with good driving record as determined by Archbold’s insurance carrier.
    - Criminal background check using fingerprinting is required

    How to Apply:

    Email the Director of Education, Dustin Angell, a cover letter, resume, and emails for at least two references at dangell@archbold-station.org

    For More Information

  • Friday, August 20, 2021 11:13 AM | Anonymous member

    The League of Environmental Educators in Florida Seeks an Executive Director

    Position summary: LEEF is seeking an enthusiastic and creative person with a passion for our mission and a desire to help us grow as an organization. If you would like to be constantly challenged, learn a lot, have fun, be inspired, have a significant impact and work with an amazing team, we encourage you to apply!

    We are looking for a part time executive director to contribute and continue the great work and inspire and represent the organization. This person will be responsible for the daily operations and supporting the organizational goals and work plans. The Executive Director will serve part-time, approximately 15-20 hours per week, performing duties assigned by the executive board. The position is for a six-month term, with the opportunity to extend that term and hours if agreeable to all parties and funding availability.

    Location: Florida, flexible. The director will work predominantly from home with some travel required for board meetings, conferences and other meetings as needed.

    Summary of essential duties

    • Meet with the executive board weekly via an evening Zoom meeting.

    • Assist executive board in planning monthly board meetings, including the annual board retreat, and provide reminders and materials to LEEF board members.

    • Develop and maintain a donor database and donor stewardship.

    • Assist LEEF action teams/committees in their work by maintaining contact with chairs and providing assistance and guidance as needed.

    • Provide follow-through on board and organization activities as needed.

    • Assist in developing communication plan and other planning efforts supporting strategic goals.

    • Assist with conference planning and implementation to provide continuity of conference traditions and quality.

    • Work to increase memberships in the organization.

    • Coordinate and manage grant writing, annual appeals, sponsorships, and other fund development efforts.

    • Maintain website, outreach materials, and all social media platforms.

    • Design and develop marketing plans, materials and exhibits for the organization.

    • Report routinely to the LEEF president and monthly to the Board of Directors.

    • Act as liaison to NAAEE, SEEA and other organizations; attend scheduled phone/Zoom meetings with these organizations

    Minimum Requirements:

    Passion for the mission of the organization. Ability to work well independently, remotely and as part of a team. Strong networking, communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent writer with strong spelling, grammar, typing and organizational skills with attention to detail. Must reside in Florida and have the ability to work from home (or another location), provide own access to internet, computer, phone and be able to travel for meetings and conferences, etc. Some nights, weekends and travel will be required.

    BS or BA or equivalent background in nonprofit management, fund development, public relations, marketing, business, or an environmental, natural resource or education related field is preferred. Ability to grow in the job with the capacity to infuse the organization with energy and creativity.

    Desired Skills:

    • Commitment to, understanding of, and passion for environmental education 

    • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and donor development and retention

    • Knowledge of and experience with advocacy, organizing, media relations, and public relations

    • Related non-profit experience with a track record of increased responsibility including working with and reporting to boards of directors; ability to show high level of performance, leadership, and creativity; and supervisory experience

    • Ability to think strategically and to plan, implement, and evaluate new and existing programs focused on key priorities within organization mission, goals, and resources

    • Collaborative, team-oriented work style balanced with ability to make timely executive decisions

    • Experience creating effective working relationships with other organizations and agencies

    • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and experience with back-end website and database management

    Compensation: $18,000 - $20,000/year; negotiable.

    To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, list of professional references and 500-800 word writing sample (examples could include excerpt from article, syllabus, blog, essay, etc.) to director@leef-florida.org Application review will begin on August 26 and continue until the position is filled.


    LEEF is a 501(c)(3) organization

    advancing environmental literacy and promoting stewardship

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:06 PM | Anonymous member


    For the complete list and full descriptions find the ocean jobs page at https://sevenseasmedia.org/. We add 20 to 30 new opportunities per week with 40k views per month!

    We work hard to provide this jobs list and newsletter to you every week for free. If you find your next job from this list, or a new employee, please consider a tax-deductible donation as a thank you.

    1. Puerto Rico Community Organizer, Surfrider Foundation, Puerto Rico
    Clean Border Water Now Campaign Manager, Surfrider Foundation, San Diego, CA
    Vice President, Oceana Peru, Oceana, Inc., Lima, Peru
    4. Sr. Environmental Outreach Coordinator – 051551, Environmental Resources Department, Oxbow Eco-Center, FL
    Geodesist ZP-1372-3/4 (DE/CR), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
    Geodesist ZP-1372-3/4 (MAP), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
    Marine Ecologist, Department of Lands & Natural Resources, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
    Communications Manager, Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), Severna Park, MD
    9. Postdoctoral Position: Researcher in the polar ocean and sea ice feedback processes, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway
    Conservation Manager, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD
    Human Resources Generalist, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD
    12. Research Fish Biologist, ZP-0482-3 (Direct Hire), NOAA, Seattle, WA
    Fisheries Biologist Support, The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Lacey, WA
    111183 Coral Reef Ecologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), San Diego, CA
    Shark Research and Reef Fishery Observer, A.I.S., Inc., Miami Beach, FL
    Director of Business & Operations, Florida Oceanographic Society, Stuart, FL
    Administrative Assistant – Half Time

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous member


    Cuplet Fern Florida Native Plant Society invites you to a free, self-paced online course produced by the Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) with the United Nations Development Programme. There are 5 modules to this worldwide course. Use the QR code in the image below or Click here to register. 

    Join the discussion on our Facebook event to celebrate simple, global understanding of restoration beginning Sept 3rd here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476803366015746/

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:51 PM | Anonymous member

    How to Start a Successful Green Business 

    More and more entrepreneurs are becoming conscious of the environment and climate. While this is a positive sign, there’s still much more work to be done. It’s essential that we do what we can now to create a healthier, more stable planet for future generations. 

    If you’re a business-minded person who wants to contribute to the betterment of our world, there’s no better option than to become an ecopreneur. In essence, an ecopreneur is someone who sells eco-friendly products or services and considers the environment in every aspect of their company’s operations. Below, Joyce Wilson has shared some practical tips and resources for how you can start a green business that succeeds long-term. 

    Learn the “Triple Bottom Line”

    Ecopreneurs follow the “triple bottom line” method when it comes to measuring success. 

    • The social bottom line measures how well your company is benefiting community members and the community as a whole

    • The environmental bottom line refers to how much your company is reducing its ecological and carbon footprints.

    • And of course, the financial bottom line tells you how profitable your business is or when it will be profitable. 

    Pursue Green Operations

    Running a green business is more than selling eco-conscious products or services. Explore every aspect of your operations to see if there are changes you can make that will boost sustainability. 

    • Make sure your overarching business model is sustainable.

    • Reduce waste whenever and wherever possible. 

    • Get as many of your products and materials as possible from local sources. 

    • Donate to nonprofits and charities (e.g., local, national, international, etc.) that share your concerns for the planet. 

    Earn Your Brand

    Earning credibility and promoting your brand will be essential to your goal of becoming a successful ecopreneur. 

    • Make sure you have the right business structure established and/or file a DBA

    • Get your products certified by a third-party environmental organization.

    • Post regular blogs about your company’s vision, goals, and practical steps you are making for the environment.

    • Engage on social media to share your progress with your audience and answer any questions or concerns. 

    Being an ecopreneur is an excellent way to lead a fulfilling career while fostering the health of our planet. Along with considering the tips above, keep researching how you can build a green business that stands the test of time!

  • Monday, August 16, 2021 7:23 PM | Anonymous member

    Senior Environmental Outreach Coordinator


    The Oxbow Eco-Center, St Lucie County Environmental Resources Dept.

    Address: Port St. Lucie, FL

    Job Description:

    This is a professional position within the Environmental Resources Department, Environmental Education and Community Outreach Division (EECO) responsible for volunteer coordination, project management, community outreach, strategic planning, and program evaluation. The individual must possess a strong desire to promote environmental stewardship and an ethic of service and be independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful. 

    Salary: $56,076.80 Annually

    For More Information and to Apply

Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades.  

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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