Help Wanted: Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District is hiring for the part-time, grant-funded position of Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator. The successful candidate will have good organizational, interpersonal and computer skills, have a reliable vehicle, and be able to work independently. Duties include:

  • Participation in state and national Schoolyard Habitat networks and information exchange, including September, 2012 training at Denali National Park.
  • Facilitating the development of work plans to create Schoolyard Habitats in collaboration with Kenai Fish and Wildlife Field Office and Central Peninsula schools, staff, students, and community members.
  • Coordinating volunteers and resources necessary for implementation of work plans.
  • Presentations to classrooms, agencies, community organizations, and individuals.

Experience in teaching, environmental education, volunteer coordination, and working with children is desirable. Work hours will be flexible and fluctuate seasonally, Aug. 2012 through Oct. 2013. Pay dependent on experience.

Application deadline is June 1. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Kenai SWCD
110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 160
Kenai, AK 99611

Questions may be directed to: 907-283-8732 x108

Schoolyard Habitat is a nationwide program developed and funded by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that involves students and community at every phase of visioning, designing, constructing, use and maintenance of Schoolyard Habitats; creates habitat for birds, fish, and native plants; and gets kids learning outdoors. 

For more information about Schoolyard Habitats and Outdoor Classrooms with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, go to http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/restoration/schoolyard_habitat.htm