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31 May 2019

Other Outdoor Bilingual Educator (Spanish/English)

Great Basin Institute – Posted by Recrutiment Anywhere

Job Description

In cooperation with the National Park Service’s Yosemite National Park, the Great Basin Institute (GBI) is recruiting a Bilingual Educator (Spanish/English) to work cooperatively with National Park Service staff to bring knowledge, innovation and creative thinking to the Interpretive and educational programming at Yosemite (YOSE). The Educator will support bilingual youth education and visitor outreach in Yosemite. This Research Associate (RA) position will afford the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to learn valuable education skills including creating and presenting formal programs and curriculum development. Additionally, the RA will create connections with diverse visitors outside of the visitor center through informal education along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, as well as serve as a Junior Ranger and Leave No Trace ambassador for the park, and develop videos and social media posts in Spanish to educate visitors beyond the park.

With more than 4.1 million visitors in 2018, Yosemite National Park welcomes an incredible amount of diverse and bilingual visitors every year. The Bilingual Educator will be supporting National Park Service Office of Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to embrace diverse backgrounds both in the park, as well as online through Yosemite’s social media platforms.

Position Tasks:
The Bilingual Educator will work under the guidance and mentorship of Yosemite National Park Education and Outreach Program staff. Through this immersive experience, the RA can expect to:
• Prepare and present formal and informal education activities to youth and their families in both English and Spanish.
• Conduct targeted roves throughout Yosemite Valley to connect with youth and their families outside of visitor centers.
• Invite families to participate in the Yosemite Junior Ranger program and present programs on Leave No Trace principles.
• Write scripts, film and post short videos in Spanish on Yosemite National Park social media sites
• Write posts in Spanish for Yosemite National Park social media sites

Technical requirements:
o Fluency in both Spanish and English languages (reading, writing, and speaking);
o Bachelor’s degree or credits/coursework towards a Bachelor’s degree in interpretation, outdoor/environmental education, a related field of study, and/or commensurate experience;
o Experience developing/providing interactive programming with knowledge of and/or experience implementing current practices and trends in interpretation;
o Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with the public, coworkers, and mentors both orally and in writing, and respond in a professional and courteous manner to inquiries from the public regarding program activities;
o Exhibit enthusiasm, flexibility, tolerance, and patience in dealing with park visitors;
o Motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter that has the flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities and possesses strong organizational skills; and
o Expressed ability to accomplish program goals with limited or no direct supervision.
o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license.

Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.

How to Apply

Please follow to apply directly through our online employment portal. The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: #education, conservation, environmental education, interpretation, social media, Spanish, and youth.

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