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Assistant Nature-based Learning Educator

Rochester Ecology Partners
Rochester, NY
$16 an hour - Temporary, Part-time


Rochester, NY

Full job description

About us

Rochester Ecology Partners is a non-profit in Rochester, NY. Our mission is to help all people find nature where they live, work, and play through nature-based learning and community building.

Position Summary

The Assistant Educator is primarily responsible for supporting the Neighborhood Nature freetime program. The Neighborhood Nature program operates at our partner sites - Genesee Community Charter School and the program assistant will lead activities for youth 6-10 years old in collaboration with a team of educators

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • work shifts weekly between September 13, 2023 and July 1, 2024
  • ensure the safety of youth participants
  • work with the Neighborhood Nature Program Manager to organize and facilitate activities
  • lead 6-10 year olds in nature based learning activities
  • create an environment of joy and excitement about nature based learning
  • assist in the management of materials

Desired Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

The following qualifications are desired but not required. The position will be filled by someone who is the best fit for the position.

  • experience working with youth in an outdoor or camp setting
  • environmental education training
  • ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • flexibility and creativity when faced with challenges
  • the ability to work collaboratively in person and digitally with members of a team
  • cultural competence and the ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences

Work Environment / Expectations

Wednesday 3.0 hours a week from 12:15 - 3:15 / Program runs from 12:45 - 2:45

In person at Genesee Community Charter School

Additional hours possible

New hires must undergo a background check

Outdoors most of the time


$16.00 / hr

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Grade levels:

  • Elementary school
  • Kindergarten

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Rochester, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Early childhood education: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person