The STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Educator is an invaluable member of the Green Heart Project team whose primary responsibility is to manage and implement the garden-based, standards-aligned STEM programming to take place during school hours at both Mitchell Elementary and Sullivan’s Island Elementary School (grades PreK-5). This position will be responsible for teaching 5-7 garden-focused lessons/week, coordinating with and managing program volunteers, organizing and transporting lesson materials, and collaborating with the Program Director, in an effort to support the organization’s mission of educating students & cultivating community in an outdoor setting.
- Experience teaching in a classroom setting
- Highly skilled in lesson delivery and group management
- Experience teaching a hands-on curriculum in an outdoor setting
- Comfortable with “getting your hands dirty” and working in an outdoor environment
- Strong desire for learning to use the garden as an extension of the classroom
- Ability to help students make connections to the natural world
- Possess strong organizational and communication skills
- Familiarity navigating an elementary school environment
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
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This is a 20 hour/week temporary position with the Green Heart Project under the supervision of the Program Director. This position will run for 13 weeks in the Fall (September to December), and 13 weeks in the Spring (January to May); the start date for this position is August 26th, 2019.* This role is considered a 1099 independent contractor position, and will be compensated at a rate of $15/hour (up to 20 hrs/week).
* CCSD school holidays will be observed and are unpaid (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break).
See full job description: STEM Educator Position Description
In order to be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Amanda Howell Program Director at email@example.com no later than Sunday, July 28th.
The Green Heart Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to the success of our mission. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Green Heart Buddy Volunteer
ATTENTION: We are currently seeking Green Heart Buddy volunteers for our Fall 2019 programs!
Green Heart Buddies play a key role in helping grow our gardens, our community, and our young Green Heart Buddies through volunteering with one of our in-school and/or after-school programs. Being reliable, timely, patient and respectful is a must, as Buddies serve as role models for all of our students!
Green Heart Buddies commit to one of our school garden programs for a semester, volunteering once a week for 1+ hours. They are urban farmers, teachers and mentors, working alongside our students, connecting, encouraging and supporting. We have three core values at the Green Heart Project and expect our volunteers to serve as role models by embodying these values:
Respect your Green Heart Buddies.
Respect the Earth.
Green Heart Buddies do not need any prior gardening experience, just a passion for the Green Heart Project’s mission, working with elementary-aged students, and an eagerness to give back to their community.
Green Heart Buddies do not need any prior gardening experience, just a passion for the Green Heart Project’s mission and an eagerness to give back to their community.
For More Information
Application Deadline August 15th, 2019. Click here to apply!
Donate Your Time & Skillset
Would you like to get involved with our project in a way that is not listed? Are you a carpenter that wants to build a chicken coop? A writer that would love to blog for us about sustainable and local food? A social media guru that can enhance our marketing? Or do you have a farm truck full of horse manure that you want to bring by to fertilize our beds? We are always open to suggestions from our volunteers, and ideas to improve our gardens and our programs are always welcome!
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we would love to get you out in the garden!