SFWA Education Specialist Job Description

The Santa Fe Watershed Association seeks a motivated, passionate on-staff Watershed Educator to facilitate
current youth and adult watershed education programming, develop and update curricula, and participate in
ongoing visioning. Benefits and pay negotiable (starting at $23-$25/hr, 25hrs/wk, potential to increase).

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree + 1 year of relevant experience OR four years of relevant professional experience
• Passion for learning, sharing knowledge, and collaboration
• Comfort and ability teaching in an outdoor environment in a variety of conditions
• Excellent organization and communication skills, written and verbal
• Collaborative team player
• Comfort using computers and other standard technology
• Local to Santa Fe or able to regularly commute to Santa Fe
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Background check (through SFWA)

Preferred qualifications:
• Proficiency or fluency in Spanish
• Background in (outdoor) education, watershed science, and/or environmental studies
• General knowledge of ecology and cultures of Northern New Mexico
• Strong classroom management skills
• Access to a car for travel between sites, transport of materials and equipment
• Connection to the Santa Fe community

The Santa Fe Watershed Association (SFWA) is a 501(c)3 environmental nonprofit located in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, whose mission is to enhance the health and vibrancy of the Santa Fe River and its watershed through
education, restoration, stewardship, and advocacy. Learn more at www.santafewatershed.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to our community. We actively seek to recruit, hire,
promote, and retain a diverse workforce that welcomes and engages people from varied backgrounds and
reflects the population of Northern New Mexico.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The Watershed Educator will work with SFWA staff, partners, and contractors to facilitate and lead
educational programs.

Program Implementation and Evaluation
• Provide a safe, nurturing environment that allows all learners to explore their own way of connecting
to the natural world
• Recruit, train, and schedule contract educators and education volunteers
• Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with the education community, including schools, other
environmental education organizations, and regional partners
• Develop annual education program budget that gets inserted into overall organization’s budget
• Design and facilitate program assessments
• Write grant proposals and reports
• Other related administrative duties

Program Development
• Collaborate with other SFWA staff to develop and strategize new education programming that aligns
with SFWA’s mission, as well as update current programming
• Plan and implement field trips, classes, and workshops for youth and adults
• Ensure that programming is aligned with NM STEM Ready, NGSS, Common Core, and general outdoor
education innovations and values
• Communicate with schools, teachers, volunteers, other nonprofits and businesses, and various
government departments and agencies to facilitate education opportunities and provide educational

If interested, please send resumes/CVs and a list of three references to info@santafewatershed.org, or bring
them to our office. Thank you!

SFWA Educator 2021