Job Opening – Education Assistant

The mission of the Santa Fe Watershed Association is to protect and restore the health and vibrancy of the Santa Fe River and its watershed for the benefit of people and the environment. We achieve this through education, restoration, stewardship, and advocacy. From the River’s headwaters to the Rio Grande, we honor the connection of the people and the watershed.

SFWA Education Assistant (position description)

Reports to the Director of Education

Works with SFWA Director of Education and SFWA staff to support all SFWA education programs. Priorities include facilitating and leading My Water, My Watershed (MWMW) field trips and classroom visits and other educational program support with potential to grow.

  • Using MWMW program curriculum, facilitate one hour pre- and post-classroom visits for each MWMW participating class
  • Facilitate field trip days that includes briefing volunteers and parent chaperones, communicating with teachers and transportation, working with City of Santa Fe staff, and leading students in exploring the Upper Santa Fe Watershed using MWMW program curriculum
  • Grading pre and post online student assessments and assist with end of year reporting
  • Maintain program supplies and equipment
  • Assist the Director of Education with educational outreach and teacher professional development
  • Support Stewardship and Restoration projects as needed
  • Ongoing miscellaneous organization tasks to support the mission of the Santa Fe Watershed Association

Skills and Requirements

  • Passion for learning, sharing knowledge, and collaboration
  • Classroom management skills
  • Comfort and ability teaching in an outdoor environment in a variety of conditions
  • Excellent communication and calendar management
  • Ability to lead adult volunteers
  • Comfort using computers, Microsoft Office, Teams, and other standard technology
  • Ability to work flexible hours, fully in-person
  • Must have own transportation
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish is preferred
  • Deep connection to/knowledge of Santa Fe watershed/Northern New Mexico preferred

10 hours/week pre-season, 15-20 hours/week during field trip season (end of March), $22/hr with opportunity for position to increase in pay, hours, and responsibility based on performance and interest. Send resume or questions to Julie Hasty, Director of Education,

Downloadable Part time Education Assistant description