Shelburne Farms is Hiring a Professional Development Educator - Closed

September 5, 2012

Shelburne Farms is seeking an education team member who works on the development and coordination of programs for educators with a focus on education for sustainability, food systems, place-based learning, and service-learning.

Title:  Professional Development/Educator

Key Focus Areas:  Professional development for K-12 educators, curriculum development in both formal and non-formal settings, program documentation and evaluation, outreach, grant writing and reporting.  Approximately 50% of time spent off-site. Some nights and weekends. 

Key Skills/Qualifications:

A successful candidate must have:

  • A Masters Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 + years of providing and leading professional development experiences for educators
  • Classroom teaching and/or other relevant k-12 school experience

They will be able to demonstrate significant experience in the following:

  • Curriculum development & documentation using standards – Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.
  • Education for Sustainability practices and pedagogies
  • Food systems, farm-to-school, food, farming and nutrition education.
  • Project management and coordination
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines in an organized and responsible manner
  • Public speaking, facilitation, and developing multi-media presentations as well as written communication (journal articles, websites, blogs,)
  • Working collaboratively and independently on multiple teams
  • Supervising staff, volunteers, college students, and interns
  • Relationship building with multiple stakeholders, working with diverse audiences of all ages

It is also a plus to have:

  • Knowledge of Vermont schools and community partners
  • Current teaching certification

Salary commensurate with experience

Full-Time Salaried Position; Benefits included

Applicants will be accepted until job is filled.

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