Friends of Ballona Wetlands,

Environmental Education Coordinator

24 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Founded in 1978, Friends of Ballona Wetlands is a non-profit organization whose mission is championing the restoration and protection of Los Angeles’ last coastal wetland and educating our diverse community as stewards of nature. We believe that connecting people with the beauty and importance of natural systems can help them make choices that benefit the land and all the species depending on it.

About this job

We are seeking a passionate environmental educator to help expand our Explore Ballona! Education Program. Our ideal candidate is a hard-working team player, responsible, enthusiastic and adaptable. Our Explore Ballona! Education Program includes field trip programming, both at the wetlands and in classrooms, for preK through high school students. It also includes multiple weeks of day camp during the summer, a youth development program and periodic tours for the public and other youth groups. This position will assist with and lead aspects of all Explore Ballona! Education Programs and assist with curriculum updates, social media education efforts and organization events.

Roles & responsibilities

• Lead environmental education field trips for students, including set-up and break-down

• Lead pre and post field trip lessons in-classrooms throughout Los Angeles

• Assist in the planning, coordination, staffing and managing of camp and youth development


• Assist in the development and expansion of K-12 curriculum and resources

• (Preferred) Translate curriculum and resources into language(s) other than English

• Create educational content for various social media platforms

• Assist with office work as needed, including stats, reporting, etc.

• Provide program support for community events on weekends as needed

• Assist with the general needs of the organization and its projects at the discretion of the

Manager of Environmental Education as appropriate


Preferred Experience and Skills

• 1-3 years’ experience working with children and/or youth, preferably in environmental science or natural history settings

• 1-3 years’ experience working with underserved and/or diverse audiences

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, natural sciences or related field

• Willingness to work indoors and outdoors – expect dirt, mud, sand, and heat

• Ability to speak and read/write a language in addition to English

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

• Proactive, organized and strong attention to detail

• Ability to navigate uneven terrain and lift up to 30 pounds

• Reliable transportation require

To apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to to apply.

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