The Cape Leopard Trust: Environmental Educator

The Cape Leopard Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) is seeking a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidate to run its environmental education programme in the Cederberg and surrounds (Wupperthal, Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Op-die Berg, Piketberg).

CLT seeks to appoint an Environmental Educator to be based in Cederberg.

Start date: July 2019 with a 6-month training/probation period, part of which will be spent in Cape Town.

Position Type: Full-time position, two years’ contract

Salary: R180 000 per annum
 
The position requires a diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults. The position will be based in the Cederberg so the candidate should be willing to relocate.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage youth, teachers and the public to raise awareness for leopard conservation and other
  • environmental matters
  • Plan and conduct presentations, school day trips, school holiday programmes, and eco-clubs
  • Plan and conduct overnight camps with school groups (camp duration: two to three nights)
  • Market CLT education programme at schools and recruit new schools into the programme
  • Develop curriculum-based resources (lesson material and activities)
  • Establish and foster relationships with environmental education project partners and sponsors
  • and other stakeholders
  • Seek new funding opportunities
  • Compile project stats for donor feedback reports
  • Compile project news articles for social media and website
  • Monthly report writing
  • Assist with project vehicle maintenance
  • General administration tasks and support Environmental Education Coordinator with project logistics

Requirements:

  • Tertiary level qualification relevant to Nature Conservation, Conservation Biology or PGCE (with strong Life Sciences background)
  • Knowledge of biodiversity and geology of the Western Cape
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Teaching and/or guiding experience beneficial
  • Valid driving license and an exemplary driving record (willing to acquire Code 10/ C1 driving license and PrDP)
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both Afrikaans and English is essential with knowledge of an African language desirable
  • Current first-aid qualification
  • Must be fit to be able to lead group activities (i.e. hiking in rugged mountainous terrain)
  • A diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults
  • Communicator with great interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Passion for conservation and committed to inspiring others to conserve and appreciate nature
  • Self-confidence
  • Positive mentorship skills
  • Ability to take initiative and drive tasks
  • Practical campsite experience and ability to conduct maintenance tasks with equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Reliable and committed to the success of the programmes
  • Well organised, resourceful and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a deadline-driven work environment
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours and on weekends

To apply, submit your CV together with a motivational letter (no certificates required at this stage) to Hadley Lyners, Education Project Coordinator at education@capeleopard.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

The Cape Leopard Trust is guided by the principles of employment equity.

If you have not received a response within 14 days of the closing date, assume your application has not been successful.

The Cape Leopard Trust reserves the right not to make an appointment to the position as advertised.

For more about the Cape Leopard Trust refer to www.capeleopard.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Western Cape

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