Water Rangers is looking for a Vancouver-based Education Coordinator to help support our educational programming focused on freshwater and the ocean.
The Education Coordinator role primarily supports our growing outdoor education and water testing community. In addition, they will contribute to ongoing research into water quality prediction, analysis, and leveraging big data for sustainable decision-making. This position engages communities and supports them in communicating their water issues to decision-makers, backed by science and engages youth in ocean literacy and STEAM.
The Education Coordinator will work closely with our team to promote Water Rangers’ water quality testkits as well as our partner Ocean Diagnostic’s microplastics educational toolkit in the education market. They’ll do that through outreach, relationship-building and sales; engaging with educational organizations, educators and school boards; providing train-the-trainer opportunities; attending events and conferences; collecting and relaying market feedback; and helping to develop go-to-market plans to expand our reach and impact.
- Develop activities and lessons around ocean and freshwater education.
- Work with both Water Rangers team and Ocean Diagnostics team to engage school boards and education-based environmental organizations.
- Represent Water Rangers and Ocean Diagnostics at educational, environmental and outdoor learning conferences.
- Provide in-person and virtual presentations and training for water quality and microplastic kits.
- Collect market research to develop a go-to-market plan to increase our reach and impact.
- Celebrate and increase our program reach through social media, impact reporting, events, etc
- Support clients
- Create progress reports
The ideal candidate
The Education Coordinator has:
- A degree in a relevant field (preferably business, science education, sustainability, science communication, environmental science, or similar).
- Demonstrate science education and/or business development experience.
- Excellent communication, presentation and relationship building skills.
- Extremely organized and detail oriented.
- Comfortable working with the public, personable, and supportive.
- Some Google Suite and WordPress knowledge.
- A valid driver’s license and access to a car is a bonus (mileage will be reimbursed at $0.68/km).
- Comfortability working in and around water, following water safety protocols.
- We are accepting applications until August 5, 2023 at 5 pm PST.
- Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so apply early!
- Start date: August 2023
- This is a 6-month contract with the potential to extend
- 32 hours per week
- $22/hr + 3 weeks vacation (pro-rated)
- Preference given to Vancouver-based applicants
- Some travel and weekend work will be required.
- If you use your own computer and phone, you will receive a $100/month work-from-home stipend.
This position is based out of B.C. Our teams work on trust and independence, so as a team member you are expected to:
- Work well independently. Manage your own schedule based on weekly priorities we set together and report to the core team using our project management tools.
- Attend daily check-ins and meetings with remote teams to set goals and report on tasks.
- Be creative and enthusiastic to develop dynamic experiences for the public.
- Take initiative to research methods to achieve your goals. Be willing to ask questions.
About Water Rangers and our team
Water Rangers is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise. We build easy-to-use, affordable tools so that communities can crowd-source water quality data.
Ocean Diagnostics Inc. (ODI) is a B.C. based environmental impact company that provides innovative technology, laboratory analysis capabilities and community science tools to sample and analyze microplastics to generate the data needed to influence informed decision making.
How to apply
This position is funding-dependent and suited for a recent graduate: you must be 30 years or younger, and legally able to work in Canada.
Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by July 31, 2023 at 5pm EST.
- Please include which position you’re applying for in your subject line
- We believe in show, not tell! Please include specific examples that support your skills (e.g., sample curriculum, photos, etc.) as well as answers to the following questions: a) How do you think science education can contribute to societal change? b) What is your favourite body of water and why?
NOTE: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.