BASE Partnership Part-Time Coordinator

Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of School Programs

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is recruiting for a BASE partnership coordinator (part-time) to work three days (21 hours) per week, year-round, to coordinate BBG’s partnership with Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE), a NYC public high school. Work closely with the principal, staff, and students of the school to connect them with resources at BBG and other organizations in the community. This position will be responsible for cultivating and developing environmental learning opportunities for students and will oversee seasonal instructors teaching fall field studies class for ninth graders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide recruitment and outreach for student environmental and science internships and programs, and related college and career development opportunities. May include organizing a job fair or information sessions to develop student interest and coordinate applications. Involves regular coordination with other community and national organizations.
  • Work with BASE staff to develop and implement student field trips and environmental projects including Garden Crew at BBG. Recruit student involvement in community service days at Prospect Park and other organizations.
  • Coordinate two seasonal instructors in Field Studies to implement eight-week fall series for ninth-grade students at BBG and other local field sites. Coordinate with Living Environment teachers and school administrators to ensure integration of BBG resources into curriculum and appropriate support of off-site learning for students.
  • Work with staff at BASE and BBG to coordinate the school’s use of Garden resources for academic or family events (e.g., family orientation, summer bridge program, class field trips, and grade level meetings).
  • Support school governance through participation in Principal’s Cabinet or other school meetings. Occasionally serve as partner representative at School Leadership Team and PA meetings.
  • Work with the principal and school staff to provide data or other information for BBG reports and grant applications. Coordinate funder visits to the school.
  • Perform other related duties and/or special projects as required. Some evening and weekend work required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise seasonal instructor and seasonal coordinator for fall Field Studies course.

Qualifications:

  • Provide recruitment and outreach for student environmental and science internships and programs, and related college and career development opportunities. May include organizing a job fair or information sessions to develop student interest and coordinate applications. Involves regular coordination with other community and national organizations.
  • Work with BASE staff to develop and implement student field trips and environmental projects including Garden Crew at BBG. Recruit student involvement in community service days at Prospect Park and other organizations.
  • Coordinate two seasonal instructors in Field Studies to implement eight-week fall series for ninth-grade students at BBG and other local field sites. Coordinate with Living Environment teachers and school administrators to ensure integration of BBG resources into curriculum and appropriate support of off-site learning for students.
  • Work with staff at BASE and BBG to coordinate the school’s use of Garden resources for academic or family events (e.g., family orientation, summer bridge program, class field trips, and grade level meetings).
  • Support school governance through participation in Principal’s Cabinet or other school meetings. Occasionally serve as partner representative at School Leadership Team and PA meetings.
  • Work with the principal and school staff to provide data or other information for BBG reports and grant applications. Coordinate funder visits to the school.
  • Perform other related duties and/or special projects as required. Some evening and weekend work required.
  • BA or BS degree in environmental studies, natural sciences, or related field; master’s degree a plus
  • Experience working with youth; formal teaching experience preferred
  • Minimum of four years’ work experience
  • Knowledge of New York City public school system preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to work with teens from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills, demonstrable professional presence, and leadership ability
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to work outside, including gardening activities, hiking trips, and overnight student camping trips
  • Ability to obtain security clearance from the NYC Department of Education for working with students
  • Valid driver’s license
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