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Water Education Coordinator

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This full-time position is responsible for implementing Yampatika’s school-based environmental education programs. The main focus will be on implementing Yampatika’s Water Education programs across the Yampa-White-Green (YWG) Water Basin. Additional responsibilities will include supporting Yampatika’s other environmental education focus areas.

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience with multiple grade levels in the area of environmental education. S/he will have the capacity to represent Yampatika professionally in both a classroom setting and in the community. S/he should be an organized, flexible, and creative educator with extensive experience providing quality educational experiences inside and outside classrooms.

Areas of Responsibility

Develops and implements Water Education programs across the YWG Basin.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with teachers, administrators, and water professionals across the basin.
  • Develops water education curriculums for grades K-12 with Youth Programs Director
  • Schedules programs with schools to implement water education programs across the YWG Basin.
  • Delivers water education programs throughout the YWG Basin.
  • Works with partner organizations and businesses to present a consistent message when it comes to water education in the YWG Basin.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Implements school-based programs on other environmental education topics.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean, safe and user-friendly facility at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch.
  • Assists with partner agreements and reporting.
  • Fields telephone calls and on-site inquiries related to all of Yampatika’s programs.
  • Assists with program registrations outside of school programs as needed.
  • Maintains accurate and transparent records and open communication.
  • Participates in staff training and meetings.
  • Miscellaneous duties as needed.
  • Passion for Yampatika’s mission and working with youth.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/education or related field.
  • At least two years of experience working in schools preferred.
  • Strong background and experience in the field of environmental education.
  • Knowledge of the CO water topics, watershed ecology, Rocky Mountain ecology, and geography a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google-based programs, and current technology.
  • Current driver’s license and ability to use a personal vehicle to travel to programs locally and further distances.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes on short notice. Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion. Ability to work in a small, busy office environment.
  • Salary is dependent on qualifications – Salary range is mid-thirties.
  • This is a salaried position, year-round, exempt position.
  • Two-weeks paid vacation
  • 10 days of sick time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Professional development opportunities as they arise
  • Being part of a small, enthusiastic and passionate team dedicated to making a positive difference through environmental education!
How To Apply

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a sample lesson plan you created to:

Joe Haines, Executive Director -

A full job description is available at

Position open until filled. Interviews to be scheduled for the week of July 13.

Yampatika is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Yampatika is an equal opportunity employer and a permittee of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. Information about Yampatika is available at

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