Outreach Educator 2018-10-23T11:24:56+00:00

Outreach Educator

  • Part-time position commencing early November
  • Work in a beautiful and unique location with a supportive team
  • Your chance to use your experience and skills to contribute to an award winning Victorian Government program that assists schools to embed sustainability in everything that they do

This position is within the CERES Education Outreach team who deliver the ResourceSmart Schools program to schools and early childhood centres in the Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne.  ResourceSmart Schools brings together sustainability educators and delivery organisations to help Victorian schools minimise waste, save energy and water, improve biodiversity in their school grounds, and cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The framework helps guide schools to develop a ‘whole school approach’ to sustainability, weaving it into the fabric of everyday school and community life. It integrates educational, environmental, social and economic outcomes so that schools do not work with each area in isolation but as components of the bigger picture of sustainability.  There are five modules to the program, each with its own focus and set of goals – Core Module, Biodiversity Module, Energy Module, Waste Module, Water Module. Delivery includes teacher professional development workshops, resource data management, auditing, strategic planning, systems and infrastructure change and community engagement.

For more information about ResourceSmart Schools, visit http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/resourcesmart/ and http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/school

This position includes providing services such as:

  • Initial meetings with school leadership, key staff and parents to introduce the program.
  • Professional development workshops to staff.
  • School committee/working group meetings.
  • ResourceSmart support meetings for clusters of schools.
  • Regional professional development workshops for clusters of schools.
  • Assisting with assessment and certification of ResourceSmart modules and stars.
  • Maintaining school records and assisting with reporting via an online management system.
  • Maintaining consistent communication between CERES and schools via email, phone etc.

This role also involves:

  • Attending local events, conferences and partner meetings when required.
  • Attending the required training and courses to aid improved work practice.
  • Attending the required meetings with CERES staff, partners and associates.

What we offer

  • An excellent team of passionate and experienced individuals to work with
  • A unique location with strong links to sustainability and community
  • Staff discounts across our many enterprises

The ideal candidate will be available to commence in early November 2018. Please note CERES Education closes over the Christmas and New Year period and employees are directed to take leave during this time.

Applications must be submitted using the form on this page and should include the following as one document:

  • A cover letter addressed to Jane Burns, Outreach Education Manager outlining how your skills and experience align with the requirements of the position
  • Responses to the key selection criteria (outlined in the position description)
  • A current CV

Applications must be received by 9am Tuesday 23 October 2018 to be considered.

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