Employment Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (Part-Time Year Round)

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center seeks a part-time Communications Manager to join our team and help advance our mission of connecting people to the natural world.  PFEEC is dedicated to providing hands-on experiential learning opportunities for all ages through a variety of programs offered year-round.  The Communications Manager will enhance public awareness of PFEEC’s programs and initiatives, providing clear and consistent targeted messaging that facilitates communication with members, donors, volunteers and supporters on an ongoing basis and builds upon PFEEC’s reputation as a leader in experiential education.

Primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of marketing and public relations strategies designed to build appreciation and support for PFEEC’s initiatives, programs, services and activities.
  • Identifies and evaluates target markets for all PFEEC programs and establishes a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to grow and sustain Prescott Farm’s various programs.
  • Collaborates with Advertising and Events Manager to develop, update and maintain marketing & events budgets, establishing consistent messaging, and designing marketing and communications materials.
  • Establishes and maintains procedures and formats for marketing and public relations materials and activities, continuously drawing from best practices to market PFEEC’s initiatives, programs, services and activities.
  • Assists with research, design and implementation of a fundraising and development plan.
  • Collaborates with all staff to implement existing strategic plan.
  • Coordinates public relations activities to increase the visibility of PFEEC maintaining good public relations with local media contacts, constituents, and community leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, and/or public relations with experience working as part of a development team in the nonprofit sector preferred.
  • Proficient in all MS Office Products Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and assignments, maintain a positive attitude, and produce professional results under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience producing quality marketing and PR communications and using websites and social media for communications
  • Possession of valid state driver’s license.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Knowledge of or interest in nature, gardening, farming, outdoor recreation, natural history, or science preferred.

Wage:  TBD
Reports to:  Executive Director
To Apply:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to: Jude Hamel, Executive Director at [email protected].  No phone calls, please.

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EXTENDED CARE PROVIDER (Part-Time, School Year)

Summary: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center seeks an Extended Care Provider weekday afternoons from 2:30pm to 5:30pm to provide after-care for children ages 4 and 5 who attend Fledglings Nature-based preschool program.

Prescott Farm’s Educational philosophy inspires life-long connections with nature through creative lessons and exposure to the natural learning environment.  The Extended Care Provider will support whole child development through play, exploration, and developmentally appropriate instruction while respecting individual children’s needs.

Fledglings, our Nature-Based Preschool Program, is part of Prescott Farm, a non-profit, environmental education center located on White Oaks Road in Laconia, N.H.  Fledglings offers an integrated Nature-Based Curriculum for 3-5 year olds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Nature-Based activities to engage the interests of children attending the extended day program.
  • Supervise and clean-up after a mid-afternoon snack time.
  • Communicate openly with parents/guardians at pick up, conveying any details deemed necessary by the preschool teachers.
  • Assure compliance with NH state licensing laws as they pertain to the Fledglings’ Preschool Program.
  • Communicate openly with Preschool Director and Preschool Teacher regarding student behavioral issues.
  • Fulfill all legal and professional obligations as mandated by state licensing laws and/or Prescott Farm Policies.
  • Respect and comply with Fledglings’ Rules and Policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Extended Care Provider Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be certified/ trained in CPR or be willing to do so
  • Meet ONE of the following requirements:
    • A minimum of 9 early childhood credits, including at least one 3 credit course in child growth and development, from a regionally accredited college

OR

  • A Minimum of 1500 hours of supervised child care experience in a licensed child care program or public or private elementary               school; and
    • A written plan for completion of at least 6 additional early childhood education credits from a regionally accredited college or university; and
    • Within 12 months of the date the individual begins working as an associate teacher, documentation of 9 early childhood credits, including at least one 3 credit course in child growth and development from a regionally accredited college

OR

  • A Minimum of 1000 hours supervised child care experience in a licensed child care program and documentation of successful completion of a 2 year vocational child care course.

OR

  • An Associates degree in early childhood education.
  • Have an active interest and passion for nature, natural history, gardening, or other nature-based activities and a commitment to integrating a developmentally appropriate learning environment with nature as the main focus.

AND

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal skills.
  • Be able to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Have strong organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Be able to perform tasks requiring physical exertion indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions, and on varied terrain while supervising young children.
  • Be able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push, sit without back support, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10-35 pounds frequently.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to:  Jayne Hastings, Preschool Director at [email protected].  No phone calls please.


NATURE-BASED PRESCHOOL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Summary: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center seeks on-call Substitute Teachers for its nature-based preschool program for children ages 3-5.

Prescott Farm’s educational philosophy inspires life-long connections with nature through creative lessons and exposure to the natural learning environment.  Substitute Teachers will support whole child development through play and exploration while delivering sound, developmentally appropriate instruction to inspire and nurture the young learners, while respecting individual children’s needs.

Program Description: Fledglings, our Nature-Based Preschool Program, is part of Prescott Farm, a non-profit environmental education center located on White Oaks Road in Laconia, NH.  Fledglings offers an integrated Nature-Based Curriculum for 3-5 year olds with an option of attending 2, 3, or 5 days a week. The majority of the students’ days are spent outside in all weather.

Responsiblities:

  • Upon arrival, review Substitute Folder which gives the daily schedule, routines, basic expectations and specific lesson plans left by the teacher who is absent. In addition to sub plans, there will also be materials needed for the specific lesson outline.
  • Sign in and out on the required licensing attendance sheet.
  • Arrive prepared for outside lessons and have appropriate clothing for all types of weather during all seasons.
  • Attend training to become familiar with basic classroom rules and routines, state licensing law as it pertains to teacher responsibilities, Prescott Farm rules and regulations, emergency and safety procedures.
  • Be part of the team. Other team members will support and inform the substitute throughout the day as needed when questions arise.

Education and Experience:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Prior experience/training in early childhood education
  • High School diploma
  • Be certified/ trained in CPR or be willing to do so
  • Must pass a criminal background check

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to: Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Education Director at [email protected].  No phone calls, please.


FIELD TEACHERS (Part-time)

Summary: Field teachers at Prescott Farm will lead small groups of students from area schools in hands-on discovery of ecological concepts and occasionally lead or co-lead non-school group programs. Field teachers encourage program participants’ awareness of, and sense of connection to, the natural world, as well as foster a sense of wonder and a sense of place.


Responsibilities:

  • Attend field teacher training classes (2 day initial training and occasional professional development)
  • Observe/shadow experienced environmental educators leading programs
  • Lead groups of 10-20 students
  • Guide student investigation through hands-on activities
  • Assist staff in organization of program materials
  • Convey Prescott Farm’s mission through our educational programs
  • Participate in planning and/or organizational meetings as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teaching experience/or experience working with children
  • Basic natural history science background, local natural history a plus
  • Interest in natural history and environmental education
  • Enthusiasm & creativity
  • Must be responsible and prompt
  • Successful completion of Field Teacher training
  • Flexible schedule is a must (we need staff for both weekday and weekend programs)
  • Must pass a background check

Status: Part-time, on an as-needed basis
Compensation: Hourly, TBD based on experience

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and your resume via e-mail to Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Education Director, [email protected]