Environmental Educator, The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT), Cederberg

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) is seeking a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidate to run its environmental education programme in the Cederberg and surrounds (Wupperthal, Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Op-die Berg, Piketberg).

CLT seeks to appoint an Environmental Educator to be based in Cederberg.

Start date: July 2019 with a 6-month training/probation period, part of which will be spent in Cape Town.

Position Type: Full-time position, two years’ contract

Salary: R180 000 per annum

The position requires a diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults. The position will be based in the Cederberg so the candidate should be willing to relocate.

Responsibilities:
Engage youth, teachers and the public to raise awareness for leopard conservation and other
environmental matters
Plan and conduct presentations, school day trips, school holiday programmes, and eco-clubs
Plan and conduct overnight camps with school groups (camp duration: two to three nights)
Market CLT education programme at schools and recruit new schools into the programme
Develop curriculum-based resources (lesson material and activities)
Establish and foster relationships with environmental education project partners and sponsors
and other stakeholders
Seek new funding opportunities
Compile project stats for donor feedback reports
Compile project news articles for social media and website
Monthly report writing
Assist with project vehicle maintenance
General administration tasks and support Environmental Education Coordinator with project logistics

Requirements:
Tertiary level qualification relevant to Nature Conservation, Conservation Biology or PGCE (with strong Life Sciences background)
Knowledge of biodiversity and geology of the Western Cape
Minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
Teaching and/or guiding experience beneficial
Valid driving license and an exemplary driving record (willing to acquire Code 10/ C1 driving license and PrDP)
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
Verbal and written communication skills in both Afrikaans and English is essential with knowledge of an African language desirable
Current first-aid qualification
Must be fit to be able to lead group activities (i.e. hiking in rugged mountainous terrain)
A diligent, self-motivated and practical person with the relevant field experience to inspire and educate a variety of audiences including children and adults
Communicator with great interpersonal and leadership skills
Passion for conservation and committed to inspiring others to conserve and appreciate nature
Self-confidence
Positive mentorship skills
Ability to take initiative and drive tasks
Practical campsite experience and ability to conduct maintenance tasks with equipment and vehicles
Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
Reliable and committed to the success of the programmes
Well organised, resourceful and good problem-solving skills
Ability to work well in a deadline-driven work environment
Be prepared to work flexible hours and on weekends

To apply, submit your CV together with a motivational letter (no certificates required at this stage) to Hadley Lyners, Education Project Coordinator at education@capeleopard.org.za