Help us Connect Children to Nature

Rochester Ecology Partners is seeking Program Assistants for our Neighborhood Nature Enrichment program on Fridays from 12:15 to 3:15 at Genesee Community Charter School’s Flour City Campus. We are looking to hire 2 individuals that are enthusiastic about engaging young children in nature based learning.

Position Summary

The Neighborhood Nature Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the Neighborhood Nature program. The Neighborhood Nature program operates at our partner sites – Genesee Community Charter School Four City Campus at the Colgate Divinity School. The program assistant will be responsible for leading activities with youth 6-10.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

ensure the safety of youth participants
work with the Neighborhood Nature Program Manager to organize and facilitate activities
lead 6-10 year olds in nature based learning activities
create an environment of joy and excitement about nature based learning
assist in the management of materials

Desired Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

The following qualifications are desired but not required. The position will be filled by someone who is the best fit for the position.

  • experience working with youth in an outdoor or camp setting
  • environmental education training
  • ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • flexibility and creativity when faced with challenges
  • the ability to work collaboratively in person and digitally with members of a team
  • cultural competence and the ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences

Work Environment / Expectations


  • 3 hours a week from 12:15 – 3:15 / Program runs from 12:45 – 2:45
    Staff meetings as needed
  • In person at Genesee Community Charter School at the Colgate Divinity School
  • Outdoors most of the time


$16.00 / hr

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Interested applicants can contact Chris Widmaier, Executive Director

call or text 585-563-9604