Help us Connect Children to Nature

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

Posted 9/5/2023


Position Summary

The Assistant Educator is primarily responsible for supporting the Neighborhood Nature freetime program. The Neighborhood Nature program operates at our partner sites – Genesee Community Charter School and the program assistant will lead activities for youth 6-10 years old in collaboration with a team of educators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • work shifts weekly between September 13, 2023 and July 1, 2024
  • 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 on Wednesdays / Program runs from 12:45 – 2:45
  • Staff meetings as needed
  • In person at Genesee Community Charter School
  • Outdoors most of the time
  • New Hires are expected to undergo a background check


$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

or apply on indeed