Seasonal Assistant Education Coordinator

Recruitment #030216-MXGC06-400100

Summary Statement

This position will coordinate education volunteers to assist on school programs and public tours, scheduling school programs, and leading a variety of educational interpretive programs.  This position will also assist the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) Education coordinator with planning special events, developing curriculum and instructional materials, and teacher trainings. Duties may vary for the St. Jones Reserve and the Blackbird Creek Reserve.  Work is performed under various weather conditions.  Additional work on weekends, evenings and holidays may be scheduled.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plan and lead daily activities for school outreach and public programs.
  • Lead outdoor sport activities such as hikes, canoeing, boat trips and discovery labs.
  • Assist with graphic design of printed brochures and program flyers.
  • Ensure a fun, educational and safe environment for children.
  • Assist in the upkeep and posting of materials to the Reserve Social Media sites.
  • Supervise and mentor education volunteers.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and have fun.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Assistant Education Coordinator
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following area:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. One year experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  3. One year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.
  4. Knowledge of environmental education, biology, ecology or a related field.
  5. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.  

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


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