Mapping Educator

NYC H2O


Organization Description: 
NYC H2O inspires and educates New Yorkers of all ages to learn about, enjoy, and protect their
city’s local water ecology. By offering outdoor and online public and school programs at historic
reservoirs, parklands, watersheds, bays, rivers, and wetlands, we encourage diverse NYC
residents to engage with the outdoors and advocate for equitable access to parklands and
responsible public policy. Our activities promote science-based knowledge of New York’s local
ecosystems and of what is needed for urban water resilience and environmental justice in a time
of escalating climate change impacts.

Position Description:
NYC H2O is seeking a part-time educator to teach research and mapping skills to high school students. The research will focus on environmental issues facing the community. Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Mapping Educator will help develop curriculum, lead activities with students and manage student-derived datasets. They will also have the option to assist with NYC H2O’s water ecology school field trips and public outreach programs.

H2O’s research and stewardship program engages NYC students in grades 5-12 in topics surrounding water, urban ecology, and environmental justice. Students explore these issues through the lens of community science methods and analysis using ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems) Online. Lessons integrate environmental stewardship (block and garden cleanups, awareness campaigns) to pair learning with service and activism.

Reports to:
Kevin Barrett

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Collaborate with NYC H2O team members on ecological and socio-environmental
research, and service learning curriculum
– Assist in leading lessons for students, both in the field and in classrooms. Our partner
schools are located in Manhattan, The Bronx, and Brooklyn (2-4 in-person sessions per
week).
– Work with students to design field surveys, collect data, and conduct environmental
health assessments
– Manage environmental and social datasets generated by student research
– Coordinate relationships with education partners, including teachers, city agencies, and
nonprofits

Candidate Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental science, ecology, geography,
education, or similar field
– Experience with education or working with middle and/or high school students
– Experience using ArcGIS Suite and ArcGIS Online, or a willingness to quickly gain
competency in these tools
– Familiarity with data collection, analysis, and management
– Ability to conduct research independently as well as work collaboratively on a team
– Knowledge of New York City’s environments, including green/gray spaces, geography,
and history
– Passion for the outdoors and grass-roots stewardship
– Strong written and verbal communication skills

Position Type:
Part-Time

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Salary or Compensation:
$30/hr

Organization or Project Website:
https://nych2o.org/

Application Info:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Kevin Barrett at kevin@nych2o.org