Federal Work Study III - Environmental and Farm Student Educator (Stratford Ecological Center)

Columbus, OH
Nov 11, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
Requisition ID: req3043

Job Title: Federal Work Study III - Environmental and Farm Student Educator (Stratford Ecological Center) (Spring)

Department: Career Services

Location: Delaware Campus

Employment Type: Student Employment

Employment Status: Student Employment

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: $10.20

Schedule: To be determined by student schedule and department needs. Maximum 20 hours per week. Position begins in January 2021. Current work plan: Work will be On-Site.

End Date(if applicable): 8/7/2021

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Description: The Environmental and Farm Student Educator position is a yearlong position that works directly with children on-site during Stratford’s Farm School program for children ages 4 – 17. 

Organization/Agency Overview: The Stratford Ecological Center is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the education of children and adults in understanding the relationships between living things and their environment, thereby fostering an appreciation of the land and all life that depends on it.

Location: 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Website: https://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

Environmental and Farm Educator areas of responsibility include the following:• Participate in Stratford’s Education training• Lead children on the farm and nature preserve during the Farm School program• Create hands-on program activities • Help the Education Director with garden chores and task• Learn about the farm and help with animal chores• Set up activities and have supplies ready for the day• Clean up the program space when finished. Put away tools and supplies This position if perfect for a student studying Early Childhood Education or Child Development. You will receive a true understanding of how to work with children in an outdoor setting. Stratford’s teaching philosophy is immersive, hands-on, play-based and community focused. This position will be a part of a larger team, where everyone has an equal voice and where your passion can be expressed and encouraged. You will find room to grow and learn about your own relationship to the natural word as you guide the children to theirs. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Knowledge of: or interest in education-based agriculture and natural resources.

Skill in: Communication and interpersonal skills; maintaining confidentiality; dependability.

Ability to: work with children; work collaboratively; work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires applicants to have Federal Work Study as part of their current Financial Aid package with Columbus State. You must also be enrolled in SIX or more credit hours in a degree or certificate program. Click here for a full explanation of eligibility requirements or visit Nestor Hall 113 to request Federal Work Study if you were not awarded it already. Any applicants without Federal Work Study eligibility will not be considered for this position.

Applicants must have received a high school diploma or a certificate of attendance from an accredited secondary school or a certificate of high school equivalence and be exempt from Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4109. 

Must have reliable transportation or other means to get to work regularly. 

Students enrolled as Transient, College Credit Plus, Undecided, or otherwise non degree-seeking are not considered eligible for Student Employment. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Previous experience working with children
Previous experience in education setting
Seeking students from the following Career & Academic Pathways or Majors:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education-related majors

Additional Information:  This position is a part of the Community Work Study program and is NOT located on-campus at Columbus State. The Hiring Supervisor will directly contact you should they be interested in interviewing.

Those hired will be asked to become certified in CPR and First Aid and complete a background check. Stratford will pay for these requirements.


Student Employee Professional Development

Students employed by Columbus State are exposed to professional work environments where they develop many of the important transferable skills necessary for future success in the workforce. We are dedicated to helping students set the stage for professional life through their participation in the following program(s):

  • CSTATE GROW (Guided Reflections on Work)
    • The program consists of brief, structured conversations between supervisor and student to reflect on and integrate what they are learning.
    • Effective Autumn 2020, all student employees and their functional supervisors will participate.
  • Career and Leadership Development Program (CLDP)
    • The program consists of paid competencies-based career and leadership development activities designed by Career Services.
    • Effective Autumn 2020, all Tier/Level III Positions will participate.

Career competencies you can expect to learn through Student Employment:

Career Management Intercultural Fluency ProfessionalismCriticalThinking/Problem Solving Leadership ResilienceDigital Technology Oral/Written Communications Teamwork/Collaboration

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