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Environmental Educator Program Specialist - Camp Jekyll

The University of Georgia
Camp Jekyll

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Environmental Educator Program Specialist - Camp Jekyll


CAES-Jekyll Island

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Schedule may vary with guest and activities on center

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Camp Jekyll

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator and focuses on the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program at Camp Jekyll located on Jekyll Island GA. Work includes leading K-12 students attending multiple-day field studies in multi-disciplinary classes in the outdoors. Class subjects offered include life and earth science and focus on coastal ecology and marine science. This role will support the Program Coordinator with the development and dissemination of contracts, schedules for visiting groups, and instructor teaching rotations. Other duties include occasional supervision of seasonal staff members when the Director or Program Coordinator is not present, care of captive marine and reptile wildlife in the herpetology lab, curriculum development, assisting in cleanup of facilities, serving in the dining hall on KP (kitchen patrol) as assigned, aiding the Program Coordinator with training seasonal staff, operating the Canteen souvenir store when assigned, and being a part of a rotating evening on-call assignment. This person will also assist with Georgia 4-H Summer Camping Program and provide support to the overall operation of Camp Jekyll.

Separate staff housing is provided on-site. Staff person is not required to chaperone children overnight, although frequent evening programs and weekend work.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Skill in teaching a wide variety of subjects to youth 6-18 years old
- Broad knowledge of outdoor education and able to work in an outdoor setting
- Ability to work with and care for reptiles, amphibians, marine fish/invertebrates/mollusks
- Ability to communicate effectively with youth, adults, and young adults
- Ability to work independently
- Trained in, or willingness to be trained in, CPR/FA/AED/Lifeguarding

Physical Demands:

Lift up to 40 pounds. Sit for significant periods of time while working at a computer; standing and lifting cleaning supplies, teaching supplies; sitting while driving or attending meetings. Be comfortable working in all types of weather conditions. Walk approximately 3 miles a day. Driving.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Independently lead environmental educational classes.

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Assist Program Coordinator with contracts and schedules.

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Feeding, cleaning, and maintenance of captive animal collection.

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Weekend day and overnight on-call duty.

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Dining hall assistance. Assist with sales in the Canteen.

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Supervision of seasonal staff members.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Richard Chewning

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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