Nature Forward seeks a one-year, part-time environmental education fellow to support programs for adults, mixed audiences and conservation outreach programs. The fellow will also develop a program of curated experiences to attract new audiences including families, Spanish speakers, and those new to nature programs.

Job Title: Naturalist Ambassador
Department: Environmental Education
Standard Hours: 32 hrs per week for one year
Compensation: $18 per hour
Estimated Start Date: October 1, 2023
Applications close: 9/8/2023

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to with the subject line “Naturalist Ambassador”

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Master Naturalist training program, including running sessions, ensuring instructors’ needs are met and being a resource to trainees
  • Assist with logistical aspects of Natural History Field Studies programs, including serving as co-host, arranging other co-hosts and ensuring instructors’ needs are met for virtual lectures
  • Support Conservation Department by developing and delivering environmental education activities for community outreach events
  • Develop a program series to launch by Spring 2024, including offerings in Spanish, to connect new audiences to Nature Forward and to notable natural areas in the region.
  • Assist Senior Naturalist in tracking program participation, evaluating participant satisfaction and collecting other metrics for Board and grant reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or environmental field (or equivalent experience)
  • At least one year of experience in environmental education
  • Spanish fluency
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Excellent verbal and written (including electronic) communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely traverse uneven, steep, and/or slippery terrain
  • Ability to lift bins of lesson materials up to 40lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs while carrying lesson materials
  • Ability to drive and access to a car
  • Ability to speak, hear and use a personal computer for standard business communications


  • Health care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Paid sick and vacation leave, including a one-week winter break, federal holidays