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Job Openings & Opportunities

Do you love working with children?  Do you love to be outdoors in all kinds of weather?  Do you understand how powerful natural exploration and child led learning are?  Then Nature Based Education might be for you!  Stay tuned for more opportunities on this page.

Have a job opportunity to post?  Please email info@ohionaturebasededucation.com

Outdoor Teacher (posted 11-14-22), Solon, OH

The Outdoor Teacher position is available for the 2023-24 school year;

● Be comfortable working outside in all types of weather

● Have an authentic love of the natural world

● Be responsible for the health, safety, and the welfare of all children. This includes helping

children to stay warm and dry in inclement weather, managing risk in an outdoor setting, and

addressing student conflicts

● Assist with centers and transitions including dressing and undressing for the outdoor

● To plan and teach developmentally age appropriate curriculum in alignment with the Ohio

Department of Early Childhood education learning standards/Innovations curriculum used as

guidance

● Organize lesson plans, which includes the gathering and preparing of materials and resources

for the program

● Written lesson plans available for review prior to the date of the lesson and to provide

substitute plans when necessary

● Completion of daily and weekly staff duties as outlined in the Staff Handbook

● Supervise assistant teacher or student teachers in performing their duties

● To attend beginning of the school year workdays, Meet the Teacher day (end of Aug), Art show

(mid- April), end of Year picnic (mid- May)

● To attend professional meetings/in-services/workshops concerned with the education of young

children; Trainings at least 6 hours every year

● To provide parent conferences at least once a year, on a date determined by the Director and

the Board

● Complete written progress report two times/year (early Feb/end of year)

● To address any parent concerns in a timely manner

● To act as a liaison between the parents, the Preschool, and the Community

Benefits

● 3 days paid leave (sick, vacation and/or personal)

● One hour of paid planning time each week

● 50% discount on tuition for any child enrolled at PnP

Position is part time with an hourly range of $14-16/hour

Required Skills and Experience:

The Teacher shall preferably have a BA degree in Early Childhood Education/Development or related

field and at least one year of early childhood teaching experience. Three references and

recommendations from past employers shall be furnished upon request.

● Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential obtained or CDA in process required or

Associate’s Degree

● Experience working in a licensed childcare facility strongly preferred

● CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

● current background check available or must complete prior to hiring

Please email or mail resume and cover letter to Play and Prep Preschool; 5540 SOM Center Road,

Solon, OH 44139 or via email playandpreppreschool@gmail.com

Teacher for a combined 2nd/3rd grade classroom (posted 5-7-22), Troy, OH

The Overfield School is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, imaginative teacher for a combined 2nd/3rd grade classroom for the 2022-23 school year. The successful applicant will be well-versed in best practices for teaching early elementary students, and passionate about team-teaching utilizing the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
 

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is required. Current Ohio teaching license is highly preferred.
 

Skills/Experiences: Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, Experience teaching early elementary students
Interest in the arts and nature, and experience using these as an integrated part of the curriculum

Teachers teachers for our preschool classrooms 

The Overfield School is seeking enthusiastic, knowledgeable, imaginative teachers for our preschool classrooms for the 2022-23 school year. The successful applicant will be well-versed in best practices for teaching young children, and passionate about team-teaching utilizing the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred.
Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education is desired. Willingness to work both outdoors and  belief in the importance of active, play-based programs for young children, and an image of children as strong, capable, and deserving of having a central voice in their own learning is required.

Send letter of interest and resume to Beth Poronsky at bporonsky@overfield.org

Opportunity to start a Nature-Based preschool (posted 2-26-22) Sandusky, OH

 

A property owner is looking for someone interested in running a nature/farm/educational program on their 200 acre property in the Sandusky area.  Lots of animals, hiking, lake, cottages and events area.  Doing some fun farm "chores" could also be an idea. Collecting chicken eggs, brushing miniature ponies, filling up water buckets for goats etc.  They plan to put up a greenhouse and a playground at some point too.  If interested please reach out to downsonthefarmohio@gmail.com.

Part-Time Nature Preschool Teacher (posted 1-3-22), Centerville, OH

We are looking for a part time teacher for our nature preschool class!

Our teachers are passionate about early education, provide quality opportunities for play, are curious adventure seekers, & genuinely love the outdoors.

please email nicole@explorewildchild.com for further details

Board Member (posted 5-10-22) Columbus, OH

Red Oak Community School is looking for a new board member! Red Oak is a small, independent, urban, nature-based, K-5 school. The school provides a learner-centered approach to education where our kids are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, take academic risks and value other members of their community.  Our educators foster self-confidence and agency while learning to be stewards of our environment and to work for social justice in our community as a whole.

 

We're searching for a candidate who is passionate about our mission and interested in serving on a non-profit board. The open position is for Development Chair, who organizes and collaborates with our community members in fundraising $15,000 each school year. Board meetings (virtual for now) are the first Wednesday of every month at 6p.

 

Interested parties can reach out to our School Manager, Cheryl Ryan for more information! https://www.redoakcommunityschool.org/join-us

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