Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Discover Your Forest is hiring for the following Opportunities:

Conservation Education Programs Assistant

Conservation Education Programs Assistant
Part-time 30 hours/week with benefits; year round
Compensation: $15/ hour
Education Programs Assistant supports the Education Programs Director for Discover Your Forest (DYF) in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating events and on site experiences at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Mt Bachelor.
Work Schedule: 30 hours per week. Must be available to work weekends.
The Education Programs Assistant is an employee of Discover Your Northwest (DYNW)
Responsibilities Include:
Leading and coordinating field trip programs at NNVM and Mt. Bachelor
Managing on-line scheduling system
Conducting confirmation calls and pre-visit information
Managing and problem-solving staff and volunteer coverage for field trips
Acting as a guide for students
Conducting follow-up evaluations
Coordinating pre and post field trip visits
Coordinating and implementing established events in conjunction with the Deschutes National Forest
Hosting Jr Forest Ranger and Jr Snow Ranger events at various locations on the forest
Coordinating interpretive presentations at various locations on the forest
Confirmation and scheduling communications with presenters and performers
Completion of all paperwork involving vendors/venues/payments/etc.
On-site and day-of management at all assigned events
Working collaboratively with Forest Service Staff to accomplish events
Other Educational Program Responsibilities
Assisting with the management of interns and volunteers
Assisting with other educational programs as assigned
Assisting with marketing, social media/website updates and administrative tasks for Educational Programs as assigned
Assisting with annual tracking of program numbers

Required Personal Attributes:
Familiarity of visitor attractions on Newberry National Volcanic Monument and surrounding area.
Personal integrity, initiative, and foresight.
Ability to maintain a positive and productive rapport with customers, team members and professional associates.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to think critically, solves problems creatively, and adapts to change.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to move and lift objects weighing up to 70 lbs.

All DYF Educational Programs are operated according to the terms of a contract with the public land agency to which the site belongs for the purpose of promoting and supporting the agency’s educational and interpretive efforts.
All DYF activities are directly or indirectly dedicated to serving this purpose
Position is located on Federal property and requires a high level of cooperation with agency staff.

For more information contact Karen Gentry, Education Director at 541-383-4771 or via e-mail at To apply, email a resume and cover letter to

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