PreK–8th Grade Environmental Educator



New Haven, CT
United States

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Elm City Montessori School, launched in August 2014, is New Haven’s first public Montessori school. We are seeking  Classroom Assistants to support us in building a vibrant and healthy learning environment in our new and growing school. We will serve more than 300 students between the ages of 3 and 13 by 2022-23.  New Haven, Connecticut is a thriving arts, cultural, and education hub, located in the center of a growing community of public Montessori schools.

About the position:

The Environmental Educator works in partnership with our classrooms to plan and lead outdoor learning opportunities for our PreK-8th grade students. This is a full time 10-Month role with required August Training before the school year begins.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal applicant has a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental education or a related field, has significant experience in providing environmental education, is familiar with the Montessori method and/or has experience working in a public school setting, collaborating as a member of a teaching faculty, supervising children, and supporting learning for students with special needs. The ideal applicant is kind, caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, well-organized, bilingual (Spanish), and creative with excellent communication skills.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Environmental Education, Outdoor Learning

  • Planning and leading nature-based lessons and cross-curricular activities for groups of children, PreK-8th grade
  • Supervising for physical, social, and emotional safety in an outdoor, play based setting. Maintaining outdoor learning spaces.
  • Meeting social and emotional needs of children, including setting group routines and group culture, and modifying plans and schedules to meet the needs of individual children, and centering anti-bias and anti-racist practices.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work with coworkers to adapt plans to students’ developmental needs, weather conditions, and other needs of the day
  • Engage in the physical requirements of this role, including being physically active for the majority of a scheduled work shift, safely navigating outdoor terrain that includes uneven and unpaved surfaces, sitting on the ground, carrying a backpack with teaching supplies, and teaching outside in weather conditions including heat, rain, cold, and snow.
  • Stewarding our outdoor nature-based extended day program

Collaboration and Professional Learning

  • Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, faculty, staff and administration, maintaining positive relationships
  • Meets regularly with classroom team, engaging in planning of activities 
  • Attends and actively participates in all require professional learning and events
  • Keeps confidential information about students and families confidential at all times
  • Maintains all professional certifications necessary 
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development 
  • Performs other duties as assigned


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How to Apply:

Interested applicants may fill out ECMS Employment Application


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Compensation Information:

$35,000-$40,000, based on education and experience. Medical, vision and dental benefits available.