Employment

Position Available 

 

Title: Director of Development


Accountability: Reports directly to the Executive Director


Broad Function: The Director is responsible for raising private and public funding including identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors including individuals, corporate, foundation and public funding. This position also develops grant applications to appropriate funders. Research on potential donors and funders along with building long term relationships with PEEC are critical to long term success. Writing of proposals and the subsequent reporting on results from funding to donors is part of the stewardship responsibilities. Responsibilities also include overseeing the annual giving program and special events fundraisers.


Primary Duties:

  • Develop and execute a development plan for individual, foundation and corporate donors, capitalizing on PEEC's existing relationships and building new ones.
  • Steward donors to ensure they see the benefits from their funding.
  • Develop and execute a planned giving and estate legacy gift program for PEEC.
  • Successfully write grants and continue to expand PEEC's grant program with significant public and private funders that focus on education, sustainability and the environment grant making.
  • Work with staff to fund new program initiatives though grants.

Position Requirements:

  • Proven development track record (minimum of 3 years) of creating and cultivating a base of donors for a non-profit
  • Exceptional grant writing skills and track record for obtaining substantial ($25,000 to $250,000) grants, as well as strong analytic and oral communication skills
  • Experience in outdoor, environmental, and sustainability education.

Compensation:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Subsidized medical, vision, dental, 403(b)

Start Date:  April 1, 2015

Email cover letter, resume, successful grant list and grant narrative writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Interns and instructors play a vital role in the daily operations of PEEC.  Our success is intricately connected with the endeavors of our staff in education, public relations, program development, and facilities management.  Instructors and Interns lead activity sessions covering a wide range of topics.  See a full list of program offerings in our Program Planning Packet.

We accept applications for Intern and Instructor positions on a rolling basis. Generally, we begin the interview process in November for a February start date and begin again in March for a May start date. We do occasionally hire between these times if program demand is high.

Positions Available

Occasionally, we experience turnover in our longer term positions, including Staff Naturalist and mid-management positions.  When this occurs, openings will be listed on this page.

Contact Information:

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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

Application Process

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter stating your interest and highlighting your qualifications, and a list of three references with contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We will contact you to arrange an interview. 


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

PEEC currently has instructional staff openings for the 2015 season.  PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

PEEC Instructor positions are typically three to ten month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year.  The 2015 season will begin in February and most contracts will run through mid-November.  We also welcome applications from those wishing to start in April or May and work through August.  Most instructors will work with our nature-themed day camp from mid-June to mid-August.  Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Assist with facility upkeep and receptionist duties

Qualifications for Instructor positions include a college degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related discipline, experience teaching and/or working with groups, ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED, and/or Lifeguarding are desirable.  All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances.

Salary: $250 per week, plus room and board. 

To Apply: Send cover letter stating position desired, resume, and three references to: 
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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN

PEEC internships provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain first-hand experience in the day-to-day operations of a residential environmental education center.  PEEC Interns will handle similar responsibilities to our instructors, with the addition of special internship trainings and projects.  Responsibilities will include offering lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

Internships are normally 3 to 4 months, but can be 2 to 10 months.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Facility upkeep and receptionist activities

PEEC internships are often used to complement a college degree program in Environmental Studies or related discipline, and can be arranged in partnership with a college or university to provide academic credit.  Our strongest intern applicants are enrolled in, or have recently completed, coursework in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related disciplines.  Experience teaching and/or working with groups is preferred and we look for an ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED and/or Lifeguarding are desirable.  All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances.

Internships stipend: $150 per week plus room and board.

To Apply: Send cover letter stating the time frame you seek to start your internship & the amount of hours you must fulfill, resume, and three references to:
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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

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PEEC SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER

Summer Camp Volunteers are responsible for the care of those children enrolled in the program.  PEEC's counselors provide leadership in program activities, are an appropriate role model, and assist the Camp Coordinators and the Camp Manager in all aspects of the program.  They are crucial in adding energy and enthusiasm to the program, while meeting the daily needs of children.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide opportunities for each child to experience a successful program
  • Enthusiastically participate in all program activities with children
  • Actively promote an environment that is safe and fun for all children in the program
  • Assist with snacks, meals, set-up and clean-up of each day's program
  • Assist children and the Camp Director with arrival and departure procedures

Qualifications:

  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Strong interest & enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with children
  • Ability to present a professional appearance, punctuality, demonstrated responsibility
  • Ability to work with children ages 3 – 12
  • Previous experience with summer camps is preferred
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications a plus

To apply: Download the Summer Camp Volunteer Application and email the completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or print and mail to:

Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

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