We’re Hiring!

Education Director

Are you a natural-born leader with a passion for environmental education? Do you love taking students on outdoor adventures to learn about our coastal waters? If so, Mobile Baykeeper wants you to join our team as our new Education Director!

As our Education Director, you’ll get to develop and implement a plan that uses water-based experiences to create stewards of Coastal Alabama’s waters. You’ll lead our education team, build relationships with educational partners, and teach students in an experiential and memorable way that changes behavior long-term to benefit the environment. Plus, you’ll get to track grant details/deliverables and train teachers to educate students more effectively regarding water quality issues.

The ideal candidate should be a superstar who exhibits Baykeeper’s values of excellence, accuracy, responsibility, tenacity, and humility. You should have experience in creating and implementing educational plans, overseeing outdoor experiences, and working with public and private school systems. Bonus points if you know the ins and outs of local waterways and have relationships with educators and educational organizations in the Mobile area.

As a member of the Mobile Baykeeper team, you’ll enjoy great perks like:

  • 5% 401k match

  • Full health and dental insurance

  • More than two weeks paid vacation in year one (18 days in year two)

Read the full job announcement here.

General Information 

  • Position location: Mobile Baykeeper, Downtown Mobile, AL

  • Service term: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023; 25 hours/week for part-time positions and 40 hours/week for full-time positions.

  • AmeriCorps pay: Members receive a monthly stipend and are eligible for an education award after completing the term. Please see http://www.pmsc.org/become-a-member/ for additional information about AmeriCorps service.


  • AmeriCorps Members must meet all eligibility requirements in 45 CFR §2522.200(a).

  • AmeriCorps Members must meet all Mobile Baykeeper and AmeriCorps clearance and background check requirements. Members agree to provide information to establish eligibility and to complete a National Criminal History Check as outlined in 45 CFR §2522.202.

  • All positions require the applicant to have knowledge of and a commitment to environmental protection, experience with Microsoft-based products (Word, Excel, Outlook), the ability to learn new software/applications quickly, and the ability to lift 50 lbs. and feel comfortable carrying heavy items

  • It is preferred that the applicant has received a bachelor’s degree or is currently working toward a degree.

AmeriCorps Patrol Program  

The Baykeeper Patrol Program researches local pollution problems to improve water quality, reduce impacts from stormwater, sewer, and/or industrial pollution. AmeriCorps Members will work in target areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Core activities include conducting site inspections, patrolling local waterways, investigating citizen concerns, collecting water quality samples, documenting environmental pollution, and creating environmental issue fact sheets. AmeriCorps Members will receive experience with environmental issues including stormwater, sewer, and industrial pollution, state and federal regulations and permit reviews and gain skills in field sampling techniques. 


  • Background of study and/or experience in Environmental Science/Studies, Environmental Policy, Resource Management, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related field

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

  • Experience conducting tests and field investigations to obtain data

  • Ability to utilize knowledge of agriculture, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, and engineering principles and applied technologies

  • Ability to learn chemical and physical laboratory and field tests according to prescribed standards using field and chemical laboratory equipment

  • Superb written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills

  • Ability to understand and process technical processes and policy information

  • Comfortable working in adverse environmental conditions for long hours

  • Ability to fill out data forms in the field and compile data in tabular and graphical form

AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Program  

The Volunteer Program at Mobile Baykeeper seeks potential volunteers and cultivates them to become local environmental stewards by organizing and providing activities that will enhance our local environment and community. Members in this program will recruit new volunteers, reignite existing volunteers, and organize strategic and effective intervention activities that cultivate a sense of responsibility while building skills for environmental stewardship. Members will organize and host several community cleanups, recycling activities, and invasive species removals for volunteers. Members will streamline volunteer sign-up and communication processes. Members will also coordinate and collaborate with local community groups and non-profit organizations to increase overall participation in environmental stewardship activities and make a substantial difference in Mobile and Baldwin counties. 


  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for long hours

  • Ability to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively

  • Experience with Database Management preferred

  • Must be creative and flexible

  • Interest in hands-on conservation and stewardship projects preferred

  • Experience with, and enthusiasm for, training and managing volunteers

  • Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Program  

The AmeriCorps Environmental Education Program is a public awareness and education campaign and citizen-based environmental monitoring program. Members will educate and train citizens to monitor specific waterways so that they are equipped to solve water quality issues in their local watershed. Core activities of the program include: enhancing and tailoring presentation materials, recruiting new community groups and schools to receive the educational program, delivering educational presentations, hosting water quality trainings, and conducting water quality monitor trips and cleanup activities. 


  • Have an interest in youth and adult environmental education

  • Experience teaching or leading groups outdoors is preferred

  • An understanding of curriculum development and lesson planning is preferred

  • Connections to diverse audiences are preferred

  • Able to stay organized, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently and meet deadlines with enthusiasm and a positive outlook

  • Superb interpersonal and oral communication skills

  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in adverse weather conditions (rain, heat) for long hours

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