NIRPC Employment Opportunities

Part Time Environmental Educator Position

Regional Outreach on Air Quality, Health, and Pedestrian and Bike Safety:

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is looking for a qualified individual to serve as part-time Environmental and Active Transportation Safety Educator. Position will involve development, production, implementation, and presentation of programs and special events related to air quality, bike safety, and healthy transportation choices.

This is a part-time position between 10 and 30 hours per week, (averaging 20) which does not include benefits. Hours may vary with maximum hours anticipated in and summer. Work activities may include evening or weekend public events. Hourly rate between $15- $20/hour commensurate with education and experience.

Requires bachelor degree, or at least two years of college coursework or work experience in environmental science or education, communication, recreation, public health education, natural resource interpretation or related field. Some teaching or community outreach experience is desired. Experience presenting public or educational programs, natural resource interpretation, producing special events required. Educational and public program development, production, and evaluation experience very desirable.
A strong candidate must be enthusiastic about working with adults and children in diverse settings and communities. Candidate should also demonstrate confidence in group leadership and initiating activities, working independently with partner organizations, and participating in team projects. Strong work ethic, self-motivation, on-going enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility, and desire to learn are important.

A current driver’s license and vehicle ownership are required. Office location is 6100 Southport Road in Portage Indiana. Educational programming, meetings and events may occur in urban, suburban, natural, or rural locations throughout Porter, Lake and LaPorte counties.

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is located in Portage Indiana. NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the citizens of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties in Indiana. NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community, and economic development.

Please email cover letter and resume to Meredith Stilwell at

Applications must be received by April 11, 2017 to be considered.

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