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Join a team of purpose-driven nature educators

Green Steps is a TEAL organization which is aligned by an evolutionary purpose: reforming education towards more empathy for the environment. We are guided by this higher purpose because our ecological system is close to a tipping point of a no return climate change. It is now that we must act.

We live self-mangament and ask for contribution. Contribution happens when people are engaged and fulfilled in their tasks. The effective person focuses on contribution. He looks up from this work and outward toward goals. He asks, “What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?” His stress is on responsibility.

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Internships

Are you a student looking for a meaningful internship? Do you need to collect social work credits to apply for a school or university? Do you want to enrich your course work? Join the Green Steps headquarters in Shanghai for a 3-month internship. We welcome foreign and national students. For further details check out the internship job description and get in touch with us.

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Learning communities

Gaining empathy for the environment often starts with taking over stewardship for your own land and community. Implement our activities in your local eco system. Learn to design your own activities and add them to our growing curriculum. Turn your place into a Learning Community, enjoy the support of our team and join the growing number of communities boarding the Green Steps ARK.

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Job openings

Are you looking for a meaningful profession? Do you want to become part of a TEAL organization? Have a look at our current vacancies. You can either join our team in the Green Steps headquarters in Shanghai or contribute with your strengths to a partnering Learning Community.

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SEND YOUR APPLICATION, CV,
AND REFERENCES at:
hr@greensteps.com.cn

Vacancies

Responsibility and Tasks

Lead an outdoor kindergarten project ensuring the wellbeing of the children, the quality of their education, and the profitability of the project at all times.
• Prepare the whole year curriculum syllabus;
• Facilitate Mon-Fri kindergarten program;
• Complete risk assessment and safety management for the kindergarten site and activities;
• Build good communication flow between the kindergarten and the children families;
• Build an extended community of families linked to the kindergarten projects
• Maintain the kindergarten account in the Green Steps ARK platform (tracking learning credits, creating library items, posting relevant events, photos, etc.)
• Do project accounting and report to Shanghai Green Steps office on regular basis
• Support the Green Steps program in greater China
• Cooperate with other Green Steps staff in side projects

Qualification / Requirement

• Chinese kindergarten teacher certification;
• Major in Education or related field;
• Experience in education (at least 2 year teaching experience with young children);
• Interest in ecology & outdoor activities;
• Nature guide experience of advantage;
• Successful participation in Green Steps trainings;
• Native Chinese, high proficiency in written and spoken Chinese;
• Medium proficiency in written and spoken English;
• Willing to live in a countryside environmentor daily commute to work location.

Time commitment

Minumum 1 year, starting from March 2021

Responsibility and Tasks

Lead an outdoor kindergarten project ensuring the wellbeing of the children, the quality of their education, and the profitability of the project at all times.
• Prepare the whole year curriculum syllabus;
• Facilitate Mon-Fri kindergarten program;
• Complete risk assessment and safety management for the kindergarten site and activities;
• Build good communication flow between the kindergarten and the children families;
• Build an extended community of families linked to the kindergarten projects
• Maintain the kindergarten account in the Green Steps ARK platform (tracking learning credits, creating library items, posting relevant events, photos, etc.)
• Do project accounting and report to Shanghai Green Steps office on regular basis
• Support the Green Steps program in greater China
• Cooperate with other Green Steps staff in side projects

Qualification / Requirement

• Major in Education or related field;
• Experience in education (at least 2 year teaching experience with young children);
• Interest in ecology & outdoor activities
• Nature guide experience of advantage
• Successful participation in Green Steps trainings
• High proficiency in written and spoken English–native speaker preferred
• Chinese proficiency of advantage
• Willing to live in a countryside environment.

Time commitment

Minimum 1 year, starting from March 2021

Responsibility and tasks

- Ensure that daily operations are smooth and Nature Guides can focus on their job;
- Deal with all finance related matters as our NPO cashier;
- Report about HR & finance matters to NPO board;
- Provide 1st level customer service;
- Be first person of contact to our office landlord;
- Support to build a like-minded community;
- Help us prepare and host our diverse events
- Support in the creation and distribution of our printables.

Qualification and requirements

you are a team player and sense when your peers need support
• you know how to keep books and have experience with accounting software
• you are self-confident with online banking business
• you can manage your time and communicate effectively
• you are able to structure information and are well organized
• you are interested in environmental issues and education
• you have an affinity for social media and community building
• you are a proficient English speaker and reader
• you know or want to learn how to get quality games, books and posters printed

Further info

Time commitment: part time - estimated 20h/w
Remuneration: depending on qualification

Responsibility and tasks 

Work hand in hand with front-end developers and DevOps team to develop stable, secure, scalable and fast backend and parts of web frontend of our application

1. Take a lead role in extending the functionality of our backend, based on express.js, postgraphile and postgresql, written in typescript;

2. Implement non-design-related parts of the react frontend;

3. Be part of architecture and technology stack decisions process;

4. Develop with the need for worldwide availability and scaling in mind, prepare for exponential growth of amount of users (clustering, replication);

5. Write automated quality assurance tests to ensure avoiding regressions in development (cypress, jest), participate in code review process;

6. Share our bugfixes and improvements with upstream of the FOSS projects we use.

Qualification and requirements

- excellent grasp of typescript, postgresql, graphql and reactj;
- following best practices in the industry (architecture, clean and readable code)
- ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines;
- open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team;
- Purpose driven, with strong interest in nature and sustainability, with several years of involvement in either FOSS or commercial project.

Further info

Time commitment: both part time and full time commitment is possible
Remuneration: depending on qualification
Location: St. Poelten, Austria

Responsibility & Tasks

This part-time position is geared towards individuals who want to merge their
passion for visual design with nature exploration and a meaningful contribution to
environmental education. We expect from all candidates an affection for nature, a growth mindset and digital literacy, but offer training on the job in regard to most tasks. Use this opportunity to improve your own skill set in a team of purpose driven educators.

Create high quality English & German SM content and grow EU followership
• Produce short clips about our activities
• Manage our existing SM channels
• Assess and identify new channels
• Createvisual and verbalcontent
• Align with overall content creation strategy
• Find innovative ways to target our customer segments

Qualification/Requirements

• Interest in environmental issues and education
• Passionate about the use of social media to increase community participation
• Proficient user of recording and post-production tools
• Proficient English speaker and reader
• Interest in digital gamification of advantage
• Interest to qualify as Green Steps Nature Guide of advantage

Further info

Commitment: part-time, estimated 10/w during starting period
Remuneration: depending on qualification
Location: St. Poelten, Austria

Responsibility and Tasks

Expand Shanghai-based followership, improve brand exposure, grow content marketing conversion rate
Assist Marketing Director with daily tasks such as:
- Translate existing EN language content and adapt it for CN audience
- Design and create new CN language content
- Cooperate with CN and EN language content creators
- Find innovative ways to target our customer segments
- Assist Marketing Director in monthly planning and strategy update

Qualification/requirements

- Chinese native speaker, proficient in English
- Portfolio of past products/projects
- Three years of industry-specific experience
- Interest in environmental issues and education

ADDED VALUE
- Interest in photo/video shooting and editing
- Positive personality, likable and friendly (both online and offline)
- Has a network compatible with Green Steps values
- Experience and network in local PR and press (i.e. magazines, platforms, events)
- Interest in digital gamification is an advantage
- Interest to qualify as Green Steps Nature Guide

Time commitment and remuneration

Fulll time
We are not a 9-5 office: flexible, focused on results, and believe in employees’ self-management
We are flexible, focus on results, and believe in employees’ self-management.
Remuneration depending on qualification

Responsibility and tasks

Guide event participants in an enjoyable way through our itineraries and re-connect them with self, others and planet.

1. Prepare event location and required infrastructure
2. Manage check-in and event onboarding
3. Guide participants through activity and ensure safety
4. Engage with customers and anticipate their needs during event
5. Compose and share post-event information with team and participants

Skills and competencies

1. Interest in education and ecology
2. Nature guide experience of advantage
3. Successful participation in Green Steps facilitator training
4. High proficiency in written and spoken English
5. Chinese proficiency of advantage
6. Natural interest in customer well-being

Time commitment

20 hours/month to full time
minimum 3 months

Responsibility and tasks

Ensure all relevant English language documentation is available in Chinese.

1. Translation of Standard Operation Procedures and Training Material
2. Translation of application like Airtable, Trello, etc.
3. Translation of articles and event reviews
4. Translation of event promotion documents e.g. bi-monthly program
5. Translation of facilitator documentation

Qualification & remuneration

Excellent command of written Mandarin and high proficiency in English
We offer an interesting compensation for this position based.

Time commitment

Part time - 20 hours/week
minimum 6 months

Responsibility and tasks

Support the operation and administration of Green Steps & guide event participants in an enjoyable way through our itineraries to re-connect them with self, others and planet.

Tasks Operations Mgr
1. Take full responsibility of operations@greensteps.com.cn email account
2. Update team calendar with information from airtable
3. Share information & post activities to event booking platform
4. Design activity flyers and share them on social media
5. Respond to customer inquiries with office email account
6. Confirm open questions with event facilitators
7. Add book titles about nature education to GS goodreads & douban accounts

Tasks Nature Guide
1. Prepare event location and required infrastructure
2. Manage check-in and event onboarding
3. Guide participants through activity and ensure safety
4. Engage with customers and anticipate their needs during event
5. Compose and share post-event information with team and participants

Your skills and benefits


Your skills & competencies
1. Interest in education and ecology 2. Nature guide experience of advantage
3. Successful participation in Green Steps facilitator training
4. High proficiency in written and spoken English
5. Chinese proficiency of advantage
6. Natural interest in customer well-being

Your benefits when working with us
1. Learn about environmental education methods
2. Be part of an international & multilingual startup
3. Get an insight in Chinese working and education environment
4. Opportunity to deepen working conditions at a later date

Time commitment

20 hours/month to full time
minimum 3 months

Responsibility and Tasks

We are looking for both highly motivated juniors and purpose driven seniors

Work hand in hand with front-end developers and DevOps team to develop stable, secure, scalable and fast server-side part of our web and mobile application.

1.Improve our current MVP (based on Odoo: Python 3, Postgresql) to help to clearly define parts of the project

2.Design and implement an API that will be consumed by a separate web front-end and by mobile app

3.Be part of architecture and technology stack decisions process

4.Develop with the need for worldwide availability and scaling in mind, prepare for exponential growth of amount of users (clustering, replication)

5.Write automated quality assurance tests to ensure avoiding regressions in development, participate in code review process

6.Share our bugfixes and improvements with upstream of the FOSS projects we use

Qualification & requirements

· excellent grasp of Python; experience with Odoo development a plus
· knowledge of javascript and/or dart (flutter) a big plus
· following best practices in the industry (architecture, clean and readable code)
· ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines
· open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team

Time commitment

Full Time for 6 months (start up phase) - then, based on project development

No time to join us but want to support our work anyway?