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Education Programs Coordinator

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Education Programs Coordinator

Naples, FL
  • Responsibilities

    JOB TITLE: Education Programs Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Education REPORTS TO: Director of Education FLSA STATUS: Exempt

    PURPOSE OF JOB:The Education Programs Coordinator oversees the education programs team, including the creation and delivery of school outreach and field trip programs as well as community outreach including adult programs and festivals. The Education Programs Coordinator ensures the showcasing and usage of the natural, educational, and human resources of the Conservancy to create, deliver and evaluate high quality student, teacher and community environmental education programs, meeting the Conservancy’s mission.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Coordinate education team of staff, interns, and volunteers. • Oversee and deliver school and adult education programs including outreach, field trips/tours, festivals, and teacher workshops. • Oversee program and curriculum development for education program offerings. • Co-develop and serve as camp supervisor for Conservancy Camp programs. • Develop and foster partnerships with local school districts, colleges, and other environmental and community organizations. • Assist in the development and management of education programs budget • Oversee maintenance of program materials/spaces. • Assist with coordination of the Conservancy’s STEM Institute. • Support with the hiring, training and evaluation of education interns. • Assist in the oversight of program assessment and evaluation, and track and report related data. • Develop and deliver pre and post program resources for teachers. • Provide support to volunteer groups that support with educational programs. Assist with grant proposal development, grant project coordination, and grant reports. • Coordinate with marketing team on promotional materials to support education programs. • Participate in organizational special events outside of the department. • Participate in professional associations. Certifications related to environmental education, museums, nature centers, interpretation or live collections. • Deliver excellent customer service, internally and externally. • Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong commitment to the conservation of Florida’s natural environment • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience • Experience developing and delivering informal science education curriculum / programs • Experience with Next Generation Science Standards and/or Next Generation Sunshine State Standards • Experience with program assessment / evaluation to achieve learning outcome goals • Experience in coordinating staff, interns, and volunteers • Experience training staff, interns, and volunteers in basic local natural history and interpretation • Strong organization, communication, time management, and leadership skills • Excellent writing and teaching skills • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with individuals of diverse interests and backgrounds • Knowledge of South Florida’s natural environment • Ability to work with diverse groups of people • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Willingness to work outside and conduct programs in the evenings, weekends, and holidays in sometimes hot, humid, and buggy conditions

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: • Current Certification in CPR, First Aid, and Life Saving, or ability to obtain. • Valid driver license and good driving record.

    PHYSICAL, DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands, arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Special vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and depth perception. Work Environment: The employee is regularly exposed to wet and humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    The above statements describe the general qualifications required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed-not a complete list of duties-additional duties may be assigned by management.

    Job Posted: 07/11/2019