Education Coordinator

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Mass Audubon

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Edgartown, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

Location: Edgartown, MA

Sanctuary: Felix Neck

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

The Education Coordinator commits the majority of their time supporting the coordination of registration, marketing, budget management, and program development/design in one or more specific audience and/or focus areas, e.g. school and youth programs, climate change education, adult education, etc. The Education Coordinator may supervise seasonal/per diem educators and manage program specific budgets with support from a Lead Education Coordinator and/or Education Manager. The Education Coordinator also spends time teaching education and engagement programs in accordance with Mass Audubon’s Action Agenda strategic priorities and Mass Audubon’s education frameworks, goals, standards, and practices.

Duties & Responsibilities

Management:

1. Plan, coordinate and market programs through electronic and print media according to Mass Audubon standards and practices.

2. Maintain accurate records of programs, program participants, and education files according to Mass Audubon policy, state regulations, and accreditation standards, as appropriate.

3. Monitor program registration budget. Create and maintain records and track program revenue and expense data. Inform supervisor of variances and take steps to change program registration trends, if needed.

Education:

4. Develop and implement lessons and activities for specific audiences and/or focus areas with demonstrated skills and ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion.

5. Prepare and conduct activities for community engagement activities, events, and other related educational activities. Work in collaboration with Statewide Education Managers to ensure program alignment and best practices.

6. Assist in the professional development of part-time/per diem field teachers to ensure high quality program design and instruction.

7. Implement program assessment tools according to Mass Audubon guidelines and practices. Analyze results for evaluation and communicate outcomes to supervisors for program decision making.

8. Maintain updated curricula, instructional materials, educational supplies, and resources.

9. Maintain the safety of all participants and staff as a priority.

10. Serve as a trusted resource on natural history, legislative priorities, conservation science issues including climate change and biodiversity for visitors, program participants, other staff, and volunteers.

11. Assist in the development of educational programs and activities outside of specific area, as needed.

Marketing, Public/Community Relations:

12. Participate in the planning, writing, and preparation of audience specific program catalogs, site-based informational brochures, and education related publications, including e-communications.

13. Orient visitors, members, and community in Mass Audubon’s mission, programs, and stewardship.

Other:

14. Attend regional staff meetings and actively participate in statewide education staff meetings, audience professional learning communities, and professional development trainings as required.

15. Assist in activities during vacation weeks, camp, and community engagement, and support membership development and fundraising, as needed.

16. Perform other position-related duties, as assigned.

17. Serve as Fern and Feather Nature Day Camp Director.

18. Manage and deliver School and Group programs.

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Have’s:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, biological, earth science, environmental studies, or equivalent, and a minimum of three years experience in conducting educational programs; or Master’s degree in education, biological, earth science, environmental studies, or equivalent or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work well with staff and volunteers.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Ability to establish effective Mass Audubon presence in surrounding communities related to conservation and biodiversity of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
  • Requires First Aid and CPR certification upon hire.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Lifeguard Certification

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $21.02/hour - $23.65/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12 paid holidays (holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

40-hour workweek, days variable, weekends and evenings as needed

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Josey Kirkland, Education Manager
jkirkland@massaudubon.org

Job# 3797