Education Coordinator

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Mass Audubon

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Worcester, MA, United States

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8 days ago

Location: Worcester, MA

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 160,000 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.

About This Position

The Education Coordinator develops and implements pre-K, elementary, and occasional adult programming aimed at fostering and growing community partnerships in Central Massachusetts throughout Worcester County. The Education Coordinator will engage both internal and external stakeholders, ensure educational and outreach outcomes, and promote Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for wildlife and people. The work will be guided by Mass Audubon’s recently approved Strategic Plan and the statewide Education Department’s program frameworks. We are looking for an experienced educator who is enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated to urban environmental education, as well as dedicated to partnership building. The ideal candidate will support Mass Audubon’s commitment to equity and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work. BIPOC candidates and residents of Worcester County are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

The following items are representative of the position, including but not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate and deliver educational programs for pre-K, elementary and adult audiences.
  • Create curricula, in alignment with Mass Audubon Education Department frameworks and best practices, for use in community-based environmental education that can be delivered throughout the community.
  • Work closely with partners to co-create programming that meets their needs, the participants’ needs and furthers Mass Audubon’s mission.
  • Cultivate lasting partnerships with local schools and community organizations.
  • Initiate strategies for promoting and facilitating community relations between Mass Audubon and local community leaders and identify new outreach opportunities.
  • Obtain, organize, and record all relevant data related to each program and initiative including communities served, attendance, names of partners, and feedback gathered from each program.
  • Conduct education program evaluation including formative and summative assessments, data analysis, and communication of outcomes in alignment with Mass Audubon’s education evaluation plan.
  • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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 Haves:

  • Experience working with and building authentic partnerships with a variety of audiences including adults, community groups, and families.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years relevant experience.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and design programs that utilize culturally responsive teaching and universal program design best practices.
  • Ability to communicate a basic understanding of environmental concepts.
  • Communicate in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
  • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and deal tactfully with community partners, students, volunteers and staff.
  • Strive for collaboration. Work cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently.
  • Proficiency in standard business software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Nice to Haves:

  • Fluent Spanish and/or Vietnamese or Portuguese speaker strongly preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $21.10 - $23.65 per hour, 32 hours per week; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits and Perks

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:

The standard work schedule for this position is full time Monday through Friday. However, the position requires a great deal of flexibility and the ability to work some weekends and regular evenings to meet the needs of the program and organization.

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 email with subject line Education Coordinator and cover letter and resume to:

Criss Nickoloff, WSP Operations Manager
WSPJobs@massaudubon.org

Job# 3889