• Education Coordinator

    Job Locations
    US-PA-Audubon
    Type
    Regular, Full-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Teaching
    ID
    2019-4216
    City
    Audubon
    State/Province
    PA
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


     

    Position Summary

    The Education Coordinator will assist the Center Manager with developing and implementing public and school programming for The John James Audubon Center. They will also lead volunteers in the daily care of the centers non-releasable education birds. Additionally, the Education Coordinator will assist with daily operations of the Center. 

     

    Essential Functions

    • Assist in developing a comprehensive education program and strategies that align with Center, State and National conservation plans and goals;
    • Help create opportunities for visitors to the new museum to engage in multiple hands-on, educational activities with staff and volunteers;  
    • Implement creative and engaging nature science and conservation education curriculum appropriate for K-8 students and adults;  
    • Coordinate program registration and scheduling; provide pre-program communications; development of props and materials; and complete program evaluation for both in-school programs and outdoor field trips;
    • Oversee all aspects of the non-releasable bird program; train and schedule volunteers; manage food and supplies needed for the animals;
    • Serve as an ambassador for the center and NAS throughout the community, specifically, at education conferences, meetings, advisory boards, teacher conferences, festivals and other public events;
    • Assist staff and volunteers in the daily operating and maintenance activities; provide coverage of the visitor center desk, fledgling trail, and museum as assigned;
    • Attend professional development opportunities that serve the educational programming and center's mission.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in the natural sciences or education or related field;
    • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in a conservation education setting;
    • Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure;
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively;
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
    • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization;
    • Must be willing to participate in maintenance projects and visitor services;
    • Ability to work long, flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings;
    • Must be willing to travel as the job requires;
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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