Part-time Education Coordinator
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park (WWPP) seeks a part-time Education Coordinator to work closely with our Executive Director and Board to (1) improve the delivery and content of our environmental education offerings, (2) serve as liaison between WWPP and the school and community groups that we work with, and (3) oversee our Environmental Education and Conservation Interns. Specific duties will entail:
- Scheduling, planning, preparing, presenting, and assessing programs for school and other groups and for the general public.
- Maintaining accurate and up-to-date contact lists with schools and program participants.
- Maintaining attendance records.
- Working with our volunteer corps to enlist volunteers to help with programs.
- Helping to coordinate community events like the annual Wildlife Festival and Candlelight Ski.
- Assisting in the development of educational materials, including; flyers, handouts, brochures, interpretive exhibits, signage; and traveling exhibits for off-site presentations.
- Assisting with new program development, both for schools and groups, and for the general public.
Required qualifications are:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science/education or another appropriate field.
- At least one year teaching experience, or equivalent, in a classroom or in the field of environmental education.
- Skills interacting with members of the public in a professional manner.
- Ability to work as a part of a team, multitask, and problem solve.
- Strong public speaking and communication skills.
- Proficiency with computer programs including, Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
- Ability to follow through on several tasks with time-sensitive deadlines.
- Familiarity with natural environments of the region.
- Ability to lift around 50 pounds, work outside in all weather conditions and occasionally work on weekends and evenings.
- A valid driver’s license.
- A dependable motor vehicle (mileage for work purposes is reimbursed).
The position is 15 hours per week on average and is during the school calendar period. The work week varies seasonally, and flexibility of working hours is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date is expected to be in September 2018, but specific start date is flexible. Background check is required.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Margo Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 31, 2018 with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.
WWPP is non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation. These goals are focused on ~2400 acres of protected land base in the Saratoga Sandplains, which encompasses ecologically significant habitats, rare plant communities, endangered and threatened wildlife, and public trails. Lands within WWPP are owned and managed in partnership with the Town of Wilton, The Nature Conservancy, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Saratoga County. WWPP’s mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation. WWPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.