Coordinator, Environmental Education

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Address:

Redwood City, CA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years STEM-related teaching experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years administrative experience;
  • A Master’s Degree in education or related field
  • Experience and/or background in environmental education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and growing large scale, community-wide projects
  • Experience procuring, writing and managing grants
  • Experience in leading environmental education, literacy, and sustainability initiatives

Licenses & Other Requirements:

  • Valid California Teaching credential
  • Valid Administrative Services Credential or willingness to enroll in an administration credential program 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Provide leadership and implement a broad Environmental Education Initiative in San Mateo County that promotes environmental literacy;
  • Develop realistic and effective plans for meeting goals, establishing timelines and measurable outcomes, estimating required resources, and anticipating obstacles;
  • Strengthen collaboration across the county by establishing, developing and maintaining partnerships with community resources and outside agencies as well as connect to related initiatives regionally and statewide;
  • Develop and implement an effective constituent relationship management (database) strategy to ensure maintenance and monitoring of key relationships among affiliated individuals and organizations;
  • Plan and facilitate meetings with multiple stakeholders within a collaborative governance structure;
  • Plan, design and implement training and professional development activities using various blended and online learning technologies and methodologies;
  • Coordinate activities and provide training and assistance to enhance faculty and administrative skills and understanding related to environmental educational;
  • Serve as a liaison and coordinate communications, activities and information between County Office administrators, personnel, school districts, outside organizations, governmental agencies and the public;
  • Develop and implement strategies and training activities to enhance educational effectiveness and student learning in environmental education;
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel;
  • Assist in the development and preparation of annual preliminary budgets; review and evaluate budgetary and financial data;
  • Participate in researching, obtaining and maintaining grants and other funding sources; prepare proposals and assist with developing and maintaining contracts as required;
  • Compile, review and analyze a variety of technical data and information related to instructional area; prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports;
  • Drive a vehicle to conduct work; visit sites and classrooms to monitor educational activities;
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, task forces, seminars, in-services and conferences as directed;
  • Initiate, develop, and prepare contracts/agreements with external entities, as needed;
  • Coordinate, as needed with other SMCOE-related initiatives;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Effective strategies, innovative approaches, and models for environmental education learning and programming;
  • Effective practices in planning and delivery of training/professional development;
  • Best practices in closing the achievement gap and promoting equitable programs and practices for all students;
  • Local, state, and federal standards and requirements related to environmental education in K-12 public education;
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of County students;
  • Basic budget preparation and control;
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy;
  • Public speaking techniques;
  • Operation of a variety of office equipment including computers projectors and assigned software.

Skills and Ability to:

  • Provide consultation and technical assistance concerning environmental education;
  • Design, develop, implement and conduct training and professional development;
  • Facilitate groups in planning, problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Collaborate successfully with diverse groups;
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations;
  • Coordinate activities to enhance faculty and administrative understanding of educational practices, curriculum standards and instructional strategies;
  • Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
  • Meet schedules and time lines;
  • Work independently with little direction;
  • Prepare and maintain various records, reports and files;
  • Operation of a variety of office equipment including computers, projectors and assigned software.

Working Conditions:

Environment:

  • Indoor and outdoor work environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Physical Demands:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Hearing and speaking to communicate information

 

How to Apply:

Apply online at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/873965

or email Julie Eastburn, Manager, Human Resources - jeastburn@smcoe.org