Director of Education

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:00pm


Philadelphia, PA
United States

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Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Guide the growth and development of the center’s complete range of educational programming:  school, public, camp, college, adult, and more.
  • Manage and motivate a staff of full-time, part-time, and seasonal members of the Department of Education. 
  • Evaluate the Center’s programming with an eye to adjusting the mix to continue our success.
  • Play a key role in assisting in marketing efforts to attract new audiences.
  • Guide the growth and development of Nature Rx, a new collaboration between the health and environmental sectors
  • Manage several programs directly, e.g. teacher training and college-level teaching.
  • Develop and manage the department’s budget.
  • Represent the education department at senior-level staff meetings, all-staff meetings, and Board of Trustee meetings.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in education, environmental/science education or outdoor education.
  • At least two years’ experience in a leadership position at a comparable education institution.
  • Exceptional writing, speaking, and teaching skills
  • Must pass background checks and complete all requirements mandated by the state.

Expected Competencies:

  • Significant experience in providing diverse educational programming in a variety of settings, including college-level instruction, pre-K-12 schools, teacher training, and the public arena.
  • Desire and ability to engage youth in learning experiences using developmentally appropriate pedagogy and group management techniques.
  • An understanding of childhood development, including stages of growth, and how social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs intersect with learning.
  • Experience leading workshops and presenting lectures in professional settings.
  • Experience in program design and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading a staff, including hiring, development, and evaluation.
  • Experience in leading and sustaining regional collaborative efforts involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in writing, procuring, managing, and reporting on grants.
  • Experience in successfully creating, managing, and meeting budgets.
  • Mastery of the full suite of Microsoft computer programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director,, or mail to Mike at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA  19128

Contact Name:

Mike Weilbacher

Contact Phone:

(215) 482-7300 x.125

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