Director Schrader Environmental Education Center

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:00pm


Wheeling, WV
United States

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Job Description:

  • Supervises and evaluates full-time staff of four, permanent part-time staff of 7 and seasonal staff of over 25.
  • In conjunction with Oglebay Institute’s Treasurer, develops, implements and monitors the department’s annual operating and capital budgets.  Prepares and administers annual departmental goals, operating objectives, strategies and implementation plans in accordance with the current organizational strategic plan.
  • Oversees facility and grounds usage, maintenance and management including the 14,000 sq ft Center, 3.5 miles of chipped, interpretive trails and a butterfly and wildflower garden, an observatory and mountain camp located in Terra Alta, WV.
  • Serves as a member of Oglebay Institute’s Leadership Team.
  • Oversees Friends of the Schrader Center volunteer group.
  • Leads nonformal education initiatives, directs and coordinates internal and external educational partnerships, including new program development.  Works closely with local school districts, scout leaders, and other community resources and stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate programs which meet each group’s specific needs.
  • Works with the Director of Development to seek funding for new program initiatives
  • Works in partnership with the Marketing Department to develop and execute publicity and marketing for the organization’s Education programs.
  • Serves as the representative/spokesperson to the public for matters relating to the purpose of the Schrader Environmental Education Center.Assists with the delivery of programs and events
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in natural areas management, interpretation, and interpretive facility management.
  • Strong leadership ability, presentation skills, and ability to interact and communicate with all levels in a diverse organization.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, juggle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to deal effectively and tactfully with all levels of staff, volunteers, vendors, and others.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good community and internal relations.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to long-range plan, facilitate and manage change, and foster innovative and creative thinking.


How to Apply:

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, wildlife biology, ecology or related field) and at least 5 years responsible administrative or supervisory experience in management and supervision, and 10 years’ experience in interpretation, education and natural resource management OR a master’s degree with 3 years administrative and managerial experience and 7 years’ experience in interpretation and/or environmental education. 
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience working with diverse constituencies. 
Ability to excel both by working independently and as part of a collaborative team. 
Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, database management, internet-based research, professional applications of social media)

Salary is competitive and commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, long term disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation, health, and holiday leave.


Interested candidates please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 potential references by November 15, 2016 to:


Connie Moore, Director of Administrative Services

1330 National Road

Wheeling, WV 26003


Email or paper applications only. No phone calls, please.

 Oglebay Institute is an EOE.