Education Coordinator

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Columbus, OH
United States

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  • Develop, train, and manage field education team and schedule trips
  • Implement marketing plans and increase school participation in River Explorer and new Mussels in the Classroom program (a companion program to River Explorer)
  • Lead and conduct ½ day experiential education field trips for 4th – 12th grade students and special groups as part of the education team, including: safety review, educational activities, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality testing, ecosystem and watershed concepts
  • Manage and maintain educational and scientific equipment
  • Job will require local travel
  • Assist staff with program development
  • This physically demanding position involves seasonal exposure to the elements.


  • At least 2 years college coursework in biology, ecology, or related field, and ability to demonstrate knowledge of ecological and hydrologic processes
  • Education coursework or experience in education required
  • Experience with children in an educational setting preferred
  • Experience and/or training in office practices and procedures, including customer service or public relations; operating basic office machines and equipment
  • Proficient in MS Office software desired
  • Marketing and/or sales experience
  • Strong communication skills desired; ability to work self-directed and as team member
  • General knowledge of environmental legislation and conservation issues
  • Able to make decisions quickly and independently
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate, and enthusiastic manner.

Position is part-time and hours will vary season to season. Hours are flexible and can range from 5-30 hours per week, depending upon peak or off-peak season.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: 

Ohio River Foundation, P.O. Box 42460, Cincinnati, OH  45242
513-469-6755 (fax) or

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