Education Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00pm


Bryant Pond, ME
United States

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Design, Delivery and Assessment

  • Researches, designs, pilots and delivers lessons and programming and community-based service learning projects.
  • Partners with 4-H staff statewide and at the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond to implement School Initiatives, including STEM based programs, the Telstar Freshman Academy, the Oxford Hills STEM Hub, and more.
  • Conducts program assessment and impact reporting.
  • Provides leadership with the implementation of National 4-H Common Measures and other survey tools to support program evaluation and impact assessment.
  • Provides leadership on the Environmental Living and Learning for Maine Students (ELLMS) Steering Committee, including participation in program design, grants and program implementation.
  • Serves on a rotational basis, as Director on Duty with supervisory responsibility for youth and staff during residential programming.

4-H School Initiatives Marketing and Capacity Building

  • Provides leadership in support of regional and national 4-H STEM programming grants.
  • Provides vision and leadership for collaborative opportunities with externally funded projects (Examples include:  Tech Wizards, ELLMS grants; includes grant management tasks such as budget tracking, reporting and financial reimbursements).
  • Seeks and acquires external funding to support educational programming; manages ongoing grants, contracts, and special funds including all required reporting.
  • Develops and leads STEM, environmental education, service learning and other initiatives.
  • Directs the development and implementation of new education efforts and creates new relationships with a variety of community institutions including schools, non-profits, businesses and more.
  • Promotes the educational programming of the 4-H Learning Centers to clients, funders and other stakeholders and collaborates in the development of marketing materials for these programs.
  • Serves as in integral part of the Bryant Pond 4-H Center leadership team.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
  • Builds productive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Utilizes coaching and mentoring methods which provide an environment that is anticipatory, supportive, and encourages constructive feedback on performance.
  • Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve, and recommending possible alternatives for a situation.
  • Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM or education related field, including but not limited to environmental science, engineering, education etc.
  • Experience working with youth and adults, and experience working in k-12 classrooms and/or informal education, preferably in leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Independent as well as team work skills; must be self-motivated and directed with the skill to achieve measurable results and manage multiple tasks in an autonomous work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective leadership techniques and group facilitation and process skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and skills in organizational communications and marketing.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in prioritizing and managing logistics of events, conferences and programs.
  • Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations.
  • Effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods.
  • Ability to travel both in and out-of-state, usually requiring a valid driver's license.
  • Work schedule flexibility depending upon the needs of clients and projects.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 30 to 50 pounds.


  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and writing.
  • Experience with residential environmental education programs.
  • First Aid training (Wilderness First Responder preferred).
  • Master's degree in relevant field and skills in designing and conducting original program evaluation/educational research. 
  • Appropriate background checks are required.
  • All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position".  You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references.  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete applicaton materials cannot be considered.  Review of applications will begin 11/11/2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV


Position Start Date:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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How to Apply:

You must apply online directly thru the Hiretouch link provided below:

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Compensation Information:

Typical hiring range for this position is $35,183 to $38,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.