Education Manager

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:00pm



Lynnwood, WA
United States

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Position Title:  Education Manager

Supervises: Community Education Coordinators

Reports to: Donor & Community Relations Director

Purpose of Position:

To set vision and develop/execute a comprehensive and results-oriented education plan for PAWS. This position develops and manages the PAWS Education Program to inspire children and adults to have compassionate attitudes towards and understanding of all animals. The position also develops and delivers in-class presentations and adult education programs to meet mission goals, and leads the development of meaningful advocacy programs and campaigns to raise awareness of critical animal welfare issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiate, build and maintain relationships with the school districts, teachers, organizations and other contacts as needed.
  • Coordinate and schedule PAWS education programs in a professional and timely manner. Present Education programs in schools and other settings, teaching to current standards, keep curriculum and program design updated. Write and maintain monthly reports to the board. Oversee recruitment and management of Education program personnel; supervise staff of two, perform annual review and create a positive work and team environment so staff are supported to deliver high quality, relevant work.
  • Develop materials to support educational activities. Work with Marketing/Communication team to develop and implement marketing plan for education programs and events.
  • Provide educational content for PAWS website and blog, in coordination with Marketing and Communications staff. Produce the Kids Helping Animals newsletter.
  • Stay abreast of Washington State and national educational standards, as well as trends, research and practices related to PAWS programs. Ensure the relevancy of programs and determine quantifiable outcomes.
  • Coordinate PAWS tours and on-site programs, respond to public inquiries, and represent PAWS at various outreach, education and fundraising events.
  • Facilitate and lead as appropriate PAWS’ public awareness campaigns and advocacy work.
  • Assist PAWS Development staff to raise funding support for Education programs, including researching and writing grant proposals, and follow up reports as needed.
  • Develop and manage annual program budget, including development of revenue-generating programs. Keep detailed financial records for all programs. Participate in the development of interpretive displays and educational programming for new facility scheduled to open in Spring of 2019.
  • Participate in agency strategic planning and visioning to enhance PAWS Education program to support PAWS goals and messages.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Controls over Work:

The Education Manager works under the general guidance of the Donor & Community Relations Director and is expected to pursue the established duties without direct supervision. He or she will frequently work directly and collaboratively with other department heads and staff as appropriate.


  • A passion for PAWS’ mission and teaching and learning, and demonstrated successful prior experience in delivering educational programs. Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • A college degree required. Preferred fields: Education, Biology, Environmental Education or a related field. Certified Humane Education Specialist or Certified Interpretive Trainer designation desirable.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak clearly in English so that written and verbal instructions can be given and followed.
  • A minimum of two year’s successful supervision of staff; experience with performance reviews, goal setting, hiring and managing a staff team.  Possess strong supervisory skills and motivate and inspire high-level performance results from staff. Successful experience working with volunteers and the broad community.
  • A minimum of three years’ successful experience planning and facilitating activities and programs for children, youth and adults in education, advocacy, and/or public outreach. Experience in animal welfare or wildlife/environmental education field is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities.
  • Have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver’s license with no major or repeated minor traffic offenses; and ability to drive to variety of locations.
  • Important considerations for this position include a sincere interest and belief in the welfare of animals, and a creative and dynamic approach to education of children and adults.

Note: Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the successful candidate will be required to provide both evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.

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How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and a PAWS employment application via email to

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