Education Manager

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Maitland, FL
United States

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Essential Functions:

  • Plans, schedules and delivers Audubon’s education programs including Eagle Eyes programs, tours, summer camp, off-site presentations, special events and a newly created Water for Florida’s Future program.
  • Develops age-appropriate curriculum and implements programs that reflect Audubon’s strategic goals and local conservation issues.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and mentors education docents, volunteers and Water Conservation messengers.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness using best practices of the environmental education profession.  Oversees quality of visitor experience and collaborates with Center staff to develop messaging and exhibit content in order to improve guest experience.
  • Collaborates with Center Director and other education team members to prepare strategic marketing materials and media communications.  Responsible for managing the Center’s social media sites and communications, including the Center’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
  • Develops working relationship with glove trained birds of prey to use in educational programs.
  • Collaborates with Center Director to raise funds needed to support education/outreach programs.  Assists with grant writing and project budgets for specific education grant requests and/or fundraising events.
  • As needed, prepares Center materials including program summaries, newsletters, brochures, proposals, reports and other documents.
  • Helps build the Audubon community by involving diverse communities and constituents.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental Education, or related field.  Familiarity with local/state education standards, as well as working knowledge of education and conservation issues, also required. Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences and age groups.
  • 3-5 years' professional experience developing education curriculum, engaging in public speaking and coordinating presenting programs in formal or non-formal setting required.  Direct teaching experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must have strong writing and organizational skills, and be able to multi-task and juggle changing priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, to include Word, Excel and Publisher.  Experience with social media platforms strongly desired.
  • Experience with web design using Drupal desired.
  • Must be self-motivated, possess sound judgment and decision making skills, while following directions and bringing new ideas to the table.
  • Ability to work with a team, as well as independently, with a can-do and positive attitude.  Other characteristics include: friendly, respectful, collaborative, a good listener and communicator, honesty and enthusiasm.
  • Raptor handling experience is preferred but not required.
  • Must have flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends and travel as necessary.
  • A passion for conservation, education, and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.