Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:00pm
- Demonstrate Audubon Center mission and core values in words and actions with all staff and visitors.
- Train, supervise, evaluate and mentor naturalist staff.
- Lead the process for ongoing quality control of curricula and instructional delivery of programs, classes and activities. Define learning outcomes and assess program impact on visiting groups and K-12 programming as a whole.
- Coordinate weekly teaching schedules, class assignments and education staff meetings. Assign naturalists to scheduled programs and manage days-off requests.
- Teach classes as needed.
- Coordinate ongoing professional development for naturalists.
- Evaluate program and educator effectiveness. Give constructive feedback to naturalists in a timely manner and on a regular basis.
- Meet with K12 lead teachers at conclusion of each school visit. Compile and communicate feedback to education staff.
- With Program Director, manage day-to-day programming operations (including evenings and weekends). Address critical issues when they arise and respond as needed.
- Co-direct summer youth camp programs with Program Director and Wildlife Coordinator.
- Maintain working knowledge of all ACNW programs and classes
- Coordinate Community College programming and serve as key liaison for college groups.
- Update curricula, processes, equipment, and class materials as needed and within budget.
- Convene weekly meetings and regular one-on-one check-ins with interns. Meet regularly with Program Director and with internal ACNW teams.
- Assist with funding opportunities for K-12 programming, including grants for visiting schools.
- Innovate where opportunity and needs arise.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:
- Degree or equivalent experience in environmental education, teaching, natural history or related field; an advanced degree is preferred.
- Minimum of three years of experience working in or with experiential learning programs.
- Minimum two years of experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, residential environmental center operations.
- Strong teaching skills and pedagogical experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. This position requires substantial mentoring and instruction (formal and informal). Comfort with teaching, public speaking and offering feedback.
- Understanding of academic standards and effective lesson planning. Experience with program evaluation and educator observation.
- Significant leadership experience and problem solving skills.
- Strong organizational and meeting facilitation skills.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities on an ongoing basis.
- Commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and literacy.
- Current First Aid and CPR certification; Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
- A positive attitude and a great sense of humor.
- Background check required.
How to Apply:
Email a letter of interest, resume and list of three references with contact information to:
Connie Haugen, Program Director, Audubon Center of the North Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org