Education Manager

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:00pm


Sandstone, MN
United States

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Job Description:


  • 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.



  • 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,