Education & Outreach Manager

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 4:00pm



Lake Jackson, TX
United States

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Job Description:

Primary Roles:

I.  Serve as the public education coordinator for the GCBO:

  • Responsible for designing and leading GCBO’s environmental education programs
  • Teaching environmental topics to school groups, visiting organizations, volunteers, and the general public
  • Developing and managing a wetland education program for the GCBO’s Sanctuary
  • Providing effective oral and written presentations on and off property
  • Providing high-quality education experiences for Sanctuary visitors
  • Help developed and manage special events such as Spring Fling and XHX
  • Perform various other tasks as assigned

II.  Serve as the marketing and outreach coordinator for GCBO:

  • Develop and disseminate marketing programs for the GCBO via various platforms
  • Handle electronic media such as Facebook, etc. 
  • Assist with updating website
  • Publish our eNews monthly eblast, and coordinate our bi-annual Gulf Crossing newsletter and weekly Nature Notes
  • Help organize special events

III.  Serve as the volunteer coordinator for GCBO:   

  • Rebuild and implement an improved volunteer system  
  • Coordinate our volunteer events and efforts
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Record volunteer hours


  • Knowledge of wildlife, bird watching, conservation, and education program development
  • Skill in writing and verbal presentations
  • Skill with personal computers, including PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly on the phone
  • Ability to coordinate with co-workers, media representatives, agency personnel, corporate representatives and community leaders
  • Ability to exercise initiative and work both independently as well as a team member
  • Administrative and marketing skills


  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in environmental education or a natural history discipline is preferred but not a must
  • Bilingual with Spanish skills preferred 
  • Experience with marketing and/or fundraising preferred
  • A ‘can-do attitude is a must
  • A love of birds is a must
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Passing a background check is required


Position must be filled by: June 30, 2017 (but may be sooner if possible)

Position will be housed at the GCBO headquarters, Lake Jackson, Texas. 

This is a full time, permanent position.

How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:

Martin Hagne, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 Hwy 332 West, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or via email to  

Compensation Information:

Salary Range:

$30,000 - $35,000, and benefits, based upon qualifications. 

Health insurance is offered (75% GCBO - 25% employee)