Education Programs Manager

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Address:

Houston, TX
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports Zoo mission by directing program development that includes conservation messaging that best meets guest’s needs.
  • Supports Education Program Supervisors in the areas of hiring, program development, program evaluation, and training.
  • Works with staff to create and implement the department’s budget.
  • Assist in the development of Education Department goals and objectives, and manage the implementation of new initiatives accordingly.
  • Collaborates with all departments to implement new Zoo and department initiatives.
  • Utilizes sound evaluation principles to drive program modifications and development.
  • Seeks out and fosters best practices from other well-respected educational institutions.
  • Design evaluation tools to measure program impact.
  • Responsible for maintaining standards of compliance in accordance with the requirements for summer day camps from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • In absence of Sr. Director this role will make decisions on behalf of the department.
  • Assist in the directing a marketing plan for all education programs.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years’ experience in informal education with experience in a supervisory capacity required. 
  • Experience supervising summer camps, and working with live animals preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or biological sciences or a related field is required.
  • Master’s level degree in Education or related discipline preferred.

 SUPERVISION:

Mentors (3) Education Programs Supervisors (Interpretive Programs, Teen Programs Supervisor and Camp and Overnight Supervisor).

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

This position involves routine lifting of moderately heavy items such as record boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

There are routine discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air conditions.  The position may involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.

 

PHYSICAL SKILL:

  • Requires the ability to make closely coordinated eye/hand movements within very fine tolerance and/or calibration demands, the ability to make rapid closely coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within somewhat fine tolerance demands, and the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements within fine tolerances with large equipment as an extension of the worker.
  • A valid Texas driver’s license required.

PUBLIC CONTACT:

Requires heavy public contact requiring considerable interpersonal skill; extensive interaction with the public and with donors, members and the press; and requires a high degree of appreciation of customer service.

How to Apply:

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Submit resume and cover letter along with the following materials:

Write a 1-page proposal for an activity that could be lead on Zoo grounds for the general public that gets across the message of taking action to recycle paper.
Write a 1-page or less describing your leadership philosophy and management style.

Applicants can visit www.houstonzoo.org/careers to download an application

E-mail resume and completed application to careers@houstonzoo.org

Houston Zoo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer