Environmental Education Operations Manager

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:30pm



Houston, TX
United States

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Job Description:

Galveston Bay Foundation’s Environmental Education Operations Manager is a new, senior-level position created to help lead GBF’s environmental education program into an exciting phase of growth and expansion associated with our development of several new GBF education centers. The position is specifically responsible for advancement and operational functions of the program, such as visioning, planning, development, communications, fundraising, and budgeting. The position works alongside our existing Environmental Education Programs Manager in ensuring GBF environmental education programs are current and effective and progress us towards the overall program goal of cultivating lifelong stewards of Galveston Bay. The Environmental Education Operations Manager provides a vision of a robust environmental education program both in schools and at GBF education centers and implements the strategies and develops the resources necessary to sustain such a program.

Specific Duties

Program Visioning, Planning, and Development:

  • Identify annual program goals and strategies to achieve them
  • Develop strategic plans, workplans, business plans, and other necessary planning documents for new education programs
  • Track program results, achievements, and success stories
  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs and adaptively manage them to ensure they continue to meet program goals

Budgeting, Fundraising, and Grant Management:

  • Work with the development team in raising funds in support of education programs
  • Write or assist in the writing of grant proposals and grant reports
  • Ensure deliverables and reporting deadlines are met
  • Develop and actively manage program budgets


  • Maintain education program pages on GBF website and other program marketing tools
  • Supply quality content to development and communications staff for newsletter articles, press releases, social media posts, donor correspondence, etc.


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in environmental education and curriculum development; outdoor programming and non-profit experience a plus; entry level candidates need not apply
  • Bachelor's degree in education, environmental/natural/aquatic sciences, or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to envision a greatly expanded education program; clearly articulate that vision in a well-defined, multi-year plan; and implement that plan
  • Strong business acumen
  • Experience with grant writing and administration, program design, program budgeting, and program evaluation
  • Strong leadership, creativity, and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply:

For a full list of job duties and qualifications, please see the job description posted on our website, http://galvbay.org/about/about-us/work-for-gbf/. To apply, email resume and cover letter to jobs@galvbay.org by January 25, 2017. Reference the position title in the subject line. If selected for an interview, be prepared to provide at least three professional references.