Outdoor Education Center Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5:00pm


Yellow Springs, OH
United States

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The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) is the Midwest’s original environmental learning facility.  It is located within Glen Helen, a 1000-acre preserve owned by Antioch College.  The OEC welcomes nearly 3000 schoolchildren each year, and also provides a training program for naturalist and administrative interns.  The OEC is adjacent to the Glen Helen Raptor Center, which provides education programs and rehabilitation for birds of prey.

This position is not eligible for relocation reimbursement.


  • Market programs and recruit schools for the academic year.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, supervise, and evaluate 13 interns, including naturalist teaching interns and administrative interns.
  • Supervise and evaluate OEC permanent staff, including the Assistant Director, Food Service Manager, and the Business Manager.
  • Manage the OEC budget to ensure that financial and revenue goals are met.
  • Pursue grants and other funding sources in support of OEC programs.
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate educational programs and curriculum.
  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities consistent with Glen Helen long-range goals.
  • Develop and coordinate training for Naturalist interns.
  • Maintain positive environmental practices in the OEC’s programs, and ensure a high standard of environmental practices in general operations.
  • Work with maintenance staff to ensure that the OEC facility needs are addressed.
  • Work collaboratively with the other programs of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary.


The Director must be an excellent teacher, a skilled manager, and a proven collaborator and team builder.  He or she must have the ability to maintain focus on the long-range vision while attending to operational details.  The Director must possess outstanding organization and communication skills, and have the ability to motivate and inspire others.  He or she must be able to work well with a broad range of people, from school administrators, to students, to members of the public.  Flexibility in work schedule is essential, as evening or weekend work is periodically required.  Ability to work outdoors in all seasons is necessary.  Specific requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Education or related field;
  • Experience planning and delivering, and administering environmental education programs;
  • Staff supervision experience;
  • Experience with marketing and sales;
  • Demonstrated leadership skill and an ability to motivate and inspire others;
  • Food service and facilities management experience preferred; and
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, desktop publishing, database management.

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

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How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to hr@antiochcollege.org.  Electronic applications are preferred.  If direct mail is required, please send documents to Antioch College, Office of Human Resources, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled.