Program Officer, Environmental Education

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:00pm

Address:

Washington, DC
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the Managing Director for Program Services, the Program Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing, executing and assessing an integrated environmental education strategy that is aligned with NEEF’s organizational priorities, vision, and implementable at the national and local levels
  • Leading general program management activities (i.e. draft budgets, project plans/timelines, report writing)
  • Increasing the reach and impact of NEEF’s environmental education work through a variety of methods including, but not limited to: creatively engaging stakeholders with broad environmental education knowledge, expertise and perspectives; leading regional and local outreach efforts for traditional and nontraditional allies
  • Building and managing a portfolio of strategically designed, diverse stakeholder relationships necessary to achieve NEEF’s overall goals and vision
  • Collaborating with NEEF’s Research and Best Practice’s team to evaluate success and impact of initiatives
  • Overseeing and ensuring compliance with all existing and new funding initiatives provided by federal, foundation, and corporate partners
  • Collaborating with NEEF’s Marketing & Communications team to develop content for engaged stakeholders as well as the public related to environmental education & place-based learning
  • Stewarding the development of meaningful resources, outreach materials, and opportunities for educators and general audiences
  • Designing and implementing environmental education & place-based learning initiatives that engage traditionally underrepresented audiences/communities in participating in environmental education
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts, including but not limited to, writing project proposals and final reports
  • Ensuring the effectiveness and credibility of initiatives and resources through ongoing quality assurance and outreach
  • Being able to successfully manage and coach staff to accomplish goals
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related discipline required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental education, outdoor education, project based and hands-on learning
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Experience working with K-12 students and/or schools. Knowledge of common core standards and/or next generation science standards and related information.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to manage stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • Strong event management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Experience engaging and working with underrepresented communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Flexible, self-motivated, proactive, and reliable as a leader and as part of a team.
  • Ability to sit in meetings for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work effectively music Microsoft Office and other tools on a personal computer for long periods of time.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience. The foundation has excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@neefusa.org and include Program Officer, Environmental Education in the subject line. Only applications with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements or desired salary range will be considered.

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