Teen Programs Supervisor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Houston, TX
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

  • Encourages and models the core values of the Houston Zoo through leadership, program development and implementation.
  • Supervises, evaluates and mentors staff that assist with teen programming.
  • Communicates effectively with the team, all Zoo departments, teens and their families.
  • Oversee and support development, implementation and evaluation of all teen programming.
  • Work with staff to prepare annual budgets and manage the monthly teen program budget.
  • Create and update operational and safety protocols for all teen programs.
  • Create and update a teen program manual including clear behavior expectations for teens and their families.
  • Develop ways for teens to engage our public in HZI Take Action Initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain programming that connects teens to professionals that strengthen their career skills.
  • Assist in marketing and promotion of teen programs.
  • Assist in setting long-term goals and measurable objectives for teen programs.
  • Implement domestic and international travel programs to connect teens with our field conservation partners.
  • Create programs that build a relationship with teens, the Houston Zoo and our partners.
  • Required to work some holidays, weekends, and evenings as needed, and performs other duties as requested.
  • Required to be able to travel outside of the United States with a current and valid passport.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor recreation, biological sciences or a related field is required. At least two years of experience developing and managing program budgets and developing programs. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is desired.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of three years’ experience in an informal education setting required, and at least one of those years MUST have included a leadership position. Proven experience in the development and implementation of informal education programs. Strong instructional and communication skills. At least two years’ experiences working with teenagers 13-17 years of age. Proven partnering skills and ability to work in a team-based environment. Demonstrated passion for learning and wildlife conservation. Animal handling experience a plus.  Current Wilderness First Responder and/or Wilderness First Aid certification required at time of application.

 
SUPERVISION:

Supervises staff that will assist with teen programming.

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:

Submit resume and cover letter along with the following materials:

  • Write a 1-page proposal for an activity that teens could do on Zoo grounds for the general public that gets across the message of taking action to recycle paper.
  • Develop a detailed outline of a trip you would lead with 10 teenagers to a Texas natural area. 

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