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Education Program Manager

Website Get Outdoors Nevada

Position Title: Education Program Manager Classification: Full Time / Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Programs

Salary Range: Starts at $46,000 and commensurate with experience Application Period: January 12 – February 5, 2023

Position Description

Founded in 2000 and incorporated in 2009, Get Outdoors Nevada is a private, non-profit serving communities, residents and visitors in Nevada. At Get Outdoors Nevada, we believe that everyone should have access to, benefit from, and care for the outdoors. We aim to connect people of all backgrounds and ages to the outdoors by providing opportunities to learn about and care for our urban and natural outdoor spaces. Our organization values a diverse workforce and our team shares the firm conviction that diversity at all levels is critical to our success in fostering a community in which everyone has the ability to discover, experience and connect to our state’s diverse outdoor places. We believe in nurturing individual strengths which drive collaboration that sustains a supportive and inclusive work environment where all voices are heard. The Education Program Manager works under the direction of the Director of Programs to lead the execution of interpretative and educational programs in GON’s Education Department, including: both in-person and virtual environmental education programs, outreach activities, and interpretive tables to diverse audiences – mainly youth. These programs are designed to generate knowledge and awareness of locally-relevant topics, increase interest in science and nature, foster community connection, develop stewardship behaviors, and often support formal educational standards. The Education Program Manager is tasked with overseeing the employees who are completing the required tasks. A program manager oversees and works with their team to implement the plans given to them by the director. They are involved in the scheduling of projects and ensuring it stays on budget. They lead team meetings, perform program reviews, and collaborate with coordinators when direction is needed. This is a full-time, salary position, at 40 hours per week.


Responsibilities

Staff Supervision and General Administration (30%)

  • Supervises program staff, ensures Program Coordinators meet work plan and professional goals.
  • Approve and submit timekeeping documents according to schedule.
  • Maintains files relevant to programs and personnel.
  • Organize, inventory, maintain, and resupply educational program materials.
  • Organize and maintain program and event schedules.
  • Coordinates and purchases supplies for educational programs and events.
  • Track spending, expense authorizations, and project budgets.
  • Plan, prepare, and facilitate departmental meetings on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the hiring process and lead training efforts for new team members.
  • Maintain neat and orderly workspace and common work areas.
  • Maintain prompt and timely communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Programs and Events (25%)

  • Help shape the strategic and annual goals for the Education Department.
  • Coordinates, plans, conducts, and evaluates environment education programs and field trips according to the strategic plan and annual goals for the department and under the direction of the Director of Programs.
  • Communicates, coordinates, and works efficiently with partner agencies, educators, and program coordinators to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Creates and distributes flyers and other promotional materials.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains curriculum.
  • Lead and/or assist Next Generation Science Programs, Native Habitat Programs, and informal science programs and field trips for youth as needed.
  • Lead outreach activities at community events as needed.
  • Utilize social media to promote organization goals, recognize partners, and create or support themed campaigns and marketing strategies.
  • Meet with partners to discuss program status, updates, and goals.

Fundraising, Evaluation, and Reporting Support (25%)

  • Help maintain and gather information and program documentation required for reporting and fundraising purposes.
  • Help collect and store evaluation information and data for programs based on the evaluation strategy of the Education Department.
  • Provide input on a variety of evaluation tools and strategy for the Education Department.
  • Provide opportunities for potential funders to gain insight into programs within the Education Department.

Career Building and Professional Development Opportunities (20%)

  • Assist in developing departmental, organization-wide, and individual professional growth opportunities.
  • Participate in a variety of training and knowledge building opportunities throughout the year. Work in a collaborative environment that fosters professional development, including regular check-ins to support professional growth and success with job responsibilities.
  • Gain expertise, knowledge, and experience implementing interpretive, environmental education programming, and outreach events within the community based on organization-wide strategies and plans.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, high initiative, professional organization and communication skills, and be accustomed to working in a mission driven, team environment.

Essential Skills

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in a related field.
  • Two years related experience in community outreach, interpretation, environmental education, youth programming or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop partner relationships.
  • Ability to work with and relate to diverse youth audiences.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standardized learning outcomes.
  • Ability to clearly address and manage large groups of participants.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse partners in a timely and professional manner.
  • Applicant must be timely, punctual, and professional as a representative of GON.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment while maintaining best practices and quality while meeting deadlines.
  • Eligible candidates must have reliable transportation for local travel to programs, meetings and events as well as the ability to provide proof of insurance, if applicable.
  • Eligible candidates must have a clean driving record, current driver’s license, and the ability to clear a background check.
  • Experience with social media communication and outreach strategies.
  • Experience following and tracking project budgets.
  • Willingness to support DEIJ initiatives.
  • Knowledge of standard office machines and technology: computers, printers, copier, fax, phones, etc. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Google Suite, Canva and internet use.
  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings with advance notice.
  • Ability to transport program materials from the office to a variety of classrooms and community sites.
  • Comfort in working for extended periods in outdoor settings.

Helpful Skills

  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience in community awareness activity planning.
  • Professional grant writing, planning, or reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of trails and open space as recreational and educational resources.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of native flora and fauna – or willingness to learn.
  • Experience with recording, editing, and creating multimedia products.
  • Practice cultural competence awareness.

Application Instructions

Submit a letter of interest, along with a current resume and at least two professional references with the subject “Education Program Manager Application” to jobs@getoutdoorsnevada.org. All email attachments must be in MS Word or PDF format. Please do not call for additional information. Email only. Qualified candidates will be invited to complete an employment application and participate in an interview with current team members. Additional supporting documentation of applicant’s experience may be requested at that time. Get Outdoors Nevada is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes each person is an individual, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of ethnicity, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, or military status. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with each qualification in the job description, please go ahead and apply anyway! You might be just the right candidate for this role. Consistent with our values and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as stated above, Get Outdoors Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply for this job please visit getoutdoorsnevada.org.

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