Climate Change Education Manager

Location: Lincoln, MA

Mass Audubon is looking for a creative and energetic educator who is passionate about climate change education and committed to designing and managing signature programs that will increase youth climate leadership in communities across Massachusetts.

The Climate Change Education Manager commits the majority of their time coordinating, overseeing, and evaluating two signature youth climate action programs—Mass Audubon’s Youth Climate Leadership Program, and College Climate Action Advocates. These programs are centrally managed while operating in regions across the state of Massachusetts. The Climate Change Education Manager serves as one of the organizational subject matter experts on climate change education and participates in regional and national initiatives that aim to increase climate literacy for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The Climate Change Education Manager brings expertise and knowledge of best practices in climate change education and civic engagement to the signature programs they manage as well as Mass Audubon’s suite of climate change education programs and initiatives, serving in a consultant role for colleagues in adult learning, K-12 schools, out-of-school time, and self-guided visitor experiences. The Climate Change Education Manager also takes on the responsibility of staying informed and maintaining a strong understanding of Mass Audubon’s legislative priorities related to climate change action and working with the Policy and Advocacy Team to ensure effective communication and integration of advocacy priorities into climate change education programs.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage implementation of the Youth Climate Leadership Program and College Climate Action Advocates project. 
  • Support colleagues in K-12 schools, summer camps, adult learning, and general climate change educational programming by providing program frameworks, educational resources, curriculum design support in climate science, effects of climate change on local and regional ecosystems, and climate solutions.
  • Support other statewide departments including Policy and Advocacy, Marketing and Communications, and Conservation Science by supporting the development of collateral materials, trainings, interpretive signage related to climate change, green energy, and sustainability.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design tools for the formative and summative evaluation of the Youth Climate Leadership Program and College Climate Action Advocates.
  • Stay abreast of current issues, priorities, and research to better inform the design and implementation of workshops and trainings for formal and informal educators.
  • Design and provide ongoing professional development opportunities to Mass Audubon staff related to climate change impacts and solutions.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support the development and ongoing refinement of curricular resources and training related to climate change action, climate justice, and civic engagement, including curricula related to civic engagement and environmental education.
  • Work with education department colleagues to develop, coordinate, and implement partnership building for short and long-term climate change education initiatives statewide, regionally, and nationally. Sustain and build upon existing Mass Audubon partnerships in climate change education and engagement.
  • Work with policy and advocacy department and education department colleagues to advocate for increased state resources to implement science curricula and teacher professional development, community college instruction, and community education programs that increase climate literacy.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree related to environmental education, environmental science, climate change or similar degree
  • Five or more years combined experience in climate change education, science education, and/or science curriculum development and evaluation
  • Work experience in an educational setting (classroom experience or informal learning environment)
  • Strong project management experience, including budget development and oversight
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing best practices in positive youth development and asset-based approach to education
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of perspectives and facilitate an inclusive and collaborative team environment
  • Work may require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated ability to promote, embrace, and respect ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity and physical and intellectual disabilities 

 

Desired qualifications

  • Direct work experience working with teens and young adults focused on climate change action, or related environmental action work
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in partnership with environmental justice and frontline communities to understand local climate impacts and support action on climate change
  • Experience writing and implementing grants
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, videoconferencing applications, and networking/workshare applications (e.g. SharePoint, Microsoft Teams)
  • Preferred working knowledge of Spanish

Compensation and Benefits

This is a year-round, 40 hour/week, benefit-eligible, exempt position. Salary range is $58,000 - $66,000 per year.

Additional Comments

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mass Audubon requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. In addition, a successful completion of a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

How to Apply

Please send 1) letter of interest; 2) resume; and 3) contact information for three references to:

Alex Dohan, Education Department Programs Coordinator
Job# 3517

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.