Education Coordinator III

Location: Barnstable, Mass
Sanctuary: Long Pasture , Wellfleet Bay

Mass Audubon Cape Cod encompasses six wildlife sanctuaries including two with nature centers in Barnstable and Wellfleet and teaches extensive school, public and camp education programs. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Education Coordinator to join our year-round staff. The Education Coordinator III (EC III) position, based out of Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, focuses on coordination and instruction of the public adult programs across the Cape region. 

The EC III will coordinate and teach programs on local ecology across the region with the goals of engagement and moving people towards conservation action.  This work will take place inside classrooms, online and outside at our sanctuaries and other conservation areas including the salt marsh, tidal flats, and forest habitats.  The majority of hours will be coordinating, teaching and overseeing adult programs but the EC III will also be asked to coordinate and instruct visitor engagement, group, family, camp and school programs as needed.

The successful candidate will bring the following to our team of professional educators: enthusiasm for and knowledge of the natural world and environmental education; an ability to work collaboratively in a team setting; strong networking and communication abilities; and excellent interpersonal skills for working the general public.


Essential Functions (Applicants must be able to):

  • Oversee the daily instruction of adult programs to ensure that the highest level of programming is consistently delivered to our audience across the Cape.
  • Hire, supervise and train seasonal part time teaching staff and contract staff.
  • Regularly develop and deliver programming (including field schools, certificate programs, birding programs etc.) in person and online.
  • Monitor program budgets. Maintain records and files of program revenue and expenses. Track expenditures against budget and work with other sanctuary staff to take corrective action, as necessary.
  • Assist in activities during vacation weeks, camp, special events and support membership development and fundraising, as needed.


  • Experience in program design; specifically, curriculum that supports the state standards and field specific frameworks for environmental education, science interpretation and informal learning fields;
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, biological or earth science, environmental studies, or equivalent, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in environmental education or Master’s degree in education, biological or earth science, environmental studies or equivalent, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience supervising staff;
  • Have certifications in community CPR (child and adult levels) and basic first aid current or willingness to obtain;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in office software applications;
  • Strong knowledge of natural history, specifically Cape Cod Habitats;
  • Pass both the Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information (expanded CORI & SORI) background records checks;
  • Experience and comfort with instructional technologies. Excellent teaching and interpretive skills.
  • Water Craft experience is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits

 Salary: $45,000- $50,000 based on experience. Full time (32-40 hours) plus full-time benefits.

How to Apply

Please email or send your resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references to:

Catie Fyfe, Education Manager

Cape Cod Region Mass Audubon

Job# 3331

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