Education Coordinator

Location: Milton, MA
Sanctuary: Blue Hills Trailside Museum , Moose Hill , Museum of American Bird Art , Stony Brook

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Are you passionate about nature, science, animals, and the environment? Would you like to share that passion with others in a hands-on/minds-on, culturally responsive way? The Metro South Region at Mass Audubon is hiring an enthusiastic and experienced educator to support its innovative programs offered to diverse audiences throughout the year. This Education Coordinator position works as part of a dynamic team of staff who support education, conservation, and advocacy efforts at our sanctuaries, regional schools, community venues, and other locations. The Education Coordinator assists in coordination, preparation, marketing, fundraising, and evaluation for educational programs and special events. 

The Metro South Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for teaching and coordinating preK-12 school programming and vacation camp between September to May for the four sanctuaries in Mass Audubon’s Metro South Region (Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon, Museum of American Bird Art, Canton, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk). During the summer months, the education coordinator will be the camp director for the Blue Hills Summer Camp. 

The ideal candidate will have strong experience working in collaboration with a diverse population of people, preschool and elementary classroom teachers, and youth. They will have strong experience working with animals and using animals in school and public programming. They will have an interest in making environmental education and conservation work more accessible to learners of varying abilities and have comfort with, and interest in, special education, accessibility, inclusivity best practices. They will bring skills in program and curriculum development, live animal programming, professional development for teachers, and evaluation of science, environmental, and STEAM programs. They will also have experience in designing marketing plans for programming, managing summer camp programming, developing and managing budgets, and recruiting, hiring, and supervision of other educators. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a high priority.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach environmental education programming that are age-appropriate and culturally responsive, focusing on engagement and outreach with early education centers, preschools, K-12 schools and community partners, developing on and off-site, virtual, and after-school programs.
  • Develop and teach environmental educational programming using live animals for preschool, school, and camp.
  • Manage the Blue Hills Summer Camp in Milton Massachusetts between June and August, including hiring and supervising camp staff, marketing the summer camp, collaborating with Mass Audubon departments and staff to run a successful Blue Hills summer camp.  
  • Collaborate with other Mass Audubon educators to deliver quality programming and actively participate in statewide education meetings, work groups and professional development trainings.
  • Assist in sanctuary ecological research, inventories and monitoring, and incorporate knowledge into programs.
  • Maintain educational supplies, curricula, instructional materials, and resources.
  • Maintain accurate records of programs and program participant.

 

Qualifications

  • BA or BS in environmental education, environmental studies, biology or earth science with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in environmental education.
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning and be able to develop curricula aligned to city and state standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively and independently, along with demonstrated interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others grow in understanding of and concern for the environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote, embrace, and respect ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity and to accommodate physical and intellectual disabilities. 
  • Experience working and teaching with live animals, especially raptors, is highly preferred

 

Compensation & Benefits

Salary range for this position is $20.75 - $23.35 per hour, actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Benefits and Perks:
Benefits eligible staff at Mass Audubon may elect to enroll in medical, dental, and vision plans. Mass Audubon also offers disability and life insurance plans, a retirement plan through MetLife, and Flexible Spending Account options. Mass Audubon employment also includes access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Reciprocity Agreement through the Consortium of Non-Profit Arts/Cultural/Environmental Organizations of New England. Mass Audubon employees also enjoy 12.5 paid holidays (in calendar year 2021 - holidays may shift annually due to where days fall within calendar).

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

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.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Sean Kent – Education Manager Metro South Hub
Job# 3524