PreK-12 School Programs Education Coordinator

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

The Metro South PreK-12 School Programs Education Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of PreK-12 School programming at 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). Responsibilities include engagement and outreach with early education centers, K-12 schools and community partners, developing on and off-site, virtual, and after-school programs in accordance with Mass Audubon’s educational goals and objectives and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 

The ideal candidate will have strong experience working in collaboration with classroom teachers and school administrators to develop and offer meaningful and relevant environmental education programs for students and teachers. They will bring skills in  program and curriculum development, professional development for teachers, and evaluation of science and STEM programs. They will also have experience in designing marketing plans for school programs, developing and managing budgets, and recruiting, hiring, and supervision of other educators. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a high priority.

Responsibilities

Management

  • Plan, design, schedule, coordinate and implement programs for PreK-12 schools and teachers.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Mass Audubon staff who deliver PreK – 12 school programs. 

Budget Development and Management

  • Develop and manage the school program budget.
  • Monitor income and expenses related to school programming.
  • Research, develop, and monitor school-based grants, in coordination with the Department of Education.

 Marketing and Public/Community Relations

  • Develop marketing content and coordinate with Mass Audubon’s marketing department to effectively market school program offerings. Develop content for promotional materials, including brochures, mailings, e-newsletters, press releases, and seasonal email reminders relating to the school programs.
  • Build relationships with schools by establishing and maintaining regular contact and offering teacher training events.
  • Work with other Mass Audubon statewide educators to determine trends and new audiences for on-site, outreach, virtual, and afterschool programming.

 Education: Program and Curriculum Development

  • Design site-based programmatic and curricular goals for all school programs, in compliance with statewide frameworks and logic models for school programming.
  • Determine future strategies and programmatic directions with support from Education Manager and Department of Education.
  • Research and write instructional materials, develop curricula, and maintain appropriate resources used for programs.
  • Incorporate knowledge of site-based and statewide ecological management and advocacy efforts into programs, as appropriate.
  • Participate in production of educational materials that describe educational programs including program guides, lesson plans, and teacher manuals.
  • Develop, teach, and evaluate school programs—on, off site and virtual.

 Coordination and Logistics

  • Manage registration of school programs working closely with program registrar.
  • Maintain a high standard of customer service practices during school check-in and departure.
  • Responsible for effective scheduling, record keeping, billing, and confirmations for all school programs.
  • Work closely with other education staff to produce and distribute weekly site schedule including the use of program space and educational resources.
  • Supervise and manage inventory and purchasing of all materials and supplies for school and group programs.

 Staff Supervision and Support

  • Work with Education Department to recruit, interview, supervise, and evaluate part-time and full-time educators.
  • Play a key role in Mass Audubon educator training and professional development, specifically related to school programs.

 General Sanctuary Support

  • Participate regularly and actively in sanctuary, departmental or interdepartmental meetings as requested to develop creative ideas and resources related to educational/interpretive programs.
  • Collaborate with staff from other sanctuaries to increase knowledge and skills.
  • Share responsibilities with other staff for activities during holidays, vacation weeks, special events, weekends, and summer as needed and appropriate. 

Qualifications

B.A. or B.S. in biological sciences, environmental studies, or education or equivalent, plus at least 5 years as an educator developing science education or environmental education programs for schools and youth. Curriculum development experience and knowledge of Massachusetts Frameworks required. Staff management experience required. Proven experience in budget management.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Sean Kent
Job# 3368

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