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Position announcement

Job title: Education and Conservation Programs Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: TBD based on experience
Location: The Rattlesnake Conservancy
7152 Lonestar Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Last day to apply: July 30, 2021

The Education and Conservation Programs Coordinator position at The Rattlesnake Conservancy is a full time position. The Programs Coordinator will be responsible for developing and carrying out education and outreach programs, summer camps, event planning, training programs, and other various programs that support rattlesnake conservation. The position is located at The Rattlesnake Conservancy's facility in Jacksonville, Florida, which is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, with events occasionally occurring on weekends and evenings. Schedules for the position are flexible during work hours and occasional opportunities for remote work.

Physical aspects of the job include being able to life at least 50 lbs without difficulty, be outside during mid-day activities in hot and humid environments, work in adverse weather conditions, and spend extended periods of time on their feet.

Job Description
  • Lead the operations of all educational programs at the facility and within the community.

  • Develop and directly implement educational science programming for diverse learners.

  • Lead a team of external partners to provide STEM opportunities to underserved communities.

  • Seek out and coordinate outreach events with local schools, events, and partner organizations. 

  • Set strategic goals and milestones for The Rattlesnake Conservancy’s education program.

  • Oversee volunteer program by delegating tasks to volunteers, communicating regularly with volunteers and the Regional Director, arranging committees and volunteer working groups as needed, recruiting new volunteers, documenting volunteer hours (as needed), ensuring volunteer needs are met and they feel involved with our programs. 

  • Develop and monitor budget for existing and new education programs.

  • Seek out grants and other sources of revenue to support education programs.

  • Define goals and metrics for revenue and monitoring of programs, including outreach, field trips, and other educational programs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in the sciences (biology, environmental science, etc) or education preferred. Significant experience in childhood education may be substituted for a bachelors degree.

  • Belief in TRC's core mission and passion for conservation education.

  • Previous summer camp experience

  • Experience designing and leading education programs for a wide range of ages.

  • Knowledgeable about Florida native ecosystems, flora, and fauna.

  • Comfortable with outdoor activities in Florida heat.

  • Valid drivers license

  • Experience with special needs children (preferred, not required).

  • At least 2 years of experience in conservation education is preferred.