Director of Environmental Education – Connecticut

Agency
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Location
Litchfield, Connecticut
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$55,000
Start Date
09/05/2017
Last Date to Apply
08/10/2017
Website
http://www.lrwc.net
Description
The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) seeks an energetic and engaging Director of Environmental Education to manage and execute our education outreach programs. The Director of Environmental Education will:

• Assume responsibility for the development, coordination, and presentation of youth, adult, and family environmental education programs at LRWC, in local classrooms, on-line and at special events.
• Assist with the supervision and training of volunteers and student interns.
• Train imprinted education birds.
• Handle and care for birds utilized in education programs.
• Work well in a team and support peers.
• Create and publish the monthly Avian Update.
• Assist in the daily updates of the Conservancy's social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Qualifications
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in biological science, environmental studies, nature interpretation, science education or equivalent, and a minimum of three years’ experience working with children or adolescents in an educational or recreational activity setting. Master's degree preferred.
• Background in environmental education, including work with a wide range of audiences. Teaching experience is preferred.
• Must possess the ability and knowledge to design and carry out environmental education programs that incorporate information on waterfowl, wetland habitats, adaptation and biodiversity.
• Experience with distance learning is preferred/required.
• Some experience in avian or other husbandry preferred since handling birds is necessary.
• Possess strong interpersonal skills, strong public speaking and writing abilities as well as the ability to create presentations and slideshows.
• Proficient in MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint, and with an aptitude for learning new software.
• Attention to detail and ability to prioritize time and manage multiple projects and deadlines is critical, along with strong initiative and work ethic.
• Valid driver’s license is required.
• Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in all seasons and in close association with birds.
Contact Person
Cate Hogan
Contact eMail
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