Brief Job Description: This is a professional services position that serves as the coordinator and educator for a variety of public outdoor education programs focusing on hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation, as well as fish and wildlife programs. This position operates under the supervision of the Department’s Outreach and Education Supervisor. This person will work to lead the development and implementation of the angling education program. As well as coordinate and implement the Department’s Camp North Woods, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, and SustainME programs in partnership with the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center. This person will assist with the development of new outdoor related outreach programs and will include writing and evaluating programs and lesson plans. This position will also be responsible for teaching a variety of topics for these and other outreach efforts for the Department such as workshops to train adults to be volunteer instructors and mentors of hunting, fishing and other outdoor skills. This positions also involves working with partners and collaborating with MDIFW staff to plan and present programs both in-person and virtually, as well as maintaining equipment used for these programs. This position works to establish programs to connect the public with MDIFW and will also assist with coordination and staffing of shows and fairs that the Department attends.
Required: A demonstration of professional communications experience interacting with public service professionals, such as interpretation or teaching experience in a non-formal setting
Required: Ability to handle group management, organize groups of people in a variety of settings to produce results of program needs
Required: Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, able to produce well organized lesson plans as well as present effectively to a wide range of audiences
Required: Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Office
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A four (4) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in outdoor education/ outreach, public relations, natural resource/ wildlife education or program management. Education in other fields must be supplemented by two (2) years of work experience which provides knowledge of professional outdoor education, public relations, various media, and/or information dissemination techniques.
Preference will be given to those experienced in hunting, fishing, shooting sports or other outdoor recreation activities, and to those with outdoor environmental education program work both in-person and/or online/virtually. It is also preferred to have background knowledge in environmental education and interpretation techniques, as well as general wildlife and conservation. Work experience that involves group management of various ages in formal and non-formal settings is preferred, and the ability to present effectively, write and produce organized lessons.