Wildlife Education Specialist – Nebraska

Agency
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$26.798/hour
Start Date
09/16/2019
Last Date to Apply
08/27/2019
Website
http://statejobs.nebraska.gov
Description
Manage the Agency’s wildlife ecology education initiatives focusing on engaging diverse audiences in educational programs concentrated on wildlife, Nebraska’s habitats and ecology. This position will manage existing and develop and implement new programs to meet needs on a statewide level. Specific job duties for this position will include: • Maintain existing wildlife education programs in a strategic manner to meet established goals including but not limited to Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Flying WILD, Growing Up WILD, Trail Tales, Nebraska Bird Month, educational trunks and websites. • Research, plan and implement new wildlife ecology educational programs in a strategic and effective manner to meet established goals including but not limited to educator workshops, citizen science, resources, festivals and events. • Develop and implement educational publications and information for a diverse audience. • Participate in local and national conservation education conferences, professional development and organizations. • Utilize technology to expand the reach of the wildlife ecology education program. • Develop and manage a portion of the Division’s budget; grant writing and management. • Perform related work as required.
Qualifications
Knowledge of educational principles and practices as associated with both formal and informal education including state and national education standards. Knowledge of innovative education and communication techniques including social media, distance and online learning and classroom education methods. Knowledge of Nebraska’s natural resources specifically focusing on wildlife, interdependent relationships, ecology and Nebraska habitats. Skills to engage diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to speak effectively before large groups and manage volunteers. Ability to create, design and implement new educational programs to meet the Agency’s goals and priorities. Ability to evaluate educational programs for effectiveness and make changes necessary. Bachelor's degree in natural resources, education or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management; OR a minimum of seven years related professional experience. Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Prefer: Master's degree in natural resources, education, curriculum development or related fields plus three years of related experience, preferably in outdoor/natural resource education, or wildlife management.
Contact Person
Lindsay Rogers
Contact Phone
4024715581
Contact eMail
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