Environmental Education Manager

Earthwatch Institute

About the organization

For 50 years, Earthwatch has connected people from around the planet with world-class scientists to help change environmental policies, achieve critical conservation goals, and produce groundbreaking findings. We support real objective scientific research while connecting people to the environment in a personal and often profound way. Our participants contribute directly to urgent global environmental issues and have the adventure of a lifetime in the process.

Each and every staff member genuinely believes in our mission. The work we do isn’t just a job; it’s about ensuring a brighter future for our planet. We are passionate, committed to excellence, and supportive of one another - and we love science! Plus, we occasionally get to go out into the field to collect data and be a part of cutting edge hands-on field science.

Duties

• To design and deliver a range of consistent, high quality experiential learning curriculum that pair with Earthwatch’s citizen science based programs.
• Develop all supporting materials needed to implement curriculum (facilitator notes, PowerPoint slides, educational webpages, handouts, etc.)
• Understand target audience needs (ex. corporate employees, historically marginalized community members, high school students underrepresented in STEM careers, or teachers) and incorporate these needs into the learning design. Utilize a lens of equity and accessibility in the design of learning curriculum.
• Work closely with Program Managers to ensure continuous improvement of the learning curriculum in support of each program’s objectives and the Earthwatch mission.
• Train other Earthwatch staff to deliver learning sessions as required by each specific grant.
• Measure impact on program participants
• Work with Development team to develop pitch ideas and demonstrate program impacts to generate funding for the programs.
• Support the development of Earthwatch’s approach on how we effectively communicate critical sustainability issues to a diverse audience.
• To maintain a cohort of Earthwatch staff who are trained in the principles of Earthwatch learning and can be called upon to deliver learning when that capacity is needed.
• Line Management of Impact Manager and other employees as needed

Qualifications

• Excellent understanding of environmental and sustainability agendas
• Passion for the natural world and an ability to inspire this in others.
• Excellent emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and interpersonal skills.
• 4-7 years experience designing inspiring learning content, presentations, workshops, and outdoor sessions for adult and teen learners.
• 4- 7 years experience facilitating immersive learning in-person and online, and an ability to explain complex information in accessible and inspiring ways for diverse audiences.
• Knowledge of group dynamics, learning styles, and facilitation techniques.
• Strong understanding of and experience working with learner-centered principles, models and practices for organizational and personal behavior change.
• Experience working with communities that are underrepresented in the outdoors, science, and the environmental industries. (Lived experience is a plus.)
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.
• Willingness to work irregular and long hours in the field
• Ability to travel roughly 25% per year nationally and internationally
• Access to a person vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Spanish or additional language proficiency is a plus

Salary

$53,303 - $63,345

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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