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Education Director

Company: Orion Magazine
Location: Sandstone
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Organization: Osprey Wilds Environmenal Learning Center ()Job title: Education DirectorReports to: Executive DirectorDepartment: Educational ProgramJob location: Sandstone, MinnesotaPreferred starting date (flexible): June 1, 2021 or laterJob Type: Full-time/regular, salariedPURPOSE OF JOBThe purpose of the Education Director at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center () is to provide leadership, management and execution of the highest quality environmental education programming for a wide variety of audiences. Programs include residential, day-use and outreach K-12, virtual, college, adult, community and senior programs, youth and family camps and retreats/conference groups. As a senior-level administrator, this position assists the Executive Director and collaborates with the Operations Director in leadership of Osprey Wilds.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPSReports to Executive Director:o Development Directoro Director of Charter School Authorizingo Education Directoro Operations DirectorReports to Education Director:o Fellowship Coordinatoro Wildlife Coordinatoro Reservations CoordinatorEXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTSMinimum Level Education: Master's DegreePreferred: K-12 Science Licensure and K-12 classroom teaching experienceDemonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills, including curriculum and public presentations.Demonstrated commitment to excellence in environmental education.Demonstrated commitment to educational equity, inclusion, and justice.Demonstrated leadership and management of teams in a professional setting.Excellent problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills.Good computer skills, including Google Suite, Zoom and Microsoft Office.Human resource management skills and experience, including organizational development, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), performance evaluations, goal setting, training and development, motivating, team building, hiring, and discipline.Ability to manage programs within budget, read financial statements and use information to guide decision-making.Experience with risk management and emergency proceduresFirst Aid and CPR certification required, additional certifications preferredFavorable background screening requiredDriver's license and ability to drive all types of vehicles, including 15 passenger vans with trailersPRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES/DUTIESProgram Management and Administration (30%)Direct all aspects of Osprey Wilds K-12, outreach, youth camp, family camp, & Road Scholar programs, maintaining responsibility for appropriate, safe, and effective operationsMaintain oversight of programs including scheduling, staffing, facilities, equipment, etc.Work collaboratively with other center department supervisors to ensure positive customer experiences while also enabling productive staff functioning in all departmentsDesign, lead and support the professional development of Osprey Wilds educational program staffLead and conduct the education department's recruitment of staff, hiring, retention, and employee performance evaluationsProgram Development, Marketing and Partnerships (30%)Seek, maintain & strengthen relationships with leaders of k-12 school clientsSecure school attendance through retention of existing clients and recruitment of new schoolsSupport the center's executive, communication and development functionsAssist with funding opportunities for programs, including grants and donationsWork with Leadership Team and Marketing Coordinator for the effective execution of Osprey Wilds marketing strategies and activities, with focus toward increasing enrollmentAssist in strategic and long-term planning for all Osprey Wilds programsRepresent Osprey Wilds with a wide variety of local, regional and national professional organizations appropriate to the Osprey Wilds missionReview scholarship requests and follow up on funder requirementsSupport communication efforts, including but not limited to writing and/or editing of center literature, marketing and related effortsSeek out, develop and implement new educational opportunities and programsRisk Management (10%)Ensure Osprey Wilds meets all local, state, and federal regulations for safety in the programs, including COVID-19 PreparednessDirect and oversee complete and timely safety practices for all Osprey wilds activities and facilities including policy, safety and security training for program staffReview programs and facilities regularly for safety and security compliance.Document all safety inspections, incidents, etc. as needed on a timely basisEducational Vision and Leadership (10%)Lead entire Osprey Wilds educational program staffLead the design process for, implement, and evaluate organization-wide educational goals, both short and long term, to position Osprey Wilds at the leading and growing edge of environmental educationLead, create and implement successful tactics to achieve assigned objectives of the organizational strategic planFinancial and Business Management (5%)Develop and manage operating expense budgets for education programs under jurisdictionAssist in development of revenue budget and fee setting for programs, including appropriate scoping of new and existing programsAssist in development and execution of annual budgetEnsure cost effective, high value and efficient use of financial resources in program deliveryCurriculum and Instructional Design Management (5%)Ensure that program design and implementation remain clearly aligned to the center's mission, goals and strategic advancement effortsReview and adjust curriculum, resources and staff development in response to changing trends in the industryEvaluation (5%)Manage re-accreditation process and evaluate program based on accreditation rubric.Manage design and implementation of all program-based evaluation activitiesMonitor quality of education delivery, formally and informally through varieties of methodsTeaching (5%)Periodically teach Osprey Wilds classesMaintain working knowledge of all Osprey Wilds programs & classesPROBLEM SOLVINGCreate a working environment which promotes job satisfaction and growth for all employees. Work with employee concerns in a fair manner within policy guidelines.Enforce all Osprey Wilds policies in a fair, consistent mannerEffectively solve facility and property needs relational to customer experience on a timely basis in collaboration with facilities staff.Maintain programs in a manner that ensures safety to staff and students at all times.Address critical issues on a 24/7 basis and respond as needed.Anticipate potential concerns in all areas of the business. Proactively plan to prevent concerns or issues.DECISION MAKING/FREEDOM TO ACTThis position is limited by all Osprey Wilds policies and local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulationsThis position must obtain Executive Director approval for spending beyond planned budget and for any capital spendingThis position must obtain Executive Director approval for addition of any new programs, curriculums, and initiativesThis position has authority for all HR activities and decisions within the educational programThis position has authority for all purchases within approved budgetACCOUNTABILITYThis position is accountable for the successful and timely execution of programs, policies, and procedures in accordance with the Osprey Wilds' mission statement and business needsThis position is accountable for annual revenues and expenditures of approximately $800,000This position is accountable for the actions and performance of 11 staffWORKING CONDITIONSEmployment at Osprey Wilds is "At Will" and is not a contract.Employment is conditional until acceptance of a favorable background screening.This position will require a minimum of 40 hours per week with a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, to fulfill business needs. Full-time attendance "on campus" is a normal expectation when not off campus for business purposes, except for remote-working during COVID-19.This position will work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.This position requires work at heights of up to 40 feet.This position requires the ability to swim while wearing a PFD and adequately facilitate basic water rescue techniques.This position prefers competence in outdoor skills, including orienteering, canoeing, backpacking, Leave No Trace, camping, rock climbing, and ropes course management.This position requires occasional overnight, multi-day travel.This position requires regular and repetitive tasks related to computer and office work.This position requires a valid Class D driver's license with a favorable driving record.This position requires physical exertion; occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.This position requires the ability to travel under his/her own power, for hours at a time, through the terrain of the entire Osprey Wilds property in all types of Minnesota weather year-round.COMPENSATION:Starting Annual Salary of $45,000Eligible for Health Care and Simple IRA through Osprey Wilds. We currently offer health care coverage through Health Partners with a $3,000 individual deductible and $6,000 family deductible and contribute $600 annually into your HSA to be used towards your deductible. We match your Simple IRA up to 3% of your annual earnings.10 Annual Floating Holidays & 120 Hours PTO Annually beginning rateProfessional Development & Training OpportunitiesApply, learn more, and download a PDF of this job description:TO APPLYClick here to apply-Please mention that you saw the job on Orion MagazineThe Grassroots Jobsource connects the green leaders of tomorrow with good work today. Postings are $35 for 60 days, and focused on making change for people or planet. Click here to post an announcement.To purchase a display ad for your program or product on this site, send us an email.SDL2017

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