Climate Education and Stewardship Program Manager
Position Summary: The Climate Education & Stewardship (CES) Program Manager plays a key role in developing the program’s curriculum and educational, stewardship, and ecological restoration goals to:
- Increase public understanding of the essential value of healthy public lands and the climate protection role of natural habitats, such as old growth forests, wetlands, coastal areas, and grasslands.
- Train and inspire communities to spearhead the restoration and stewardship of public lands to encourage natural resilience to climate impacts, prevent ecosystem degradation, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
The CES Program Manager develops educational presentations and field projects that increase understanding of the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods and cultural survival of communities, particularly rural, underserved, and diverse communities adjacent to public lands.
The Climate Education and Stewardship (CES) Program Manager reports to the Associate Director and works closely with grassroots chapters (called “Broadbands”) to successfully develop, facilitate, and implement a new program, focused initially in the Northwest and in the Upper Midwest. This is a one-year grant-funded position, with a commitment by the organization to fundraise to sustain the program for two more years. The position is based at the Broads’ National Office in Durango, CO.
Key areas of responsibility:
Education and Program Management (50%)
- Develop the CES curriculum, program components, structure, and delivery. Stay abreast of advances in climate education, science, and policy, adjusting the program as necessary.
- Organize public educational events, catalyzing related media coverage and utilize these events as springboards to build partnerships and recruit volunteers for field trips and collaborative stewardship or restoration projects on local public lands.
- Develop stewardship and restoration program criteria to ensure projects align with community needs and program goals.
- Lead or facilitate program events in coordination with chapter leadership teams, local experts, and community leaders. Assist with event hosting and venue reservation.
- Develop and conduct participant surveys to determine pre- and post-event knowledge level.
- Develop a follow up plan for each presentation; lead follow up efforts.
Outreach and Partnership Development (20%)
- Collaborate with staff and advisory team to grow partnerships with Broadband leaders in target areas. Coordinate and facilitate diverse community work teams, engaging multiple perspectives to develop tools and support around program curriculum and outcomes.
- Seek out and develop relationships with allied organizations, government agency staff, climate change leaders, and tribal coalitions.
- Seek out and develop contacts with media on a local, regional, and national level.
- Professionally represent the organization at public events, with media representatives, and meetings with funders, allied organizations, and climate experts.
- Collaborate with Communications Director and CES Communications Assistant to develop components and content for program support materials and craft media strategies to promote the program and publicize the complex inter-relationship of climate change and public lands.
- Coordinate with Communications staff to repurpose program materials for other educational forums, such as newsletter articles, fact sheets, blogs, webinars, web content, etc.
Fundraising and Budget Management (15%)
- Support program fundraising by identifying potential foundation and individual support, cultivating relationships with new and existing funders, and assisting with funding proposals and reports.
- Understand and work within the program budget; provide feedback regarding budget adjustment and planning purposes.
- Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience in an education, conservation or public policy related field, with experience in climate science and communications.
- At least five years experience in traditional or nontraditional teaching environments, including experience in curriculum development. Professional background with a non-profit conservation organization preferred, including experience working with public land agencies and wildland issues.
- Takes an innovative approach to increasing climate literacy, with a strong grounding in research.
- Experience leading outdoor education/stewardship in remote or primitive locations.
- Excellent relationship-building, networking, and collaboration skills.
- Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills, including media experience.
- Detail-oriented, organized, efficient, energetic, and able to juggle multiple projects.
- Good sense of humor and desire to work in a closely-knit office with a dedicated team.
- Ability to work independently as well as with supervision.
- Natural affinity for Broads’ attitude, demographic, and kick-ass approach.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Tools (Docs/Drive/Calendar), and email/internet/social media applications.
Work Schedule & Compensation
- This position is a full time, exempt, salaried position based in Durango, CO. Travel required (at key times, approximately 1 to 2 weeks per month).
- Some weekend/evening hours, as required.
- Salary range $46,000–$50,000, depending on experience.
- Benefits include 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid personal time off, health leave, group health insurance with fixed employer contribution, Simple IRA with employer match, cell phone reimbursement, and other benefits to be discussed.
- Great Old Broads for Wilderness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and two original lesson plan samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. Anticipated start date October 1, 2019.