[MARMAM] Education Director Posting - Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Michele Hunter mhunter at pacificmmc.org
Wed Jul 4 10:17:37 PDT 2007

Position Announcement

Education Director

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach, California


Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release back to the wild, marine mammals that strand along the Orange County coastline. Through its Education Program, PMMC strives to increase public awareness of the marine environment.  The Center is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Education Director.


Responsibilities of the Education Director:

  a.. Develop Education Program curriculum and tailor specific material for all age groups 
  b.. Maintain and periodically update educational programs, displays and teaching materials for current scientific content and teaching effectiveness
  c.. Recruit, train, supervise and schedule education volunteers and staff 
  d.. Develop and periodically review Education Program budget 
  e.. Assist as needed with facility maintenance and capital improvement projects
  f.. In collaboration with the Director of Development/Marketing, develop and institute a comprehensive plan to publicize and develop funding for the
  g.. Education Program 
  h.. In close consult with the Director of Operations/Animal Care and the Medical Director, ensure the accuracy of all scientific portions of the Education Program and provide accurate and timely information to the news media and general public regarding our patients 
  i.. Maintain and develop relationships with other professional and lay organizations in the community
  j.. Assist as needed with special events, donor and board relations

Education Director Requirements:

  a..  Bachelor's degree, preferably in a life science or equivalent
  b.. A minimum of 3 years informal/formal education experience desired 
  c.. Experience with "Program" budget development and management
  d.. Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  e.. Ability to develop entertaining and creative curriculum while maintaining educational integrity
  f.. Leadership skills in the management of staff and volunteers and strong "team" ethics in relation to working with other departments (Animal Care, Medical, etc.)
  g.. Excellent time management and organizational skills
  h.. Knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint
  i.. Grant writing experience a plus 

Salary and Benefits:

  a.. Salary commensurate with experience
  b.. 2 weeks of vacation per year, 3 weeks after completion of 2 years of service
  c.. Excellent medical benefits (PPO plan)
  d.. 6 days of personal leave per year
  e..  Participation in 401k program after 18 months of service with 3% matching

If interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter in Word format to: mhunter at pacificmmc.org


Please apply by July 20, 2007

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