[MARMAM] Education Coordinator - Employment Opportunity Announcement

hwhitehead at tmmsn.org hwhitehead at tmmsn.org
Fri Feb 1 14:38:44 PST 2013

Feb. 1, 2013:  Employment Opportunity Announcement - Education Coordinator
The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) is a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammal through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education along the Texas coast.
TMMSN Is currently seeking an Education Coordinator for our Marine Mammal Education Program.  Our Education Program is designed to educate the public on efforts related to the understanding and conservation of marine mammals, how they can become involved, and more specifically the conservation efforts of TMMSN and its mission.
The Education Coordinator is a part-time, temporary position without benefits that will work out of our Rehabilitation and Research Center in Galveston, TX.  Although the position is temporary, if there is consistent growth of the program and additional funding becomes available, there is potential for the position to become permanent.   The Education Coordinator is responsible for the development of programs for the TMMSN Education Program and reports to the Executive Director.  This person develops curriculum, activities, educational lectures, outreach booths, exhibit displays and updated educational materials.  Depending on program activities, hours will vary from 20-30 hours each week and will require flexibility of schedule, including working weekends in order to cover program events.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 *   Develop educational outreach programs related to marine mammals of the Gulf and TMMSN activities appropriate for presentation to both educational institutions and other interested groups.

*                    Work closely with local school districts to develop public and home school curriculum that may be used by teachers

*                    Develop activities for curriculum and events

*                    Develop programs for public groups to include but not limited to: Boy/Girl Scouts, church groups, dive clubs, rotary clubs, etc.

*                    Prepare grants and reporting requirements to support the operating expenses and expansion of the education program

*                    Schedule volunteers for outreach events

 *   Coordinate and present public presentations, demonstrations, and lectures relevant to the mission of TMMSN.

*                    Develop informational lecture and presentation formats to target a range of age groups and audiences

*                    Arrange presentation schedule with interested groups

*                    Track invoice/payment information for lectures

*                    Contact representatives from local fairs and events to coordinate Education booths, presentations, and lectures

*                    Document and track participation in events

*                    Provide updates and reports as requested for Board of Directors meetings with information on Education program

 *   Oversee the development of educational materials and displays.

*                    Produce educational materials for education programs

*                    Create displays for booths, presentations/lectures

*                    Manage volunteers assisting with these projects

*                    Develop budget needed for the development of such materials and displays

 *   Assist with other TMMSN duties as assigned


 *   Candidate must be enthusiastic and able to engage audiences of all ages
 *   Strong public speaking skills (experience in leading/teaching school groups and/or leading tours preferred)
 *   Clear and concise writing skills
 *   Ability to multi-task and complete tasks efficiently
 *   Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
 *   Works well with others, is able to give direction and delegate tasks
 *   Experience in grant writing and/or grant budgeting and reporting a plus
 *   Ability to lift and load education equipment (approx. 30 -50lbs), set up exhibits, and outreach booths
 *   Ability to drive a large vehicle and has clean driving record
 *   Educational background and/or experience in environmental education
 *   Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
 *   Must be able to stand for long periods of time
 *   Adaptability/Flexible Schedule
 *   Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume with at least two professional references attention to Heidi Whitehead, Executive Director by email to hwhitehead at tmmsn.org<mailto:hwhitehead at tmmsn.org>.  Please include "Education Coordinator" in subject line.  Deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2013.  Please no phone calls regarding the position.  Criminal background checks and verification of references will be completed.

Heidi R. Whitehead
Executive Director
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
4700 Avenue U.
Galveston, TX  77551
409.740.2200 voice
409-740-2207 fax

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