Current Openings:

Education Coordinator

Application Deadline: April 26 or until position is filled

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) is seeking a full-time Education Coordinator to oversee our school programs and summer camps.  CBEC is a private, non-profit located on the Eastern Shore in Grasonville, Maryland dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration.  Through our on-site and outreach education programs and summer camps, we educate over 8,000 students annually.  We strive to inspire the next generation of Bay stewards by providing engaging, “hands-on, feet-wet” environmental education.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include coordinating and leading our school programs for students in grades 1-12th, as well as planning and overseeing our 10-week summer camp program.  Other responsibilities include assisting with events and fundraisers, training and coordinating volunteers, hiring and supervising summer camp interns, raptor handling and care, promoting programs through advertising, grant writing, and website development.

This is a full-time, 9.5 month position running from March 1 through December 15th annually.  This is not a contract, but a permanent position.  Benefits provided for 12-month period.

Responsibilities:

  • School Programs
    • Communicate with teachers to schedule and provide pre-trip support for field trips
    • Update curriculum and design new curriculum aligned with standards, especially NGSS
    • Lead on-site and outreach education programs
    • Maintain orderly classroom and educational supplies
    • Assist with or lead kayak programming, depending on training
    • Participate in strategic planning to further organization’s educational goals
  • Summer Camp
    • Plan 10 week summer camp program for campers in pK-10th grade
    • Apply for all necessary camp permits and maintain records
    • Promote camp through online and print sources, as well as at community events
    • Advertise for, hire, and supervise college interns and high school counselors
    • Plan and provide environmental education programming daily
    • Oversee safety and health of campers and staff
  • Volunteer Management
    • Train volunteers to assist with education programs
    • Communicate with and schedule volunteers
  • Fundraisers and Events
    • Attend and assist with fundraisers and events
    • Assume leadership role in several annual fundraisers
  • Communications
    • Promote school and camp programs
    • Submit materials for quarterly e-newsletter
    • Update and create new material for website, a WordPress based platform
  • Grants
    • Locate sources of funding
    • Assist with or lead all phases of grant application for education-related grants
  • Budget/Financial
    • Create invoices and maintain payment records for school and camp programs
    • Submit purchase orders for materials
    • Assist in creation of organization’s annual budget

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, environmental studies, environmental science, or biology
  • At least three years of teaching experience; experience in outdoor or informal education preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to become certified in CPR, First Aid, and Kayak Instruction and Safety courses

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Strong kayaker
  • Experience leading or assisting guided kayak programs
  • Grant writing
  • Summer camp leadership
  • Raptor handling

Compensation and benefits:

  • This is a full-time, 9.5-month position with employment annually from March 1 through December 15.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Salary range is between $30,000-35,000
  • Benefits provided for 12 months/year

Please send cover letter and resume to: Judy Wink, Executive Director, jwink@bayrestoration.org