Who We Are:
NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet.
What You Will Do:
The Education Manager coordinates the supervision, support, training and coaching of Environmental Science Educators in curriculum, pedagogy, risk management and program logistics. They work with other NatureBridge campuses and other members of the Yosemite administrative team. Together, this team is responsible for managing the education staff, overseeing systems and supporting the day-to-day operation of Yosemite NatureBridge education programs.
This job requires regular attendance on campus in El Portal or Yosemite Valley, and cannot be performed remotely.
Your primary job will be to:
- Supervise up to 12 educators as direct reports, and support all educators with coaching and overall supervision, including training, scheduling, and conflict management; use our ECAP system to observe and provide focused feedback to educators
- Assist the Education Director in staff development and curriculum design, and stay informed on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and topics such as inquiry-based learning, diversity and equity, and responsible environmental behavior
- Foster a positive and inclusive work community culture, and establish supportive relationships with staff, volunteers, and participants.
- Use the lens of our Equity, Inclusion & Diversity framework to drive personal, professional, and departmental goals
- Coordinate and collaborate with other departments to support risk management, facilities use, payroll, and educator housing
- Act as the Day Manager and the rotating Manager on Call during programs, and support NatureBridge emergency response in the field
- Substitute for educators in the field
- As the Science + Stewardship Lead:
- Oversee the development of science and stewardship curriculum and lead in training educators in the facilitation of science investigations and data sharing; be in charge of NatureBridge science equipment
- Work with National Park Service scientists and compliance officers to develop and manage student field research projects in the Park, including securing permits and stewardship reporting
- Support science education grants with tracking and recording data, managing and supporting deliverables, provide data to the Development team, and managing grant funds
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Weekend work is required occasionally and evening work is required regularly.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates both in a professional office environment and in an outdoor setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain at 2 miles per hour pace; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- $42 - 45,000/year
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Eligible for a 403b retirement fund and employer matching
- Generous paid vacation and sick leave
- Transitional shared rental housing is available through December 31, 2022.