What You Will Do:
As the Education Director of our Yosemite Campus, you will be responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of educational programming for students who attend our Yosemite programs. You will lead the Yosemite Education Team and represent the Education Department in cross-departmental work on campus, as well as in nation-wide organizational initiatives. This job requires regular attendance on campus in El Portal or Yosemite Valley, but does allow for some time to be spent working from home.
Your primary job will be to:
Support educational programming as NatureBridge re-emerges from COVID dormancy
Provide leadership to the Yosemite Education Team, including culturally-relevant supervision and coaching of Educators and Education Managers. You will supervise up to 3 Education Managers and up to 10 Educators.
Foster a positive and inclusive work community culture, and establish supportive relationships with staff, volunteers, and participants.
Ensure high-quality educational programming and act as a resource on pedagogical theory and best practices, especially about Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and topics such as inquiry-based learning, diversity and equity, and responsible environmental behavior
Use the lens of our Equity, Inclusion & Diversity framework to drive personal, professional, and departmental goals.
Direct the growth and continuous improvement of the Yosemite campus curriculum, programs, and education staff
Work with our National Park partners and represent NatureBridge in our local and regional communities
Support development efforts, including cultivating potential donors, attending development functions, and monitoring grant budgets and reporting.
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.
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. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain; sit; use hands to 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.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.