Manager, Education for Action Programs

Manager, Education for Action Programs

Reports to: Director, Education for Action

Key Working Relationships: Managing Program Director, Lake George Waterkeeper, Water Quality Research Manager, Communications and Database Manager

Managing: Program assistants/interns, Environmental Educators, Boat Captain and First Mate as needed for specific learning activities

Position Description

Responsible for managing key initiatives of the LGA’s Education for Action Program dedicated to building an informed Lake Protector constituency that includes property owners and the public, employing new and existing learning pathways leading to strengthened protection of Lake George. This role is guided by the LGA’s Education for Action Design Plan.

Responsibilities

  • Plan for and support implementation of outreach and signature engagement programs, specifically Bay-By-Bay and Business-By-Business:
    • Assist in the selection process of priority bays for the BBB programs.
    • Develop and produce detailed profiles with key elements of priority bays and their property owners, identifying leaders in each bay to assist with organizing activities and ongoing engagement.
    • Assist in development and execution of outreach and engagement events and programs, including:
      • Development and implementation of Know Your Bay outline and program elements.
      • Conducting live experiential educational events and workshops delivered as part of the LGA’s Bay-By-Bay and Business-By-Business initiatives, following the Education for Action Design Plan.
    • Coordinate organization and follow-up for all outreach and engagement events and activities.
    • Collaborate with appropriate team members to develop and execute responsive actions to meet Operating Plan Objectives.
  • Plan for and coordinate volunteer participation in citizen science programs, events, and training opportunities including:

    • Rapid Algae Shoreline Assessments, HAB Shoreline Monitoring program, Aquatic Invasive Monitoring events, etc.

  • Plan for, manage, and coordinate summer Floating Classroom program.

    • Identify and recruit assistants/interns to support Floating Classroom events for property owners, schools, camps, and visitors.
    • Engage appropriate science staff and partners to participate in selected events—Know Your Bay boat tours, etc.
    • Oversee scheduling and boat logistics with Captain and crew.
    • Work with Education for Action Director (tbh) to plan for and participate in fall and spring Floating Classroom programs.
  • Associated activities:

    • Coordinate social media outreach with appropriate team members and contractors with a particular focus on managing Instagram.
    • Assist with invasive species surveys, HAB shoreline surveys and sampling, and stream sampling when needed.
    • Explore and develop engagement of AmeriCorps and/or similar programs to augment staff resources for conducting sampling, surveys, and other tasks.
    • Work with staff and contractors in advancing the Marketing/Communications plan to develop and distribute science and solutions focused media for target constituents.

Desired Personal Characteristics

  • Knowledge and experience working on water quality
  • Strong team player with ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse public audiences
  • Ability to organize, implement, teach, and evaluate public outreach and engagement programs
  • Ability to demonstrate effective constituent service skills, including being approachable, having a positive attitude, displaying enthusiasm/passion, etc.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to environmental stewardship

Experience, Expertise, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Environmental Interpretation, or related field
  • Experience working with the public
  • Experience or coursework in education

LGA Values Demonstration

The Manager, Education for Action Programs oversees and conducts programs that develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment in individuals concerning the protection of the Lake George watershed so that they are able to make informed decisions concerning the environment, are willing to act on these decisions to improve the well-being of other individuals, societies, and the global environment, behave responsibly, preserve and protect their Lake, and act constructively.

Excellent benefits – health, dental, vision and Retirement Plan with company match.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resumé to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.