Education Manager – Stanley Park Ecology Society – Vancouver, BC

Plan and develop new programs that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and align with SPES’ Strategic Plan;
Stay current with changes to curricula, topics, and advances in environmental science in order to review, evaluate, and support the updating of existing program content, delivery media, and materials;
Ensure that all programs and activities operate safely with program specific safety plans;
Deliver programs occasionally to take part in content delivery and to cover staff absences;
Hire and effectively manage permanent and temporary staff;
Oversee the management of the passive interpretation in Stanley Park, such as the Nature House or it’s mobile replacement: the building/truck, hours of operation, exhibits, displays, staffing and volunteers;
Oversee the coordination of and attendance at special activities and community events, ie. Earth Day, Vancouver Bird Celebration, BC Rivers Day, Arbor Day, etc.;
Work with Executive Director to establish an annual budget for Education, monitor spending, track program metrics, submit quarterly reports, monitor spending and make adjustments to meet the targets of the annual operating budget;
Work with Fundraising, Development and Communications Specialist to acquire sponsorships, partnerships, develop grant content and budgets, and secure donations; assist with proposals and reports to funders;
Oversee administration of the education programs’ seasonal schedules, registration, pricing, promotion, and metrics;
Create and maintain strategic community partnerships and relationships ie: Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver School Board, granters, etc.;
Oversee the development of content for articles, newsletters, pamphlets and other environmental education related items;
Attend board, manager, and staff meetings and participate in board/staff planning sessions as required;
Keep staff and volunteers informed about programs and new developments;
Create annual work plan and evaluate seasonally with Executive Director;
Foster volunteers, and mentor student term project(s); coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer recruitment, management and recognition;
Maintain up-to-date manuals and information for all programs and positions;
Prepare clear communications for a spectrum of documents, including but not limited to grant proposals, technical reports, external publications, and electronic communication.

Education, Training and Experience
Minimum two years management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
Minimum two years teaching, training, or interpretation experience;
Degree in a related field (education, conservation biology, ecology, environmental education) or related equivalent work experience;
BC teacher certification, elementary level an asset;
Proficient with Microsoft Proficiency in MS suite including Excel, Access database system, Canva, Mailchimp WordPress, and registration systems (Personify, Zeffy) an asset;
Experience working with diverse groups including First Nations, planners, environmental organizations, government agencies and others an asset;
Strong knowledge of ecological conservation and species at risk an asset

Skills and Abilities
Ability to plan and organize relevant and meaningful programs related to nature, BC ecosystems, and environmental awareness and stewardship using an experiential model;
Ability to manage time: organize and manage multiple priorities; meet deadlines; creatively solve problems;
Ability to hire, train, coach, manage and evaluate staff and engage volunteers;
Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a collaborative work style;
Ability to work successfully with diverse community partners;
Ability to search out and attract new program participants and groups of diverse backgrounds and ages;
Ability to deliver programs that capture the attention and imagination of an audience;
Ability to speak in public, engaging with clarity and direction;
Knowledge of current and evolving Ministry of Education curricula;
Demonstrated ability to develop a diversity of relationships to serve various program and fund-raising outcomes;
Self-directed, self-motivated, organized, adaptable and a team player;
Willingness to work outdoors (rain or shine)
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations
Minimum Standard First Aid including CPR
Class 5 BC Driver’s License
A clean Driver’s Abstract
Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector search

Apply to:
Tricia Collingham, Executive Director – . Please include your résumé and covering letter. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork. Deadline: July 10, 2022. We thank all candidates but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.