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The Nature Conservancy is launching a new environmental education program in California and seeks an entrepreneurial, organized, and inspirational program manager to launch this initiative and develop it into a model for youth engagement. Our vision for education is to cultivate the next generation of leaders needed to help solve the world’s increasing complex environmental challenges. We are working to create a partner-based, scalable model for transformative educational experiences for youth from diverse backgrounds.
The program will kick off at the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve, a 24,364-acre property that sits at Point Conception in Santa Barbara County. The Nature Conservancy’s goal for the Preserve is to protect and restore this wild coast to serve as a living laboratory to accelerate conservation. Environmental education is an early-stage initiative for the California chapter. So far, TNC has hosted one season of day field trips at the Preserve in partnership with local environmental education providers and with NatureBridge, the leading environmental education provider of the National Park Service. Like so many education programs, COVID-19 stalled progress.
Now, we are seeking someone to lay the foundation for the program to launch when it is safe to host school groups again. This will require a collaborative approach with internal and external stakeholders, funders, teachers, and community members. The position will involve a range of responsibilities from detailed to big picture, including ensuring adherence to safety standards, strapping on hiking boots and scouting the best trails for youth, and developing best-in-class curriculum with partners. The new program manager will also evaluate additional TNC properties as sites for environmental education, consider ways to expand impact through digital tools, and explore how internships could help develop career pathways for future conservation leaders.
The position must be located in the Santa Barbara area, within driving distance of the Preserve.
We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package that includes 12 days of sick leave, 10 days of vacation/annual leave to start, 40 days of paid parental leave, developmental opportunities, and more. To learn more about our benefits, click here. See Who We Are here for more information.
See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE.
If you are a current employee of our organization, please apply HERE (Job ID: 49413).
Deadline: March 10, 2021 8:59 pm PST.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.
A Little About Us
The Nature Conservancy is launching a new environmental education program in California and seeks an entrepreneurial, organized, and inspirational program manager to launch this initiative and develop it into a model…