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Education Director

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NatureBridge
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Sausalito, CA
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Published 17 days ago

Position Summary

The Education Director is responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of educational programming for students at the Golden Gate Campus. They promote and create educational excellence in accordance with NatureBridge’s Theory of Change. To accomplish this, the Education Director leads the Education Team at the Golden Gate campus as part of a cohesive, cross-location Education Department and is the primary representative between Golden Gate educational programs and NatureBridge-wide program initiatives and partnerships. They also work closely with the cross functional Golden Gate Leadership Team to foster a high quality campus staff experience which includes a positive community work culture built on a foundation of trust. 


An ideal candidate is reflective, relationship-minded, and strategic. They have a growth mindset for themselves and their staff, and have experience leading successful and collaborative teams. They have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, and creating positive community work culture. They can effectively balance priorities while managing multiple staff, projects, and deliverables; they can make the hard call when necessary and communicate their reasoning clearly. They are inspired by NatureBridge’s mission and value the development of environmental literacy through environmental science and nature education.


Key aspects of the job include:

  • Leadership & Collaboration
  • Supervision
  • Coaching & Professional Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Development
  • External Partnerships
  • Initial Program Support functions, outlined below. 

Initial Program Support

As NatureBridge rebuilds post-COVID, the responsibilities of the Golden Gate Education Director will shift from broadly encompassing the majority of campus education management responsibilities to leading a team of Education Managers.The full job description includes the expected duties that the Director will initially hold, then transfer to employees they supervise

View the posting on our website for the complete job description.


Requirements 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Required Qualifications

  • Four to ten years of experience in nonprofit management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Sophisticated understanding of and demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and equity in education
  • Proven experience building high functioning teams and positive community work culture
  • Strong ability to lead proactive change in management processes in response to new opportunities or understandings
  • Significant experience supervising and collaborating with multiple teams; proven coaching/ mentoring skills
  • Experience developing innovative programs, trainings and curricula
  • Extensive experience teaching youth, adults and professional educators
  • Exemplary budget and project management skills
  • Strategic and systems-focused approach to management
  • Exceptional communication skills - including writing, editing and public speaking skills
  • Strong pedagogical foundations in experiential and inquiry-based learning, social emotional learning, inclusive education practices and phenomena-based curricula

Desirable Qualifications

  • Lived experience as or experience working with: people of color, indigenous people, people whose first language is other than English, people from low-income communities, people from immigrant communities, people who are gender non-conforming or non-binary, people who are LGBTQIA+, people with special needs and other groups that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has prevented them from having access to environmental education
  • Current Wilderness First Responder or willingness to acquire after hire
  • Experience designing, implementing and analyzing results of program evaluations and assessments
  • Teaching credential
  • Working knowledge of human and natural history of the California Coast

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.

Position Summary

The Education Director is responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of educational programming for students at the Golden Gate Campus. They promote and create educational excellence in accordance with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    August 9, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

Competitive salary, depending on experience.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans. 

Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans. 

Location

On-site
1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

How to Apply

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to EducationDirectorHire@naturebridge.org.

No calls, faxes, or printed materials please. No agencies please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in late-July. Position is open until filled. Looking for immediate hire, contingent on successful background check and fingerprinting.

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and…

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