Natural History Program Coordinator

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Employer
COLORADO ALLIANCE ENVIRONMENT
Location
Boulder County, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
2331944303
Discipline
Ecology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Bilingual Natural History Program Coordinator Organization:

Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Location:
Boulder, CO
Deadline:
August 6, 2021

Title: Bilingual Natural History Program Coordinator

Hiring Salary Range: $57,312.00 - $69,918.00 Annually
Classification Salary Range: $57,312.00 - $82,524.00 Annually

Boulder County Parks & Open Space is seeking a bilingual volunteer coordinator to join our creative and dynamic education team as the Bilingual Natural History Program Coordinator . This position is a lead-specialist level classification that fosters community connection to nature. The position recruits and mentors volunteer naturalists who provide educational opportunities that relate to local environmental themes, open space stewardship, and a conservation ethic. Working with local multicultural community groups, this position leverages the value of diversity to co-create educational programs for county residents.

Work hours are Tuesday - Saturday. This position will work at the Volunteer Naturalist Center at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat in Boulder, CO . Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.

Examples of Duties:
  • Coordinate department's environmental education programs for Boulder County residents, school groups, and organizations.
  • Plans and conducts orientation and training sessions for volunteer naturalists.
  • Mentor volunteers who develop and lead a wide variety of educational programs.
  • Collaboration with Natural History Program Specialist to manage a large volunteer program (approximately 100 volunteers who lead 220+ programs annually).
  • Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents for volunteers and program participants.
  • Maintains record-keeping systems and prepares report to measure the success of sponsored programs and write reports, as needed.
  • Supervise, counsel, and evaluate one full time employee.
  • Co-create new environmental programs and events with Latinx community partners on county open spaces, and reach out to other underserved populations to increase their connection to open space.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements volunteer recognition activities.
  • Coordinate attendance at local town festivals and events.
  • Performs related work, including weekend park patrol and trailhead displays, as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Boulder County is looking for well qualified candidates to fill our positions. Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for a minimum of 8 years of combined education and experience in environmental education/interpretation, K-12 education, conservation, ecology, volunteer management, or a related field.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Applicants must pass a criminal background check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL: Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical

DRIVER'S LICENSE: Applicants must have a valid driver's license

BILINGUAL SKILLS: Applicants must demonstrate fluency at the time of the pre-employment screening process. Spanish language proficiency will be determined through standardized demonstration and written and oral testing.

COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter

Supplemental Information

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Experience leading nature hikes
• Working knowledge of the principles and practices of volunteer management
• Organizational skills
• Ability to make public presentations
• Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion
• Time management skills, personnel management skills, and the ability to work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills that include actively listening and demonstrating an openness to new ideas
• Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers, and other agencies
• Working effectively as a member and leader of formal and informal teams with staff community members and volunteers
• Knowledge of Colorado Front Range flora, fauna, and ecosystems preferred

Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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