New job Education Outreach Coordinator in North Dakota

Education Outreach Coordinator

Company : North Dakota State Government
Salary : $4,613 - $7,227 a month
Location : North Dakota

Full Description

Salary Range: $4613-$7227/month

Join the team of North Dakota State Parks and Recreation as the Outdoor Education Outreach Coordinator. This position will act as the program manager in developing, implementing and evaluating assigned programs, projects, activities and/or facilities, including but not limited to the following: education programs including the agency’s integrated, school and non-school-based, environmental, cultural or historical interpretation at parks and recreation properties and along motorized and non-motorized trails, outdoor education and natural interpretation; school-based environmental education program; workforce development and collaboration with state agencies, businesses and organizations.

Summary of Work


Responsibility 1: Program Coordination (60%)

  • Primary leadership role in conceiving, developing, and updating year-round interpretive program content and delivery modes including but not limited to: in-person, recorded, digital, and static permanent and temporary displays throughout the state park system.
  • Primary leadership role in the recruitment, coordination, and supervision for the interpretive and outreach programs
  • Establish statewide interpretive strategic goals, practices, manuals, criteria, and policy
  • Coordinate on statewide social media messaging
  • Develop assessment tools and implement data collection and analysis to evaluate program success
  • Evaluate and modernize agency interpretive materials, signage and exhibits
  • Oversight of interpretive fiscal responsibilities

Responsibility 2: Outreach and Partnerships (25%)

  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with state agencies, businesses, and public organizations
  • Enhance agency community relations
  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including state park and community events, workshops, appearances, statewide initiatives, and other communication opportunities
  • Recruitment of volunteers to include: advertising, screen, orientation, providing them with training and support, tracking their performance, and keeping records of their activities and contribution’s.
  • Assist in the organization and advertising of special events, including volunteer events and other fundraising initiatives


Responsibility 3: Office Management/Support (15%)

  • Manage operational and logistical issues in the field and office
  • Manage annual training program evaluations including database management, analysis, and reporting
  • Grant writing
  • Collaborate with department leadership to ensure alignment of trainings with organizational mission and vision

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft 365 products such as: PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Excel with ability to construct and produce reports
  • Data analysis experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in instructional presentation methods and technologies
  • Understanding of training evaluation techniques and approaches
  • Hands-on experience delivering lessons and programs

COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:

  • Ability to design, implement and manage multiple projects, set and meet deadlines, and ensure organizational integrity
  • Able to think critically and creatively to develop solutions to complex conservation, facility operations, land use and staff resource problems
  • Ability to adapt and respond to unexpected or unplanned ecological (e.g. fire, drought, new invasions) or programmatic (e.g. changes in organizational priorities or funding) circumstances while still progressing towards core program objectives
  • Ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary team balancing conservation, recreation, historical, cultural and education organizational goals
  • Ability to communicate the Agency’s mission and goals in a compelling and inspired way to internal and external audiences
  • Understand and follow appropriate channels of authority

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Ability to work with and communicate with a wide range of people including: staff, business leaders, vendors, visitors, children and the public
  • Strong and demonstrable interpersonal, oral presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (i.e. Natural Resources, Environmental Science. Biology, Ecology, Geology, Natural or Cultural History
  • Minimum of 3-year work experience in management/supervisory role related to natural resources/education, interpretation, and environmental education
  • Valid ND driver’s license or ability to obtain one
  • Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment, reference checks and background investigation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field (i.e. Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology
  • 5-year work experience in management/supervisory role related to natural resources/education, interpretation, and environmental education, including budget preparation, management plan preparation, and staff evaluation.
  • NAI Certification as either Interpretive Planner or Interpretive Manager

Application Procedures


All applications for open North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department positions must be made online through the state of North Dakota’s Job Seekers website. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. Application information package must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the job posting.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Parks & Recreation Department regrets it does not provide Sponsorships.

Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications.

Additional documents to be submitted:

  • Resume;
  • Cover letter which includes a brief description of the applicant's background/qualifications and how work experience directly meets the requirements of the position applying for.
  • Three (3) professional references.

Applicants who experience difficulties during the application process should contact recruiter@nd.gov or 701-328-3290.

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation so it is very important to be thorough and detailed on all the application materials.

Applicants should contact Lynn Spomer at 701-328-5357 or lspomer@nd.gov in advance of the position closing date if the applicant is requiring accommodations during the application, recruitment, or selection processes.

TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888.

Learn more about Parks & Recreation Department at: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov

Learn more about Employment Benefits at: https://www.nd.gov/omb/public/careers/team-nd-benefits

Visit North Dakota State government: http://www.nd.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity


The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.


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