[PAEE] Program Coordinator Job Announcement

Michele Richards-Williams naturecorp at enter.net
Tue Oct 14 11:53:51 EDT 2008

***********JOB ANNOUNCEMENT***********

Program Coordinator
PA Institute for Conservation Education

The Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education is looking for a
self-motivated, well organized and energetic individual to coordinate and
administer all facets of the Wildlife Leadership Adventures (WLA) program; a
year-round program with a residential summer component for high achieving
teenaged youth ages 14-17.  The Program Coordinator will provide leadership,
expertise, organization and commitment to a nationally recognized youth
residential and educational program while envisioning opportunities for
program growth. As a member of the education team of the PICE, this person
will be involved in the administration and leadership of other programs
throughout the year. 

Job Type: Full Time, exempt

Specific Responsibilities
. Overseeing all functions of the Wildlife Leadership Adventures (WLA)
program for teenage youth ages 14-17 including program administration;
marketing; program development; and staff or volunteer recruitment, training
and supervision.
. Cultivate, manage, and coordinate productive relationships with a broad
spectrum of natural resource and education professionals and partnering
organizations in the administration of WLA.
. Oversee curriculum development and related committees to ensure academic
. Evaluate all aspects of the program from training of staff and volunteers
to the student participant assessment.
. Design and implement all educational programs to align with organizational
and state standards.
. Design and implement strategic marketing objectives to ensure programmatic
. Research and write programmatic and educational materials grants.
. Write news releases and coordinate public relations and communications for
. Maintain program databases and contact records.
. Work to achieve the Institute's and program educational goals.
. Work closely with Executive Director and advisory council to administer
this program.

. Bachelor's degree in Education, Environmental Education, Conservation
Biology, Ecology or related fields with proven experience in program
administration and management.
. Experience or interest in and understanding of wildlife management or
issues a plus.
. Passion for the Institute's mission to conserve Pennsylvania natural
environments through education.
. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in directing/coordinating
educational programs with proven abilities in supervision of staff and
volunteers, program development and management, fiscal management, nonformal
education, and leading residential programs. 
. Skilled in program planning, marketing, supervising and overseeing youth
. Highly motivated, well organized, independent worker with a proven ability
to meet deadlines and work effectively with team members and partners.
. Good communication skills necessary. 
. Experience in grant writing and strong organizational skills preferred.  
. An understanding of residential camp programs, related regulations and
standards is recommended. 

Salary: Commensurate with Experience 

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2008. EOE.

To Apply
Please send letter of interest, resume, and names of three references to: 

Michele Richards
Executive Director
PA Institute for Conservation Education 
1 D Teaberry Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815 
OR e-mail attachments to naturecorpATenter.net and copy to

PICE programs and employment are open to all. The Institute does not
discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation or disability in any of its policies or
About the PA Institute for Conservation Education

The Institute is Pennsylvania's leader in field-based natural science
education.  The Institute is dedicated to stimulating knowledge of, interest
in, and an appreciation of natural history by providing extraordinary
field-based educational opportunities in Pennsylvania and beyond.  We are
committed to creating a more ecologically literate population; one that
becomes increasingly engaged in the conservation of natural resources.  More
information can be found at www.PICEweb.org.

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