Organization: Mill Creek Alliance
The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek Watershed as a natural and community asset. We envision the watershed as a healthy ecosystem where people and communities can thrive. Our work focuses on RESTORATION, EDUCATION, and RECREATION.
The Education Program Coordinator supports the Alliance’s mission by coordinating the 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education programs for youth and adults.
I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION
● Work collaboratively with Alliance program coordinators/directors
● Establish effective working partnerships with a wide range of watershed stakeholders
● Effectively balance multiple priorities
● Communicate in a positive and respectful manner
● Demonstrate flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change
● Demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities
● Work independently with minimal supervision
● Actively manage and motivate project teams to meet milestone schedules
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Coordinate 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education program (Youth and Adults).
● School Programs/Teacher support-Middle- & High School (i.e cQHEI stream survey & water chemistry)
○ Connect with schools/teachers to coordinate Spring and Fall school programs
○ Develop curricula that includes the use of our restoration sites. Engage subject area experts to support the program as needed.
○ Coordinate transportation, permission forms, school schedules, water quality monitoring equipment and supplies, site preparation, environmental professional volunteers, etc.
● Service Learning Activities
○ Organize groups of \students or adults to engage in Service Learning activities
○ Mesh Service Learning with Restoration Site maintenance (working closely with Project Dir).
○ Research and develop appropriates sites and activities
○ Monitor and establish safety guidelines
● Internships (including Blue Team)
○ Maintain and develop connections with local higher education programs. Write job descriptions, advertise and review applicants for open positions on a regular basis.
○ Administer Internship program including Learning Agreements and documentation in coordination with MCA Program Directors.
○ Develop meaningful experiences for college students with environmental interests.
● Informal and Other Education
○ Teacher Training
○ Youth Stream Camp or other new summer youth program
○ Develop community and adult education opportunities.
B. ADDITIONAL Organizational Responsibilities
● Support the mission of the Alliance in the course of interacting with businesses, residents, and local, regional, and national governmental organizations and agencies in the Mill Creek Watershed
● Assist with drafting relevant sections of grant applications.
● Work closely with local communities and local, state, and Federal stakeholders to foster partnerships and to help attain Alliance goals
● Perform other related duties assigned by the Executive Director, Alliance Chair & Board of Trustees
III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Laptop/Desktop computer; tablets, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and Adobe software; printers; copier and scanner; mobile telephone; personal office. Access to water testing laboratory facility.
IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific abilities required by this job include working with children in outdoor/stream bank environments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
V. WORK ENVIRONMENT
The duties of this job are performed both inside a climate-controlled office setting and outside, and at times in inclement weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education / Work Experience:
● Relevant education and experience working with High- and Middle-School youth, college students, adult continuing education, and teacher training.
● Ohio Teacher certification preferred
● Create curriculum, align with Ohio State standards, develop lesson plans, and measure outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with watershed stakeholders, colleagues, supervisors, elected officials and the public
● Ability to work independently on several on-going projects setting incremental milestones while keeping sight of long-term objectives
● Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
● Ability to maintain organized records including
● Ability to track project finances for grant reporting and Alliance budgeting purposes
● Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
● Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle
VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS
This is a part-time (20 hours per week) grant-funded position. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Salary, wages, and benefits offered are based on a detailed rubric in order to assure equitable pay based on responsibility, education, experience, and history with the organization. Employees are paid twice a month.
VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES
Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at email@example.com. Several candidates will be selected for interviews based on the written materials submitted. Final selection is based on the most qualified applicant as determined by one or more in-person interviews. The position is available immediately.