School Programs Coordinator/Educator

Job Summary: Tracy Aviary is seeking a School Programs Coordinator, who will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating a variety of programs for school-aged children, teachers, and informal educators. These programs support Tracy Aviary’s mission to inspire curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.

Typical work week is Tuesday-Saturday.

Primary Duties:

  • Schedule all self-guided and guided field trips to Tracy Aviary
  • Coordinate and facilitate teacher/educator professional development workshops
  • Coordinate showcase days for teachers, including day-time or evening events for teachers to discover what educational resources Tracy Aviary provides
  • Develop and implement special events for homeschool families
  • Facilitate a variety of education programs for audiences that range from toddlers to seniors

Organizational Duties:

  • Actively attend department and institutional meetings
  • Assist with interdepartmental and institutional services
  • Provide support for program administration, such as communications, record-keeping, and evaluation
  • Mentor education interns, seasonally
  • Help oversee and assist education staff in all phases of planning and instruction
  • Serve as a proactive ambassador for the Aviary and its birds through all interactions with visitors and general public

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher from an approved college or university with a major in biology, zoology, education, environmental science, or related field
  • At least 2 years of environmental education experience
  • Knowledge of informal learning theory and instructional design
  • Experience writing environmental education curriculum
  • Knowledge of booking and/or scheduling systems, with a preference to former experience with Blackbaud/Altru
  • Must work creatively and collaboratively; identify and solve problems; manage time efficiently; be a resource to others; be motivated, innovative, organized, and proactive
  • Must seek guidance and feedback as needed; follow-through on tasks and issues; instill motivation and innovation; actively and consistently seek to improve and expand contributions to the department; prioritize tasks appropriately and anticipate needs and problems
  • Word processing, document formatting and editing, library and internet research, public speaking, and other communication skills
  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an AZA accredited facility
  • Previous experience working with teachers or educators
  • Knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology
  • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish

Salary: $14-16/hr                                                            

Comments: This position does not work with birds or other live animals. This position requires facilitating programs outdoors throughout the year in varying environmental conditions that range from excessive heat in the summer to extreme cold in the winter.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Michelle Mileham, Director of Education,

Job Status: Full Time, Non-exempt

Reporting Relationship: Receives supervision from Education Manager and communicates regularly with the Director of Education

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.