Chicago City Director

Gateway to the Great Outdoors

chicago, Illinois

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 35,000-45,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Are you passionate about hands-on outdoor and science education? Do you care about environmental justice and urban nature? Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO) is seeking a Chicago City Coordinator to connect students with the outdoors, ignite curiosity, and build environmental literacy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Coordination: Plan and implement weekly programming and monthly field trips in coordination with teachers, schools, mentors, and partners.
  • Material Coordination: Oversee the receipt, storage, and distribution of GGO materials.
  • Activity Planning: Organize field trips and an end-of-year camping trip that inspires and educates.
  • Program Improvement: Continuously seek ways to enrich our programs.
  • Fundraising: Participate in fundraising efforts, donor management, and grantmaking.
  • Communication: MUST Maintain strong communication with the GGO team.
  • Supervision: Oversee AmeriCorps members and college mentors.

Why Join Us?

  • Positive Impact: Provide outdoor education to students who might not otherwise have these opportunities.
  • Engaging Work: Enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges.
  • Community Focus: Contribute to a mission integrating STEAM education, nature, and social justice.

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about the environment and education.
  • A strong communicator who works well in a team.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with experience in event planning.
  • Proactive and ready to engage in fundraising and community work.
  • Committed to social justice and public health.

Please send resume and cover letter to Daryl@gatewayoutdoors.org 

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Category Admin & Leadership, Environmental Education