Education Manager

Lake County Forest Preserves

Libertyville , Illinois

Salary Range:  $69,310 - $86,692 - $104,074


The primary responsibility of this position is Environmental Education.  This position is responsible for all environmental education programs.  This includes overseeing and participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for a variety of audiences including school and scout programs, public programs, and large-scale special events.  This position frequently collaborates with staff from other departments on the development of interpretive materials.  Twenty-five to Thirty percent of this position’s time is spent teaching and coordinating programs, field trips, and summer camps.  The Education Manager supervises full-time, part-time, and temporary staff and volunteers.


Coordinates educational activities within division.  Proposes and implements education goals and objectives.  Develops, implements and evaluates educational programming, as well as supervises these activities.  Manages education staff and volunteers; ensures that operations are compliant with District policies and procedures.  Develops schedules, defines work assignments and conducts staff meetings.  Collaborates with staff from Education and other departments on the development of interpretive materials.  Monitors best practices within the environmental education field to ensure that District programs are of the highest quality.  Serves as a resource specialist and conducts educational training for teachers and other adults.  Coordinates, organizes and manages large-scale special events.  Works with Public Affairs staff to create materials necessary to promote events and use of the facilities.  Prepares and manages division budget.  Maintains positive relationships with community groups, the visiting public and educational professionals.  Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.  Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.  Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. 


Bachelor's Degree in education, environmental studies or a related field.  Five years of work experience in a related educational field.   Interpersonal skills, both oral and written, necessary to effectively manage staff and work with the general public.  Must possess good analytical skills, problem-solving ability and judgment.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Ability to use a computer; and possess working knowledge of word processing.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at  Applications are accepted only for posted positions.  A completed application must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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