Education Manager


Sausalito, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $52-55,000 annually
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Who We Are:

NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet.

What You Will Do:

The Education Manager coordinates the supervision, support, training and coaching of Environmental Science Educators in curriculum, pedagogy, risk management and program logistics at our campus in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. They work with other NatureBridge campuses and other members of the Golden Gate administrative team. Together, this team is responsible for managing the education staff, overseeing systems and supporting the day-to-day operation of  education programs. 

This job requires regular attendance at our campus in the Marin Headlands, and cannot be performed remotely.

Your primary job will be to:

  • Supervise up to 13 educators as direct reports, and provide coaching, training, scheduling, and conflict management; use our established coaching system to observe and provide focused feedback to educators
  • Support day-to-day programmatic, logistical and educational needs, such as Day Management and on call duties, supporting arrivals and departures, and substitute for educators in the field. Daily on-campus presence is required.
  • Collaborate with the Education & Camp Directors in staff development and curriculum design as part of the Education Team, and maintain knowledge of NGSS and current trends in formal and informal education
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work community culture, and establish supportive relationships with staff, volunteers, and participants.
  • Use the lens of our Equity, Inclusion & Diversity framework to drive personal, professional, and departmental goals
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments to support risk management, facilities use, payroll, and educator housing
  • Monitor customer and educator feedback in collaboration with Sales & Operations to ensure follow up with customers and staff 
  • Act as the Day Manager and the rotating Manager on Call during programs, and support NatureBridge emergency response in the field
  • Work in partnership with the education/interpretation leaders from both NPS and Park Partner organizations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to leverage and strengthen the NatureBridge-NPS partnership
  • Substitute for educators in the field
  • Coordinate with the hiring team and Human Resources to support hiring new Educators


  • $52,000 - 55,000/year
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Eligible for a 403b retirement fund and employer matching
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more

Who You Are:

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Experience supervising and/or coaching educators, and creating professional development for educators
  • Approach themselves and others with a growth mindset
  • Strong pedagogical foundations in experiential learning and thematic teaching and experience developing programs and curricula
  • Demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion in education, and creating positive community work culture. We especially encourage you to apply if you have lived experience as a member of (or extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general
  • Can communicate information quickly and accurately
  • Can organize and maintain personnel records, paperwork, certifications, and timecards
  • Prioritize relationship-building and professional integrity, and are able to communicate with clarity, compassion, and accuracy 
  • Are able to implement and model effective risk management practices
  • Value NatureBridge’s mission and the development of environmental literacy through environmental science and nature education
  • Have either a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid Wilderness First Responder and CPR or ability to obtain prior to starting the position
  • Have a valid Driver’s License

If you are interested in the role and do not meet every requirement listed, please still apply! We are interested in applicants with unique lived experience and skill sets.

*All NatureBridge Employees are required to complete a background check in order to be eligible for employment. 

Why should you join the NatureBridge team at Golden Gate?

  • You want to work for a mission-driven organization that values your contributions and supports you in making a positive impact on youth and the environment
  • You will work in a beautiful setting in Golden Gate National Recreation Area with dedicated, passionate team members
  • You want to be part of an organization that is invested in growth, self-examination, and creating equitable and inclusive environments for staff and participants

NatureBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on any protected category, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression (including transgender expression or pregnancy), political affiliation, age, immigration status or disability. We encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require any accommodation. 

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and three references to our online Career Portal (link). Please respond to the short answer questions on the application form in lieu of a cover letter.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Environmental Education
Tags Naturalist