Vice President, Environmental Education and Outreach

Manomet, Inc.

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive salary with excellent benefits and travel opportunities commensurate with experience

Do you have a passion for education and watching young people learn and grow? Are you committed to broadening the diversity of youth who have access to science, nature, and the outdoors? If so, we are looking for an individual to build on Manomet’s 50+ years of banding birds, research, and education. Manomet, Inc., a 51-year-old non-profit based in Plymouth, Mass. committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature, is looking to grow its education and science outreach in the region, and nationally.

This person would be responsible for growing two efforts for Manomet: the Manomet Observatory and the Wandering Classroom, leveraging programs and assets developed over the past 50 years. The Manomet Observatory includes the opportunity to seat Manomet’s 40-acre campus as a hub for knowledge and community engagement. The primary assets include a 40 acre campus which will have an interpretive trail by summer 2021; a 20 acre adjacent property which could be used for additional teaching and training; and, thanks to a continuously dedicated cadre of staff and interns, a bird banding lab with 50+ years of data from fall and spring migrations This person will be responsible for working with the current staff and the VP of Science to structure and build the research opportunities on campus and in the SE Mass region in partnership with universities and other NGOs.

Manomet has been providing education and teaching for all ages over the past 50 years. This has included Climate Lab, U360 and university biology classes. This person would be responsible for building on this history and overseeing what we are now calling the Wandering Classroom's growth. This person will be responsible for building partnerships with other organizations working in nearby communities and employ online technology to expand the range of our education goals. He/she will oversee all education and community engagement offerings which will include broadening the diversity of community members and students we serve.

The Vice President also has the opportunity to bolster the science that occurs on campus and in the region, leading the Manomet Observatory program.

There is tremendous opportunity for creativity in this portfolio. But, this person will be responsible for seeing that there will be clear goals and outcomes annually and will be accountable for achieving those, as well as overseeing the annual budget for the program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain and continuously improve the education and landbird research and monitoring programs.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and volunteers to provide leadership and training in these techniques and practices. See that reports and publications are produced for scientific, policy, and popular public purposes.
  • Pursue opportunities to advance the Manomet Observatory, including ecological research, and develop solutions on significant conservation, education, and economic issues in cooperation with other Manomet staff and/or multi-organizational teams.
  • Build and lead innovative education offerings for Manomet’s Wandering Classroom.
  • Work closely with development and communications staff to maintain relationships with our board, key donors, and the media. Lead trips, provide presentations, and meet with supporters and others to build institutional resources and expand support for our mission.
  • Provide the senior “face” of Manomet’s practical education and conservation research to external audiences and visitors, including scientists, students, partners, members, the public, and media.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in education preferred, or ornithology, zoology, or similar biology discipline.
  • At least 15 years of experience in education/natural history.
  • Extensive supervisory and management experience with staff, teachers, and volunteers.
  • Relevant publication record.
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills with diverse audiences.
  • Experience with database and statistical techniques in relevant fields helpful.
  • Excellent teaching skills in formal and informal settings; strong overall natural history knowledge; and familiarity with local science standards in education.
  • Unwavering enthusiasm for teaching and sharing science.

Manomet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send Cover letter, Resume, CV to jobs@manomet.org

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