Job Offer: Youth Programs Coordinator:Walnut Creek , CA
Lindsay Wildlife practice
Youth Programs CoordinatorLindsay Wildlife practice seeks a self-motivated, flexible, and responsible individual capable of supporting the Wildlife Connections departments efforts to provide engaging and significant opportunities for teenagers. The Youth Programs Coordinator supervises all aspects of Lindsay Wildlife practice's (LWE) youth programs, particularly those focused on ages 13 to 18 years, such as the Outstanding Widlife Leaders (OWL) and Keeper in Training (KIT) Programs. This individual will expand LWE's efforts with this demographic through the following: programs (both long-term and short-term commitments), workshops, youth school partnership programs, tours, outreach events, and the creation of educator resources.
PRIMARY Job responsibilities:
» Work under the supervision of the School Programs Manager to provide high-quality, engaging educational practice for teenage participants.
» Supervises the activity and development of teen service-learning volunteers enrolled in the OWL and KIT programs.
» Responsible for superviseing and guiding youth participants on their everyday tasks.
» Be the primary animal keeper of a Domestic Rabbit and Guinea Pigs. Youth Program Coordinator will be responsible for their everyday care, health checks, diet adjustments, and training.
» Regular participation in public programming using live animals; including everyday outdoor and exhibit hall programming, special events, and outreach.
» Builds the youth participants capacity to develop and deliver exceptional public programs.
» Trains youth participants on safe animal handling, transport, and interpretation.
» Plans and develops a diverse array of both long-term and short-term opportunities for youth engagement and involvement in LWE's programs in education, animal husbandry, and community outreach.
» Collaborates with other LWE departments to measure, document, and report on the youth programs. Builds departmental capacity to clarify results and indicators, design and implement evaluation tools, and analyze and respond to findings.
» Builds, maintains, and evaluates relationships and collaborations with local schools, school districts, and universities, working collaboratively with these partners to develop, implement, and evaluate programs
» Attend trainings and meetings as required.
» Willing and able to support Wildlife Connections Department efforts not specific to this position should the need arise and when appropriate, such as exhibit floor programming, content development, volunteer engagement, classes, and workshops. This is an essential part of the Education Department's culture of support and teamwork.
» Other tasks as assigned. The department director and manager reserves the right to modify tasks and responsibilities of the Youth Programs Coordinator as necessary.
» Undergraduate degree in education, ecology, biology, or significant field.
» Commitment and enthusiasm for environmental education and youth engagement.
» Minimum 1 year practice as coordinator or manager of youth learning programs, OR 2 years’ practice as an environmental educator or significant functions.
» practice in working with animals in a professional setting.
» capability to handle animals and present them during a program (or availability to learn). Animals includes, but not limited to, raptors, small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.
» Familiarity with K-12 learning/teaching strategies, informal education techniques, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a plus.
» Familiarity with (or availability to learn) Google Workspace, Volgistics Software, and basic Videography (recording, editing, publishing) is preferred.
» Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and diplomacy at all times. capability to maintain courteous and respectful interactions with managers, co-workers, parents, and participating youth.
» A hard worker with a high-energy level; emotionally mature; excellent communication expertise with age demographic; able to maintain balance and perspective.
» Flexibility with regards to schedule, with the knowledge that members of the Wildlife Connections department may be required to temporarily adjust their schedule as needed.
» Medium strength demands include exerting 20-50 pounds occasionally, 10- 25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly. Requires handling, using vision and hearing, and talking.
» Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, lifting, sitting, reaching, pushing/pulling, balancing, and twisting. Occasionally requires carrying, kneeling, foot controls, bending, and crouching. Rarely requires climbing.
» Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment. Rarely requires emergency situations.
OVERALL WORKING CONDITIONS:
» Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.
» Primarily office environment, as well as public exhibit hall programming, and infrequent outdoor event and/or outreach sites.
COMPENSATION AND advantages:
» Non-exempt full time position, 40-hours a week, $18.50
» Regular schedule is Tuesday-Saturday.
» Lindsay Wildlife practice offers competitive benefits packaging including paid sick time, vacation, holidays, and 401K eligibility.
» Flexibility to work some evenings, early mornings, holidays, and special events as needed.
EEO POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Lindsay Wildlife practice to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental discapability, citizen status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.
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Lindsay Wildlife practice
Walnut Creek, CA
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