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Arboretum job: Youth Education Coordinator

Position Title: Youth Education Coordinator, Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA 91007 Department: Education Job Classification: Full time

Summary of Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions: The Youth Education Coordinator works to provide quality youth education programs consistent with The Arboretum’s mission statement. The Youth Education Coordinator also serves as the primary resource and coordinator for: development of youth and family classes and activities, school field trips, Summer Nature Camp, school and community outreach programs.

Operational Impact: Helps to achieve The Arboretum’s mission by conducting educational on and off-site programs and by developing innovative, experiential curriculum to supplement the curricular requirements of local schools.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions: Serve as the primary oversight for all youth and family related programs, as determined by the Program Manager. Development of The Arboretum Summer Nature Camp. This includes hiring and training of instructional staff and counselors, as well as curriculum development and evaluation. Responsible for purchasing and maintaining all material supplies and managing budget for those programs as determined by the Program Manager. Coordinator will develop marketing and public materials for these programs. Research and develop experiential, inquiry based field trips aligned to state science and history standards as well as provide training to field docents. Coordinator will evaluate the success and current relevance of Youth Education programs and, if necessary, modify existing curriculum throughout the year, in consultation with the Program Manager. Knowledge of and experience with writing grant proposals. Present year round outreach, classes and activities consistent with The Arboretum’s mission. Assist in the general workload of the Education Department to accomplish all short and long-term goals. Attend professional development and/or other conferences and serve as The Arboretum’s spokesperson in these areas if necessary. Participate in the planning and realization of various functions of The Arboretum throughout the year that may occur during hours outside the scheduled work day. Other duties as assigned to assist Arboretum staff, which may require taking on of additional responsibilities and working in a positive manner with other Arboretum staff. Reports to the Program Manager

Essential Academic Requirements: Youth Education Coordinator must have a Bachelor of Arts or Science (MS preferred) in biology, botany, ecology or other related field. Youth Education Coordinator should have 3-5 years experience in classroom instruction and curriculum development. Youth Education Coordinator must have a high-level understanding of computers and various software programs (Excel, Word, and Publisher).

Essential Physical Requirements: Youth Education Coordinator must be able to capably lift 25 pounds of equipment, bend comfortably at the knees and waist, twist, climb stairs, walk comfortably on unpaved surfaces, stand and walk for extended periods of time (up to 3 hours). Youth Education Coordinator must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions. Full time benefits. Salary range $31,000-$36,000 DOE. Position reports directly to the Program Manager.

Send cover letter and resume to: Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation, Ms. Jennifer Van Stralen, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, or No phone calls or faxes please.


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