As part of the Alligator Attraction- Wildlife Learning Center team, this position will oversee all educational activities within the Wildlife Learning Center and our role in conjunction with the community. Coordinator will work cooperatively with educators to meet and enhance core curriculum standards and develop supportive and innovative educational experiences. Coordinator will be instrumental in helping to create interactive guest experiences that underscore the educational and conservation mission of Alligator Attraction -Wildlife Learning Center through daily programming, special events, summer camp and field trip experiences.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Alligator Attraction- Wildlife Learning Center team, the Education Coordinator/IC must lead by example by being committed to working hard and being patient, kind, respectful, forgiving, and honest with others. Friendly communication is expected at all times, as well as treating guest focus as a priority.
Responsible for providing overall operational leadership and guidance to all educational program activities
Guide, mentor, and coach employees within the Education team and manage, supervise, and coordinate the efforts of the Education staff daily.
Manage administrative aspect of educational programming, coordinating with internal Marketing department for social media and web store presence.
Act as liaison between all departments within Alligator Attraction- Wildlife Learning Center to openly communicate all educational programs and events.
Monitor all educational resources. Prepare weekly and monthly reports as necessary for Managing Partner.
Assist Managing Partner with designing educational materials and educational programming.
Work cooperatively with Managing Partner and 501(c)(3) foundation establishing appropriations via educational fundraising efforts through our department programs.
Act as a representative of Alligator Attraction Wildlife Learning Center within the community and through civic organizations
Design and evaluate all written education materials and manage curriculums for all education programming
Assist in technical writing and preparation of lectures for all specialty classes and distance learning programs
Develop K – 12 curriculum and activities that foster continual growth and development as an innovative and progressive educational tools; demonstrate compliance with all Florida state curriculum standards
Design effective education budget for all programs and maintain records of all expenditures and receipts for various programs. Manage budgets for education programs and supervise efficient working of budgetary usage
Represent Alligator Attraction Wildlife Learning Center off property through educational animal appearances at schools, media events, and other public engagements
Representation of Wildlife Learning Center through positive guest interactions and experiences daily
Work cooperatively with Managing Partner and Attraction Curator to schedule animal appearances or presentations as needed for guest experience enhancement, educational presentations, outreach events, field trips, camps, and special events.
Ambitious, Animal Lover, Education and Conservation Driven