August 10, 2006 - Job Vacancy
– W. K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Academic Specialist/Environmental Education Program Coordinator
Kellogg Biological Station, (KBS) Michigan State University
Assistant Director for Education and Outreach
Appointment: annual, recurring, full-time
Salary and Benefits: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00/year, dependent on qualifications. Full health benefits.
Voluntary retirement fund participation for the first two years of employment,
after that mandatory participation with University double match.
Duties: Plan, oversee, evaluate and promote education/outreach
programs, primarily at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, in ecology, natural science,
resource conservation and sustainable natural and managed resources. Assist
with other education and outreach programs at KBS as needed to extend the reach
of the educational mission.
as a member of a collaborative education and outreach team with
representatives from other KBS units, including Land and Water Extension,
Academic unit programs and courses for undergraduates, Kellogg Dairy Farm,
and Kellogg Manor House. (25%)
develop, deliver and assess a comprehensive environmental education
program for a diverse clientele at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Groups
include but not limited to: K-12 schools, preschoolers and parents, senior
citizens, local community organizations, adult education, and casual
drop-in visitors. (30%)
the human resources of the Bird Sanctuary; supervise current paid staff;
recruit, train and retain volunteers; recruit, train, supervise and mentor
administrative program records including information databases, budgets,
and program reports. (15%)
with the development, design and production of promotional, instructional
and interpretive materials, including signs, brochures, a Web site and
media releases. Coordinate and conduct publicity to promote awareness of
Bird Sanctuary programs to insure good attendance and public involvement. (15%)
or equivalent experience in environmental education, natural resources,
science education, nature interpretation, or a related field.
of three years experience in a natural resources education and outreach
position with a track record of meeting goals.
writing and acquisition skills.
literacy with database management, excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint
presentations, word processing, digital photography and desktop
publishing. Web design experience a plus.
organization skills. Creative problem-solver. Multi-tasker.
communication and people skills for building liaisons with KBS staff,
community and campus-based partners. Ability to maintain a positive team
atmosphere as a supervisor of staff, students and volunteers.
with program development and evaluation. Knowledge of standards-based
education and other professional development issues for K-12 schools.
to write in a clear, engaging and professional style.
CV, a cover letter with a statement of relevant skills and work experience, and
contact information (including e-mail) for three references to:
Director of Education and Outreach
E. Gull Lake Dr.
Corners, MI 49060
The position is available immediately. Review of
applications will start at the end of September, 2006. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.