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Education & Volunteer Coordinator

Champions for Wildlife, a small nonprofit established in January 2022, seeks a dynamic individual for the Education & Volunteer Coordinator role. Our mission is to inspire youth to champion wildlife conservation through art and education. This full-time hybrid position (40 hours per week), with a salary ranging from $40,000 – $45,000 based on experience, works with educators and volunteers to deliver Wild for Art programs in schools and communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Deliver engaging environmental education classes, workshops, and sessions integrating art for K-8th grade students.

● Teach after-school programs, in-class sessions, summer programs, library sessions, and homeschool groups.

● Foster a positive, inclusive learning environment encouraging curiosity, exploration, and creative expression.

● Coordinate volunteer recruitment, training, and management for educational events and community outreach activities.

● Collaborate with the Education Coordinator to develop educational resources, lesson plans, and curriculum materials aligned with state standards.

● Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs and communication strategies through data analysis and feedback mechanisms.

● Develop and implement strategies for recruiting volunteers and fostering a positive volunteer community.

● Manage volunteer schedules, assignments, and communications to ensure seamless program coordination.

● Collaborate with staff to integrate volunteers into program activities and provide necessary
support.

● Evaluate and improve volunteer program effectiveness.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

● Preferred two years of teaching or public presenting experience.

● Current residency in Polk or Henderson County or within 30 minutes drive.

● Experience in environmental education, preferably K-8.

● Background check required.

● Passion for wildlife conservation and creative teaching.

● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders.

● Volunteer coordination or management experience.

● Proficiency in Google Workspace, including Gmail, Google Sheets, Docs, and Drive. Experience using Monday.com, Better Impact or Keela a plus.

● Knowledge of North Carolina Standard Course of Study, with experience in Science and Environmental Education preferred.

● Flexibility for occasional travel within Western NC and surrounding states.

● Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.

● Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for events and outreach activities.

● Demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment that values free-thinking and creativity over strict structure, with a willingness to adapt and contribute ideas in a dynamic, non-traditional setting.

● Bilingual is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply, please submit the following to Tashi Brewster at [email protected] by March 1, 2024: resume, cover letter, and portfolio or sample lesson plan demonstrating your experience and qualifications for the Educator and Volunteer Coordinator role.

Champions for Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer fostering diversity. All backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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P.O. Box 128
Lynn, North Carolina, 28750

Champions for Wildlife is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
EIN #87-4584220