Education and Community Programs Manager

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is looking for an Education & Community Programs Manager.  I did not post this position to Concordia’s jobs board because I wasn’t sure it was the right place for the experience level we are looking for, but I wanted to at least reach out and ask whether you know of any candidates who might be interested. Please let me know whether you share this information and/or whether we should consider posting to your university jobs board.

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks an Education and Community Programs Manager.  This position works closely with other managers as part of the Management Team to carry out the goals of the Estuary Partnership and the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan and develop and implement six-year implementation strategies and biennial workplans.  This position oversees and manages the Estuary Partnership’s well-established education and volunteer program.  The education program reaches approximately 5,000 students per year and works with over 150 teachers in communities from Astoria to Washougal.  Community programs include volunteer plantings and clean-ups, community paddles, and other events.  The Education and Community Programs Manager oversees deliverables for as many as 20 or more grants at a time with an annual budget of approximately $1,000,000 and supervises our Education and Community Programs Team.

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Summer Camp Environmental Educators Position

Portland Parks Environmental Education is looking for environmental educators with various levels of experience to teach our summer camp program. Campers can be very young to almost teens, and they require a staff of young adults who will get them curious about nature, teach them ecology in creative ways, and will help build a healthy community each day of camp. Our team is comprised of people rich in culture, language, background, and skills. From June – August, we will offer nine weeks of outdoor summer camps at four locations (Mt Tabor Park, Hoyt Arboretum, Sellwood Park, and Whitaker Ponds Natural Area – location varies each week.) Campers ages 3½-12 divide into small traveling groups, (about 10-12 children with two paid staff and a teen volunteer), and spend the day hiking, playing, exploring, and learning ecology through games and activities. Our paid summer staff also act as mentors to our teen volunteers and work closely with parents to make camp a safe, fun, educational, and silly place!

Portland Parks Environmental Education is hiring naturalists for our Summer Nature Day Camp program