Director, Environmental Education

Posting Number 20110481
Job Title Director, Environmental Education (Pending Budget Approval)
Grade RC-Manager
Classification Management Staff
FLSA Exempt
Rate of Pay $42,575/Commensurate with
Type of Position Full-Time
Organizational Unit NGRREC-Environmental Education
Position Reports To Dean, Career Programs

Purpose of Position:

Plan, develop, administer, implement, coordinate and evaluate National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) educational programs relating to: aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of river and floodplain ecology and management; watershed ecology and management; population and community ecology of riverine and floodplain biota; outdoor recreation and eco-tourism opportunities; economics of river communities and river resources; and public attitudes or social issues related to the management of large rivers and their watersheds. Direct the NGGREC undergraduate Intern Program and Swarovski Waterschool USA, and coordinate with the Illinois RiverWatch program, and other NGRREC Environmental Education and Outreach activities. Coordinate with affiliated partners and networks. Supervise full- and part-time Environmental Educators, and interns and lead in program planning and development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

  • Plan and deliver NGRREC environmental education and outreach programs to multiple audiences and stakeholders.
  • Identify specific strategies to reach target groups including, but not limited to schools, the general public, home and landowners, retailers, businesses and tourism entities.
  • Write grants to support NGRREC programming.
  • Train, manage and supervise personnel as to ensure effective development and delivery of programs including RiverWatch, Environmental Education and Outreach.
  • Maintain NGRREC Website pages related to programming areas.
  • Develop informational and promotional materials such as newsletters, brochures, etc., regarding environmental issues and program activities.
  • Plan, administer, deliver and coordinate youth development education programs targeted to science educators and youth utilizing a variety of delivery systems.
  • Network and/or collaborate with local community, regional, state, national and international organizations, groups and cultural institutions to assess environmental education needs and develop programs to address those needs.
  • Work with school districts and teachers to integrate environmental issues and materials into their existing activities and curricula.
  • Manage and lead volunteer recruitment, training, support and recognition.
  • Cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors to fund educational programming and events.
  • Represent NGRREC at conferences and events each year.
  • Work with scientists and researchers to develop scientifically-based and relevant education and outreach programming.
  • Coordinate and manage the NGRREC Internship Program.
  • Coordinate and manage the Swarovski Waterschool: USA and River Rx programs.
  • Help produce resource and outreach tools and monitoring-related documents.
  • Assist with development, scheduling and conducting workshops, as well as preparing equipment and resource materials for workshops.
  • Establish and maintain a library of resource materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions


  • Highly motivated, creative, organized, experienced educator who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, environmental science center environment.
  • Masters in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, environmental science or other related fields or Bachelor’s with equivalent work experience required
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Experience in community-based outreach education with one to three years teaching in formal or non-formal environment is highly desired. Experience with a broad range of ages desirable.
  • Grant writing plus strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires frequent travel to various greater St. Louis area locations and throughout the state. Includes transporting material and equipment.
  • Must be willing to work weekends or evenings.
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office Suite is desired.
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards is desired.

Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 , Some Evenings , Some Weekends
Open Date 08/22/2019
Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Valid Driver’s License Required

EEO Statement:

Lewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. It is also the policy of the College to prohibit any form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107.

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