Educational Programming Specialist, Part-Time

Posting Number: 20110381
Job Title: Educational Programming Specialist, Part-Time
Classification: Non-Exempt Staff
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Rate of Pay: $45.00/hr
Type of Position: Part-Time Short Term, hours per week 15
Organizational Unit: NGRREC-Administration
Position Reports To: NGRREC Senior Scientist

Purpose of Position

Provide technical assistance and leverage citizen/stakeholder participation for wildlife management in Illinois via the project, A Proactive Strategy for Living with Wildlife in Illinois, a collaboration of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project develops and promotes the use of web based content that provides landowners and the general public with science-based information on wildlife issues such as: minimizing threats to human health and safety related to disease and vehicular collisions; preventing and minimizing wildlife damage such as agricultural losses, damage to physical structures, and the loss of natural vegetation and important ecosystem functions; and technical assistance for wildlife habitat management for focal species. The project is also responsive to the needs and interests of hunters and trappers and describes and illustrates Pittman-Robertson Act investments in wildlife conservation.

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.

  • Develop content for websites including textual and numeric (e.g., data visualization) information published in scientific literature, reports (e.g., Pittman-Robertson Completion Reports), and agency files (e.g., tracking of deer-vehicle collision trends). 
  • Help develop and implement strategies to engage and inform target groups including, but not limited to hunters and trappers, private land owners, professional land managers, schools, the general public, homeowners and tourism entities in natural resources educational programs and activities.
  • Assist with task and deadline management for the website Wildlife Illinois including the tracking of work assignments and sequencing, coordination, and prioritization of project tasks by project team members.
  • Conduct outreach to foster inter- and intra-agency communications to ensure that the objectives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the IDNR, and other partnering organizations, are being addressed by the project.
  • Conduct stakeholder engagement and feedback including communications to promote the websites (e.g., by mailings and e-mails (IDNR list serves) to hunters), and organized meetings with stakeholder groups.
  • Assist with the development of the assessment capacity to help evaluate, guide, and optimize the technical assistance and related IT being developed and used; and the reporting of project outcomes and assessments.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions SKILLS REQUIRED

  • MS in wildlife ecology or a closely related field.
  • Familiarity with concepts associated with natural resource management, especially wildlife management.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive educational program development in the natural resource field and with a natural resource management and/or Land Grant Extension agency.
  • Proven record in educational content development related to natural resources and wildlife management.
  • Working knowledge of website development and use in natural resources education and management.
  • Proven record of collaborations with public agencies and private organizations involved with natural resource management.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly motivated, creative, organized thought leader capable of working in a team-based, dynamic work environment.
  • Must exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and plans.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
Open Date: 03/28/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: GRANT FUNDED

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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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