If you're passionate about creating opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy wildlife and the outdoors, especially birds and wetland areas in Utah, then the Wildlife Education Center Coordinator position at the new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center might be right for you. You will be responsible for managing and coordinating the full-spectrum of operations, which includes hands-on community engagement, environmental interpretive programs, budget and contract management, employee and volunteer supervision, as well as facilities and grounds maintenance. Staff at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center are also expected to work as a team to help maintain the grounds and facilities, including light housekeeping.
The entry salary for an applicant hired from the public will be between $23.25 - $27.06. DHRM rules and agency guidelines will apply to current State of Utah employees.
As the Center Coordinator, you will:
Manage the education center operations, including budget and contract management.
Maintain the center's facilities and grounds in a manner that promotes a professional atmosphere, while ensuring safe and efficient operations.
Develop and administer a visitor-services volunteer program.
Manage communication and outreach for the center.
Develop partnerships with community and corporate entities.
Help plan and conduct site-related community engagement and general wildlife learning interpretive programs.
Help plan and conduct training for visitor-services and interpretative program volunteers.
Supervise a Wildlife Education Center Programs Specialist and several visitor-services volunteers.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position has:
a Bachelors degree or higher in natural resources, outdoor recreation, environmental science, business management or a closely related field or 10-15 years of business management experience in lieu of a degree.
expert knowledge of business process management, including projects, programs, and strategy.
basic accounting and budget management skills.
the ability to communicate information and ideas professionally, clearly, and concisely both verbally and in writing.
strong interpersonal communication abilities, which facilitate building relationships among individuals with diverse backgrounds and enjoys working with the public.
the skills and ability to develop creative, pragmatic ways to solve problems and improve processes.
organizational skills and is detail oriented.
expert knowledge of birding and an understanding of how the activity contributes to the economy and an individual's appreciation for wildlife and the outdoors.
Why You Should Join Our Team
When you work for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, you're helping improve the quality of life for all of the people who call the Beehive State home. The wealth of wildlife species in Utah are a direct result of excellent, hands-on work by our employees. When you work for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources you become part of a team that gives Utahns -- and visitors to the state -- something to smile about and stories they can't wait to share with their friends and family. Plus the generous paid time off, and great health benefits, help ensure that you can spend quality time with your friends and family. Click here to view a summary of the benefits offered.
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