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Education Director Posted Jan 15
Highlands Center for Natural History , Prescott, AZ
Job Description:
1. Program Development and Leadership

Work with Executive Director to develop and expand strategic programmatic partnerships and new program initiatives.
Work with Executive Director to develop grants proposals and interface with potential donors and program funders.
Oversee the content of interpretative signs and messaging.
Work with Facility and Property Director to maintain and improve living plant exhibits/ecosystems in James Family Discovery Gardens
Assesses the completeness and scientific accuracy of all materials and programs created by the Education Department.
Oversee the curriculum development, implementation and evaluation of all school-based programs.
Oversee the program development, implementation and evaluation of summer, school break and weekend youth programming.
Oversee the program development, implementation and evaluation of Discovery Garden programming.
Work with the HCNH Program Committee to design, plan, implement and evaluate year round programs and events for adults and families.
Oversee the training and nurturing of program volunteers including school program Docents, Discovery Garden Hosts, and Naturalists.
Assist with the management of the Grow Native! Plant Sale – plan and execute inventory, work with suppliers, vendors, presenters and volunteers.
Lead programs, as appropriate, for children, school groups, families and adults.
Help prepare quarterly program publications and contribute to newsletters.
Give presentations at various community groups to promote HCNH.

Program Administration

Oversee the management and processing of program registrations.
Oversee program content on HCNH website
Oversee the usage and maintenance of all program equipment, materials and supplies.
Maintain accurate program records.
Work with Marketing Coordinator, to draft content for press releases, program brochures and flyers.
Assist with other strategies for program promotion.

Other Duties

Participate in staff meetings.
Assist with other community, fundraising and special events.
Perform other tasks as identified by Executive Director.


BS or BA minimum, MS or MA desired in environmental education, education, environmental studies, natural science or related field.
Knowledge of and /or demonstrated ability to learn the natural history of the Central Arizona Highlands.
Previous staff supervision experience.
At least three years of previous experience leading outdoor science education or interpretive programs for adults and/or children with a demonstrated ability to design and deliver such engaging educational experiences.
Openness to work with Forest Service personnel to create mutually beneficial programs.
Willingness to interface with existing and potential donors and funders.
Must have a demonstrated commitment to the mission and vision of the Highlands Center.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong public speaking and program leadership ability.
Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and other commonly used software including web page software.
Good problem solving and customer service skills.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as operate independently.
Ability to multi-task and keep track of multiple projects in the midst of constant interruptions.


$38,000 to $40,000 annual salary plus Paid Vacation, Retirement Contribution, and bi weekly Health Insurance Subsidy

Position Start Date:
Monday, February 3, 2020

Job Duration:

How to Apply:


Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Dave Irvine, Executive Director Highlands Center for Natural History

1375 S. Walker Road

Prescott, Arizona 86303

Job Compensation:

Compensation Information:
Salary Range:

38,000 to 40,000 annually plus Paid Vacation, Retirement Contribution and bi-weekly Health Insurance Subsidy

Contact Name:
Dave Irvine

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