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|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||6-9 years|
|State/Province:||CA - California|
his is a newly created position directing the Environmental Education Collaborative in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The EE Collaborative seeks a Director who will provide strategic vision and creative leadership in addition to performing general management duties for a dynamic alliance of regional organizations working to strengthen and build the field of environmental education.
The Director reports to the Executive Vice President of NatureBridge, an environmental education nonprofit that serves as the Collaborative’s secretariat. NatureBridge is responsible for the Collaborative’s consistent achievement of both its mission and its financial objectives.
About the Environmental Education Collaborative
In 2011, leading practitioners and researchers developed a deeper understanding of the barriers that have prevented environmental education from becoming more fully embraced as an essential element of our formal and informal education systems. Multiple strategy sessions with relevant thought leaders—including practitioners, academics, public officials, and funders—took place across the country and revealed that the field of environmental education faces challenges in the areas of quality, relevance, ownership, and collaboration.
Practitioners, academics, and education leaders are now convening in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Environmental Education Collaborative to develop a strategic plan to build capacity in the design and delivery of the field. Thus far, the Collaborative has focused on mapping the field of environmental education and developing a Theory of Change regarding how to raise the standing of Environmental Education and to significantly increase the breadth and depth of program impacts across the field in an integrated manner. In particular, the Collaborative addresses the need for:
The Collaborative will work within and beyond the field of environmental education to develop a portfolio of mutually reinforcing strategies and a plan to put them into action. Through these efforts, the Collaborative will work with the broader field and catalyze meaningful movement toward widespread integration of environmental education that strengthens the foundation for preserving the planet we all share.
The Environmental Education Collaborative Director will lead members in developing goals and incorporating academic research and peer insight into strategies to strengthen and grow the field of environmental education. This role will be the backbone to the Collaborative and its working groups, galvanizing the vision and strategic approach of this exciting initiative. The Director will play a central role in building relationships with and convening existing and potential partners in the Bay Area and Northern California to conduct outreach and gain perspective contributing to the success of the Collaborative’s efforts. The Director will coordinate the transition from strategy development to implementation. The Director will work to ensure that decisions made by the Collaborative are implemented and utilize member organization resources effectively.
Principal Leadership and Strategy Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications and experience:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, talk, or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally hike 1-3 miles. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Commensurate with experience, NatureBridge provides a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, generous vacation and sick leave policy.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter explaining why your background fits our needs, including salary requirements, and current resume (as Word or PDF attachments only) to:EECollaborative@naturebridge.org
No calls or faxes please. No agencies please.
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds.