Full Job Description
Reports to: Executive Director
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates all group educational events for both in-house groups (schools, scouts, summer camps, adult clubs, business meetings, etc) and outreach, off-campus groups (schools, scouts, summer camps, etc.)
- Coordinates all educational community events, conferences, festivals, and workshops, including presenting and guest speaking.
- Acquires and maintains all educational literature (pamphlets, activity guides, handouts) and educational display items.
- Ensures proper procedures and helps condition Animal Ambassadors for public display, including assisting with training and working with hospital manager on permit acquisition and permit maintenance.
- Stays up to date on current wildlife patients, current treatment/rehabilitation methods being utilized, campaigns, and new research being done at the hospital to accurately educate the public and train volunteers.
- Maintains new release board and current patient list.
- Assists in the opening and closing of the Visitor Education Center and ensures video and interactive displays and lights are properly working.
- Manages the Wildlife Presentations, including scheduling presenters and guest speakers, maintaining, and publishing presentation calendar, and setting up/breaking down in the VEC.
- Assists senior management staff with upgrades and updates to VEC regarding design, content, and functionality.
- Works with the hospital staff to provide current photos, videos, and visual aids.
- Provides on-site orientation for students and arranges presentation/VEC orientations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
- A college degree is required with some background in animal/wildlife care & rehabilitation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate to all ages of the public
- Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion.
- Must be team player with positive attitude and provide exemplary customer service.
- Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, and the public.
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
- Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
- Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly.
- Must be comfortable working with wildlife
Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Michelle Menendez, Director of Operations and Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.