Education Outreach Coordinator

Ganna Walska Lotusland Employment Opportunity

Are you looking for an exciting career in environmental education, teaching future generations to be stewards of the Earth? Life on Earth depends on plants! Ganna Walska Lotusland, a non-profit, botanical garden in Montecito, California, seeks candidates for our Education Outreach Coordinator position who are not only qualified, but love plants, love people and want to make a difference.

Duties are to manage, coordinate and execute all activities related to Lotusland’s Santa Barbara County-wide Fourth Grade Outreach Program. Duties include but are not limited to: develop program curriculum, maintain relationships with current participating schools and build relationships with schools not yet in the program, coordinate scheduling and logistics of all classroom presentations and garden study tours, help recruit, train and manage docent presenters and tour leaders, facilitate and/or lead classroom presentations and study tours, and manage the budget, reports and statistics for the Outreach Program.

Successful candidate must have superior ability to represent Lotusland in a friendly and professional manner, and have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of the organization and the public; must have highly effective communications skills and an ability to analyze and solve problems, initiating and using sound judgment and a calm demeanor; must have the ability to manage multiple volunteers and school clients with diplomacy; and manage deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Proficiency with computer and software applications, particularly MS Office Suite and Excel, is required. Candidate must have a reliable vehicle and a valid CA driver’s license.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Minimum of Associates Degree in General Education expected with a B.S. Degree preferred. Must have experience teaching children in both indoor and outdoor classroom settings. Past experience as a certified school teacher or classroom aide is especially desirable. Must be familiar with CA education standards, and familiarity with science education is desired.

This position is PART TIME – mid August through mid June; 6 – 24 seasonal hours/week; $16 – $18/hour, depending on experience. However, Lotusland is seeking a candidate who can grow the program into a full time position.

Ganna Walska Lotusland is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume with cover letter and 3 references to:

Dorothy Shaner,
Director of Public Programs
Ganna Walska Lotusland
695 Ashley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Fax: 805-969-4423
For more information, visit www.lotusland.org