Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Job opening- Youth Education Specialist

From SWFWMD website:
Job Summary:Develops, implements, manages and evaluates education projects relating to water resources protection and other District objectives, focusing on youth and teacher programs for grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Works with school districts to coordinate comprehensive youth water resources education programs, including grants, curriculum tools, teacher training, field trips and outreach. Strategically plans for effective management of work responsibilities. Identifies opportunities and implements use of District youth education materials in both formal and nonformal educational outlets. Assists in water resources education initiatives and promotes awareness of District objectives through education. Translates technical information into clear and concise information for the general public, educators and students. Writes extensively for and oversees coordination of curriculum tools, publications, brochures, fliers, video scripts, fact sheets, displays, status reports, programs, speeches, website text and other items. Conducts research. Simultaneously develops content for scopes of work, specifications and proposals; develops and oversees project budgets; and, manages multiple contracts for youth education projects, programs and events. Serves as department representative on external and internal committees as directed by the Lead Communications Coordinator. Gathers, translates and prepares information for specific topic-related subjects. Develops presentations and effectively delivers presentations and workshops to educational groups, boards, teachers and students. Responds to inquiries from the general public, teachers and students. Participates in departmental special events and other projects and performs other duties as assigned. Employee may be required to perform duties as assigned before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. Such duties may include the employee’s normal work functions or other emergency support functions as determined necessary by the District.
Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in education (preferred), communications or an environmental field and five years’ experience in education, public presentations or public communications or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. Teaching certification is preferred. Experience in contract management is preferred.

Apply online at SWFWMD site under heading for Senior Communications Coordinator .

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