The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Outreach Program Coordinator - Youth and Family Programs Coordinator

Hiring department Wildflower Center
Monthly salary $3,083 - $3,583
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-05-07-01-9722
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin, TX (off-campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is located at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739. Frequent evenings and weekends for mission related programs and events.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Develops and implements educational programming and interpretation for programs, birthday parties, and events for youth and family audiences at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Essential Functions

Develops, schedules, manages, and evaluates educational programs, including birthday parties, for youth and family audiences including the scheduling and budgeting of programs and activities. Administers all functions of Camp Wildflower for one-day, spring break, and summer camps including camp administration, scholarships, scheduling, budget, registration, curriculum, coordination of special guests and activities, communications, and evaluations. Works closely with the Youth Program Protection Manager to ensure all University of Texas rules, regulations, and policies are followed. Reviews applications, hires, trains, works with, and supervises volunteers, seasonal staff, and interns. Manages, replaces, and updates materials and activities for the Little House and Family Garden related to youth and family programming. Assists with education programming support for Family Garden and center-wide events including but not limited to Nature Nights, Austin Museum Day, Lady Bird Day, Luminations, Movies in the Wild, and Winter Tree Fest.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Frequent evenings and weekends for mission related programs and events.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental education, nature play education, outdoor recreation, or interpretation or related field with an emphasis or minor in botany, horticulture, or biology and three years experience coordinating or administering a program in a public garden, preserve, camp, or nature center setting. OR Bachelor's degree in botany, horticulture, outdoor recreation, or biology or related field with an emphasis or minor in environmental education, nature play education, education, or interpretation and three years experience coordinating or administering a program in a public garden, preserve, camp, or nature center setting. Possess strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and computer literacy with MS Office. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Current first aid and CPR certification. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree and experience in horticulture education, developing outdoor nature play education or environmental education programming for youth and families in a public garden setting. The successful candidate will be committed to the Wildflower Center's mission, be energetic, creative, highly organized, enthusiastic, and possess good judgment. Have demonstrated their ability to develop and present creative environmental education programs to small or large groups varying from preschool to adult and family. Experience managing camp programs and working as a camp counselor. Will possess attention to detail. Have demonstrated their ability to develop interpretive materials like hands-on activities, program materials, etc. Be able to handle multiple events and activities cheerfully. Enjoy working with children and families. Be able to work closely and effectively with varied staff and supervise student interns, seasonal employees, and volunteers.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Office environment and outdoor activities are included. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers. Moderate lifting, carrying, bending, pushing/pulling and walking required. Minimal overnight travel.

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