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Explorer Coordinator
Category: Education

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, FL

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012


Explorer Coordinator


The Explorer Coordinator is a full-time position that is responsible for coordinating the Explorer field study program and LEAF family program (70%). Additionally, this position will assist with The Fairchild Challenge for Elementary Schools and the Junior Naturalist Summer Camp program (30%). 


The successful candidate will be:

·      a professional, motivated individual interested in plants and the environment who is dedicated to furthering environmental education

·      an effective oral and written communicator who is comfortable leading, teaching, and speaking to diverse groups of people

·      highly organized and proactive in anticipating and troubleshootingprogram details

·      proficient with basic computer skills, and able to learn new programs as required

·      a team playerwith a strong work ethic


This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in environmental education or related field, or at least two years related experience.  The person in this position will report to the Youth Education Manager.  Must be available to work Tuesday - Saturdays.


Specific responsibilities:

·      Coordination of the Explorer guided field study program and LEAF family program including:

o   overseeing four days of Explorer programming weekly and one or more days of LEAF programming monthly

o   creating interactive, inquiry-based curriculum, including pre- and post-materials

o   maintaining high standards in volunteer training, supervision and cultivation

o   overseeing ordering and maintenance of programmatic materials

o   assuring that all programs meet Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

o   assisting with implementation of program evaluation 

·      Assisting with The Fairchild Challenge Elementary Program including:

o   maintenance of accurate records

o   planning and coordination of events

·      Assisting with coordination of the Junior Naturalist Summer Camp program including:

o   developing and implementing curriculum and activities

o   ordering and maintaining program supplies

o   recruiting and overseeing counselors

·      Other responsibilities as determined by the Youth Education Manager

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter before January 11, 2013 to:

Alison Walker, Youth Education Manager
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156

Fax: 305-200-0465

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