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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve-Adult and Professional Program Coordinator-Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:46am

Adult and Professional Program Coordinator

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Road P.O. Box 685
New Hope , PA 18938
US

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Full Time Coordinator of Adult and Professional Programming

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is located in the Delaware Watershed near historic New Hope, PA and features nearly 700 species of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs that support a wealth of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Five miles of trails that wind through woodlands and meadow, along a pond and Pidcock Creek, afford a unique opportunity to learn about a diversity of native plant communities.

The Preserve is searching for a full time Coordinator of Adult and Professional Programming to actively interpret the Preserve and advance its mission to inspire the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.

The Adult and Professional Education Coordinator plans, coordinates, and executes the adult and professional educational objectives of the Preserve in as outlined in the Strategic and Annual Plans in cooperation with the Director, Interpretation and Public Program Coordinator, Education Committee, the staff, and volunteers. Utilizes the Preserve’s 134 acre naturalistic botanical garden devoted to PA native plant species in planning and delivering interpretation, professional symposia, conferences, naturalist program, lectures, classes, workshops, field trips, special events and educational partnerships.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Executive Director

OTHER RELATIONSHIPS: Interpretation and Public Program Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Business Manager, Curator, Education Committee, Naturalists, Interns, Volunteers.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for budget creation and oversight for adult/professional educational programs, related interpretative exhibits, and naturalist training materials.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Professional Educational program development and planning, coordinating lectures, and professional symposia including the Land Ethics Symposium and the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference.
• Development of a professional certificate program targeting the green industry in support of sustainable native landscape stewardship to ensure healthy wildlife habitats and high water quality.
• Develop interpretation of the on-site native plant collection in cooperation with the Interpretive and Public Programs Coordinator.
• Conduct outreach and foster educational partnerships in support of the mission.
• Design and present native plant-based programs, facilitate workshops, and lead tours as needed.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for budget creation and oversight for adult/professional educational programs, related interpretative exhibits, and naturalist training materials.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. PROGRAMS:
• Plan and coordinate the Land Ethics Symposium and oversee the sustainable growth of the program.
• Plan and coordinate the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference now held at Millersville University and steward the sustainable growth of the program.
• Manage the Continuing Education Unit process for both events.
• Plan and implement a Landscape certificate program specializing in native plant landscape management.
• Forge a relationship with professional landscapers, planners and builders to educate them to use native plants.
• Foster and pursue partnerships with colleges and Universities, specifically Delaware Valley, Temple, Princeton, Rutgers, Penn State, and Penn.
• Deliver a variety of educational programs, classes, field trips etc., targeted for adults and professionals.
• Develop, design, and implement educational exhibits and displays that speak to the professional or adult audience, including the design, and implementation of trail signage.

2. INTERPRETATION:
• Develop adult/professional interpretation of the on-site native plant collection in cooperation with the Interpretive and Public Programs Coordinator.
• Participate in the Interpretive Planning process.

3. OTHER FUNCTIONS:
• Develop and support partnerships that support the Preserve’s educational objectives.
• Perform administrative duties pertaining to the education including committee participation and grant proposal development.
• Participate in the planning process.
• Perform other duties as needed.

ASSIGNMENT AND APPROVAL OF WORK: By Executive Director

RESPONSIBILITY & DECISION MAKING: Authorized to oversee development and implementation of adult and professional educational programs and exhibit directives.

REPORT PREPARATION: Assist with the education department’s budget, generate actionable financial reports and surveys for LES, NPLC and all other areas of responsibility.

Education and Experience 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Preferred Qualifications:
• In depth knowledge of mid-Atlantic regional native flora and ecology.
• B.S. or M.S. degree in natural sciences with plant-related focus or equivalent education/experience.
• Proven success with educational program planning, development and delivery.
• Ability to create and monitor all related budgets and accounts.
• Excellent communication skills including writing, public speaking and social media.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including at least one regular weekend day.

EXPERIENCE: . Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental program development, planning and delivery. Experience in conference and symposium organization preferred. Must possess solid leadership skills, be a self starter, and be highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at once. Must have an in-depth knowledge of native plants of the Delaware Valley, and an understanding of the role of native plants in a healthy ecosystem. Must be a creative, energetic self-starter with the ability to work effectively with a diversity of staff, trustees, interns, and volunteers.

Application Instructions 

The position offers a generous benefit package including healthcare and 401k. If you are creative, energetic, and a self-starter with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of staff, trustees, interns, and volunteers, please send cover letter, references, and resume to:

Miles Arnott, Executive Director

ATTN: Education Coordinator
arnott@bhwp.org

Application deadline: June 30, 2019
For general information visit www.bhwp.org.

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A. Miles Arnott