FLSA STATUS: Exempt
PAY RANGE: $80,345.00 – $133,908.00
REPORTS TO: Executive Manager of Administration
WORK LOCATION: The Gorge at Canyon Lake, TX
The core functions of the Program Director are to supervise programs and initiatives that engage, inspire, and educate youth and citizens of all ages toward the stewardship and sustainability of the Guadalupe River, The Gorge, and GBRA operations. This is accomplished by managing, planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing GBRA’s school and community education programs, partnerships and recreational park visits, as directed by the Executive Manager of Administration.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Work to develop a coordinated program with specific strategies, goals and objectives for GBRA’s school and community education outreach. Develop and manage an annual budget to support these efforts.
· Develop and implement curriculum/programming to compliment the mission of GBRA.
· Manage, train, guide, and evaluate staff, (FTEs, PTEs, interns and/or volunteers) associated with GBRA’s Education department and facilities.
· Develop and disseminate accordingly water/environmental education curriculum materials and manage inventory of such materials.
· Coordinate content revision, new content development and program redesign, as required, for GBRA’s education curricula/programs. Determine relevancy and correlation with state-mandated education guidelines.
· Promote among GBRA staff and Basin constituents’ educational initiatives related to our strategic goals, with appropriate activities that may include, facility tours, electronic communications, presentations and/or special advertising.
· Facilitate opportunities for GBRA to promote awareness, handle requests and scheduling, conduct and/or attend events.
· Assist with grant writing for GBRA environmental education related projects.
· Assist Communications to create water conservation and operations related education materials and messages, including ad campaigns, and programs for schools and civic groups.
· Work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, planners, university partners and local partners to ensure collaborative success.
· Provide management direction and oversight for the preservation of cultural and natural resources of The Gorge.
· Manage the planning, construction, cleaning and maintenance of educational facilities.
· Oversee, plan, manage and support all visitor and resource protection services, interpretive and educational outreach, events, tours, and hiking trails.
· Ensure all work activities are being performed safely, knowledgably, and follows GBRA ‘s safety guidelines and policies.
· Contribute to the long-term vision of the Gorge preservation and public enjoyment.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
· Possess strong leadership and management skills.
· Ability to plan, prepare and facilitate projects within the education department and facilities.
· Effectively communicate with individuals using oral, visual and written aides.
· Read, write and accurately interpret complex technical material including material in small print.
· Skill in using multiple software programs including MS Office.
· Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, tact and diplomacy in a variety of public contact situations.
· Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques.
· Ability to supply materials, research and technical assistance, conduct special assignments, and handle general inquiries.
· Project a professional attitude and appropriate appearance at all times.
· Ability to speak in front of large groups.
· Ability to work effectively with GBRA staff, constituents and public officials.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, required. Degree in education, parks and recreation or environmental science a plus.
Valid Driver’s License. Acceptable MVR. Ability to remain insurable under GBRA’s vehicle liability policy.
Three years of supervisory or managerial experience, experience managing an educational facility, park program or youth program are a plus.
Two years of experience conducting education, outreach, or community engagement programs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to lift 45 pounds to chest level, retrieve and store materials at least five feet from the floor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Navigate GBRA operating plants and locations.
A combination of office environment with frequent trips to other GBRA offices, facilities and schools for meetings, special events, speeches and educational presentations throughout the river basin. Ability to navigate GBRA operating plants and locations. Some limited exposure to weather conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PAY RANGE: $80,345.00 – $133,908.00