Temporary Technology Services Specialist
National Wildlife Federation is currently seeking a Temporary Eco Schools Outreach Manager. This position is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the New York City Eco-Schools USA program and coordinating the NYC Be Out There network. The Eco-Schools program is an international program in 52 countries. The Eco-Schools USA program is a school based sustainability program in K-12 schools (public, private and charter). This position will be NWF’s point person in NYC with significant responsibility to develop and grow the program in all five boroughs and to create a national urban sustainable school model. RESPONSIBILITIES: Program and Coordination · Implement defined activities to register Eco-Schools and work with targeted schools to advance them through Eco-School award levels. NWF is looking to register at least 75 schools this year and support at least 10 bronze and 5 silver awards this year. Make school visits, work with NYC School Sustainability Coordinators and NYC Department of Education, activate NYC students, teachers and parents to achieve these goals. Partnership Building · Research, identify and develop partnerships with schools, associations, teachers, school administrators, other non-profit organizations, to support the Eco-School NYC program. Participate in local and regional event venues as a presenter and/or exhibitor to extend outreach to a broader educational audience. Conduct outreach to convene large and small institutions to be part of the “Be Out There” Network. Funding and Grant Management · Coordinate and support a variety of fundraising activities, including cultivating and managing individual donors, and other funders to support program work, identifying funding opportunities, and writing grants. Coordinate regularly with Northeast Regional Center staff and Development Department and Corporate Relations staffs on fundraising opportunities. Measurement and Evaluation · Report outcomes and evaluate program success based on long-term goals, objectives and outcomes. Work with Associate Director to revise plans and make necessary adjustments. EDUCATION: · Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, marketing or environmental related field. EXPERIENCE: · Minimum 5 years relevant experience preferably in the following areas: o Working with educators with emphasis on non-formal arenas. o Developing regional or local public outreach campaigns and/or educational programs o Marketing to parents, educators and non-formal learning environments. o Communicating program work using email, web, and social media. SKILLS: · Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills and exceptional community/campaign organizing/network-building skills. · Ability to be highly professional while also personable, approachable and outgoing. · Ability to track work outcomes on a regular basis; ability to work independently with good organizational and time management skills. · Excellent writing and public speaking skills. · Ability to exhibit knowledge and confidence · Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2007 · Fluency in municipal sustainability issues a plus. *The ideal candidate will be an innovative "go-getter" who has the ability and insight to start up a program. Familiarity of NYC schools and an existing network is preferable.* This is a temporary opportunity expected to go through May, 2013 (with the possibility of extension). Please apply online at http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx . National Wildlife Federation is America’s conservation organization passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
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