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Education and Interpretation Director

  • 30 Nov 2022 6:05 PM
    Message # 13008615
    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Education and Interpretation Director

    About the Accokeek Foundation

    For 65 years, the Accokeek Foundation has cultivated a passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability. In partnership with the National Park Service and affiliated communities, the Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park while honoring the Indigenous people and values that shaped and continue to shape this land. Park visitors will experience the interconnectedness of all life as they come to know the historical and cultural significance and regenerative potential of the indigenous landscape that is Piscataway Park. The park is open daily to visitors of all ages who enjoy a quiet landscape for recreation and reflection. Annually, thousands of school children visit for land-based education, learning about environmental stewardship through a historical lens.

    Position Overview

    The Accokeek Foundation is seeking an experienced educational leader to ensure the highest quality of education and interpretation programs that are aligned with the Foundation’s educational framework. With a new strategic vision, the Foundation offers public stewardship and education activities for more than 100,000 visitors annually. Our intended impact is that those who visit experience the interconnectedness of all life, as they come to know and understand the cultural and historical significance and regenerative potential of the Indigenous landscape that is Piscataway Park. Reporting directly to the President, the Education and Interpretation Director will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations.

    Responsibilities

    • Builds, develops, and manages staff and budgets for education and interpretive programs and projects.
    • Plans, leads, and develops education and interpretive programs that achieve desired outcomes for target audiences.
    • Oversee delivery of school programs while maintaining high quality education.
    • Responsible for the cultivation of collaborative working relationships with staff across the organization and with educational, National Park Service, and tribal partners, with attention to develop STEM-based and curriculum-aligned social studies educational resources.
    • Participates on the leadership team to direct all educational experiences towards a future guided by an indigenous values-based stewardship and educational vision.
    • Develops grant proposals, oversees grant funded projects, and prepares program and funder reporting.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university with a concentration in anthropology, ethnobotany, history and/or social sciences; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and related work experience in formal educational institutions or in settings conducive to having the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position.
    • Prior experience teaching, curriculum development, and interpreting cultural and environmental heritage of the Chesapeake region for K-12 or higher-education institutions desired.
    • Experience in project and budget management, and grant administration.
    • Experience in supervising and managing personnel, especially in remote work environments.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Detail oriented and highly organizational skills.
    • Proficiency with using office computing applications, including Microsoft Office 365 software including Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Excel.

    Physical Demands

    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Compensation and Benefits

    This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation will commensurate with experience ranging from $60,000 - $70,000. The Accokeek Foundation provides eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package including flexible paid time off, cost share benefit, paying 50% of health insurance premiums, retirement matching, and paid disability and life insurance.

    To apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing how your experience, skills, and interests intersect with the Foundation’s mission work. Please send an email with the subject line “Education Director” to info@accokeek.org.

    The Accokeek Foundation provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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