Environmental Policy and Information Center
Requested Start Date:
October 1, 2021
Normal Work Schedule:
Varies depending on program needs
This is a professional position in the development,
implementation and administration of science-based environmental
educational and conservation programs through the JSU Environmental
Policy and Information Center and Field Schools. All activities are
through primary coordination with Director as well as through
additional coordination with partners including agencies, schools,
groups and individuals. Incumbent will use independent judgment and
discretion in program development and departmental administration.
Work is periodically reviewed for adherence to department/division
goals and effectiveness of results.
Note: Position base is Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama.
- Researches and develops curriculum, program parameters, program
details, and related activities.
- Oversees educational program development and scheduling at the
EPIC office, Little River Canyon Center and the Talladega Mountains
Natural Resource Center as well as programs associated with the JSU
Frog Pond, Planetarium, Observatory, Nature Camps, and other Field
- Coordinates educational activities associated with NASA, Fish
and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Alabama State Parks
and other JSU partners as assigned.
- Presents day, night, and weekend programs, after school
activities, workshops and summer campus designed to meet the needs
of a variety of age groups and interest levels.
- Oversees staff in the coordination with NASA and In-Service
Education in the creation of teacher workshops.
- Walks and talks for a distance of up to three miles with
- Keeps records for all programs offered documenting training
conducted and other data to document activities and
- Trains volunteers and staff to assist in program delivery.
- Trains teachers on the course evaluation process.
- Markets the program within the region.
- Analyzes complex documents and writes reports.
- Prepares reports related to Field Schools, Little River Canyon
Center, the Talladega Mountains Natural Resource Center and others
- Develops a cadre of volunteers to support current and future
- Acts as Field School Director in the absence of the
- Performs other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Science background required.
- Three years of classroom teaching or informal science education
- Interest in outdoor educational activity required.
- Extensive public speaking experience required.
- Must be able to work nights and weekends as programs
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Master's degree in related field
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