River Wranglers Director
River Wranglers seeks a dynamic and qualified Director of Environmental Education to promote its vision of connecting youth to the Carson River watershed. Now more than ever youth need the opportunity to be outside, engage in science, and connect with the natural world around them. To that end River Wranglers promotes innovative and award winning programs to engage thousands of K-12 students, as well as our community, in field learning activities. This opportunity makes a difference in the lives of kids: in their education, the support they receive from their local community, and connection to their environment. River Wranglers’ programs include local, state, and federal agencies, citizen groups and civic service clubs in a coordinated effort to encourage and support ongoing community awareness of watershed-literacy. As a bonus, River Wranglers is located in scenic Western Nevada; within easy driving distance of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada, and Reno.
River Wranglers is a non-profit 501(c)3 environmental education program integrating Next Generation Science Standards into field learning experiences for students within the Carson River watershed. We strive to inspire youth through hands-on learning to explore, conserve, and understand the importance of local rivers. For further information please see our website at www.riverwranglers.org.
A Successful candidate will have:
● Passion for River Wrangler’s mission and vision.
● Joy in sharing the thrill of discovery with students of all ages.
● Experience in nonprofit management and budgeting.
● Skilled grant writing with a proven track record of funding success.
● Strong interpersonal, networking and written communication skills.
● Logistical long range and strategic planning skills.
Primary Responsibilities will include:
● Maintaining a close working relationship with River Wranglers’ Board of Directors.
● Maintaining an ongoing connection with local K-12 school districts, civic service clubs, state and federal agencies, and community event organizers.
● Allocating and managing grant resources for River Wranglers’ programs and activities.
● Recruiting and managing part time staff, supporters, and volunteers.
● Cultivating relationships with K-12 teachers, administrators, and school districts within the Carson River watershed to assist their implementation of the NGSS curriculum guidelines.
● Promoting River Wranglers’ programs to the public via social media and local channels.
● Developing a strategic budget and working for financial stability.
● B.A. or B.S. degree in the biological, environmental, geologic or related sciences
● 3-5 years teaching or equivalent experience
● Demonstrated knowledge and passion for the environment, with an eagerness for learning.
THIS IS A 20-30 HR/WK POSITION. Salary based on qualifications.
TO APPLY: PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND MINIMUM OF THREE REFERENCES TO
PO Box 1612
APPLICATION DUE BY MAY 1, 2017 5 pm