Environmental Education Coordinator - SUNY-ESFs Newcomb Campus
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:30 AM

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Environmental Education Coordinator

STATE TITLE: Senior Education Specialist

UNIT: Northern Forest Institute for Conservation Education and Leadership Training (NFI), Newcomb, NY

SALARY: Minimum $38,000

EXPECTED DURATION:  2 year; possible renewal

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is based at SUNY-ESFs Newcomb Campus (Adirondack Ecological Center at Huntington Wildlife Forest) in Newcomb, NY.

The Senior Education Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day management of NFI?s informal science education program, and for increasing program reach through the number of user groups and the number of programs delivered.  Responsibilities including recruiting and managing educational group contacts; design, development and delivery of educational programs; managing communication between group contacts and appropriate Newcomb Campus staff,  special assignments as identified by Newcomb Campus leadership.

Activities and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and delivery of educational programming
  • Recruitment of new user groups through identification, contact, and cultivation
  • Management of education program contacts, calendar, and logistics
  • Travel to regional schools, agencies, institutions and organizations for planning meetings and to provide programming
  • Assist, as appropriate, with coordination and supervision of volunteers and interns
  • Assist in day-to-day management of public education facilities at the Newcomb Campus
  • Identification of and collaboration in pursuit of funding opportunities for educational programs
  • Work nights and weekends as necessary


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Interpretation,  Informal Science Education, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or Education
  • Work experience using interpretive approaches in informal science  education
  • Minimum 1 year previous or current employment with a state, municipal or private educational institution, nature or environmental educational center, with a job focus on program development, delivery,  and supervision
  • Natural history knowledge of Adirondack flora and fauna, and ecology of northern forest ecosystems
  • Experience with common word processing, graphic design and desk-top publishing software
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and guest service skills


  • High level of organization and reliability
  • Work effectively unsupervised
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated environment
  • Specific familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Date to Be Filled:  As soon as possible

Application Deadline:  Although the college will accept applications until the position is filled, interested candidates should submit their materials by March 11, 2016 to ensure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Employment application is required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/search/.