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Education Specialist

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Education Specialist

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned. Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild. The Education Department tells the story of the animals brought to our facility and promotes the income streams to support them. This position will be held by a highly motivated and enthusiastic team member who will assist us with building our capacity in educating visitors and local residents on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems.

Position Description:

The Education Specialist assists with development and implementation of all education programming including on-site tours, off-site programs, promotional events, and special events. The Education Specialist will work closely with the Lead Education Specialist, Marketing Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator to accomplish the goals of the Education Department. This position requires working a flexible schedule which will include some nights, weekends and holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide tours and programs for a variety of ages and assist with events, support tours as needed
  • Update and refresh current programs
  • Provide education volunteers with training, mentoring and general support
  • Answer and respond to the Education Department general phone line
  • Respond to Education Department general emails
  • Complete and mail animal sponsorship packages, online gift shop items
  • Maintain the event and tour calendar, keeping SWCC staff informed of activities
  • Scheduling and registration of tours and updating tour rosters
  • Coordination of school communications
  • Supports and helps coordinate the planning, implementation and logistical support for SWCC sponsored events, including the Donor Appreciation event.
  • Develops and/or refreshes events to ensure repeat attendees.
  • Record keeping including use of Volgistics

To Apply
Send cover letter detailing interest and a resume to Robin Wilson at robin.wilson@southwestwildlife.org. No phone calls will be accepted.

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