The Anchorage Education Program Coordinator has an integral role in overseeing designated outdoor education programming of Alaska Geographic (AK Geo) as assigned. They will supervise the day-to-day logistics and activities to execute and maintain AK Geo educational programs, contribute to outreach and engagement efforts, staff hiring, and program design.
The AK Geo Anchorage Education Department focuses on creating exceptional experiential education that engages teens with their public lands through stewardship projects and group bonding experiences.
$26-28/hour + competitive benefit package
– Coordinate and execute the delivery of 8-12 summer teen expeditions for teens attending on full-tuition scholarships while working in close partnership with our agency and community partners, including planning and executing all program logistics, issuing equipment, recruitment, and overseeing student applications.
– Coordinate and facilitate the Watershed Education Program in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
– Coordinate youth outreach efforts for various Alaska public land education opportunities, including assisting in the development of year-round day programming for students.
– Network and maintain strong relations with student nominators, teachers, counselors, and community youth development professionals to recruit and retain students.
– Manage and maintain positive relationships with students and their families to establish a long-term connection to outdoor recreational pursuits on public lands.
– Compile participant evaluations and field staff program reports for overall program effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.
– Contribute to grant writing and reporting
– Oversee department staffing needs (e.g. recruitment, interviewing, hiring, new hire and ongoing training, performance evaluations, etc.); determine staffing level, seek budget approval and submit position requisitions.
– Provide excellent supervision and support to the seasonal field staff. Expect to give and take timely feedback with team members regarding performance.
– Contribute to the overall operations of running the Anchorage Education program, including updating and maintaining curriculum, media equipment, gear, program assets, use of vehicles, and developing long-term resources for staff.
– Assist the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager in creating, developing, and issuing marketing materials for Anchorage Education.
– Participate in the risk management on-call team, rotating with other full-time Education staff to ensure we have Anchorage-based 24-7 phone support for trips in the field. On-call is paid at 1 hour of overtime per 8 hours on-call.
– Participate in budget development and monitoring of program expenses.
– Contribute to and actively nurture strong relations between AK Geo and Public Land agencies (NPS, BLM, FWS, USFS).
– Develop and actively nurture strong relations between AK Geo and community partners.
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the position
Experience in staff management and supervision
2-3 years of leadership experience in outdoor education or adventure programming or related experience
3+ years of experience working with teens, preferably Alaska teens.
Wilderness First Responder
Advanced certifications and training in one or more outdoor environmental education skill areas
Must live in the immediate Anchorage area
Demonstrated experience creating and fostering professional community relationships, preferably with public land agencies.
Ability to effectively use and learn computer programs and technological systems that support the program operations.
Knowledge of Alaska’s natural history, Alaska Native cultures, general understanding of federal public lands, in particular areas of program operations.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and efficiently complete diverse tasks.
Strong preference given to Alaska-based candidates and candidates with experience working with Alaska youth
Proficiency with Microsoft applications and common web-media platforms.
About Alaska Geographic
Alaska Geographic is the official nonprofit education and fundraising partner to Alaska’s National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and BLM Conservation Lands, creating and delivering exceptional education programs and products through our collaboration with public lands agencies.
Alaska Geographic is a dynamic non-profit that offers a diverse array of outdoor programming, expeditions, stewardship projects, and education tours around Alaska to engage people in their public lands. We have been running programs since 2009 and have two education program bases – Anchorage and Denali National Park. For more information and for Denali job postings, please visit akgeo.org