The Education Program Director is responsible for oversight and management of all aspects of Alaska Geographic’s educational programming and partnership operations at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) in Denali National Park and Preserve. This complex position entails overseeing a diverse array of fee-based and free educational programs, co-managing the MSLC facility and related field camps, providing business support for multiple areas of the National Park Service, and ensuring that Alaska Geographic provides safe and high-quality services and strong partnership support to Denali National Park and Preserve. The Program Director uses flexibility and creativity to continually adapt the ways that Alaska Geographic can remain invaluable to the National Park Service’s (NPS’) evolving needs.

The core objective of the Education Program Director is to run a revenue-positive operation that provides science and stewardship learning opportunities in Denali National Park and Preserve. The principal duties include program development, oversight and evaluation, facility management, risk management, financial management, partnership relations, and staff supervision. All programs are approved by and managed in close collaboration with National Park Service staff. The Education Program Director reports to Alaska Geographic’s director of education.
Responsibilities and Duties:

· Manage all Alaska Geographic education programs in Denali National Park.

· Oversee the creation of diverse fee-based and free education programs and develop grants in coordination with NPS.

· Supervise 6-10 operations staff (seasonal) in total, including Program Coordinator in addition to operations assistants and interns.

· Annual budget development for MSLC Programs in collaboration with the Director of Education

· Closely manage the program operations within budgetary constraints and ensure adequate revenue-generating results. Budget management includes tracking, forecasting, and adjusting activities when necessary.

· Identify short and long-term assets required to perform program objectives efficiently while following purchasing protocols.

· Provide reporting and updates to the Alaska Geographic Education Director and Executive Director.

· Work closely with the National Park Service and be responsive to their requests of the Alaska Geographic partnership.

· Cultivate and maintain strong community ties and partnerships.

· Create and/or coordinate updates on activities related to the Murie Science and Learning Center. Promote Alaska Geographic’s operations regularly through meetings, presentations, and marketing materials.

· Provide assistance to partner parks throughout the state when appropriate.

· Curate the creation and growth of the new winter-season outreach efforts in the Fairbanks region. Nurture the program and seek opportunities for it to grow into a financially independent revenue-neutral (or positive) education operation.

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Desired Qualifications Include:

Minimum of five years’ experience in a combination of science-based education, interpretation, educational program delivery and program management.
Proven ability to envision, plan, evaluate and implement innovative fee-based educational programs and services.
Proven managerial experience and excellent supervisory abilities.
Experience managing a budget of at least $300,000. Significant experience working in partnerships with non-profit organizations, public agen

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.

The Education Department’s focuses on creating exceptional experiential education that utilizes current research and science in an accessible and compelling manner that engages people with their public lands.

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