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Manager of Public Programs – Philadelphia, PA

Organization: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Position Title: Manager of Public Programs

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salaried position.

Position Dates: Start July 2013.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2013.

Posted On: May 15, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education inspires meaningful conections between people and nature. We use our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment.


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a leading environmental education provider for the Philadelphia region, seeks a passionate and energetic naturalist/educator to guide the growth adn development of the Center’s public programs.


Teaching (40%):

  • Staff our after school program (app. 2 days/week), school break camps and day-off camps.
  • Staff public programs as needed, including evenings, weekends, and some overnights.

Program Coordination & Administration (60%):

  • Manage and coordinate the Center’s public programs, including seasonal festivals, summer and day-off camps, and Saturday, after school, adult, and health and wellness programs.
  • Oversee the full-time and part-time educators for these programs, including hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, etc.
  • Evaluate the Center’s public programs, designing and developing new ones as the department decides.
  • Facilitate the inter-department public programs work group.
  • Lead staff and volunteer training sessions as requested.
  • Assist the Director of Education in creating and managing budgets for these program areas.
  • Assist in writing and evaluating grants as needed and requested.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology, natural resources, education, environmental/science education, outdoor education, or related fields; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least three years environmental education experience and two years management experience with comparable programming for a similar education institution.
  • Strong grounding in the content of natural science and environmental education. Experience in program evaluation is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability in communication and teamwork.

How to Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume with contact information for three references to gail Farmer, Director of Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128; [email protected]; email preferred; no phone calls please.

Contact Information:

Schuylkill Center,

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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