Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator (South Florida)

Reports to

Vice President of Education

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

August 9, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

About the position

POSITION SUMMARY: 


Focused on the South Florida tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, the Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator directly supports the mission of the Everglades Foundation and the Education Team by coordinating and carrying out education program functions which foster Everglades literacy among pre-K through 12th grade students and teachers throughout Florida. 


The Coordinator assists with the development and maintenance of grade-appropriate, multi-disciplinary curricula that are aligned to State of Florida educational standards and adopted by public schools, private schools, charter schools, parochial schools, and home-schools. 


The Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator will manage training of teachers to bring curriculum into classrooms. The Coordinator also promotes Everglades literacy by building relationships and partnerships with universities, non-profits, and other organizations that advance environmental education.


Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator (South Florida) are grouped into three areas: curriculum development, teacher training, and partner and community engagement.


Curriculum Development

  • Assist with the development and execution of the Everglades Curriculum and Teacher Training in Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties.

Teacher Training and Champion Schools support

  • Facilitate teacher training agenda and process

  • Print and prepare materials for teacher trainings 

  • Order and organize teacher training kits 

  • Attend school events, environmental education events, career days, and guest teaching opportunities

  • Assist with data compiling, administrative and clerical duties, and various other tasks as requested by Vice President of Education and/or Education Manager  

  • Assist with establishing recruitment process, school contact list, and identifying training venues 

  • Maintain county training schedule 

  • Manage teacher stipend process  

  • Assist with teacher in-service credit procedures 

  • Provide follow-up consultation to ensure lesson implementation by teachers who complete training 

  • Assist with content management of Everglades social media as it relates to education, including blogs, Facebook, and Twitter posts

  • Assist with experiential experiences and learning activities for the Everglades Champion Schools Program 

  • Help to recruit high quality teachers for trainers  

  • Attend “Train the Trainer” workshop and events twice a year

Partner and Community Engagement

  • Attend local, state, and national conferences and meetings  

  • Establish partnerships with school districts and maintain communications to schedule teacher trainings

Development and Fundraising

  • Research, identify, engage, and cultivate new sources of support and funding opportunities for the Everglades Literacy in collaboration with the regional Director of Development 

  • Prepare grant applications and reports 

  • Partner with regional Director of Development in networking and community relations to assist in the development of key relationships and opportunities to advance strategic objectives for the education program 

  • Coordinate with regional Director of Development on outreach and engagement opportunities, such as fairs/festivals, community events, and speaking opportunities

The Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator reports directly to the Vice President of Education and works closely with and under the guidance of the Education Program Managers.


How to Apply: Click here to apply on Indeed or send a detailed cover letter and resume to Jennifer Diaz, Vice President of Education, at jdiaz@evergladesfoundation.org.

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, database management, email, internet use and research, etc. 

  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures, budgeting, bookkeeping, and reporting 

  • Able to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams  

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 

  • Excellent time management skills 

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 

  • Ability to think creatively 

  • Capability to assess, manage, and successfully complete multiple competing priorities and deadlines  

  • Ability to be flexible, multitask, and work well under pressure and time constraints  

  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment  

  • Flexibility to adjust to and participate in occasional “all hands on deck” circumstances and events when they arise 

  • Able to proactively solve problems and think analytically 

  • Punctual, reliable, and self-directed 

  • Ability to effectively work remotely, independently, and under limited supervision 

  • An optimistic outlook and enthusiastic attitude 

  • A passion and enthusiasm for the Everglades and/or the environment 

Qualifications  

  • B.S. in education, environment, or related field required  

  • Teacher certification and 3-5 years of teaching experience required  

  • Familiarity with and thorough understanding of Florida Education Standards 

  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel extensively throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties  

  • This position works where children regularly congregate and in accordance with Florida Statutes, applicants must pass criminal sexual predator and sexual offender background checks. Successful applicants will also be subject to local, state, and FBI background checks, including fingerprinting  

Mental and Physical Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the above minimum qualifications and be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the physical and mental requirements of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job.  

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time 

  • Ability to concentrate and analyze information for extended periods of time 

  • Able to proactively solve problems and think analytically  

  • Ability to make sound, prompt decisions 

  • Ability to read and write 

  • Manual hand dexterity required to operate IT devices and complete paperwork 

  • Endurance to work long hours, including nights and weekends

Location and Schedule

Offices are located in Palmetto Bay, Florida, in southern Miami-Dade County, in a suburban setting with spectacular views of Biscayne National Park. This full-time, non-exempt, hybrid position will be primarily based in the Miami area and will require regular in-person work in the Palmetto Bay office and frequent travel to service areas around Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties. Total time traveling is expected to be as much as 50%. Additionally, the Coordinator is required to attend weekend and/or evening training sessions and other events that must be synchronized with the school calendar, which varies by county.


This job description accurately reflects the Everglades Literacy Regional Coordinator position as currently configured. However, this job description is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all of duties an employee in this position may be expected to perform. Employees are expected to perform all other duties as may be assigned and/or directed.

Salary

$42,500 - $50,000 commensurate with experience

About us

About Us:

Since 1993, The Everglades Foundation has been the leading champion for the restoration of America’s
Everglades. The team provides bipartisan solutions backed by sound scientific research. Through science,
advocacy, and education, The Everglades Foundation is devoted to restoring and protecting America’s
Everglades for future generations.

As a science-based nonprofit, The Everglades Foundation operates at the boundaries of science and policy, transforming the latest scientific research into economically-sound policy solutions for local, state, and federal governments. The Everglades Foundation understands the challenges of implementing ecosystem restoration and protection and has unique experience in guiding state and national leadership to invest in and restore one of our nation’s great treasures and one of the world’s most important wetland ecosystems.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a responsible employer that seeks to recruit and retain
outstanding, high-performing professionals who are at the top of their fields to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven culture committed to excellence, innovation, collaboration, and diversity.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Everglades Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and it is its policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals relating to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, compensation, retention, discipline, separation, and other employment practices. The Foundation affords equal protection against discrimination to job applicants as it does for Foundation employees.

The Foundation will also ensure that any qualified, disabled employee or applicant who can perform the essential functions of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation

Location

South Florida