TITLE: School Programs Coordinator
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager, School Programs
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
The School Programs Coordinator assists with Title I school programming including outreach, onsite and virtual classroom presentation programs and the middle school summer learning program.
Virtual Tours are available to all Title I schools. The School Programs Coordinator will work with teachers to schedule virtual tours and connect their classroom to the Garden’s spaces and collections through Zoom and an open broadcasting software. Each Virtual Tour session is 30 minutes long and supports the Georgia Standards of Excellence. (see website for a more detailed description of the program - https://atlantabg.org/virtual-tours/).
The Outreach Program is available to any Title I school within 20 miles of the Garden. The School Programs Coordinator visits registered schools and conducts presentations in the classroom. Presentation topics range from tasting local produce to a honeybee’s life cycle to carnivorous plants (see website for a more detailed description of the program - https://atlantabg.org/classes-education/educator-resources/title-i-outreach-programs/). Note: this program has been put on hold until school visits are advisable.
Garden Experiences is an onsite classroom program for Title I schools visiting the Garden. The School Programs Coordinator greets schools at the Garden and leads smaller groups in a thirty-minute, hands-on lesson in the Children’s Classroom while the rest of the students explore the Garden on a self-guided visit. Activities are based on topics like parts of a plant, food chains, and plant cells. Additional information can be found on our website, https://atlantabg.org/classes-education/educator-resources/title-i-garden-experiences/. Note: this program has been put on hold until regular school field trips resume.
The middle school summer STEAM learning program is a two-week program where students from a selected Title 1 middle school will learn about the environment and the importance of plants through hands-on experiences and nature based projects. Throughout the program, students meet with the Garden's experts and community scientists who offer great insights into important issues like protecting pollinators, improving air quality, and sustainable gardening.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Facilitate lessons and activities for students grades K-8 that support school performance standards, encourage environmental stewardship, scientific curiosity and healthy eating habits (approximately 3 – 4 days per week during the school year).
- Assist School Programs Assistant Manager with the development and creation of virtual, onsite, and offsite presentation programs in addition to teacher trainings and workshops.
- Organize school programs calendar and presentation registrations and be the primary point of contact for teachers before programs.
- Coordinate all aspects of the middle school summer learning program including school and student selection, lesson plan development, field trip scheduling, transportation and other program logistics.
- Communicate with School Programs Assistant Manager, Registrar, Metro Atlanta schools, teachers and district coordinators regarding scheduling and other program logistics.
- Implement program evaluation and refine curriculum in response to evaluations.
- Coordinate with ABG staff on borrowing live specimens and harvesting fresh produce for programs.
- Organize and communicate with program volunteers before and during the programs.
- Assist development team by providing them with descriptions and data for grant writing purposes.
- Follow program budgets and keep accurate spending records.
- Help out with other youth programs as needed and perform other duties as assigned by the School Programs Assistant Manager.
- Must have at least 2 years of experience in working with children in grades K-8.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Education, Environmental Education, Biology or related field.
- Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Experience working with Title I schools is a plus.
- Experience with digital media creation using photo and video editing software is a plus.
- Current CPR and first aid certification
- The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for the outdoors and the natural world and fresh and local produce
- Candidate must have a valid driver’s license
Frequently required to stand, sit, walk and reach with hands and arms, and hear and speak. Must be able to lift 20lbs.
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
It is the policy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities