The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is currently accepting resumes through February 19, 2018 for the Network Coordinator position.
Candidates that are selected for an interview will be notified by February 23, 2018.
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) is a regional conservation education collaborative led by a full time network coordinator and supported directly by the Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, Huron Pines, Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and many other community partners. This network supports youth-led Great Lakes stewardship projects through place-based stewardship education (PBSE) inquiries with schools and community partners. It is funded through the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and serves eight counties across northeast Michigan.
In partnership with the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the network is pleased to offer an exciting full-time opportunity to support school-based and community-based PBSE inquiries throughout northeast Michigan. We seek a highly motivated, responsible individual who is confident and/or eager to collaborate with educators, students and community partners for the advancement of PBSE and environmental stewardship efforts in northeast Michigan.
The Network Coordinator is responsible for supporting new and existing PBSE service projects in connection with schools, youth-based development groups, and community partners participating in the NEMIGLSI network. The Network Coordinator will plan and implement student-driven environmental stewardship projects; provide professional development opportunities connected to PBSE inquiries; and identify and build relationships with community partners. School projects vary and include: water quality monitoring; habitat restoration; invasive species management; marine debris; pollinator and schoolyard habitats; citizen science data collection; and other stewardship activities. The Network Coordinator must be flexible and able to adapt to the needs and goals of specific school-community partnerships.
Some experience working with the schools and technical knowledge of the Great Lakes is preferred but not required. Service locations include public buildings, schools and field sites. The program offers opportunities to develop creative education approaches to better conserve natural resources. This position does require some travel and field-based activities. Applicants should be prepared to, on occasion, traverse and carry supplies and equipment (10-15 lbs) over uneven ground and be able to provide their own transportation.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Place-Based Stewardship Education
- Coordinate PBSE efforts of the network, including implementing GLSI best-practices
- Coordinate with educators, students, school administrators, and community partners to explore and develop place-based education projects and facilitate relevant field and school visits for network partners and support existing school PBDE projects to provide a positive learning experience for students and service connections for community partners
- Implement professional development opportunities for network educators and partners
- Design multi-media products as needed for network activities
- Utilize relevant online resources including the NEMIGLSI website and social media
- Promote PBE stewardship efforts with print, TV, radio, and electronic press
- Plan and participate in community outreach events that connect to PBSE efforts
- Collect, organize, and maintain data for individual schools and stewardship projects
- Communicate and engage with community, and existing and potential network partners on behalf of the NEMIGLSI
- Engage volunteers in network activities
- Maintain NEMIGLSI data base and communication system and materials
- Organize NEMIGLSI annual networking meetings, leadership team meetings, and administration team meetings
- Assist with NEMIGLSI grants administration and grant writing
ü Bachelor’s Degree in natural sciences and management, environmental education or related field
ü Ability to plan, organize, and implement educational projects
ü Strong interest in educational and youth development programming through natural resources
ü Excellent verbal and written communication skills
ü Able to work independently and as part of a team
ü Computer proficiency
ü Ability to pass a background check
ü U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
ü Commitment to conserving the forests, lakes and streams of northeast Michigan
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: northeastmichiganGLSI@gmail.com