Position: Education Director Summary The Education Director plays a lead role in the planning, management, delivery, and funding of educational programming for Borderlands Restoration Network (BRN). The Education Director fosters collaboration among the five Network partners to design and deliver place-based experiential learning in the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora. They supervise the Manager of Youth Education Programs and the Coordinator of Education Activities and supports other senior staff, partners, and faculty who teach within BRN programs. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in education and/or an environmental field and experience developing and evaluating experiential learning for culturally diverse audiences, including high school students, college students, and adult learners. The Education Director reports to BRN’s Executive Director.
Organization Borderlands Restoration Network (BRN) is 501c3 public charity based in Patagonia Arizona and working in the borderlands of southern Arizona and Northern Sonora. Our work includes watershed and habitat restoration; native seed and plant production; collaborations with other community-based organizations to enhance the connections between the people and the land; and educational programs designed to prepare the next generation of restoration leaders. In 2020, our annual budget is approximately $1.2M; about one third supports educational programming.
BRN also coordinates and supports a network of four additional independent organizations who share the goal of building a restoration economy in the borderlands. Each partner organization has its own unique assets and, through the Network collaboration, increases the collective impact of the work.
Job Location Patagonia, Arizona.
Compensation Salaried full time position, $55,000- $62,000 based on experience; employer paid health benefits and professional development; three weeks annual paid leave.
Lead BRN’s educational programs which current include the Youth Education, Field Studies and Fellowship programs.
Supervise, support and evaluate the Manager of Youth Education Programs and the Coordinator of Educational Activities
Strengthen existing collaborations among Network partners to design, fund and deliver educational programs.
Supervise the delivery and guide the future development of the Youth Education programs, including the Borderlands EarthCare Youth (BECY) program.
With the Executive Director, strategically build the Field Studies program by expanding and refining partnerships with universities and colleges to deliver courses in the borderlands of Sonora and Arizona.
Develop or support development of new courses and, as appropriate, teach and facilitate course components
Strengthen the Fellowship Program to ensure interns, fellows, and senior fellows receive the support, guidance, exposure, and acknowledgement necessary to achieve their goals and further BRN’s mission.
Create an alumni registry for past participants to support ongoing evaluation and to share new opportunities for education, training, and employment.
Propose and manage BRN’s education budget.
Work with the Development and Communications Director and the Executive Director to identify funding sources; write, coordinate, and/or support senior staff and interns to submit competitive grant proposals; prepare asks for major donors.
Work with the Development and Communications Director, Network partners, and collaborating institutions to promote educational programs to prospective students and future education partners.
Continue and strengthen the evaluation of all educational programs delivered by BRN
Model the collaboration that is a hallmark of BRN operations.
Job Description: Deep Dirt Institute (DDI) is looking for an energetic and committed part-time Education Intern to develop, outreach, and coordinate permaculture education programming and research and write education grants. The position is sponsored by partner organization Borderlands Restoration Network, and primarily serves Deep Dirt Institute. This position reports directly to the DDI Executive Director and works closely with the DDI Program Director and Board Chair.
Hours: 6-month position, starting late January or early February, 2020. This is a 20 hours per week hourly position. Hours are flexible and include occasional evening and weekend work. Outside of work hours, there will be opportunities to volunteer on site to gain a hands-on permaculture learning experience.
Compensation: $13/hour, including paid holidays and sick leave in accordance with the organization’s policies. Employment is subject to termination at the discretion of DDI Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Location: Deep Dirt Institute is based in Patagonia, AZ. Most work is computer-based and can be done off site. Some work occurs on site at Deep Dirt Farm. There is no administrative office. The Education Intern should live in Patagonia or close enough to interact regularly with staff, students and partners in the area. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRN Native Plant Nursery 42 San Antonio Road, Patagonia, AZ Open T -TH 9AM-12PM, or by appointment Contact: Francesca Claverie, Nursery Manager E-mail: email@example.com Phone Number: (520) 276-2483