Outdoor Nature Lab Program Manager

This position is for an Outdoor Nature Lab Program Manager at The Lawrence Hall of Science. Responsibilities include leading a cross departmental project team in the planning, opening and running of the Outdoor Nature Lab; planning and development of new programs and curriculum; actively participating in long-range strategic planning for science center’s Outdoor Nature Lab public educational programs; evaluating prospective program partnerships; recruiting, selecting, orienting, training and supervising program volunteers, interns and students; evaluating and adjusting curriculum through participant evaluations and level of interest shown.

Departmental Overview

The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley is currently developing a new 2.5 million dollar Outdoor Nature Center (ONL) that will provide outdoor learning experiences to science center visitors, school program audiences and professional learning experiences for formal and informal educators. This project will result in world class outdoor learning experiences that serve as a launching pad, providing visitors with tools and skills they can use anywhere in nature: at local parks, in other nature centers, in communities, schoolyards, and other urban places. Through broad dissemination of resources, tools, and designs, this project will support hundreds of other nature centers and outdoor learning areas to improve their practices.

Responsibilities

  • Leads cross departmental project team in the planning, opening and running of the Outdoor Nature Lab.
  • Includes the planning and development of new programs and curriculum, and adjusts existing curriculum in a continuing education environment.
  • Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for science center’s Outdoor Nature Lab public educational programs.
  • Evaluates prospective program partnerships.
  • Recruits, selects, orients, trains and supervises program volunteers, interns and students.
  • Evaluates and adjusts curriculum through participant evaluations and level of interest shown.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn organization policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering science center public programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends.
  • Thorough skills and/or ability to conduct needs assessment and development of science center public programs that meet participant and organizational needs.
  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Large scale cross departmental project management experience.

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related STEM area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biological sciences.
  • Continuing education in related field.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/10/2022.