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Forestry Education Coordinator

Recruitment #180105-UNCL-01



Submit the following:
*A cover letter stating the title of the position for which you are applying, a mailing
address, a daytime phone number where you may be reached, and your email address.

*A copy of your college transcript

*A resume (including professional references)

Submit materials no later than close of business February 12, 2018 to:

By Mail - Oklahoma Forestry Services
          Attention: Suzanne McCombs
          2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
          Oklahoma City, OK  73105

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POSITION TITLE:    Forestry Education Coordinator

LOCATION:  Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Forestry Services' Education Programs Coordinator is a professional position working to plan, develop and administer a comprehensive statewide forestry education program. The position coordinates the diverse elements of the agency's educational program to assure their cohesiveness and effectiveness in bringing a balanced forestry message to students, educators and targeted audiences across the state.


Bachelor's of Science degree in forestry or a closely related field, environmental science or the natural sciences; OR a degree in education, with classroom teaching experience in the natural sciences. 

Ability to create interesting and enjoyable training presentations/programs for children and adults; ability to effectively present and train others; organized and thorough; strong communication skills, both written and spoken.  Excellent interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate well to diverse groups. 

Outdoor education and teaching (formal or informal) experience with children and adults. Develop training and educational curriculum, presentations and activities.  Effective event and program management experience.  Camp management experience is a plus.

Job Summary: 
Identify, develop, and implement Oklahoma Forestry Services' education programs to strategically reinforce the organizations' goals.  Work with others in the Communications & Outreach group to support goals and integrate efforts to achieve them. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*Coordinate the Oklahoma Forestry Services Annual Youth Camp - Organize, coordinate and direct the annual, week-long Youth Camp at Beavers Bend State Park. Activities will include establishing and facilitating a planning committee, organizing and scheduling the educational activities and program, soliciting sponsorships, arranging for facilities and meal service, promoting attendance and serving as on-site Camp Director.
*Coordinate and deliver Oklahoma's Project Learning Tree program. This may include but not be limited to the following: organize and present educator workshops to increase use of PLT materials in the classroom; develop a mutually beneficial partnership with ODAFF Market Development and incorporate PLT activities in Ag in the Classroom programs; promote the program to expand the influence of PLT in Oklahoma; prepare reports, coordinate with the National PLT office.
*Provide project management on assigned statewide and local forestry outreach events - Work with Communications Manager and Forestry Leadership group to determine educational needs for the events in which OFS chooses to participate (i.e. Governor's Septemberfest in OKC, Robber's Cave Fall Festival in Wilburton)
*Represent OFS, providing technical assistance and collaboration on environmental education board(s) and committees. This includes Oklahoma Green Schools, Oklahoma Environmental Education Association, Oklahoma Division of Society of American Foresters, Southern Group of State Foresters Education subcommittee.
*Develop and oversee all OFS forestry educational messaging for programs and materials. Includes developing educational packaged curriculum, outdoor classroom activities and presentations for internal staff to use throughout the state.  Work with staff on presentation/training skills as needed. Develop educational lessons and make available online for internal and external use.

*Work functions are performed to create high quality forestry education program.
*Support OFS's mission and goals through the forestry education program.
*Give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit.
*Provide courteous, professional, timely and accurate service and support to all customers, co-workers, volunteers, and partners.
*Maintain proficiency in the science of forestry, environmental education, and technological tools to perform job duties.
*Follow safe work procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, notify supervisor of any safety issues.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Work is generally conducted in an office or classroom environment. Employee must be capable of lifting and moving boxes of supplies, brochures or books; office furniture or equipment; exhibit cases; and forestry and hand tools, using appropriate equipment as necessary. Work may be performed outdoors, occasionally in cold, windy or inclement weather, and expose employee to dust, pollution, soil or pollen and insects, as well as infectious diseases and minor illnesses, such as colds, flu, etc. Travel may expose employee to hazardous driving and traffic conditions.

Travel and Special Requirements:
Travel time varies considerably, depending on time of year, funding and activity. Occasional overnight travel is expected. The employee will travel frequently in-state to conduct workshops and occasionally to attend meetings of the agency or organizations, and may attend out-of-state conferences.


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