Job Description

The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Education Director.

The Education Director is a full-time exempt employee and senior staff member, reporting to CFPA’s Executive Director. The Education Director’s job is to supervise a state-wide environmental education program that promotes environmental literacy for adult and youth learners and interested members of the community. As a member of CFPA’s leadership team, they will also encourage everyone in the CFPA community to care about and understand nature, and make sure that CFPA’s culture, systems, and procedures support environmental education education. Some responsibilities of the Education Director inlcude:

  • Develop and implement a vision and strategy for expanding CFPA’s educational programming statewide that is consistent with CFPA’s strategic plan; Nurture partnerships with local school districts, non-profit, academic and government partners to fulfill the vision and achieve programmatic goals.
  • Ensure that CFPA’s educational programming is accessible and aligns with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) principles.
  • Provide statewide leadership to implement, grow and develop the award-winning Master Woodland Manager Program. Plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate program delivery for the Master Woodland Manager curriculum. Maintain shared purpose and collaboration with program partners. Promote the program to ensure its long-term viability.
  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate teacher/educator training sessions in Project Learning Tree curriculum; Maintain affiliation with Project Learning Tree according to memorandum of understanding and serve as statewide co-coordinator for program delivery.
  • Develop partnerships with school districts in underserved areas of the state.
  • Collaborate with partners to assist in the delivery of the Master Naturalist curriculum and other materials and resources as necessary.
  • Create a positive work environment and advance program objectives through supervision of paid staff, contractors and volunteers.

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