City of Boise Environmental Education Program Coord in Boise, Idaho

Environmental Education Program Coord



Environmental Education Program Coord


$43,429.00 - $50,665.00 Annually


Boise, ID

Job Type

Full Time Regular


Foothills Environmental Learning

Job Number



3/30/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Summary Statement

Manages and coordinates all environmental education programs for Boise's Department of Parks and Recreation delivered at the Foothills Learning Center (FLC) and other facilities. Such programs include educational efforts, service learning, volunteer programs and special events. Works with staff to plan, coordinate, and promote environmental education programs, activities, and services for City youth, adults, older citizen groups, under-served populations, and families. Manages the day-to-day operation of relevant facilities including coordinating maintenance and budgeting. Work requires independent judgment, initiative, creative problem solving, and quality customer service.

Essential Functions

Coordinates and delivers environmental education and volunteer programs for youth, adults, and families. Works with Education Program Manager to establish goals and objectives that meet relevant departmental and City initiatives. Conducts regular assessments to ensure relevant, high quality, mission-based activities. Develops and updates curriculum, event-based lessons, community programs, volunteer offerings, and presentations to meet the changing needs of a variety of audiences. Develops lesson and event schedules and coordinates with speakers and partner organizations to ensure excellent delivery and service. (50%)

Serves as the day-to-day contact for facility rental and reservations. Ensures compliance with all relevant departmental policies and procedures. Coordinates maintenance of the facility with internal partners to identify and solve issues related to buildings and grounds. (15%)

Supervises and manages temporary or term-limited staff including initiating a hiring process and evaluating performance and conduct. Works with Education Program Manager to ensure adequate staffing resources and identifies needed resources. (15%)

Markets educational and volunteer programs through various traditional and online media. Develops marketing goals for programming and evaluates success of such efforts. Coordinates marketing effort with internal and external partners. (10%)

Manages facility and education budgets and seeks internal and external funding sources to meet mission-related goals. Serves as primary contact for donors and grantors to ensure continued positive relationships with facility supporters and partners. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Education, Natural Resources Management, or related field. Three years professional outdoor environmental education experience leading youth and adults, with at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Working knowledge of the principles, standards, practices, information sources and trends in the field of environmental education programming for youth and adults. Knowledge in environmental studies, including physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement large scale education programs targeted to diverse audiences. Ability to conduct gap analysis and provide solutions to identified problems. Experience managing budgets, contracts, and applying for grants.

Ability to respectfully interact with coworkers, internal and external partners, general public, and members of the media. Must communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance. Complete assignments in a timely fashion. Understand and comply with all rules, policies, and regulations. Maintain prompt and regular attendance. Perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor, and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record. Individuals must be capable of hiking short distances and leading groups through uneven terrain.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Graduate degree in Environmental Sciences, Education, or related field. Five years of progressively responsible professional outdoor environmental education experience in a public agency, with at least three years in a lead or supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Valid Idaho driver's license.

Special Requirements

All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:

Driving Record Check

Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

This position has responsibilities that require the person to work with minors or individuals with disabilities.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs. Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision and distance vision. Employees will sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Must be able to walk trails and uneven ground while leading lessons. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, and bodily fluids. Additional environmental conditions include: The Foothills Learning Center is located in the Boise foothills and is surrounded by local plants, including sagebrush.

This position works: normal business hours. However, hours are occasionally dictated by education programs which are often scheduled evenings and weekends.

Top talent deserves top notch benefits. The City is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees.

Most positions are eligible for the general benefits listed here; fire fighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and directors may be offered other benefit plans.


  • Low deductible medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost for employee-only coverage, up to just $118 per month to cover your whole family as a regular full time employee.

Retirement and Investment Plans

  • Public Employee's Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) provides a defined benefit retirement account with 100% vesting after 60 months of eligible service. 6.79% of your pre-tax wages go to the plan, and the City contributes 11.32%. Your retirement benefit is based on a formula which looks at your years of service and income and so creates a predictable retirement benefit not affected by changes in the investment market.

  • 401(k) or 457 investment options are also available to complete your retirement plan with the City of Boise! As a general employee you will receive a match for your contributions up to 2% of your pre-tax wages.

  • The City puts money into a HRA VEBA for you to use to pay for health expenses after you leave City employment.

Wellness Program

  • You can earn up to $500 per year by participating in optional wellness program activities and annual hosted health screening event.

  • Employee Assistance Program for short-term counseling on work, family, finances and personal issues.

Paid Leave – City employees receive generous paid leave:

  • 8 hours of vacation per month, and this increases the longer you stay with the City

  • 10 paid holidays every year

  • 8 hours of sick leave per month

  • Up to six weeks Parental Leave

Life & Long Term Disability-

  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to you

  • Long Term Disability insurance at no cost to you

Other optional benefits –

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Disability Insurance

  • Rewards for using Alternative Transportation

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free Boise GreenBike membership

  • Free local bus pass

  • Discounted gym membership

  • AFLAC voluntary coverages