Environmental Education Coordinator
Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas (GSA) is a Texas not-for-profit organization whose mission is to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement, and education. GSA approaches this mission through three principal programs: Land Conservation; Community Gardens; and “Picture Your World,” a nature photography program for children 8 to 18 years of age; as well as related public education efforts.
Employee Job Description
Environmental Education Coordinator — exempt, full time
Under general direction, the Environmental Education Coordinator reports to the Urban Land and Water Coordinator and is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the outreach and educational activities of the Community Gardens Program. Coordinates assigned activities with other associates and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and detailed administrative support to the organization as a whole, working closely with the CEO. The Environmental Education Coordinator is familiar with the concepts, practices and procedures of community gardening.
Responsibilities: Community Garden Education
Responsibilities: Administration & Communications
The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
Associates degree in Life Sciences or Science Education or at least 5 years in a similar position.
Experience in event planning, outreach and education.
Practical experience with organizing and participating in a community garden.
Experience in office operations and business practices.
Familiarity and ability to manage computer and phone system administrator roles.
Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy in data systems.
A demonstrated understanding of and personal dedication to the conservation goals of the organization.
Energy, enthusiasm and confidence in building and maintaining relationships on behalf of GSA.
Ability to perform routine office procedure and maintain standard office equipment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, ability to prioritize and problem-solve.
Strong self-motivation and ability to work as a team member.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Bachelor’s degree in related subject area.
Previous experience in an office environment.
Experience working with nonprofits.
Experience working with volunteers
Spanish language abilities desirable.
Familiarity with regional and national models and trends for community gardens.
Firsthand understanding and knowledge of San Antonio community.
Working hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Remote working options on Monday and Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Salary range is $35,000 – $38,000. Benefits include medical, dental, and matched retirement contribution. Holidays and vacation included.
Culture & Values
The GSA office and staff are very team oriented. The environment is casual, collegial and committed to conservation ethics and goals. The schedule is flexible and everyone is sensitive and helpful to each other.
GSA seeks to hire a team member who helps advance equity conscious outcomes. Diversity is embraced, recognizing that a resilient ecosystem is only possible when all identities are included.