SUMMARY: The International SeaKeepers Society is focused on educating the next generation about ocean conservation through hands-on experiences and interactions within the yachting community. The Education Manager will put together and manage the activities within the education program, with the intention to expand and grow beyond current activities. This position engages with students, teachers, and the yachting community to foster care and appreciation of the marine environment. The Education Manager maintains all ongoing programs and develops new educational content on a regular basis. They will work with all members of the SeaKeepers team to ensure that program content is disseminated across all platforms, including social media and throughout the yachting community.
Primarily manages the development of educational programming by planning and executing:
‘Floating classrooms,’ where school groups or organizations are taken out on the water for 3-4 hour educational experiences in Biscayne Bay;
Teacher development programming, which includes biannual teacher workshops;
The Junior SeaKeeper Program, which engages a selected group of high school students in marine science training and research for the academic year.
Works with schools and teachers to disseminate and present conservation-focused curriculum and lessons.
Communicates with teachers to understand current content needs and gaps.
Works with local organizations to maximize impact by sharing expertise and including local experts in educational programs.
Develops SeaKeepers education resources, including lesson plans, on-the-water activities, and website content.
Managing interns or other education-focused programming staff.
Educational Content Creation
Develops SeaKeepers education resources, including lesson plans, on-the-water activities, and website content (blogs, website copy etc).
Oversees creation of educational content for social media, website blogs, etc, by junior programming staff/interns and ensures all copy is science-based and appropriately communicated.
Promotes SeaKeepers’ programs by attending scientific conferences, educational networks, and networking events as necessary.
Reviews team copy/content as needed for scientific accuracy.
MINIMUM JOB/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Master of Science (MSc), preferably in a biology-related or education-related degree, and 2+ years working in a formal or informal education setting. Experience with marine science and/or research topics is preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent organizational skills, ability to self-start and develop new programming
Experience organizing events, including travel, budget, and itinerary
Familiarity with Florida and/or national science standards for education
Experience mentoring or working closely with students
Scientific writing and science communication skills for young or inexperienced audiences
Excellent interpersonal, communications and customer service skills
Excellent English grammatical and spelling skills
Excellent organizational and clerical skills with meticulous attention to detail
Proficiency in office machines and office software including MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) relational database and internet navigation software
Ability to work in a small team of less than 10 full-time employees, with room for growth
Passion for education and desire to conserve the ocean
Ability to SCUBA dive (certification can be acquired after hire)
Comfort in and around boats and yachts
Experience developing lesson plans
Benefits: Health insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday - Weekend availability - Ability to commute/relocate:
Miami, FL 33134: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)