Environmental Education Program Coordinator

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OrganizationBotanical Garden of the Piedmont
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2023
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$15/hour
Phone(434) 953-0060 ext. 2


Botanical Garden of the Piedmont (BGP) is a growing community resource located near the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. Our goal is to add to the overall environment, the quality of life for residents of Charlottesville and the surrounding communities, attract tourism and support the local economy. The Garden is envisioned as a center for lifelong learning that creates a connected community. This includes providing programming to local children to help improve their proficiency in reading, success in school, access to creative outlets, and awareness of and engagement with nature and environment through the Garden.

The Garden is seeking a part-time temporary Environmental Education Program Supervisor to coordinate several environmental education programs. These programs will run for about 8 months, including preparation time, from the Spring to Fall of 2023. The work will require an average of 12 hours/week. The hours are flexible, but weekend and after school hours will be required for holding program events. This is a 1099 position.

These programs will promote nature literacy, the arts and STEM opportunities for children in a safe and welcoming outdoor setting and provide them a creative outlet for their experience. We will host pandemic-safe activities to encourage children to find the excitement in nature, reading, art, and preservation of our environment.

Job Duties

Job Duties:

-Ability to work remotely from a home office to execute job responsibilities, including having a computer and printer.

-Ability to work at the Garden to lead programs.

-Collaborate with community partners, libraries and volunteer artists to create and schedule program content.

-Coordinate the creation of marketing materials and social media posts about the program.

– Coordinate with outreach to local schools and other organizations to promote the program.

-Develop supplemental environmental programming and materials for the Garden as needed.

– Coordinate the follow through to track program outcomes through surveys, numbers, and other means.

-Other tasks as needed to fulfill the program’s purpose.

Skills Required


-Excellent communication skills including writing and verbal.

– Well organized and detail-oriented with experience scheduling a complex calendar of events.

-Experience working with children, families, staff and volunteers.

-Experience working with program content, marketing materials, and social media.

-Experience facilitating group events and public speaking.

– Spanish language skills are a plus but not required.

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Powerpoint.

-Must have a current driver’s license and a vehicle.

-Commitment to protecting the environment.

Education and Experience Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or environmental education or equivalent professional experience

– At least two (2) years of experience in teaching or working with youth in an educational setting, nonprofit or educational program/project management

Additional Info

Inclusion Statement

The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont brings people of all ages and backgrounds together as a community to celebrate and nurture our native flora and fauna. BGP embraces inclusion by inviting everyone to participate in the Garden whether they be visitors, supporters, volunteers, or staff, to further our goal of being a place that promotes human and environmental well-being. In nature and in society, diversity matters—we welcome and celebrate it!