Job Summary: This position coordinates and executes a variety of adult and public programs, including, but not limited to, classes, events, lectures, tours, group travel, symposia, and other educational experiences. Adult education program content includes, but is not limited to, home gardening, plant crafts or garden arts, biodiversity, conservation, science, health and wellness, horticulture therapy and other topics that connect people with plants. Additionally, the coordinator coordinates program logistics, maintains materials, keeps accurate records, communicates with instructors and participants, and supports Gardens’ efforts.
Career Type: Full-time
Qualifications/Experience: Prior knowledge and previous experience is preferred, including a college degree and two years’ related experience or training in programming for public audiences, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must be capable of working independently and in a team environment. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. Must be able to maintain accurate records, files and schedules. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows based systems and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to learn needed software & databases is required. Experience working in a science library is desirable. Knowledge of horticulture, botany, horticulture therapy and gardening topics desirable but not required. Previous experience working with volunteers and/or in informal education desirable.
Essential Job Duties:
- Develop, plan and implement adult and public certificate and non-certificate programs in coordination with Education Department Staff and goals.
- Accurately schedule, record, and communicate programs, facilities, instructors, resources, registrations and other data.
- Write course descriptions, curricula, brochures, fliers and other materials.
- Communicate programs offered, administer surveys, track progress in class registration, post class opportunities online and follow established marketing procedures.
- Understand, track, and work to complete budgetary goals set by supervisor by maintaining up-to-date records and spreadsheets.
- Coordinate and supervise volunteers as part of the Education team, including regular information-sharing and communication.
- Coordinate and implement volunteer training sessions specific to adult education and Horticulture Therapy
- Maintain files, keep records, and prepare reports as needed.
- Identify partnership opportunities and foster relationships for programming.
- Research and resolve disputes and problems within established guidelines.
Other Job Duties:
- Assist the marketing and education teams in developing and improving marketing plans and strategies.
- Deliver presentations, trainings and programs as needed.
- Work with all departments to assure highest quality experience for all DBG visitors.
- Maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
- Maintain a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
- Perform other duties as requested by management.
Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.
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