Educational Program Manager
The Educational Program Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing all farm-based student and employee learning experiences. The Educational Program Manager will work closely with the Farm Site Manager, administrators, and designated employees to coordinate, plan and deliver mission- aligned educational programs and experiences to students, faculty, staff, and the school community.
Education and engagement– Planning and Implementation:
• Work with administrators and designated employees to develop and implement programming and interactive educational opportunities at the school’s Weddington farm
• Manage and implement an annual calendar of programs, classes, and events for Country Day students and community based upon requested educational programs by leadership and faculty
• Cultivate experiences and educational opportunities that are meaningful, sustainable, innovative and mission-inspired
• Coordinate with Farm Site Manager, farm staff and contractors, vendors, and educators to facilitate experiential learning opportunities
• Design and manage farm programs and events in coordination with administrators, faculty, and staff
• Utilize seasonal changes, available gardens, forest, fields, etc. to create inquiry- and project- based learning experiences.
• Maintain regular communication and collaborate closely with Weddington Farm Site Manager regarding needed program materials and staff for requested programs and events
• Coordinate classes and programming with Site Manager regarding scheduling, staffing and farm activities
• Manage budget for farm programs and events
• Occasionally, assist Farm Site Manager with farm tasks related to educational programs
Marketing and communications:
• Coordinates with MarCom for farm-related communications and social media
• Develop narrative for educational materials, curriculum, and messaging
• Work with staff on developing educational and marketing materials for the farm
• Established teaching experience
• Concrete experience creating place-based and experiential educational experiences
• Farming/gardening experience and acumen
• Team-oriented spirit. Enthusiasm for sustainability, natural world, and education
• Strong communication skills, internal and public
• Working knowledge of basic computer software programs including Excel and Word
• Math skills sufficient for budgeting and financial management of program operations
• Collaborator and team builder
• Experience working with digital collaboration tools and virtual meeting spaces
• Experience developing farm-based and place-based educational activities
• Knowledge/experience in implementing regenerative farming practices
• Understanding of local food systems and food access
• BA/BS Minimum w/ strong teaching experience
Physical job requirements:
Occasional to continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, cutting, and carrying. Occasional lifting up to 35 pounds.
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