Natural Resources Manager and
Coordinator of Education and Research
Wild Basin Creative Research Center
In keeping with the educational and conservation mission of Wild Basin Creative Research Center (WBCRC) and St. Edward’s University, the Natural Resources Manager and Coordinator of Education and Research (NRMCER) will provide logistical and supervisory support in the management of the Wild Basin Preserve and the development and implementation of educational programs for the WBCRC. The NRMCER will coordinate with St. Edward’s University and local government agencies on land management criteria in accordance with the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Land Management Plan. Working closely with the Director of the WBCRC, the NRMCER will play an active and supportive role in public relations, coordination of research activities, grant writing, educational program development, and fundraising.
Coordinate with government agencies to ensure program compliance with all state regulations pertaining to WBCRC lands and to work with researchers and educators both within and outside of SEU. Develop the necessary system to collect and maintain records as required.
Manage and oversee all land and trail maintenance, including assigning volunteers and staff.
Provide leadership in support of educational programs, including mentoring interns and/or research students.
Develop and implement programming for local school districts, community groups, and other educational and research entities.
Coordinate and supervise community volunteers and paid part-âï¿½ï¿½time staff members in their duties as trail and tour guides and assistants at special events.
Support the Director of WBCRC and Dean of the School of Natural Sciences to help maintain facilities, including security and safety concerns.
Work closely with university departments, particularly marketing and advancement, to facilitate successful interactions with the community, donors, and the media.
Perform other duties as directed by the Director of WBCRC.
Minimum master’s degree in field or organismal biology or a closely related field.
Experience interacting with a variety of government agencies involved in land and natural resource management preferred
Relevant work experience (e.g. maintenance operations, land management and grounds support).
Experience training, supervising, and managing a volunteer force preferred.
Experience working with threatened/endangered species preferred.
Experience in K-16 curriculum development and/or educational programming preferred.
Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
Ability to work outside year round in high temperatures.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 1st, 2013. Applicants should apply online and attach the following materials: cover letter, CV, list of three references.
St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.