Education Coordinator  

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021 or until position is filled

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) is seeking a full-time Education Coordinator to oversee our school field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and adult education classes.  The goal of our new mission adopted in 2020, “Creating healthier communities through adventure-based learning that contributes to the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay” is utilizing our 510-acre nature preserve to transform outdoor enthusiasts into active stewards of the Bay and beyond. Annually, we educate over 8,000 students of various ages and believe in equitable access to nature for all.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include developing, coordinating and leading our school field trips for students in grades PreK-12, as well as planning and overseeing our summer camps. Secondary responsibilities will focus on developing new outreach opportunities and revamping adult education classes.  Other responsibilities include: assisting with events and fundraisers, training and coordinating volunteers, hiring and supervising summer camp interns, raptor handling and care, promoting programs through social media, grant writing and developing website content.

This is a full-time, 12-month permanent position located in Grasonville, Maryland.


School Programs

  • Communicate with teachers to schedule on/off-site field trips and provide pre-trip/post-trip support
  • Update curriculum and design new curriculum aligned with MSDE standards, especially NGSS
  • Lead all on-site and outreach education programs with the assistance of volunteers
  • Assist with or lead kayak programming, depending on training
  • Participate in strategic planning to further organization’s educational goals
  • Host Teacher Workshops (as needed)
  • Create Virtual Learning Programs (as needed)

Summer Camp

  • Plan 8-weeks summer camp program for campers in K-5 grade
  • Apply for all necessary camp permits and maintain records
  • Promote camp through all media venues as well as at community events
  • Advertise for, hire, and supervise college interns and high school counselors
  • Plan and provide environmental education programming daily
  • Oversee safety and health of campers and staff

 Volunteer Management

  • Train volunteers to assist with education programs
  • Communicate with and schedule education volunteers in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Communicate with and schedule raptor handling volunteers in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator

 Fundraisers and Events

  • Attend and assist with fundraisers and events


  • Promote all educational programs through all social media channels
  • Submit materials for CBEC e-newsletter
  • Update and create content for the CBEC website


  • Seek out educational grants for new programs
  • Assist with or lead all phases of grant application for education-related grants
  • Manage Maryland State Assisted Institution Grant


  • Create invoices and maintain payment records for school and camp programs
  • Submit purchase orders for materials

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, environmental studies, environmentalscience, or biology
  • At least three years of teaching experience; experience in outdoor or informal education preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, energy and enthusiasm
  • Out-of-the Box Thinker
  • Excellent sense of humor
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Various Computer skills: Excel/Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to become certified in CPR, First Aid, and Kayak Instruction and Safety courses
  • Bilingual (optional)
  • Familiarity with grant reporting especially to Maryland SAI (State Assisted Institutions)
  • Physically fit and be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Willingness to learn (if not familiar) WordPress, Network for Good, Active Network
  • Raptor Handling Experience (can be learned)
  • Experience leading or assisting guided kayak programs

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Creativity and Program Development

Outdoor Educator Experience

Summer Camp Leadership

Can-do Attitude and a Team Player

Grant Writing & Reporting

Ability to improvise within a small budget

Kayak Guiding

Compensation and benefits:

Full-time, 12-month permanent.

Salary will commensurate with experience. Salary range is between $40,000-50,000

100% Paid Healthcare Benefits

CBEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Judy Wink, Executive Director,