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Program Manager - Community, Engagement & Education

Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Irvine Ranch Conservancy

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023
About the Position: Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) has an opening for a full-time Program Manager to lead its Community Engagement and Education team. The Program Manager oversees all the projects and activities within the Community Engagement and Education program, including supervising program staff, creating and implementing environmental education and other interpretive activities, overseeing existing program projects and activities, and extensively collaborating with internal and external partners. The Program Manager will have the flexibility to develop new ideas and projects in service of IRC’s mission. 

The Successful Candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental education and interpretation, environmental science, ecology, social sciences, or similar field of study; five (5) years of experience in a related field; and the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  •   Experience managing staff, including performance management.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of informal learning and inquiry-based approaches to learning, including project-based learning and STEAM.
  •  Experience creating and implementing environmental education or other interpretation activities.
  •  Experience with environmental or other interpretation and communication.
  • Strong familiarity of the local environment preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365, particularly working in the SharePoint environment.

Salary Range: $33.65 - $37.00 per hour ($70,000 - $77,000 per year)

About Irvine Ranch Conservancy: Irvine Ranch Conservancy restores, protects, and enhances our closest connection to nature – our local wildlands. As an innovator in the management of Southern California’s urban wildlands, IRC works in partnership with landowners, community leaders, and residents in Orange County and beyond to engage, educate, and foster a shared vision for responsible, long-term care and protection of the natural resources we all share.

About the Program
The Community Engagement and Education program works to build an understanding and appreciation for Southern California’s urban wildlands by providing educational, interpretive, and recreational experiences to the community

Benefits: IRC offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account (HSA) with employer contribution; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; 401K plan with employer match; flexible spending account and dependent care spending plan (FSA). 
How to Apply: Visit to apply.  here
The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin and any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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