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Help us protect our Land of Enchantment!

We are currently searching for the right person to fill multiple positions at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Santa Fe, NM. These are place-based opportunities and require daily in-person work.

TO APPLY: You must submit your resume and cover letter through Audubon's Online Career Portal. Drop off and emailed applications will not be considered. 

Education Coordinator (Full-time, salaried position, $37,400 plus benefits)
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To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter with resume via Audubon's career portal by July 10 for best consideration.

Help us connect youth with Santa Fe's natural beauty! the Education Coordinator is responsible for our school field trips, summer camp, and community workshops based at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and around Santa Fe. This position delivers programs to students both out on the trails, as well as inside their school classrooms, working with teachers to develop innovative and effective programming, and provides opportunities for people of all ages to connect with birds and nature. The Education Coordinator is also responsible for implementing our annual summer camp, including teaching, lesson plan writing, logistics, and coordinating seasonal staff. The Education Coordinator is a teaching-heavy position, and candidates should be prepared to spend between 8-30 hours per week delivering programs to youth.


This position is primarily in-person at the Randall Davey Audubon Center, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, with some flexibility of remote work occasionally; will require some daytime travel around Santa Fe and occasionally the greater Northern and Central NM region. By nature of delivering public programs, this position will require working occasional evenings and weekends.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), year-round position. Compensation includes annual salary of $37,400, and benefits from the National Audubon Society including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance coverage; flexible spending accounts; income protection; an employee assistance program; and retirement plans. Audubon employees receive 12 paid holidays throughout the year, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, and bi-weekly accrual of Paid Time Off, up to 20 days per year.

Essential Functions

School Programs

  • Independently lead groups of elementary students outdoors and in-classrooms through science and environmental education curricula at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RDAC) and in Santa Fe schools.
  • Coordinate logistics of education programs with teachers and other audiences, including marketing and promotion, registration, scheduling, and pre/post visit communication.

Community Programs

  • Partner with other conservation and informal education organizations to deliver innovative and collaborative programming.
  • Develop relationships with members of the community and provide meaningful programming to meet their needs and desires.
  • Plan and deliver community, adult, and family outreach programs.

Summer Camp

  • Develop and implement fun and hands-on environmental education activities and curricula for the RDAC summer day camps.
  • Ensure daily safety and well-being for summer campers, as well as communication with parents and other Audubon staff.
  • With support, coordinate registration and marketing of camp programs.
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee seasonal education staff, including interns and camp educators.
  • Coordinate and mentor teen youth volunteers.

RDAC Operations

  • Interact professionally and positively with students, teachers, parents, and visitors.
  • Maintain and enhance existing activities/curricula, including the upkeep of program materials and resources.
  • Assist in reporting and development projects in conjunction with Education Director and other Audubon staff
  • Assist as necessary with the maintenance of nature center buildings and grounds at RDAC.
  • Interact with the public to provide information about Audubon, answer specific questions for visitors associated with the RDAC and be a positive ambassador of Audubon.
  • Promote Audubon’s conservation initiatives within the community.
  • Additional duties as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive around Santa Fe.
  • Experience working with elementary-level students (Pre-K through 6th grade).
  • Proven skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking and group management skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure.
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) communication skills highly desirable.
  • Background in New Mexico natural history desirable.
  • Comfort working with digital tools such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Zoom, Slack, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences or education or related field, or similar professional experience in the field of natural resources and/or Nature Centers, with experience in education or outreach may be substituted.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant professional experience in education, natural resources, youth programs. A combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Must be able lift loads up to 25 lbs and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles with or without accommodation. Must be able to lead groups in an outdoor setting, including traversing trails and uneven terrain of the Nature Center and surrounding properties, preserves, and sanctuaries in variable weather conditions with or without accommodation.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

 To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter with resume via Audubon's career portal by July 10 for best consideration. Click for full job description and online application: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/5043/education-coordinator/job

EEO Statement: 

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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