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Education Program Manager POsition Announcement

Leila Arboretum Society, Inc.
Job Description and Announcement, June 2000
Education Program Manager

Introduction: This is full-time professional and administrative staff 
position in the employ of the Leila Arboretum Society.  The employee works 
with considerable latitude in developing, organizing and managing 
educational programming and reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: College graduate in horticulture, plant science, 
environmental science, education or similar field.  At least two years of 
appropriate experience leading comparable programs.

Responsibilities: Develop and manage programs to build awareness and 
knowledge of plants.  Candidate will conduct either the Adult or Youth 
Program and will supervise staff member for the other.

Adult Education
 Organize instruction for MSU Calhoun County Master Gardener 
Volunteer Program
 Develop and oversee the Adult Continuing Education Program
 Produce and implement educational input for student staff program 
(high school and college)
 Work with staff, volunteers and other agencies to expand the 
educational roll of the Society
 Provide direction for the Master Gardener Association

Youth Education and Training
 Direct the development of school age programming compatible with 
the Michigan Education Assessment Program including input for Children’s 
Adventure Garden
 Introduce of the programs into the area school districts
 Supervise student trainee and volunteer in outreach and site based 
programs (K-12)

Additional Activities
 Contribute to media materials such as newsletter, newspaper 
articles, magazines
 Present informative and educational programs to groups
 Assist in other areas as directed

Skills, Experience, Qualities:
 Experienced at creating and implementing education programs
 Innovative self-starter able to produce enthusiasm for educational 
 Possesses accurate knowledge of plant science, horticultural 
principles and facts
 Thinks strategically, plans activities well in advance, and Enjoys 
strong organizing skills
 Able to manage numerous projects at once
 Demonstrates confidence in working with public and finesse in 
working with agency partners
 Capable of directing the efforts of others; team player in small 
 Communicates effectively with diverse groups
 Ability to prepare project proposals and to write grant 
 Computer literacy with MS Office products preferred

Competitive salary, vacation, health plan, retirement plan, support of 
professional development.  Immediate Opening.  Please send application 
letter and resume to: Education Manager Search, Leila Arboretum Society, 928 
W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI  49017, Fax (616) 969-0616, e-mail 

Leila Arboretum Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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