As Director of Mission, I manage the Centers educational, interpretive and programmatic staff, aligning mission with educational philosophy and practice. This foundational responsibility is broken down into two components: driving vision of the education teams' mission and practice, and working externally with regional partners through collaborative projects, grants, and networks.
This position directly supervises the Centers education team: Program Manager (Camp Director), School and Group Programs Manager, and Visitor Services Manager, providing vision and support in development and implementation of all curriculum, training, and evaluation. Today, over 80,000 visitors and over 25,000 students participate in Center programs each year, including hands-on exploratory programs, classroom outreaches, and distance learning sessions.
Daily responsibilities include:
-Supervision of SSC Education department, including Camps, Visitor Services, and School/Group Programs
-Provide vision and support in all curriculum, training, and evaluation development and implementation
-Identify, oversee, and ensure compliance of grants and externally funded projects
-Nurture and maintain strategic network partnerships