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EarthEcho International is currently seeking an EarthEcho Expeditions Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: EarthEcho Expeditions Manager
STATUS: Exempt, Full time 
SUPERVISOR: Director of Programs
LOCATION: Virtual within the Continental United States; Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, CA, metro areas preferred.  

BACKGROUND
EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., famous son of the legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho International’s mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. Visit www.EarthEcho.org for more information.

SCOPE
EarthEcho is seeking a self-directed employee to manage all aspects of its EarthEcho Expeditions program. One of the organization’s signature programs, EarthEcho Expeditions is an annual program that leverages the rich Cousteau legacy of exploration and discovery to bring STEM education content alive for today’s 21st century learners and their educators. Each EarthEcho Expedition begins with a week-long exploration of a geographic area facing an environmental crisis, examining the impacts that humans have on our global coastal regions and oceans. In conjunction with local partners and an annual cohort of 25 educators, we film and produce an education module for each Expedition that combines vibrant exploration videos, environmental audits, examples of environmental actions championed by youth, profiles of STEM professionals, and live virtual events as the tools necessary for educators to engage youth with content that educates and inspires action around each Expedition topic, and makes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) come alive in a blended learning environment. Over the next four years, EarthEcho Expeditions is slated to explore the topics of water management and scarcity in Southern California in 2017; the effects of coastal development and human pollution on marine ecosystems and specifically the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2018; fisheries management in Japan in 2019; and an as yet undefined topic in Saudi Arabia/UAE in 2020.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Video Production:

  • Serve as the primary liaison to video production team and editors.
  • Research and manage partner organizations and individuals to be featured in Expedition content.
  • Schedule all travel logistics.
  • Serve as on-site coordinator for all Expedition travel/production segments.

Education:

  • Recruit and select each year’s participating cohort of educators.
  • Serve as primary liaison to each year’s cohort of educators:
    • Lead annual workshop for educator cohort for the purpose of creating Expedition resources for middle and high school classrooms.
    • Provide ongoing support for each cohort. 
    • Ensure deliverables are met on schedule.
  • In collaboration with educator cohort, build Expedition resources for middle and high school classrooms (digital and otherwise).
  • Nurture EarthEcho’s existing community of educators and partners who utilize EarthEcho Expeditions resources in their classrooms.
  • and execute an annual series of virtual events hosted by EarthEcho (minimum five per school year).

Communications/Marketing:

  • Grow programmatic user base within a school-based market.
  • In conjunction with Director of Programs and Communications Director, facilitate annual launch of program components. 
  • In conjunction with Communications Director, ensure access to press during travel/production segments.
  • Represent EarthEcho as a trainer/presenter/moderator for EarthEcho-hosted events and webinars, as well as industry conferences.

General Program Management:

  • Manage to the annual program budget.
  • Deliver training and program evaluation tools and data collection.
  • Identify, write, and post regular content updates to EarthEcho’s website and social media sites.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Expeditions Manager should possess the following background and skills:

  • B.A. in education, environmental management, nonprofit management, or related field;
  • Minimum 3 1/2-5 years’ experience managing environmental or education programs with a focus on external partner communications;
  • Strong technology and social media skills;
  • Experience in media production necessary; video editing skills preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, and high degree of initiative;
  • Comfort working remotely, and both independently and within a team structure;
  • Ability to travel regularly (20%) and internationally (passport required); and
  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language preferred. 

INFORMATION

  • EarthEcho International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Salary is in the high $50,000 range, commensurate with experience.
  • EarthEcho offers a competitive benefits package.

TO APPLY
Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@earthecho.org.