Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

Education Program Coordinator

Reconsidered Goods
Published
June 17, 2024
Location
Greensboro
Category
Job Type
Salary Range
Salary: $18 hourly. Status: PT/Approximately 30 Hours Weekly.
County
Inside Guilford County
Street Address
4118 Spring Garden St
Apply for the position to this email address
admin@reconsideredgoods.org

Description

Reconsidered Goods (RG) is a 501c3 creative reuse nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, community engagement, and creative expression through reuse, education, and the arts. We imagine a world where nothing is used once nor thrown away but reused again and again.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Education Program Coordinator (EPC) serves a key role within RG by facilitating various education and outreach programs. This role manages innovative, quality arts education programming for adults and children centered on waste reduction and environmentalism using non-traditional, recycled, and reused materials. The EPC will coordinate all aspects of RG’s art education and outreach programs, including working with teachers, educators, volunteers, and artists, preparing needed materials and supplies, maintaining the education studio, assisting with outreach events, managing education staff, and working with school and nonprofit partnerships. This role works closely with the Executive Director to ensure all programming aligns with the mission, vision, and values of Reconsidered Goods. The EPC requires strong leadership and organizational skills and a deep understanding of RG’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility.

Duties

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
• Facilitate school field trip presentations for students grades K-12 centered on creative reuse at partnering schools and on-site visits.
• Design and coordinate a variety of art workshops/classes that are uniquely RG and meet expected revenue goals
• Design and facilitate yearly summer camps for ages 8 – 13 (June – August)
• Provide support for the Artist Residency Program, acting as RG liaison for artists and community engagement programs
• Oversee the maintenance of the education studio, appearance/use, storage closets, equipment, stocking materials, and supplies, processing class registrations, and serve as the primary point person for questions, anticipate program participants’ needs, and take proactive steps to respond
• Supervise and schedule part-time Education Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator, and summer intern
• Oversee and coordinate outreach events, preparing art activities, scheduling staff, assisting with events, etc.
• Help coordinate ongoing RG Education Programs such as Trash Bash, Young Makers Mart, Summer Nights, etc.
• Maintain communication with program participants and teachers and develop a program evaluation process to measure impact and success in remaining relevant, responsive, and accessible.
• Work with the Executive Director in maintaining strong community relationships.
• Keep informed of environmental issues, using current information to educate the broader community on the benefits of a more sustainable lifestyle.
• Assist in program promotion, community event listings, website updates, flyers, etc.
• Always ensure a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for staff and program participants.
• Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:
• Must be able to stand and move around the work areas frequently. Duties require sitting, bending, reaching, and stooping. Manual dexterity is needed for keyboarding, pricing, cleaning, and sorting.
• Must be able to lift heavy objects of up to 25 lbs occasionally. Frequent moving and carrying of objects around the work area is needed.
• Normal or corrected hearing and vision are required, along with speaking abilities.
• Subjected to moderate noise in typical work environments (computers, printers, client traffic) is characteristic of this job.
• Occasionally exposed to varying temperatures in work areas and outside weather conditions.

Qualifications

Education/Training
• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Education, or equivalent work experience
• Excellent computer skills using Microsoft products, social media platforms, and design software
• Previous experience working with children and individuals with varying abilities
• References and background checks are required

Experience/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Strong project management skills and ability to work independently in a creative environment
• Demonstrated ability to meet strategic goals and objectives, including revenue requirements
• Experience designing and facilitating arts curriculum, class instruction, and program development
• Strong public speaking and presentation skills
• Knowledge of developmental characteristics of learners of all ages
• Strong time management and organizational skills, attention to detail
• Ability to create interdisciplinary connections relating to recycling, reuse, and waste reduction
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment, maintaining professional relationships with staff and board, cultivating trust with community members and collaborators while representing the mission of Reconsidered Goods
• Unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as outlined in RG’s

Statement on Cultural Equity
• Must be able to read, write, and understand English at a high level; bilingual a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be flexible with working a varied schedule, occasional evenings and weekends

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