Community Engagement Manager

Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is expanding its Education department and we are seeking a Community Engagement Manager to be responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and oversight of a number of community-focused Zoo programs, including the Advanced Inquiry Program Master’s program (AIP). This position serves as liaison with external and internal partners for the AIP and other programs, including the Arizona SciTech Festival, and established and emerging community education programs led by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and others. This position will also require extensive collaboration with internal and external partners for all aspects of the programs under its purview. The work of this position will help extend the Zoo’s reach and recognition into the local, regional, and national conservation education communities.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Master’s degree in science or education, three years of experience designing and conducting educational programs for adults and children in either formal or informal settings, demonstrated experience in applying the scientific method in field settings and inquiry in the classroom, demonstrated academic and practical understanding of community-based conservation, biology, ecology, and education, strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills with particular attention to detail; as well as strong planning skills, proficiency in Microsoft Windows software and applications, and ability to work a non-standard/flexible schedule, which may include weekends and evenings. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require DMV check and clear annual TB test.

The Phoenix Zoo was born of a spirit of community and the efforts of small group of dedicated volunteers, and carefully nurtured through the support of millions. We have enjoyed a truly remarkable first 50+ years. Come be a part of our next 50 years and inspire millions more, connecting them with the natural world in new and fascinating ways. Our Community Engagement Manager will be instrumental in our continuing aspiration to excel in conservation education.

This exempt-level position has a starting hourly pay of $19.07 - $21.46 DOE, and includes our full benefits package with medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) with company match, and generous paid time off.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

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The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.