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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Education Coordinator

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee


Job Summary

The Education Coordinator will have primary responsibility for coordination and implementation of The Sanctuary’s successful Distance Learning program (DLP). Utilizing the latest virtual technology and partnering with Microsoft, the program offers a virtual classroom to a global audience eager to learn about elephants. Coordinator is tasked with coordinating and delivering programs, collecting data evaluating the program for improvement.


In collaboration with the Education Manager, the Education Coordinator will also assist with day to day management and programming of The Elephant Discovery Center/Outdoor Classroom. Responsibilities include greeting and informing visitors, as well as, planning and delivering Sanctuary educational programming through a variety of outlets to the widest possible audience.


Job Responsibilities

Distance Learning – 65%

  • Leads Distance Learning sessions in conjunction with Education Manager and Senior Manager of External Relations
  • Act as the main point of contact for all distance learning scheduling and complete all scheduling and coordination with assistance from Education Manager as needed. This includes communicating with teachers and other event organizers in a courteous and professional manner via phone and email.
  • Collect and maintain data on distance learning participants and create reports from this data for fundraising campaigns, reporting to the board and other uses as needed.
  • Collaborate on research and development of targeted educational material and curriculum suitable for each target group
  • Researches the latest trends and technologies used in the virtual learning space to ensure our program is on the cutting edge.
  • Creates a community of distance learning participants by maintaining the Elephant Educators Facebook group.
  • Continuously evaluates the efficacy of the distance learning program
  • Maintain an attitude of flexibility and readiness to meet specific content requests and to address technology issues and other obstacles as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned



The Elephant Discovery Center/Outdoor Classroom – 30%

  • Deliver educational programs to individuals and groups
  • Assist in coordinating/scheduling school and adult group visits
  • Assist with developing materials, activities, and curriculum for EDC/Outdoor Classroom
  • Assist in monitoring and labeling EleCams for website and EDC regularly
  • Greets visitors, provides information and handles merchandise
  • Participate in planning and implementing special fundraising and education events
  • Assist with data collection and program evaluation
  • Other duties as assigned


Outreach and Communication – 5%

  • Assists with creation and management of new educational materials posted on the website, and on-going maintenance of website education materials so it is up to date, accurate and appropriate to The Sanctuary’s mission
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications or Wildlife Conservation preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year prior work experience in education, museum or equivalent setting.
  • Public relations skills are required
  • Must be proficient public speaker and comfortable with virtual technology
  • Working knowledge of Outlook computer programs to include Word and Excel
  • Experience with a non-profit is a plus
  • Must be on-site 5 days a week in Hohenwald, includes regular Saturdays
  • Bilingual: Spanish preferred, but not required

Additional Information


Medical, Dental, Vision, AirEvac, 401K, PTO, Short Term Disabilty, Life Insurance

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:

or fax 931-793-1360


  • Date Posted: December 2, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk