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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

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Education Coordinator

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee


Job Summary

The Education Coordinator (EC) 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 – 75%
• Leads Distance Learning sessions in conjunction with Education Manager and Outreach
& Operations Manager
• 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 – 20%
• 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


• Team Oriented – Develop positive working relationships with other Sanctuary
employees and volunteers. Provide recommendations to resolve issues as they arise.
Interact professionally with staff, board members and volunteers.
• Organized – Maintain calendars and data across multiple platforms that allows the
education team to work efficiently and effectively. Attention to detail is a must.
• Creativity – Ability to prepare diverse presentations and information, observe
communication and social media trends and incorporate into educational planning
activities. Utilize creativity to develop marketing and communication plans.
• Good Communicator – Communicate respectfully and effectively with others. Keep
management informed of both internal and/or external issues and concerns. Practice
good communication skills both verbal and written.
• Self-Motivated – Perform the job with minimal supervision and learn all aspects of The
Sanctuary as related to the position.
• Dependable and Reliable – Come to work and be on time. Follow procedures and
ensure accurate documents are provided to Donors.
• Training – Identify and engage in on going training for self and those supervised and
work with supervisor to identify additional training needs.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications or Wildlife Preservation 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

• Must be able to sit / stand for 8 hours.
• Walking, bending, light lifting.

Additional Information


Paid Vaction, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, EAP, Short Term Disability, Life, AirEvac

How to Apply

please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to


  • Date Posted: November 5, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Animal Welfare
  • Working Hours: M-F 8 am to 5 pm, regular Saturdays