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Conservation Teen Scientist Coordinator (Part-Time)

Job Title:  Conservation Teen Scientist Coordinator (Part-Time)
Department:  Learning Experiences
FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Director of Learning Experiences
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Nature of Work

The primary function of the Conservation Teen Scientist (CTS) Coordinator is to provide guidance to the Conservation Teen Scientist (CTS) volunteers and CTS Leaders. The CTS Coordinator ensures that the CTS volunteers are disseminating the correct information while giving conservation messages to public audiences. The CTS Coordinator lead the training of the CTS Volunteers and CTS Leaders on and off Zoo Miami premises.

Essential Duties

  • Schedule, coordinate, and evaluate core groups of Conservation Teen Scientists.
  • Supervise CTS Leaders and Conservation Teen Scientists on and off Zoo premises.
  • Train CTS Volunteers and CTS Leaders.
  • Enforce disciplinary action for volunteers that break policies and procedures including speaking/informing parents of any incidents and next actions.
  • Communicate regularly on program needs and project updates with the Director of Learning Experience.
  • Email communications to CTS volunteers regularly in regards to upcoming events and volunteer hours’ update.
  • Manage volunteer profiles in Volgistics to ensure information is always up-to-date and enter contacts/hours for volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or enrollment in a collegiate program for Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, Zoology, Psychology or related field preferred
  • One year of teaching and/or training experience, preferably in an informal learning environment (zoo, museum, botanic garden, etc.)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferably.


  • Current Florida Driver’s License in good standing.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills / Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills

Proficiency in MS Office Applications, including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.

General Physical Requirements

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/ or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Balancing: Maintaining a body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hand and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position-to-position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.
  • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Visual Acuity:
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye.
    • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heaving equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to an indoor office environment climate condition and outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Flexible schedule due to programming.

Applicants must mail, email, or fax resume and a brief cover letter to:

Zoo Miami Foundation
Re: Conservation Teen Scientist Coordinator (Part-Time)
12400 SW 152nd ST, Miami Fl 33177 
Fax #: 305-255-7126

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