The Field School Coordinator is responsible for the management of Kellogg’s Field School and its involvement with educational programs.
Kellogg Field School is located on Alaska Pacific University’s 750-acre Kellogg Campus in Palmer, Alaska. The campus hosts APU’s Masters in Outdoor and Environmental Ed Program, an interactive Children’s Garden, wooded nature trails and an experimental greenhouse.
- Oversees day-to-day Field School management.
- Teaches as needed and offers other related workshops.
- Supervises, evaluates, hires/fires student workers.
- Teaches noncredit-bearing workshops for students/interns.
- Provides oversight and training of teaching assistants, students and interns.
- Develops and updates of all necessary Field School administrative forms, marketing materials, risk management protocols and standard operating procedures.
- Provides budget development and oversight.
- Ensures program revenue generation sufficient to cover Field School operating costs.
- Collaborates with visiting APU classes, groups and public programs.
- Performs teaching duties while in-session and additional duties beyond the sessions:
- Additional duties may include: recruitment, curriculum development, enrollment, program design, marketing, student and parent retention, promotional events, camp liaison activities, and community relations.
Knowledge and Skills
- Skill in facility maintenance and scheduling.
- Skill in operating farm machinery.
- Skill in project and employee management.
- Skill in working with budgets and cash flow.
- Skill in multitasking.
- Skill in consistently meeting or exceeding deadlines and goals.
- Skill in working effectively with diverse groups and individuals with varying needs.
- Skill in being self-directed, collaborative, organized, and having an attentive to details.
- Skill in utilizing software related to word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and e-mail.
Minimum Education Qualification
A bachelor’s degree in Education, Outdoor/Environmental Education or related field.
Preferred Education Qualification
Master’s degree in Education, Outdoor/Environmental Education or related field.
Minimum Experience Qualification
Non-Supervisory: Three (3) years’ experience running farming-related education programs.
Possess current valid driver’s license. Ability to pass a driving history check and driving test.