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Full Time:
$40,535.00 - $40,535.00 Annually
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, journalism, education, or a related field; plus two years of experience in education, volunteer management, communications, or a related field.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of training course development, needs assessment, and course planning.

Knowledge of instructional techniques.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism.

Knowledge of educational principles and learning concepts.

Ability to develop and present training programs.

Ability to write educational articles for publication.

Ability to compile information and write reports.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Experience presenting to school groups and public audiences. Experience working on a firing range and good knowledge of firearm handling and maintenance. Knowledge and ability to handle and care for education animals. Certification and experience with AGFC education programs including hunter education, boater education, and Project WILD. Prefer candidates who are familiar with the blackland prairie ecosystem and habitat management practices. RSO and Firearms Instructor certification a plus.
Postion Location:
City: Columbus, Arkansas
Office: Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center
Division: Education
Job Summary:

The Education Program Specialist is responsible for managing, training, and coordinating the activities of volunteers for various educational programs.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions:

Develops and conducts education and training programs designed to train volunteers for various educational programs and participates in the presentation of special interest seminars.


Communicates information to the public through programs, media, and other communication outlets concerning educational programs and regulation requirements.


Provides technical assistance with the design and development of education training aids and materials.


Designs, develops, and maintains exhibits and information booths at special events and activities such as school career day activities and fairs.


Performs special research projects and provides technical information and assistance to various colleges, high schools, and the general public.


Visits community leaders and school administrators to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the various programs.


Develops and oversees annual budgets for programs within the assigned region.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will oversee shotgun range operations including coordinating team practices, leading training classes, scheduling and operating tournaments, range maintenance, and managing inventory of supplies. This position also plans, markets, and provides the majority of education programs to visitors and school groups at the education center. This person is also responsible for the upkeep of education animals. This position will work closely with education center team and occasionally direct work of interns, volunteers, and extra help staff.
Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

Special Job Dimensions:
Other Specific Information:
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Frequent in-state travel is required. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.