516-001 - EDUCATION MANAGER
|Class Title: Education Manager|
Grade Number: S09; $22.6356-$32.9965 per hour
Department: Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste/Public Works
This is a professional and managerial position responsible for all public education and outreach efforts of the Bureau relating to waste reduction, recycling, litter prevention, SWEEP and Animal Control. The Education Manager must be skilled in web, creative design and social media and must possess the ability to convey Bureau messages in a creative and effective approach in all media platforms. The Education Manager must be able to develop and implement a strategic citywide education plan that is creative and effective to convey the Bureau's overall goals to maximize residential and commercial recycling in the City for long term sustainability. The Education Manager must be proficient in public speaking and possess the ability to collaborate with various neighborhood groups, schools, businesses and residents and present educational programs to all age groups in all types of forums.
The Education Manager is responsible for managing the Keep Allentown Beautiful (KAB) campaign which is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful. The Manager recruits and organizes the volunteers for the KAB steering committee, organizes volunteer clean-up and beautification efforts and other requirements in order to maintain "good-standing" affiliation status and enhance the City of Allentown.
The Education Manager develops programs and teaches recycling education and litter prevention at schools, summer playgrounds, community meetings, the Drop-Off Center, etc.
Further essential job duties are described below. Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required as part of a schedule adjustment or overtime assignment.
Works under the supervision of the Bureau Manager.
May exercise supervision over bargaining unit employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
" Responsible for the development and execution of a citywide educational strategic plan relating to the Bureau's mission and programs.
" Responsible for all the educational activities, written materials, press releases, web page design and social media platforms for the Bureau from creative development through implementation and distribution.
" Responsible for the information on the City's website and social media platforms regarding design, maintenance, modification, and expansion.
" Writes and designs all Bureau flyers, brochures, newsletters, billboards, promotional materials, etc.
" May assist with the enforcement of City Ordinances.
" Develops and manages the Keep America / Keep Pennsylvania / Keep Allentown Beautiful programs and campaigns.
" Recruits and organizes the volunteers for the KAB steering committee, organizes volunteer clean-up and beautification efforts and other requirements in order to maintain "good-standing" affiliation status and enhance the City of Allentown.
" Manages and coordinates all volunteer clean-ups, activities and projects and other quality of life initiatives.
" Creates, coordinates and performs recycling education programs for the Allentown Summer Playground program.
" Present tours of the Allentown Recycling Drop-Off Center for school groups and other community groups.
" Develops, coordinates and implements public and private school recycling programs.
" Presents Bureau programs at neighborhood meetings, public events, health fairs and other community-based events.
" Coordinates staffing of the Drop-Off Center with Lehigh County Juvenile Probation.
" Performs and submits reports Superfund site (Dorney Road) landfill monitoring as part of the US EPA requirement.
" Provide quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
" Performs related work as may be required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Bachelor's Degree in a related field, and
(B) Extensive experience in solid waste, recycling and litter prevention programs, public education, public health, or
(C) Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of federal, state and local recycling and solid waste laws, ordinances and enforcement practices.
(B) Knowledge of website design, social media platforms and media outlets.
(C) Knowledge of computer word processing and desk top design and publishing programs and the ability to create and design educational materials in for all areas and platforms.
(D) Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral, written and graphic form.
(E) Understanding of recycling and solid waste programs and a commitment to waste reduction and recycling practices and principles.
(F) Possess good communication, public speaking, interpersonal and attention to detail skills.
(G) Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, government, professional and non-professional groups and individuals.
(H) Ability to interact and communicate effectively with residents, businesses and the general public, both youth and adult, on various social and economic levels.
(I) Ability to design and implement youth and adult programming.
(J) Ability to implement community-based beautification initiatives and quality of life improvement programs.
(K) Possess strong community outreach skills.
(L) Possess strong creative and organizational skills.
(M) Ability to develop and implement effective programs.
(N) Possess good judgment and dependability.
(O) Knowledge of principles and practices of effective supervision.
(P) Ability to work independently and manage multiple concurrent projects.
(Q) Assists in the research and development of new policies, procedures and ordinances.
Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Daily use of personal computer, internet, social media platforms, copy machine, fax machine, telephone system and any other office related equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. May be required to walk frequently.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; education portfolio and a recycling education program presentation, job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.