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Founded more than 50 years ago in 1965 as a pioneer in a then-new field called environmental education, we are still pioneering.

Our Nature Preschool, started in only 2013, was the first such nature-based program in Pennsylvania. Since 2000, we have operated a cutting-edge environmental art program, the only one of its kind in an American nature center. Founded in 1987, our Wildlife Clinic is one of the few in the region, and the only one in the City of Philadelphia. Our Camp Schuylkill, after-school program, and day-off camps provide thousands of kids with immersive experiences in nature, which mounting evidence shows benefits children, and people, in innumerable ways.

We are a leader in land restoration and stewardship practices as well, using our 365 acres of open space, the largest privately protected open space in Philadelphia, as a living laboratory for balancing stewardship with active use.

Director of Human Resources

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is seeking a part-time Director of Human Resources who brings creative and innovative thinking, a collaborative and open-minded approach, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a full understanding of non-profit management within a union environment.

As the Director of Human Resources, this position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the executive team and other management within the organization. This position is the point person for all operations as it relates to training, benefits, employee relations, retention, engagement, and professional development.

This position is in charge of recommending, setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies and procedures and overall best practices. This position is also instrumental in providing guidance and leadership throughout the organization as appropriate. This position maintains a working knowledge of and partnership with all departments to assist with resolving workforce challenges and works with the Executive Director as necessary to aid in organization decisions.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as strategic partner to executive staff on recommendations and strategies for improvement and development in HR related matters, processes, and policies across the agency.
  • Develops and oversees broad training and staff development goals that promote professional growth and development for the organization.
  • Provides guidance and leadership on HR matters; assists with resolution of human resources, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Consistently analyzes HR needs and reviews the organization’s job descriptions periodically, consulting with managers to ensure that staffing is appropriate and that position duties and functions are accurately reflected.
  • Develops, oversees, and implements the organizations’ initiatives and strategies to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace in addition to identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals.
  • Provides HR support and direction to management throughout union negotiations.
  • Analyzes, recommends, and maintains a wage/compensation structure that ensures fair and equitable salaries consistent with job qualifications, duties, and functions.
  • Oversees and maintains the Employee Performance Appraisal process to ensure key measurements are accurately and consistently measured for continued successful employee performance and professional development.
  • Maintains the employee handbook of employee policies and procedures, revising as required to assure compliance with laws, regulations, and agency goals.
  • Counsels staff around complaints and grievances, recommending steps to be taken to obtain resolution.
  • Oversees the administration of employee benefit programs; tracks and analyzes costs to determine cost effectiveness; suggests and implements changes as appropriate.
  • Manages payroll through Paylocity and serves as the organization’s point of contact for all payroll questions.
  • Manages the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in Paylocity; provides direction to management on the use of the HRIS; prepares and submits statistical reports to management, employees and outside agencies as required.
  • Undertakes executive level tasks as assigned by the Executive Director and works collaboratively across departments to address challenges and achieve agency goals.

Performance Expectations:

  • Success in meeting performance goals for each functional area.
  • Responsiveness to management/staff.
  • Delivery of quality work as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, or other relevant field required. Master’s degree in Human Resources Management strongly preferred.
  • SHRM Certification strongly preferred.

Experience:

  • At least eight (8) years of high-level functional experience in human resources administration, training, strategic planning, and experience in providing recommendations on human resources related activities.
  • Experience with HRIS, salary compensation and employee development.
  • Experience working in nonprofit HR within a union environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Experience in developing and managing group processes.

Professional Characteristics:

  • Well-developed leadership skills.
  • Able to maintain and facilitate positive inter-departmental relationships.
  • Able to promote teamwork and collaboration among staff.
  • Strong decision-making, problem solving, and judgment skills.
  • Able to communicate with all levels of organization.

COMPENSATION
This is a hybrid part-time, exempt position located at the Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagys Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Work responsibilities will occur during weekdays. The position is expected to be two (2) days in the office and one (1) day remote each week.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Benefits: medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage; flexible spending accounts (health and dependent care); EAP, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan. Annual paid time off includes vacation, paid holidays and vacation time.

TO APPLY
In order to be considered, please submit your resume or CV to Erin Mooney, Interim Executive Director at erin@schuylkillcenter.org.

 

Exhibitions and Art Programs Manager

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a leading environmental
education provider for the Philadelphia region, seeks a passionate and
organized Exhibitions and Art Programs Manager to contribute to the growth
of the Environmental Art program.

The center’s Environmental Art Program provides opportunities to
investigate, innovate, and interpret the nature of place. Through art
installations in our gallery and on our trails, we incite curiosity and
spark awareness of the natural environment. We aim to build spaces for
artists and the public to creatively explore and engage with both timely
environmental issues and our surrounding ecosystem.

This is a 24-hour per week position with limited benefits, including
vacation and sick days. The position reports to the Director of
Environmental Art.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage installations and de-installations for indoor and outdoor
    exhibitions.

  • With the Director of Environmental Art, participate in the development,
    curation and programming of exhibitions.

  • Attend and coordinate the logistics of art programs and events, such as
    receptions, workshops, performances, and art-related fundraising events.

  • Assist with department communications with artists, including responding
    to press/PR inquiries, processing artist submissions, fielding questions
    about the program, and more.

  • Manage the environmental art program’s digital presence, including
    updating the department’s Instagram, main Schuylkill Center website and art
    website.

  • Manage and maintain art program contact lists and program histories.

  • Manage developing and maintaining exhibition materials, including
    brochures, labels, signage indoors and outdoors etc.

  • Monitor indoor and outdoor art installations and perform and/or
    coordinate any needed maintenance, repairs, and activities.

  • Assist in other art department projects as needed, including grant
    applications and reporting, strategy and organizational efforts, etc.

  • Manage all environmental art interns

  • Manage Art & Environment Youth Ambassadors program, including
    scheduling, visiting artists and speakers, curriculum, etc.

  • Serve as art educator for teen program, in collaboration with an
    environmental educator

  • Manage art-related public programming and collaborate with Education and
    Land and Facilities departments on cross-departmental programming
    initiatives

Expected Competencies:

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Demonstrated ability in teamwork.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Willingness to occasionally work weekends and evenings, and adjust
    hours, as required.

  • Mastery of the full suite of programs, including Word/Docs,
    Excel/Sheets, social media platforms, etc. Experience with Canva and Adobe
    products encouraged but not required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described 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.

The Exhibitions and Art Programs Manager must be able to:

  • Assist with physical labor in the galleries and outdoors on the trails
    for extended periods of time, including during installation and
    deinstallation.

  • Display physical stamina needed to lift and carry supplies (up to 50
    pounds).

  • Display vision abilities required by the job including close and distant
    vision.

  • The Exhibitions and Art Programs Manager is also regularly required to
    stand, walk, and use hands and arms to operate general office equipment
    (PC, telephone, file cabinets, copier/scanner and printer). The noise level
    in the work environment is usually moderate to low.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in writing, project
management and knowledge of contemporary art, with at least two years of
demonstrated project coordination experience in a museum or related
setting, or some combination of relevant education and experience.

A bachelor’s degree in art history, fine arts, arts education, arts
administration or related fields is required.

Compensation: $19.23 an hour

Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Kristina Murray, Director
of Environmental Art, at kristina@schuylkillcenter.org and indicate
“Exhibitions and Art Programs Manager ” in the subject line. Only
successful candidates will be contacted. Applications are reviewed until
the position is filled.

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Schuylkill is an environmentally focused program that strives to give children ages 4-12 the opportunity to explore and learn about their relationship to the natural world. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic and creative team members to help us achieve these goals this summer!

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is dedicated to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law and our core values.