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Position: Adult Education Coordinator - Temporary 1-year Contract
Organization: Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
Location: Vancouver, BC

Hours: 25 hours per week, 5 hours daily, Monday – Friday. Occasional weekend and evening shifts required.
Term: July 15, 2019 to July 2020

Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) is seeking a part-time temporary Adult Education Coordinator to complete a one year parental-leave contract. This position oversees the planning, implementation and administration of our diverse adult education programs.


Course Coordination and Development:

  • Coordinate with contracted instructors, volunteers, and other Garden staff to ensure that courses and facilities provide an exceptional experience for every participant.
  • Support instructors in development of class curriculum and teaching skills. Provide constructive feedback as needed following course evaluation summaries.
  • Work with volunteers & instructors to prepare for classes, including supplies, handouts, attendance lists, evaluations
  • Manage, schedule and train a team of 20 volunteer Education Hosts to support classes
  • Oversee room set up and maintenance, in communication with rentals department.
  • Design new classes, workshops and Garden walks in collaboration with course instructors.
  • Write course descriptions and work with graphic design staff to produce 2 yearly brochures.

Administration and Registration:

  • Work daily with Amilia online software to create events, manage constituent files, enter data and pull reports.
  • Manage all aspects of student registration online, by phone or in-person.
  • Manage program budget, prepare deposits and financial statements.
  • Gather, summarize, and analyze participants’ survey data sources to monitor the effectiveness of Adult Education programs.


Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field
  • Experience with CRM database software - Amilia or similar
  • Previous experience in program management and development
  • Previous leadership role in collaborative planning, teaching and/or event-planning
  • Experience working with and/or managing volunteers in a not-for-profit setting

Required Skills and Characteristics:

  • Outstanding attention to detail, budget management and organizational skills
  • Enjoys providing exceptional customer service via phone, email, and in-person
  • Professional communicator and presenter, with excellent writing skills
  • Action-oriented and creative problem solver
  • Excels in an open-concept and collaborative work environment, with flexibility and willingness to assist other team members


View the full job description and application directions HERE.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 12 2019    ID: 53848