Education Section Chief position open in Pratt, KS working for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.
Beginning annual salary, $70,077/year; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick, vacation, and parental leave.
The position is responsible for directing all aspects of the department’s R3 and wildlife education programs. R3 – recruitment, retention and reactivation – is a relatively new, critical program designed to ensure the survival of the state’s outdoor heritage and wildlife and fisheries conservation programs. The section chief supervises a full-time R3 coordinator position, overseeing department-wide R3 efforts that are directed at anglers, hunters and outdoor recreationists. The position also oversees delivery of statewide hunter, boater, wildlife and fur harvester education programs, supervising three full-time education program coordinators. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the operation of Milford, Pratt, and Southeast Kansas nature centers, including supervision of the Southeast Kansas Nature Center director. Other statewide programs delivered by section staff include Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, Archery in the Schools, Student Air Rifle Program, EcoMeets, Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites, advanced hunter education and outdoor skills events. This position will coordinate shooting range grants, prepare and monitor section budgets, and ensure education delivery and communication methods adapt and evolve with changing audience preferences and technology advancements.
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