Job Title:  GreenKids Director
Environmental Education
Deputy Director for Programs
FLSA Status:
Full-time, Exempt

Telework: This position is eligible for telework, but requires travel to schools

 Position Summary 

The GreenKids Director supervises all aspects of ANS environmental education programming in partnership with Pre-K to grade 12 schools. This critical leadership position advances the organization’s strategic goal of building environmental literacy in public school systems in the DMV region. Salary range $65,000-$75,000 depending on qualifications.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to by June 20th.  Anticipated start date is mid-July. Research shows that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they feel that they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this role sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply. ANS is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees all work of ANS staff delivering school-based programs, including hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff
  • Maintains and expands program connections with all school system partners in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, including periodic updating of MOUs and partnership letters
  • Leads fundraising efforts, including writing grant proposals and grant reports in collaboration with grant writers, communicating with and hosting funders, tracking progress on fundraising goals, and meeting regularly with the Development Department
  • Manages and tracks GreenKids budget and maintains program adherence to budget limits and budget reporting requirements
  • Builds a model that combines grant-supported and fee-based programming to expand reach of hands-on GreenKids lessons in schools throughout the region
  • Regularly evaluates and uses feedback from evaluation tools to develop and update GreenKids program offerings to keep them relevant, innovative, and aligned with current curriculum standards
  • Fosters partnerships with organizations serving complimentary education roles in the community
  • Manages development of all GreenKids program outreach and marketing materials in consultation with the Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Communicates GreenKids program successes to partners, funders, and the public using social media
  • Manages and maintains inventory of GreenKids program supplies
  • Represents ANS at conferences and meetings and serves on committees of environmental education leadership organizations including Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education and the North American Association for Environment Education and others as needed to promote ANS strategic goals


  • Dynamic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • At least five years of experience in Environmental Education, including skills in teaching, and training other teachers.
  • Master’s degree or higher in education, ecology, conservation biology, or a related field (degree or equivalent experience preferred)
  • Experience with developing curriculum and ability to create innovative strategies and unique programs
  • Ability to establish, manage, and complete multiple projects on time and on budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively build strong relationships and collaborations
  • Grant-writing and grant management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written (including electronic) communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Management experience in hiring, training, and supervising education staff
  • Non-profit and environmental organization experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift bins of lesson materials up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to navigate stairs while carrying lesson materials
  • Ability to drive, and access to a car that can transport large bins of lesson materials
  • Ability to speak, hear, and use a personal computer for standard business communications