discovery program coordinator resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated, results-driven and detail-oriented environmental professional with extensive experience working with regulation agencies, environmental consultants, business owners and the general public. Hard-working and passionate quick-learner with eight years of experience in the environmental field and a Masters in Science in Ecological Leadership and Education.

  • Detail-oriented, innovative, self-starter, creative and resourceful in project development and management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; seasoned and effective public speaker
  • Knowledgeable of interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives and issues
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and French (written and spoken)
  • Committed, motivated reliable, enthusiastic and quick learner
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Accomplished in environmental science-based programming and evaluation development
  • Skilled in group facilitation, team building and professional training
Discovery Program Coordinator, 07/2010 to Current
Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc.Marseilles, IL,
  • Research and design interactive, inquiry and environmental-based curriculum that support and enhance the Sunshine State Standards
  • Develop and enhance educational programs, including creating cutting-edge citizen science project
  • Created application with spatial data capacity to collect biological data
  • Trained the general public on biological data collection
  • Oversee daily coordination of guided and self-guided environmental and interdisciplinary education programs for students from elementary to high school grades
  • Maintain high standards in volunteer training, supervision and cultivation
  • Create, implement and analyze program evaluations
  • Teach and create environmental education programs for students of all ages throughout Miami-Dade County
  • Design visual and marketing materials
  • Manage the Discovery program budget and a team of 30 docents
  • Lead, speak and teach to diverse groups
  • Assist with various outreach and educational programs
Intern, 09/2008 to 03/2010
Citizens For A Better South FloridaCity, STATE,
  • Taught experiential environmental science workshops for elementary school students
  • Organized volunteers in ecological restoration projects in Virginia Key, FL
  • Recorded biological data for the endangered species Zanthoxylum coriaceum
  • Assisted in environmental education field trips for elementary students and in the planting of edible gardens at elementary schools
  • Cooperated in South Florida native plant classification
Natural Resources specialist II & Natural Resources Environmental Officer, 06/2006 to 07/2008
Broward County Environmental Protection DepartmentCity, STATE,
  • Managed all field projects in public wellfields in Broward County
  • Reviewed groundwater analysis and hazardous waste disposal reports
  • Collected and recorded hazardous material data
  • Supervised well installations to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and licenses
  • Provided training to facility operators/owners in completing and implementing Spill Prevention and Control Plans
  • Educated the public on better management practices, chemical reduction plans, hazardous material storage, usage and handling, and local and urban ecology
  • Prepared environmental reports, drinking water policies, spreadsheets, tables and graphics
  • Coordinated with business owners, business managers, property owners, maintenance personnel and the general public to ensure compliance of environmental regulations to protect drinking water from chemical pollution
  • Updated GIS Shapefiles and layers with Broward County Wellfield information
  • Created maps using GIS software to locate the different zones of influences in facilities
  • Maintained GIS layers to interpret and apply spatial data in wellfield protected areas to implement better management practices for hazardous materials
Environmental Science Research Intern, 01/2005 to 06/2006
GIS-RS Center Florida International UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Created, updated and maintained GIS metadata records for the Caribbean Region of the Coastal Scenarios Web Portal and for the Peruvian Andean Amazon GIS Web Portal at Florida International University
  • Established a metadata catalog to keep records of metadata creation and updates Designed and implemented a manual for future users of Morpho® software to create GIS biological metadata languages.
M.S: Ecological Leadership and Education, Expected in 2010
Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University - Cambridge, MA
  • Extensive outdoor leadership and environmental field experience that included living, studying and facilitating environmental work in an outdoor environment on a variety of ecosystems across the United States on a 24 hour basis for a total of 34 weeks
  • Led group on day hikes and backcountry trips on trail and overland in desert, sub-alpine, and coastal environments
  • Expertise in the application of experiential and bioregional education methodologies
  • Designed and taught graduate workshops in various environmental topics
  • Collaboratively designed and implemented graduate level weeklong coursework centered on: Ecological and Social Issues in the US and Mexico Border, Water Resources in Desert Ecosystems: Anthropogenic Effects on the Colorado River and Urban Ecology in Charleston, SC
  • Designed and utilized assessment criteria and feedback techniques such as written self- evaluation and reflection, peer advising, and discussion-based group review
  • Facilitated decision making by utilizing consensus and committee representation
  • Developed significant group facilitation, conflict resolution, and mediation skills
  • Participated in collective visioning to develop practical goals and initiatives to support group cohesiveness and sense of community
  • Adhered to Leave-No-Trace ethics and backcountry safety systems
  • Skilled in engaging multiple intelligences while implementing liberatory, critical, contemplative and reflective pedagogies in wilderness settings
B.S: Environmental Sciences, Expected in 2006
Alaska Pacific University - Anchorage, AK
Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), GIS (ArcMap, ArcGis, ArcCatalog), InDesign, Professional, Morpho, Stella, Oxygen, Posse

Professional Development
  • Citizen Science - Graduate level course at University of Miami (Current)
  • Plant and Animal Interactions- Graduate level course FIU, UM and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (2013)
  • LiFE-Linking Food and the Environment Curriculum Facilitator Training (2012)
  • Flying Wild Facilitator Training (2011)
  • Groundwater, Surface Water and Soil Sampling Training (2008)
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification(2007)
  • Storage Tank Facility Inspection Basic Training (2007)
  • OSHA 8-hour Hazwoper (2007)
  • Environmental Enforcement Training (2007)
  • Sunsational Service (2007)

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School Attended

  • Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University
  • Alaska Pacific University

Job Titles Held:

  • Discovery Program Coordinator
  • Intern
  • Natural Resources specialist II & Natural Resources Environmental Officer
  • Environmental Science Research Intern


  • M.S
  • B.S

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