school forest coordinator resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Knowledgeable program coordinator offering proven community building and communication skills developed over an expansive career in education. Proactive leader with extensive experience facilitating partnerships and collaborating. Proficient in needs identification, evaluation techniques, and data analysis. Familiar with working alongside diverse individuals and serving students from underserved and underrepresented communities.

  • Program Coordination and Management
  • Relationship and Partner Building
  • Program and Student Activity planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Evaluation, Data Collection, and Analysis
  • Microsoft Office 365 & Snap Survey
08/2012 to Current
School Forest Coordinator Lighthouse Academies North Little Rock, AR,
  • Coordinate, implement, and monitor a state-wide program managing 150 school sites, reaching more than 5,000 teachers and 50,000 students annually.
  • Boost program outreach with community engagement strategies through collaboration with teachers, school administrators, foresters, community members, volunteers, and city and county personnel.
  • Develop, implement, and lead site-specific, regional, and state-wide training and education events for up to 100 participants.
  • Develop, enhance, and provide standards-based lessons and activities for grades PreK-12 and adult training content in math, sciences, language arts, physical education, and social studies.
  • Communicate and promote program events and resources through the development and dissemination of monthly bulletins, quarterly mailings, social media channels, news releases, and school forest website.
  • Facilitate partnerships with the program and between schools and community organizations, natural resource professionals, and other partners including meetings, school events, Joint Powers Agreements, memorandums of understanding, annual plans, and contracts.
  • Identify and address needs for school site issues, program-wide, and individual program events using research, multiple program evaluation strategies, and data analysis to assist in strategic decision-making.
  • Administered program budget of up to $35,000 by forecasting costs, purchasing, managing annual contracts and grants, and documenting expenditures.
06/2018 to Current
Dean and Staff Mentor Ultimate Challenge Camp City, STATE,
  • Supervised and developed 15 counselors and hired 3 leadership positions each year.
  • Created and oversaw implementation of schedules and procedures for the entire camp operations by coordinating, planning, and monitoring safety of daily activities for 18 staff and 70 participants aged 12 to 24.
  • Promoted positive work environment and staff motivation through the development of new policies, procedures, effective communication, and team building activities.
  • Facilitated needs assessment of underserved and underrepresented campers and provided strategies for advancing camper engagement and family connections, as well as developing staff training for changing culture and interactions with diverse campers.
  • Collaborate with camp staff to plan and implement activities, games, workshops, and lessons for campers.
  • Designed the program website and co-developed a marketing plan to increase attendance through website, social media, and email.
08/2006 to 07/2009
Physical Science Teacher Lamar Middle School City, STATE,
  • Developed standard-based science curriculum using student-centered lessons for groups of 18-30 diverse 8th grade students while managing the classroom in a positive and productive manner.
  • Used a variety of pupil-based learning techniques including demonstrations, laboratories, critical thinking questions, debates, models, and technology-based learning.
  • Coordinated the Gifted and Talented program; evaluated, observed, and identified potential gifted and talented students; planned lessons and activities above level and organized educational field trips.
  • Communicated with parents, supervisors, students, and community members on student achievement, volunteer opportunities, and school programs and activities.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/2012
Master of Science: Natural Resources Science And Management
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
  • Emphasis in Environmental Education with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Relevant completed coursework: Principles, and Methods of Program Evaluation; Youth Agencies, Organizations, and Youth Service Systems; Environmental Education
Expected in 12/2002
Bachelor of Science: Biology
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
Leadership and Professional Associations
  • President Minnesota Forestry Employees Association 12/2019 - present
  • Executive Board Member Minnesota Children and Nature Connection 7/2018-present
  • Member Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement 9/2019 – present
  • Lead Interdivisional Education Group at the Department of Natural Resources 6/2019 - present
  • Advisory Board Member Minnesota Project Learning Tree
  • Committee Member Trust for Public Land’s Minnesota Green Schoolyards 9/2020- present

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Utah

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  • School Forest Coordinator
  • Dean and Staff Mentor
  • Physical Science Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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