Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF) seeks to expand audiences and extend its regional presence through innovative adult education programs. The Adult Education Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, education staff, and instructors to strengthen curriculum, diversify instructional strategies and venues, and hire new teaching staff, in addition to helping shape our overall growth strategy by analyzing enrollment data and student evaluations. Adult Education programs include, but not limited to, classes, lectures, workshops, tours, and other educational experiences. Adult education content includes, but is not limited to, home gardening, garden design, biodiversity, conservation, science, health and wellness, garden arts, and other topics that connect people with California native plants. Additionally, the manager coordinates program logistics, maintains materials, keeps accurate records, communicates with instructors and participants, and supports the Foundation’s efforts. This position is half-time and reports to the Executive Director.
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Theodore Payne Foundation
Theodore Payne Foundation is a non-profit nursery and educational organization that promotes the understanding and use of California native plants. The Foundation has approximately 3,000 members and an outreach to nearly 14,000 via its e-newsletter; it has a paid staff of 20 and a corps of 150 volunteers. The Foundation owns and operates a 22-acre educational facility and nursery in Sun Valley in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA, and has an operating budget of more than $1 million. Major activities include operating a public nursery/seed room and bookstore, plant propagation, adult education and K-12 nature education classes, demonstration gardens, an annual native plant garden tour with 2,000 attendees at 40 gardens, seasonal plant sales, as well as donor, member, and volunteer appreciation events. Outreach activities include the web site, e-newsletter, social media, and offsite sales. For more information, visit theodorepayne.org. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all TPF activities are conducted without discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. TPF is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.