Link to the position announcement:****


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*Education Research Manager, Center for Learning Innovation and



Develops and implements research plans and protocols for conservation

education initiatives for the Center for Learning Innovation and

Collaboration (CLIC) initiative, including all aspects of methodology

development, data collection and analysis, as well as dissemination of

results to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.****


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– Under the direction of the Senior Director, conceptualize and initiate

research/evaluation protocols to measure impact of Center initiatives.***


– With guidance from the Senior Director, provide all necessary

coordination of Center research activities including budget management,

report generation, oversight of resources, and logistical planning.****

– Implement all aspects of research/evaluation studies from

methodological develop through dissemination of results.****

– Explore new technologies and innovative application of existing

technological resources within research/evaluation protocols****

– Work with Education Coordinator, Center for Learning Innovation and

Collaboration to develop and implement education programs as it pertains


research/evaluation goals.****

– Assist in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with

zoo staff, other cultural institutions, and conservation/wildlife



– Regularly give presentations/workshops at professional conferences and

annual meetings.****

– In collaboration with the Senior Director, publish within peer

reviewed journals as well as other publications important to the field.**


– In collaboration with the Senior Director, explore, develop and

maintain relationships with universities including but not limited to

achieving adjunct status.****

– Work with the Education Coordinator of the Center to track program

attendance and assist in generating quarterly reports on area activities.


– With direction from the Senior Director, communicate with donors and

other stakeholders effectively and courteously.****

– Supervise interns and program staff as needed.****






·         Ability to operate zoo vehicles including electric carts and vans*



·         Performs other duties as assigned****






·         Excellent project management skills with strong ability to

successfully manage several large initiatives simultaneously****


·         Working knowledge of PCs, using word processing, spread sheet and

databases software.****


·         Comfort with computer-based data management resources (for

example: SPSS, SYSTAT, S-Plus, SigmaPlot, R, or SAS, etc.)****


·         Comfort with change, innovation, and unique approaches to

educational research methods and programming****


·         Comfort with approaching members of the public for data

collection purposes.****


·         Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. ****


·         Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions. ****


·         Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of

all projects.****


·         Ability to interact courteously and respectfully with

supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors and general public.*



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A master¹s degree in education from an accredited college or university is

required; a doctoral degree and/or experiences in zoo education is







Knowledge of diverse research methods appropriate for the field of informal

learning, including both established methodologies and unique approaches to

measuring impact.****


Established record (published or internal) of evaluation and/or research

work in the area of informal education with emphasis on science education,

visitor studies and/or conservation education preferred.****


Experience with federally funded grants and initiatives desirable****






Available to work weekends, holidays and special events which may occur

outside of regular work schedule as assigned. ****


Valid driver¹s license with good driving record.****


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*All employment queries should be directed to:*


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Human Resources********


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To complete an application for employment at Lincoln Park Zoo, download and

open this PDF, fill in your information, save the form and e-mail it to We require a cover letter, resume, and application for

all positions. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Lincoln Park

Zoo is an equal opportunity employer.****


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