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Education and Outreach Administrator Job Description

The Lumber Heritage Region is seeking an Education and Outreach Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing education and outreach programs that promote the region’s rich lumber history and sustainable forestry practices. This person will pay close attention to detail and be organized and attentive. Flexibility in scheduling, including a willingness to travel and work on weekends as necessary, is a requirement for this position.


  • Develop and implement education and outreach programs that engage the public, schools, and community groups in the history of the lumber industry in the region.
  • Collaborate with local partners to promote sustainable forestry practices and raise awareness about the importance of preserving the region’s forests.
  • Conduct research on lumber history, sustainable forestry practices, and related topics to inform program development.
  • Develop educational materials, such as lesson plans, brochures, monthly newsletters and exhibits, that communicate the region’s lumber history and sustainable forestry practices to the public.
  • Monitor and participate in significant events throughout the 15-county region, showcasing and promoting the Lumber Heritage Region in the context of its rich history and unique tourist attractions.
  • Establish a comprehensive system for tracking volunteer hours, monetary and professional service donations, outreach assistance, and other related services to facilitate the process of grant reporting.
  • Manage all travel by booking reservations and securing lodging.
  • Collaborate with the team to support and meet the goals and objectives outlined in the current management action plan by providing assistance with various projects and deadlines.
  • Assist in grant writing and fundraising efforts to support education and outreach programs.
  • Create and maintain an inventory list for all LHR shop items.
  • Provide comprehensive support to the Executive Director by assisting with various duties related to the Management Action Plan, ensuring successful implementation and achievement of its objectives.
  • Assist the LHR team with any other communications and education projects as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, history, education, or related field recommended but not required.
  • Knowledge of lumber history and sustainable forestry practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience in program development, education, or outreach.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and leading tours.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media platforms.

The Lumber Heritage Region offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and a retirement plan.

If you are passionate about lumber history and sustainable forestry practices and are excited about sharing your knowledge with others, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to Holly Komonczi at hkomonczi@lumberheritage.org by 9/8/2023.

People of all genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.