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Executive Director
Cope Environmental Center
Centerville, Indiana


Cope Environmental Center (Cope) is seeking a dynamic and highly qualified Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the consistent achievement of Cope’s mission and financial objectives.  The Executive Director is the voice and face of Cope representing the Cope locally, as well as on the state and national scene. The Executive Director oversees the accomplishment of policies, goals, and objectives established by the Board of Directors.  And, the Executive Director provides leadership in identifying current trends and future opportunities for meeting the vision of Cope Environmental Center.
Cope is an environmental education organization that promotes the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration and research.  Cope Environmental Center is situated on 130 acres with over three miles of hiking trails open to the public 365 days a year.  Our educational programs reach thousands of participants every year. Cope’s new facility is designed to meet the very stringent standards of the Living Building Challenge. This building, along with the Children of Indiana Nature Park and the Bicentennial Trail project, has led to significantly increased exposure for the Center and its program offerings.
Key Attributes:
·         Passion for CEC’s mission and vision.
·         Experience in not-for-profit management.
·         Excellent skills in fundraising along with stellar oral and written communication skills.
·         Knowledge of personnel management including the ability to recruit, hire, and effectively supervise full and part-time employees and volunteers.
·         Strong logistical long range and strategic planning skills.
·         Ability to partner with community, state and national environmental and nature organizations.

·         A successful  Executive Director will possess a welcoming and engaging personality in addition to excellent interpersonal, leadership, managerial, computer, networking, and public speaking skills.

Key Job Responsibilities:
     The Executive Director:
·         Works with the Board of Directors and especially the Board Chair to accomplish the mission and vision of Cope.
·         Maintains a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of talented and qualified employees.
·         Develops a pragmatic budget and works for financial stability.
·         Works with the board and staff to create and implement comprehensive fund raising and public relations plans.
·         Leads fund raising efforts especially through building relationships with donors locally and nation-wide.
·         Works with Cope staff, Executive Committee, full board and committees to develop and implement long-range and annual strategic plans.
·         Publicizes and promotes the mission and vision of Cope locally, statewide, and nationally by speaking to groups, participating in community organizations and events and working with media representatives.
·         Oversees the effective use of the Living Building Challenge building as well as all natural attributes of the land.
·         Shepherds the Bicentennial projects to ensure they reach their full educational potential.
·         Enhances the organizational structure to realize the Center’s goals and plans.
Minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree
·         Advanced degree preferable
·         Environmental knowledge and an eagerness to continue learning
To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three references to:
Cope Environmental Center                        
Attn: Alan Spears, Chair
Board of Directors                    
1730 Airport Road
Centerville, IN 47330             

Or you may email to:  careers@copeenvironmental.org
Application open until filled



Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab On-Call Science Instructors


A corps of Science Instructors will be directly involved with K – 12 students through a variety of program formats, including, classroom activities at area school sites, interactive videoconference programs from the Marian University videoconference studio, afterschool programs, and other programs at Marian University.   The position requires knowledge of science, especially life and environmental sciences, desire to work with the K-12 student population, flexible schedules, and interest in engaging students and teachers in interactive, standards-based science programs. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with and comfortable presenting existing Marian University K-12 science programs.
  • Engage the students actively using effective teaching skills and methods.
  • Interact with the requesting organizations in a manner that would engender continued requests.
  • Collect participation data from the group, if required.
  • Respond in a timely manner to Marian University regarding potential teaching assignments
  • Be willing to participate in program and technology training


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Teaching experience - either formal or informal, or recent coursework in science, education, or related courses of study
  • Science or STEM teaching experience preferred
  • Experience with K-12 students
  • Ability to engage students in educational and fun activities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to handle disruptive or challenging students
  • Creativity, energy, patience, and flexibility
  • Comfort with videoconference technology or willingness to learn
  • Available on an as-needed basis
  • Reliable transportation
  • Computer and Internet access

Applications require a current resume, a letter of application, and names and addresses of three current references.  All applications should be submitted electronically thru hr@marian.edu.  No phone calls please.

Marian University is an EOE

Stephanie Schuck

Outdoor Education and Restoration Coordinator

Marian University, Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab

3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222









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