Community Education Specialist

POSITION: Community Education Specialist
STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
LOCATION: Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc. (KT/LCB)
1011 Matzinger Rd
Toledo, OH 43612
CLOSING DATE: April 22, 2024

SALARY: $37,000 to $41,000


The Community Education Specialist is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of KT/LCB’s Education Initiatives.  This includes designing, booking, and facilitating youth education, classroom presentation (both in-person and virtually), community presentations, assemblies, and adult workshops.  Additionally, community education includes creating educational material and online/virtual resources as well as attending community events to distribute educational materials and answer questions.  

KT/LCB is dedicated to establishing greener communities through environmental education, litter prevention and voluntary partnerships.  KT/LCB is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s leader in litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, and community beautification. 

The ultimate goal of KT/LCB is to raise awareness of solid waste handling practices and options for businesses, organizations and residents so that each takes personal responsibility to improve our environment. 


  • Teaching established programming/curriculum to a variety of age groups and client types.
  • Creating new and innovative programming for all age groups, including programs based on Ohio Learning Standards.  Evaluating program success and relevance on an annual basis.
  • Creating curriculum/lesson plans for unique programs or tailoring programs to meet the needs of our clients, based on their already established curriculum (i.e. programs designed by Keep America Beautiful, EPA, Project Wet/Wild, Girl Scout/Boy Scout, and others). 
  • Staying current with education trends, technology, and needs.
  • Sales and partnership development.  The Community Education Specialist is responsible for meeting established goals for number of individuals served through educational programming.  The Community Education Specialist will be required to advocate for their programming, grow partnerships within the community, and solicit new clients.  This may include personal visits to establish new contacts, cold calls, creating marketing materials, etc. 
  • Solicit, book, and work community outreach events such as educational tables at festivals and events.
  • Solicit, book, and work our Riley’s Adventure Puppet Show or other large scale, assembly type programming.
  • Work with Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful volunteers to empower them with resources to to provide education on proper recycling and the benefits of litter reduction. 
  • Assist the Executive Director in representing KT/LCB through continuation of relationships with local officials, businesses, community partners, schools, other non-profits, and the media.
  • Assist with event recycling, litter pick-ups, recycling collections, and other initiatives that require all employees to participate in order to be successful.


  • Prepare program plans, goals, objectives, budgets and other materials as needed.
  • Attend community events and meetings for KT/LCB to promote the organization.
  • Attend workshops and seminars as needed.
  • Prepare and submit updates, reports, etc. as needed and required.
  • Assist Executive Director in grant writing as it relates to this position.
  • Provide good customer service and assist with any issues that may arise.
  • Collection of appropriate volunteer forms (waivers / medical information), and record keeping / paperwork completion.
  • Perform other duties as specified.


  • Bachelor Degree in a related field or prior experience (at least 4 years) in youth education.
  • Basic knowledge of recycling and sustainable trends, issues, and concerns. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with driving privileges in the State of Ohio.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker who is organized and can handle multiple projects at a time.
  • This position requires multiple evening and weekend work each month.  
  • The position requires the ability to work outside in all seasons/weather.


Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to fifty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to twenty -five pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Work involves reaching, stooping, kneeling, standing and walking for periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to sixty -five pounds. 

Communication:  Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the receiving of information and instructions from a supervisor and/or other staff. Includes giving instructions / safety instructions to volunteers. 

Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of documents and reports. Requires the ability to fill out reports and enter data on spreadsheets.  Must be able to speak before an audience with poise, voice control and confidence.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Interpersonal Temperament: Has the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under levels of stress when confronted with an emergency.


Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with co-workers, volunteers, community partners, and the public.

Quantity of Work:  Performs identified specific duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets standards and expectations.

Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.  Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, KT/LCB policy, standards, and prescribed procedures.  Remains accountable to assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to KT/LCB policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Planning: Plans, directs, and uses information effectively in order to enhance activities.  Knows and understands the expectations of KT/LCB and works to see that these expectations are met. Within constraints of KT/LCB policy, formulates appropriate strategy and tactics for achieving objectives.

Leading: Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications. Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward the achievement of KT/LCB mission and goals.

Creativity: Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies, and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of mission fulfillment. Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities. Is not adverse to change.


  • Flex time for evening and weekend work
  • Health Insurance 
  • Retirement with an employer match after 3 months
  • PTO and Paid Holidays

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by 4:30pm on April 22, 2024.  References will be requested prior to a second interview.  Remit to:

Adam Cassi – Executive Director

Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful

[email protected]


For mailed copies, use:

1011 Matzinger Road

Toledo, OH 43612


Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful is an Equal Opportunity, At Will Employer