Behavior & Inclusion Coordinator

Location: Natick, MA
Sanctuary: Broadmoor

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

We are seeking a caring, friendly person who is interested in working with children and youth and spending the summer outdoors to be the Behavior & Inclusion Coordinator (part-time) at Broadmoor Nature Camp in Natick, MA.

This position, working together with the camp administrative team, is responsible for promoting mental, social and emotional health of campers ages 4-17 and staff. The Behavior & Inclusion Coordinator spends each day walking around the site, visiting with camp groups and checking in on campers. Join a positive, welcoming community of people who enjoy learning and working together in a beautiful place, and sharing their love of nature with children.

Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. A detailed job description is available upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

Work alongside the camp administrative team to support the health and well-being of all campers and staff. 

  • Assist the Camp Director Team and Health Care Staff to identify and communicate with caregivers whose campers may need support during their camp sessions, review relevant documents (IEPs, family communications), and maintain contact with families throughout their session;
  • Train, brief and assist counselors with techniques for working with campers’ behavioral, mental, social, and emotional needs, including campers with special needs (autism, ADHD, non-verbal, sensory integration, etc.);
  • Provide direct care to staff and campers within the scope of your skills, the camp’s health care manual, and treatment procedures;
  • Communicate via radio with staff to check in with camp groups, respond to calls, check in with camp groups before, during and after the camp day;
  • Keep detailed notes of conversations with caregivers, campers, staff; and follow up on needs.

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Have’s:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have documented experience and enjoy working with children and/or youth with special needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity;
  • Must have ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to use computer (Microsoft Office, email);
  • Must have community CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2022 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class).

Nice to Have’s:

  • Preferably holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in Counseling, Therapy, Psychology or related field.

 

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base compensation range is $17-19 per hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
By working at camp, you can develop lifelong friendships, leadership, teaching, and risk management skills as you change kids’ lives every day. Play outside as you guide the future stewards of our planet, plus perks like:

  • First Aid / CPR training – free class offered to staff in June 
  • Mass Audubon membership & reciprocity with New England museums and centers 
  • Pro-deal discounts on outdoor clothing, equipment and more 
  • American Camping Association (ACA) membership option
  • Network with Mass Audubon staff (conservation, education, climate science, sustainable agriculture)  

This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information

Work Schedule: 
Monday– Friday, 8 am – 12 pm OR 12 pm – 4 pm
Training (paid): June 6–17 Camp: June 20–August 12 (end date is flexible)

Other Requirements:
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Meghan Haslam
Job# 3602