Camp Adventure Director
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
The Adventure Director supervises the ropes course staff and all aspects of Wildwood’s challenge course programs including high and low elements, and teambuilding activities.
This role also serves as the Co-Director for Wildwood’s Environmental Leadership Program. The ELP Co-Directors live and work directly with 15-17 year-old program participants. ELP Co-Directors oversee all aspects of the program and are responsible for creating a rich and meaningful curriculum to help teen participants become strong voices for conservation
Duties & Responsibilities
- Train and supervise ropes course staff
- Train all staff in their rope’s duties and responsibilities
- Verify skills of staff prior to allowing them to assume ropes course duties
- Train ropes staff in emergency procedures
- Conduct periodic in-service trainings and skill-building workshops
- Ensure staff perform their duties appropriately at all times
- Give constructive, supportive feedback to ropes course staff
- ·Deliver and supervise safe and high-quality ropes course programs
- Pass a skills assessment upon arrival at Wildwood
- Facilitate ropes course programs as scheduled
- Monitor all ropes programs to ensure safety practices are in-line with recognized industry standards and Wildwood’s Local Operating Procedures
- Provide feedback to the Program Coordinator about improving ropes programs and LOPs
- Maintain an organized facility and keep accurate written records including rope logs and pre- and post-season checklists
- Lead high-quality activities that contribute to ELP’s leadership development and conservation education
- Assist with planning both first-year and second-year ELP programs.
- Facilitate recreational opportunities and relaxing times for ELP’s.
- Facilitate high-quality workshops on group dynamics, leadership skills, nature and conservation.
- Lead a multi-day offsite camping trip focusing on community and leadership.
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:
- Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
- Have 40 days of prior documented experience facilitating a ropes course program.
- Hold a valid Driver’s license and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
- Strong leadership skills and an understanding of leadership theory required.
- Ropes course certification from a nationally accredited certifying organization is preferred.
- Ability to produce a ropes course facilitation portfolio outlining hours of experience with individual elements a plus.· Must possess a love of nature that can be articulated to participants.
Compensation & Benefits
This position’s base salary range is $525 a week; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
This is a full time position.
Camp runs for 12 weeks, start date is June 1, 2022 and end date is August 28, 2022
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
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
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