Program Coordinator – Trips & Overnights 

Location: Rindge, NH
Sanctuary: Wildwood

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

This position, with the aid of the Wildwood trek staff and unit leaders, will be responsible for facilitating all aspects of offsite camp experiences, including menu planning, outfitting, and trip logistics.  The Program Coordinator works closely with the Teen Program Manager and Camp Director to review and approve itineraries and trip reports in a timely fashion. The Program Coordinator will occasionally work offsite executing resupplies, or substituting for trip leader should the need arise.  Additionally, this position will also periodically assist the Teen Program Manager in other aspects of wildwood teen programs. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Train and supervise staff on Teen Adventure Trips and overnights 
    • In cooperation with administrative staff, develop and facilitate training programs for Wildwood seasonal staff to prepare them for their duties and responsibilities during treks and overnights 
    • Support Unit Leaders as they pack gear and food for their overnights
    • Supervise meal planning and shopping for treks and overnights
    • In cooperation with the Teen Program Coordinator provide ongoing development for trip and overnight staff throughout the summer
    • Provide offsite leadership and support to residential overnights, Leaders-in-Training, and Teen Adventure Trips 
  •  Supervise and assist Teen Adventure Trip staff to maintain an organized facility at the Trek Shed and keep accurate written records
    • Maintain all facilities and equipment in safe, working order
    • Ensure the trek shed and all equipment are kept clean and organized 
    • Keep records equipment condition and needs for replacement
    • Submit opening and closing inventories including requests for new equipment
    • Oversee check-out & check-in of all equipment at the trek shed
    • Perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on a variety of camping and outdoor equipment Assist with planning, execution, and supervision of Wildwood teen programs 
  • Assist with planninig, execution, and supervision of Wildwood teen programs
    • Assist Teen Program Manager in providing leadership and administrative support for camp programming
    • Work with Environmental Leadership Program Director and Teen Program Manager to plan and execute off-site service projects for ELP’s
    • Communicate with other Program Coordinators to coordinate support from administrative staff 
    • Give constructive, supportive feedback to teen staff
    • Substitute for staff in Wildwood teen programs as needed
    • Ensure staff perform their duties appropriately at all times
    • Manage scheduling of Wildwood’s van fleet 
  • Other Job Duties:
    • Act as a full participant in the Wildwood community
    • Abide by all Wildwood and Mass Audubon policies and procedures 
    • Strive to maintain a high level of personal health and wellness 
    • Attend all meals except during time off
    • Complete Evening Security duties as assigned 
    • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Relationships:
    • Act as a positive role model for campers and staff 
    • Maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers 

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:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and hold valid Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Valid Driver’s License is required
  • Experience leading overnight camping experience or adventure travel trips 

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base salary begins at a weekly salary of $525; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information

This is a full time position for the summer.

The duration of this assignment is for 12 - 14 weeks, start date is mid May and end date is late August.

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:

Becky Gilles, Director Wildwood Camp
Job# 3698