Program Coordinator - Trips, Overnights - Wildwood

Location: Rindge, NH
Sanctuary: Wildwood

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 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 
  • Act as a full participant in the Wildwood community
    • Act as a positive role model for campers and staff
    • Abide by all Wildwood and Mass Audubon policies and procedures
    • Maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers
    • 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

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.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, climb, stand for long periods, lift their hands higher than their shoulders, and walk.  This position is often required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk and run over uneven terrain while wearing a loaded pack, and lift up to 40 lbs.  Work will be done in all weather conditions including heat, humidity, sun and rain. 

Work Environment        

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Routinely, work is performed within a typical outdoor setting with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended periods of traversing uneven terrain.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary paid biweekly, comprehensive training, housing and meals for the duration of employment, and other benefits. In addition to the monetary benefits, working at camp provides staff the opportunity to improve communication skills, teambuilding skills and critical thinking. Summer camp is a fast-paced environment where all staff use problem solving skills multiple times a day.

Compensation starting at $5,000 DOE for the season.

Additional Comments

This position begins in May. The applicant and the Camp Director will work together to find an appropriate start date.  Staff training begins the first week of June and camp is over on Monday August 30th 2021. End date may be flexible upon request, however start date is not flexible for quarantine purposes.

How to Apply

Email Cover Letter, resume and completed Mass Audubon Application to 

Cheryl Oliveira
Job# 3350

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