Program Coordinators - Staff Campers (2) - Wildwood

Location: Rindge, NH
Sanctuary: Wildwood

Program Coordinator for Staff and Program Coordinator for Campers Position (2 positions)

Under the general direction of Wildwood Education Manager, the Program Coordinator oversees unit counselors, assists in the creation of staff schedules, camp-wide attendance checks program supply requests and distribution, mail and email sorting and distribution.

Wildwood is a place for all. All staff are expected to embrace the individuals that make our camp special.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with program development, planning and set-up
    • Oversee the DG selection process and divide campers into groups by choice and age.
    • Responsible for assisting to create weekly program and staff schedules with oversight from Wildwood Program Manager.
    • Responsible for collecting and distributing counselor and program-area supply requests with oversight from the Wildwood Program Manager.
    • Responsible for the daily organization of camper choice activities with oversight from the Wildwood Program Manager. Regularly distribute information about choice activities to program and unit leaders.
    • Be a key member of a team of staff to design and implement three special event days during the 3 two-week sessions. 
  • Manage Wildwood's communication during the camp season
    • Receive, respond to, and distribute phone calls, e-mail, voicemail, and postal mail.
    • Communicate with staff by walkie-talkie. 
  • 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
    • Strive to maintain a high level of personal health and wellness
    • Maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers
    • All Wildwood staff will be required to help work in the kitchen at least 2 days over the summer
    • Wildwood staff will keep a positive attitude and remain flexible
    • Accept the challenge to remain at camp for the entirety of the season
    • Strive to maintain a high level of personal health and wellness
    • Attend all meals except during time off
    • Complete evening security duties as assigned
    • Substitute as unit counselor as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Applicants must at least be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Previous experience in camping, recreation, teaching, childcare or physical education preferred. Applicants must have strong record-keeping and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel) as well as excellent written and oral communication skills; experience working with parents and children, working at a summer camp or school, and supervising staff.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the Program Coordinator 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, stand, and walk.  Often the Program Coordinator is required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk and run over uneven terrain, and lift up to 40 lbs.  A Program Coordinator is required to apply limited manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination to manipulate outdoor equipment and perform camp activities. 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 $4,000 DOE for the season.

Additional Comments

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. Program Coordinator may begin earlier if they are available.

How to Apply

Email Cover Letter, resume and completed Mass Audubon Application to 

Cheryl Oliveira
Job# 3346

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.