The Barn Day Camp Director has the primary responsibility of effectively managing a 7-week summer camp program for approximately 85 campers per session (mixed gender, ages 4-10), with 40 staff. This position is the primary representative to all constituency groups (parents, campers, staff, alumni, F&W management and staff, and the Board of Trustees) in regard to all aspects of the Barn Day Camp program. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the camp’s staff management, camper/parent relations, program development/management, risk management, American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation, budget oversight and adherence to the F&W mission. This is a part-time, year-round, exempt, salaried position. For approximately 10 weeks in the summer, this position is full-time, six days a week (8am-5pm, 2 evenings per week). For the rest of the year, the position is part-time (scheduled bi-weekly check ins with Executive Director (ED), scheduled monthly video or phone meetings with Program Team as needed, and at least two multi-day meetings in Vermont) during the rest of the year. Participation is also expected at two three-day weekend events: Columbus Day weekend and Memorial Day weekend.). The Director will live on-site during the camp season (housing and meals provided).
Apply by: December 12 2015
Camp/Organization: Farm & Wilderness Foundation (ACA Accredited)
Location: Plymouth, VT
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Year Round
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent • F&W or similar camp work experience • Experience managing youth programs in an outdoor setting
• Commitment to youth development and progressive social change • Training, classes, and/or life experience addressing issues of race, class, and gender within the U.S. culture • Experienced educator in an experiential or classroom setting • Background or experience in Outdoor Education or Adventure Education • Extensive experience designing, organizing and teaching wilderness living skills • Demonstrated ability to manage staff of a wide age and experience range • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work tasks • Excellent computer and organizational skills • Self-starter • Strong attention to detail • Ability to troubleshoot in both outdoor education and office settings • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Farm & Wilderness Foundation (F&W) is a non-profit, educational organization operating six summer camps for children and young adults, a family camp, and a part time retreat operation. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in the Green Mountains of Vermont, F&W programs are rich in adventure, community, history, and spirit and foster an individual relationship with the natural world. While each camp and initiative provides unique programs based on age and interests, all F&W activities are shaped by Quaker principles and the common belief that individuals and communities are strengthened by justice, honesty, self-reliance, diversity and respect for all persons. People of any race, background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or economic status are encouraged to apply to our camps as campers or staff. To learn more about F&W please visit: http://www.farmandwilderness.org.