We are seeking an experienced, confident and collaborative Camp Director for our beloved summer day camp, which serves over 1700 young people each summer, ranging from age 4 to 17, and operates on three separate sites in the local area. The Camp Director would join our team of Education Coordinators here at Drumlin Farm, sharing expertise with other dedicated environmental educators, learning with each other and supporting our full range of programs throughout the year.
The Camp Director is directly responsible for the direction and day-to-day operations and successful implementation of all summer camp programming, as well as our week-long February and April vacation week programs and teen programming throughout the year. He or she works with a full time Assistant Camp Director and year-round administrative assistant to hire and train over 80 seasonal staff, develop and implement camp and teen programming, ensure the safety of our young people and staff, communicate effectively with staff across our sanctuary, deliver top-notch customer service, develop positive community relationships, and build a supportive culture for staff and campers. The Camp Director reports to the Education Manager, who assists with budgeting, training, fund-raising, coordination with our other programs, and strategic growth and direction.
Apply by: April 6 2018
Camp/Organization: Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm (ACA Accredited)
Location: Lincoln MA
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Year Round
Salary: Commensurate with experience
• Ability to support, supervise, and inspire staff and develop a strong working team.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent listening and collaborative problem solving skills.
• Experience developing and implementing program plans and budgets.
• Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural humility and inclusion.
• Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
• Passion for the mission of Mass Audubon.
• Successful candidates must pass a CORI, SORI, and driver’s record check and successfully complete First Aid and CPR Certification upon hire. Valid driver’s license.
• Bachelor’s degree in education and/or environmental education/outdoor recreation, environmental science/studies, biology, non-profit management or related field or equivalent work experience; advanced degree preferred.
• Three to five years’ experience in year-round camp/environmental education programming, non-profit management, program coordination, or environmental education, at least two years of which are in a supervisory capacity; previous experience in camp leadership position preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, including effective and supportive supervision of staff, development of vision and strategy for program, and ability to juggle multiple priorities and respond to emergent situations in a timely and effective manner.
Mass Audubon is the largest statewide provider of environmental education programming in New England. Almost half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds visit our sanctuaries each year, and 235,000 youth, families, and adults attend our education programs, which take place at our sanctuaries as well as in communities across the Commonwealth in partnership with schools and community-based organizations. Our camps reach over 11,000 children and their families from 76 percent of cities and towns in Massachusetts, and we offer programs serving schoolchildren in 62 percent of the state’s cities and towns. Our network of sanctuaries and nature centers provide many ways to connect people of all ages with nature—offering engaging and joyful experiences in a variety of ecosystems, increasing environmental literacy, and building conservation leaders. Our suite of education and community outreach programs position Mass Audubon as a leader and catalyst for conservation by inspiring and stimulating individual and institutional action, ensuring that our members, visitors, and program participants feel and act upon a deep sense of interconnection and responsibility as stewards of the natural world.