The Manice Education Center (MEC) is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts. MEC operates experientially focused and high-quality environmental education, wilderness camping, and leadership programs from May through October, in a unique outdoor setting with a staff to student ratio averaging 1:6. Position Availability: MEC Summer Session: May 29th through August 26, 2015 • Position starts 2 wks. before summer staff arrive to prepare inventory/order supplies, prepare for trainings, and organize mentorship program for student employees. Responsibilities: The Logistics Coordinator (LC) will be responsible for effectively coordinating all aspects of our Wilderness Equipment Facility and student staff for each of our summer sessions offered to junior and senior high school students from New York City. The wilderness expeditions are sequentially tailored by age, maturity, and ability. • The LC will report to the Wilderness Program Supervisor. The LC will train, teach, mentor, and directly supervise the schedules and daily tasks of up to five Wilderness Trip Assistants. Wilderness Trip Assistants are high school aged program alumni who will assist in the coordination of all pre-trip preparations, post trip logistics, and attend the wilderness trips along with the Outdoor Educators and Outdoor Educator Assistants. • Implementation of a mentorship program for student employees that supports the transition from program participant to performing as an employee. Provide opportunities for professional development of student employees. This mentorship program will be developed in close collaboration with the MEC Director. • Submit inventory reports, prepare equipment orders for authorization, and rotate, repair & manage equipment for backpacking and canoeing trips ranging from 1 to 7 nights. • Directly oversee logistics preparations for all wilderness trips, sign off on final departures checklists for equipment, and manage equipment de-issue when trips return to the Center. • Assist in transportation to and from wilderness trips and camper transportation to and from New York City. • Assist in development and delivery of training programs to provide competency acknowledgement for necessary hard and soft skills educators will utilize in the field. • Provide consistent program support through: on-call availability and response during trips, supervisory responsibilities of the Center’s daily programming, serving as an interim outdoor educator as needed, assist in coordinating Center wide activities and field trips.
Apply by: July 20 2015
Camp/Organization: Manice Education Center
Location: Florida, MA
Type of Position: Administrative
Time Frame: Seasonal
• Valid Driving License, clean driving records, and ability to pass high occupancy vehicle training provided at MEC. • Ability to work non-traditional hours and commit the summer to successfully coordinating all aspects of MEC’s wilderness equipment facility and related functions. • Background clearances and medical physical required. Initial drug screening may be required.
• Adventurous spirit, willingness to learn, passion for the outdoors, and enjoys connecting with urban youth. • Prior experience in backpacking and/or canoeing in the wilderness with youth. Outdoor leadership and/or wilderness navigation certifications a plus. • Experience coordinating all aspects of overnight wilderness trip logistics. • Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Waterfront Lifeguard Certification. Wilderness First Responder Certification Preferred. WFA, CPR, and Lifeguard Certification courses are available in June at MEC.
Compensation: • Competitive seasonally contracted salary, Lodging (cabin tents), basic amenities, excellent food service, and outdoor equipment discounts. • Enjoy living in a unique outdoor setting, and be a part of a one hundred-year tradition of developing a constructive, supportive community through hard work, play, and dedication to our mission. TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts (feel free to add wilderness, leadership, and education portfolios) to Matthew Scholl, M.E.C. Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to: M.E.C. 68 Savoy Road, Florida, MA 01247; Fax: 413.663.5399.