• Camp Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Tiburon
    Type
    Seasonal, Full-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Outreach/Teaching
    ID
    2018-3530
    City
    Tiburon
    State/Province
    CA
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     

     

     

    Position Summary

    The Camp Manager position assists in the management of a summer teaching staff of eight full-time Teacher Naturalists, up to 40 Audubon Youth Leaders and interacts daily with Center staff and camp parents. The Center operates a 10 week summer day camp that serves 500 children.  

     

    The Camp Manager assists the Center Director with all aspects of planning, developing, operating, and managing Richardson Bay Audubon’s Audubon Summer Adventure Camps and Audubon Youth Leaders. Summer Audubon Adventures consists of one week of staff training and ten weeklong sessions for children ages 4-8. Within the ten camp weeks are three weeks of Expedition Camp for ages 9-11. Audubon Youth Leaders are youth ages 11-17 that are trained in May and June to assist with camp, learn how to lead environmental education programming, and learn how to work with young children in an outdoor setting.

     

    The Camp Manager position begins June 4, 2018 and ends August 17, 2018.

    Essential Functions

    • Assist with management of all aspects of camp programming
    • Assist in training and supervision of Teacher Naturalists
    • Assist with training and supervision of Audubon Youth Leaders
    • Oversee Teacher Naturalist developed camp programming, providing guidance for strong weekly planning
    • Interact with camp parents to trouble shoot and problem solve
    • Assist with details related to the running of Expedition Camp, a camp for 4th-6th grade
    • Assign age and grade appropriate camp groups each week
    • Help lead weekly staff meetings for all summer staff
    • Check in with Audubon Youth Leaders daily
    • Manages and organizes camp materials
    • Assist the Center staff in overall Center responsibilities, as well as perform all duties deemed necessary to further the mission of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of four years working in or leading summer camp or similar environmental education or outdoor education programs
    • Experience working with and managing staff and youth volunteers
    • Able to interact well with children, teens and adults, especially parents
    • Experience developing and leading environmental education curriculum
    • Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy, particularly word-processing, e-mail, and database functions
    • Self-motivated, detailed-oriented with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Interest in local natural history and the outdoor environment
    • Willing to work outdoors in any weather as necessary
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification required
    • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred

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