Job Posting for new Program Director

We have filled the position! Meet our new Program Director, Brianne Studer! Farrington is looking for a new Program Director to run our summer program and help pilot new spring and fall programming.

Overview: The Program Director position is full time during the summer (for 2012 from late June- August 24). The rest of the year will average 32 hours a month. This position does not offer health or dental benefits. The Program Director reports to the Strategic Director. The Program Director is responsible, with the Strategic Director, for planning and executing the Summer Program and piloting Fall and Spring Program activities, as approved by the Farrington Trustees.

Programmatic Responsibilities: • With the Strategic Director, recruit organizations to participate in the Summer Program, running from 7/2/12 through 8/17/12, and pilot Spring/Fall Program activities • Recruit and supervise adult staff and/or adult volunteers where necessary to assist with the Program • Schedule and organize activities for visiting summer camps (art, animals, ponding, gardening, hikes) • Organize First Aid and CPR training for self and available youth staff • Ensure safety measures are in place to provide for the safety and well-being of all participants and staff. • Be on site for set-up and execution of the summer program, including overnight visits • With Strategic Director, design and carry out summer curriculum based on agreed upon plan • Organize and execute an annual, full-year calendar, to include preparatory work plans, recruiting, and - schedule for visiting programs • With the help of the Program Committee, recruit, train and supervise eight Youth Leaders (Senior and Junior). Training for Junior and available Senior Youth Leaders in the spring and fall teaches them about Farrington Memorial, its grounds, how to care for animals, and basic environmental science information necessary for successfully leading younger children. Staff supervision also includes leading staff journal writing, preparing weekly reviews for the Farrington website, and organizing and directing needed maintenance projects. • Plan and run training workshops and retreats for Youth Leaders • Ensure safe transportation for teen leaders • Provide own transportation and use personal vehicle for program tasks

Administrative Responsibilities: • With Strategic Director, create and manage approved program budget • Record and track all program expenditures • Send all invoices to the Strategic Director • Gather appropriate insurance forms from visiting groups, assure adult/youth ratio is correct • Write daily logs re: activities visitors participated in attendance, comments, etc.) • Create, send to parent/guardians and collect appropriate forms for Youth Leaders • Purchase and maintain supplies for the program • Procure animals from Codman Farm, care for animals and return animals • Ensure proper maintenance, safety and cleanliness of all program-related buildings and grounds, including classrooms, trails, animal pens, etc. and report any unsafe conditions and necessary repairs to Strategic Director • Create /collate surveys from client organizations, collect /collate demographics, program data and stories to be used for program evaluation, fundraising, grants and the Annual Report. • Create annual program report and present to Trustees • Present program updates at quarterly Trustees meetings • Maintain documentation of hours worked • Ensure proper organization, maintenance and storage of classrooms and materials at the end of each season • Participate in appropriate organization events, such as the staff-trustee picnic and outreach events • Other duties as required

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Art, Biology or Environmental Science – or a related field • A minimum of 5 years experience working with school-age children • Love of nature and the outdoors that includes experience and/or interest in working outdoors • Skills in youth development • Experience working with a diverse community • Experience with curriculum creation for children ages 5-13 • Strong communication skills, written and verbal • Administrative/management experience • Basic computer and technology skills • First Aid/CPR certification • Experience with farm animals, gardening and hiking is a plus! • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 30 pounds several feet • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and ability to direct others in appropriately responding to emergencies • Physical ability to negotiate hilly terrain, dirt roads and dirt and gravel trails. • Physical ability to respond quickly to situations requiring immediate action. • Valid driver’s license, personal automobile insurance, and safe driving record

Please send a resume and cover letter by February 13 to Wendy (at) NatureLinc.org

Applicants must agree to a CORI check as part of the job screening, but evidence of a criminal record is not necessarily an impediment to hiring. A copy of our CORI policy is available on request.

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