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Outdoor Education Director

Join the Takodah YMCA in building relationships through Outdoor Edcuation with schools, community groups, rentals, and programming.

LocationNorth Swanzey, NH

Job Description
This position will lead the development & implementation of programming/guest services to all non-summer groups at Camp Takodah. Including, but not limited to: teambuilding, leadership abilities & character development, recreation, conferencing, weddings, & health/wellness. A strong focus on the evaluation of group needs and customer service is critical. The bulk of the busy season will be late spring and early fall; at slower times the Outdoor Education Director will support other Takodah YMCA programs. The Outdoor Education Director works closely with the Executive Director, other professional YMCA staff, board members, volunteers, community members, & students/guest and their families.
   » Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work practice.
   » Minimum 5 years practice working with children in an educational setting.
   » Level 2 Adventure Program Practitioner Certification or the equivalent.
   » Possess excellent customer service, communication, & organizational expertise.
   » Proven success with program development, creating curriculum, & implementation 
   » Self-motivated & the capability to work well independently. 
   » Strong organization, volunteer recruitment, & communication expertise.
   » Strong work ethic
   » Budget management expertise
   » Familiarity with personal computers
   » Strong leadership abilities expertise & positive relationship expertise
   » Team player with strong sense of YMCA mission
   » capability to respond to safety and emergency situations
Essential Functions
   » Develop and manage annual operating budget for group programs & services, in order to meet/exceed budget. 
   » Directly manage all groups from first contact through to post program. 
   » Hire, train, supervise, & evaluate outdoor education team. 
   » Lead marketing & sales for Outdoor Education department in order to retain and recruit new groups.
   » Keep Current ACA & ACCT standards. Lead staff Risk Management team in regards to the high & low ropes course.
   » Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff. Utilize input to reflect YMCA goals, vision, & strategic plan.
   » Develop new mission located programming to meet the needs of the community
   » Provide high level of customer service. As appropriate speak with participants, parents, leaders etc. Return all communication within 24 hours.
   » Complete all administrative tasks: reservations/contracts, budget/accounting, & communication with all parties.
   » supervise all outdoor education & teambuilding programs; including staff, participants, & group leadership abilities. 
   » Support other programs: lead summer trips, adjunct with Heritage Travel meetings and tours, assist with Camp Takodah opening day, and cross market all Y programs.
   » Cross Collaboration with Heritage Travel and Camp Director to develop strong relationships and promote our broad scope of programs. 
   » Work closely with board committees & task forces.
   » Assist with annual fundraising strategy. Including, but not limited to, volunteer recruitment, communication plans, marketing materials, etc.
   » Support the Executive Director & Board of Directors in developing & implementing long-term fundraising strategies, prospect identification, recruitment, & donor recognition.  
   » Be an active member of the year round staff team.
   » Other tasks as required.
Cause-Driven leadership abilities® Competencies
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership abilities levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations located on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountcapability and ensures continuous improvement.
Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical expertise and expertise required to execute well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date expertise and expertise in technology.
income$36,000.00 - $42,000.00

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Job Location: North Swanzey, New Hampshire
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Post Date: 07/16/2018 / Viewed 19 times
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