Youth Programs Manager

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:00am

Organization: 

Address:

Leavenworth, WA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

Duties and responsibilities

The Youth Programs Manager will be responsible for management of the WRI Youth Education programs including: education staff, students, local K-12 teachers, volunteers, facilities, supplies, and other educational program resources to fulfill the mission of WRI. 

 Program Implementation & Operations

  • Lead program coordination for Field Days, camp programs, and the traveling planetarium program
  • As a lead educator (as part of a team) provide hands-on, natural science education programs in both classroom and outdoor settings at Barn Beach Reserve and off-site locations
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of lab and field education equipment
  • Manage for all Field Day and camp participants’ physical, social, and emotional safety
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for WRI education programs
  • Mentor and train Youth Education staff and AmeriCorps volunteer as they develop their teaching skills and develop curriculum

Program Development

  • Work collaboratively with the Education Director to develop and maintain WRI Youth Education goals, outcomes, curriculum, programming, and protocols
  • Develop and implement program evaluations
  • Seek out opportunities for new partnerships, creative programming, and curriculum improvement

Program Sustainability

  • Assist in grant writing, fundraising, and other activities that foster the mission of the Wenatchee River Institute
  • Maintain friendly and productive working relationships with staff, board, volunteers, students, teachers, parents, administrators, colleges, media, foundations, and the general public
  • Share in campus stewardship responsibilities
  • Participate in Wenatchee River Institute community outreach and fundraising events
  • Participate in development and implementation of marketing and promotion of Youth Education programs
  • Participate in program budget development and management

Qualifications

The candidate must be organized, self-motivated, reliable, punctual, able to work independently without direct supervision, and be an effective, positive team member and leader of Youth Education staff and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Relevant experience in teaching youth in a formal or informal capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with program coordination
  • Experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds outdoors in a variety of conditions
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification (or ability to obtain upon hire)
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to the natural world
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and community
  • Pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience with supervision of others, leading a team
  • WFA/WFR certification
  • Knowledge of Central Washington flora & fauna
  • Knowledge of K-12 Washington State education standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Familiarity with technology in the classroom
  • Spanish speaker

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to:

Rebecca Ryan

Email: rryan@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org

(Mail: PO Box 2073, Leavenworth, WA 98826)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a priority application deadline of February 24, 2020.

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

Salary range: $37,440-$40,560

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off: vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Access to Simple IRA with employer match (up to 3%)

Contact Name:

Rebecca Ryan

Contact Email:

rryan@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org