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The Resource Manager will provide critical administrative and fundraising support for Farrington Nature Linc (FNL). We are looking for a mission-focused, highly organized, detail-oriented, seasoned, process-minded team member with experience in facilities management, database management, bookkeeping, and administration. This person should have great people skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to deliver measurable, cost-effective results.

Established in the early 1900’s, our mission is to enhance the well-being of children from low-income communities through a connection with the natural world. Our 75 acres of woodlands, fields and ponds near Boston are dedicated to providing respite and inspiration for children who might not otherwise have this opportunity. We envision a world in which every child has access to nature; every child learns that nature is a powerful source of health and happiness; and every child believes that stewardship of nature strengthens communities.

We are a small but mighty, and growing, team, serving over 2,500 youth per year through summer, vacation, and afterschool programs. Learn more at our website farringtonnaturelinc.org.

Position: Resource Manager
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start Date: June 1, 2018
Hours: 20/week

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018 (applications reviewed on rolling basis)

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P1050017Are you passionate about engaging youth in environmental programs – particularly youth from urban settings? Do you enjoy building program capacity and impact, directing and coaching staff, and working outdoors – sun, rain, and snow? Are you a forward thinker, self-starter, and have high energy? Then we are looking for you!

We are hiring for a Summer Program Manager who will closely support the Program Director and collaborate with teen and adult staff to plan and deliver high-quality programming during Summer 2018. The position is 37.5 hours per week from mid-May until August 24th, with preference given to applicants who are available for April School Vacation Week programs (April 16-20th), and closing season hours until August 31st. This position reports to the Program Director. Opportunity for part-time work may be available in September 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in environmental education, elementary education, social work, or related field
  • At least one year of experience as a Manager, Assistant Director, or similar position in a camp setting, including supervising at least 5-10 counselors or staff members
  • Experience working directly with elementary school-aged children in a camp setting
  • Experience with and strong commitment to working with communities that are urban, low-income, and majority of color
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Have or be willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Basic computer and technology Skills
  • Ability to lift and move several feet objects weighing up to 30 pounds
  • 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 and safe driving record.  Must have personal vehicle.
  • Proficiency in a second language prevalent in the Boston area is a plus

Full details at the link below!

Summer Program Manager 2018 Job Description

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2016 Summer Program Wrap Up

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