Program Coordinator, Bryant Pond 4H Center

Bryant Pond 4H Center offers programming for youth and adults, including summer camp, onsite day and residential programming for schools, inschool outreach, and college and adult contract programs. In order to further the mission of Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Program Coordinator is a leadership position that supports yearround programming at the Center with specific emphasis on Lakeside Classroom programming and summer camp leadership. Seasonally, the Coordinator will act as an assistant, supporting the work of the Director and Assistant Director. Operations and program management are performed in a team setting with duties including: staff hiring, training and supervision, program development and delivery, budgeting and scheduling. The Program Coordinator shares the role of "Director on Duty," providing scheduled around the clock presence for emergency and camp management purposes. The Coordinator is part of the Bryant Pond 4H Center leadership team, collaborating with colleagues to effectively run Bryant Pond facilities and programs. This position also serves as a member of a statewide network of 4H Camp and Learning Center youth development professionals. Salary range for this position is $30,594 to $33,000.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. In collaboration with Bryant Pond's Leadership Team, design, deliver and evaluate programs that meet the needs and interests of the 4H Center's target populations, and are aligned with the educational goals of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Ensure programs are delivered in a quality manner, including appropriate risk management.
Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth.
Seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
Develop and implement risk management procedures (shared duty with Directors).
Design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper and student population.
Design and implement curricula, lessons, and new program initiatives.
In partnership with the State Director of 4H Centers and Bryant Pond Leadership Team, seek funding and grant opportunities to support new program initiatives.
Work collaboratively on 4H State level grant programs and initiatives including Tech Wizards, STEM and 4H environmental education initiatives.
2. Provide input and share duties for marketing and development for 4-H Camp and Learning Center.
3. In collaboration with the State Camp and Learning Center Director, Bryant Pond 4H Camp Director and Assistant Director, and UM Extension Assistant Director (Human Resources), implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal staff.
Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program requirements.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal staff.
4. Oversee the daily operation of residential camps and programs including camper and staff supervision, and health care.
Regularly serve as Director on Duty, providing supervision and acting as onsite medic.
Report program activities and success stories to the State 4H Center Director, Bryant Pond staff, and Board of Directors. Contribute to the writing and distribution of periodic newsletters and updates to the Bryant Pond web site.
Other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Typically has the education associated with a Bachelor's degree in education, outdoor recreation, environmental sciences or related field.
Current certification in (or ability to acquire) Wilderness First Responder or higherlevel First Aid.
Demonstrated skills and experience in effective leadership and staff supervision
Work experience in managing youthfocused outdoor education programs in residential camp settings.
Work experience in developing and implementing environmental education programming for youth.
Demonstrated skills in team building and group leadership.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills using print and electronic media.
Ability to travel, normally requiring a driver's license.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs and walk/hike over uneven terrain.
Desired Qualifications
Challenge course facilitation experience, including knowledge of challenge course building, inspection and training.
Successful grant writing and fund development experience.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external groups to build capacity for the camp and learning center program.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator is responsible for supervision of all temporary program staff, including classified and student levels.
Work Environment/Dynamics: The base of operations is UMaine's Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond, Maine. When camp and school programs are in session, meals and rustic housing are provided. Programs are frequently held regardless of weather, which means sometimes working in cold, wet or otherwise adverse weather conditions.
Work Schedule/Year: Cooperative Extension's regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This position requires a flexible work schedule with evening and weekend work required. While serving as Director on Duty, the Coordinator is expected to be on call for up to a week at a time.
Background Checks: Preemployment physical, State Bureau of Investigation, credit and motor vehicle driver's license background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes the applicant's qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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