Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center, part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center, in Toccoa, GA is looking for a competent Assistant Director to support the Director in running and growing outdoor environmental education programs. You will be working to enhance the community and ensure a safe and respectful learning environment. Successful candidates are well-versed in environmental education topics and residential program management and competent in assuming delegated duties. They are leaders and critical thinkers, ready to solve problems before they become obstacles. The goal is to help Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center and Mikell Camp and Conference Center offer guests meaningful experiences.

• Support the Director in coordinating and preparing for school groups
• Assist with outreach to promote programs
• Assist with updating and developing curricula and programs
• Lead school group programs and classes
• Assist with planning, coordinating, and facilitation of Outdoor Camps
• Assist in training seasonal instructors during staff training and mentoring throughout the season
• Assist with locating, applying for, and writing grants
• Fulfill the duties of the Director in director’s absence or as needed
• Fulfill duties as assigned by the Director

• $27,000/year
• Employer 401K contributions equivalent to 15% of salary begin after 1 year of employment
• Employer provided health insurance active beginning the first of the month after employment begins
• Paid time off starting at 15 days per year
• Paid holidays which can be taken on alternative dates if program requires work on the holiday date
• Employer provided CPR/First Aid certification with the potential for other certifications/conferences paid for
• Meals provided when the dining hall is open
• Housing is provided: private room in communal staff house

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Development, Full Time, Teaching/Education


• Proven experience in leadership and/or mentorship position(s)
• Experience in outdoor, environmental, and/or residential programing
• CPR/First Aid certification
• Outstanding communication and public speaking skills
• Excellent organizational and leadership skills
• Aptitude in problem-solving
• Ability to be flexible
• Positive attitude and sense of humor
• Bachelor's degree
• Pass background check

About Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center views environmental education as a process of opening awareness and gaining knowledge of our world through hands on activities and programs. We offer students of all ages the chance to see and touch the natural world around us, as well as understand the impact people have on our world. Building on this philosophy, we teach environmental programs, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to challenge students to grow into active citizens and conscious stewards of this natural world.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information to Becca Frowine at [email protected]