The Program Operations Manager works with a small team of co-workers to provide a summer adventure-based program for DC youth. City Kids Wilderness Project’s mission is to inspire confidence and leadership in children and teens from Washington, D.C. We provide a multi-year experiential curriculum of outdoor adventures, backcountry trips, personal growth, and JET opportunities during three summer sessions. Base camp is our beautiful ranch, Broken Arrow Ranch, in Hoback Junction just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Current (by start date of contract) CPR, Wilderness First Aid or higher certification. WFR or WEMT and lifeguard strongly preferred.
Driver’s license required
Valid, clean driving record and 2+ years of driving experience.
Experience managing program-based logistics, wilderness trip programs preferred
Experience managing logistics for a facility including spatial organization, inventory & ordering,
1-2 years experience managing a team in a dynamic environment
Cultural competency, the ability to work in diverse communities and a commitment to social justice, equity & inclusion, and anti-racism. Learn more about City Kids DEI Statement of Beliefs.
Professional kitchen experience, either as a cook or kitchen manager preferred.
About City Kids Wilderness Project
City Kids Wilderness Project’s mission is to build resiliency, broaden horizons, cultivate community, and develop skills for success in DC youth through a long-term, cohort-based model that utilizes both the wilderness and urban environment to encourage growth. City Kids aims to inspire youth to use their personal power to shape the future of their own lives and change in the greater community. We envision a world where individuals, communities, and systems evolve to create a bright, inclusive, and just future for all youth. Programs take place throughout the year in and around Washington, D.C. and during the summer at our ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Youth enroll as sixth graders and continue their engagement with City Kids through middle school, high school and beyond. Current staffing includes approximately 45 full and part-time/seasonal employees in the Washington, DC region and Jackson, WY.