The Yellowstone program supervisor plays a pivotal role in the Yellowstone program team, as they will oversee the execution of program goals and maintain program quality by evaluating and improving existing systems used to deliver field courses. The program supervisor will lead seasonal staff recruitment, training, and supervision processes. They will be responsible for ensuring course quality and strong risk management through professional mentorship of the field staff who deliver courses and by working with staff from other EPI program sites to share best practices. Additionally, this position will share course supervision duties with the Yellowstone program manager and recruitment coordinator and will work with other team members to develop and revise curriculum tied to research and conservation service projects.
Compensation: This is a salaried, exempt position. Salary range is $47,554-$52,309/year. Starting salary will be based on relevant experience, skills, and education. In addition, this position is eligible for a benefits package that includes paid time off, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, retirement and other benefits as detailed in EPI’s Employee Handbook.
Location/Schedule: This is a full-time, salaried position based in Missoula, MT. The position will require occasional field time including but not limited to staff training, field visits to evaluate and coach instructors, partner meetings, and substitute instructing opportunities. During the program season (December – August) will work frequent evening and weekend hours;
• At least two years of staff supervisory experience, of both seasonal and permanent staff;
• At least two years of field instructor experience in outdoor, environmental, or adventure education programs;
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners and students from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and members of the LGBTQ+ community;
• Curriculum development experience;
• Proficiency in project planning, organization, and management, including the ability to multitask and keep track of multiple simultaneous projects;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Valid Wilderness First Responder certification or willingness to obtain;
• Bachelor’s degree, ideally in biological sciences, ecology, natural sciences, or education;
• Field experience in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—lived experience and knowledge of local ecologies, communities, and history;
• Experience as a classroom educator OR experience delivering and designing professional development programs for formal science educators;
• Group facilitation experience in team-building and professional development settings;
• Spanish fluency.
About Ecology Project International
EPI is an international non-profit dedicated to addressing critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local experts and middle/high school students. We engage adolescents from local communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied hands-on science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened species and habitats. EPI’s programs in the U.S. and Latin America inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to engage in conservation efforts at home and around the world. More information can be found at www.ecologyproject.org.