Job Purpose: 1. Continuation and advancement of an excellent Ekone Summer Camp program that imbues children with an ethic of stewardship and authentic community experience that empowers them to be transformative citizens of the earth. 2. Creation, facilitation and support of school field trips and other programs for children, adults and families in service to SEF’s mission.

Essential Job Duties:

Summer Camp
Manage all aspects of Ekone Summer Camps, ensuring that Ekone Summer Camps continue to provide a safe, wholesome and one-of-a-kind transformative experience. Including:
• Camp marketing, registration, administration, and communications
• Curriculum development and implementation
• Staff, intern, and volunteer recruitment, training, and supervision, with about 15 staff, 10 interns and 10 volunteers each season
• Stock camp supplies and work with ranch team to ensure facilities readiness
• Participate in creation and management of annual budgets pertaining to camps and programs
• Directly lead some sessions of camp, coordinate with other leaders for some sessions
• See https://www.ekone.org/session-schedule to learn more about our most recent lineup of summer camps

Other Programs
Seek, design and coordinate “shoulder season” programs, ranging from school field trips with curriculum designed and provided by Ekone staff, to adult retreats with outside facilitation. Including:
• Primary point of contact with all inquiring program leaders
• Create and implement contracts and curriculum per the needs of each group
• Recruit and manage program staff and volunteers
• Interface between the workings of the ranch and program needs
• Conduct outreach and marketing to generate new programs as appropriate
• Host/orient each program or coordinate with other staff to host
• Click Here for a brief overview of 2022 shoulder season programs

Equity, Access, and Cultural Appropriateness Initiatives
Foster equitable access to Ekone’s programs and the nourishing space of this land, with programs and partnerships serving a diversity of children, families, and adults, while balancing the revenue-generating needs of Ekone programs. Including:
• Cultivate partnerships with organizations and schools serving marginalized communities to create collaborative program opportunities
• Conduct specific outreach and build relationships with local and regional tribal communities, working towards restoring access for the native people whose land we occupy
• Administer a summer camp scholarship program prioritizing diversity
• Facilitate continuing efforts at appropriate and responsive curriculum and delivery, with awareness of cultural appropriation, the historic and continued oppression of indigenous people, and the culture of white supremacy

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated passion for outdoor education
• MS Office proficiency, including basic spreadsheet competence
• Google workspace proficiency
• Excellent email management
• Experience managing staff and volunteers
• Experience with seasonally intense work
• Ability to handle physically, mentally, emotionally, and environmentally demanding work, including living and working in the same location
• Required to live on site at least seasonally.

Required Skills:

Physical Requirements:
This position requires ability to:
• Work up to a 3-month period with minimal time off
• Work long days when needed, sometimes 12-14 hours, with much of the day on your feet and actively engaged with participants, in all weather including summer heat
• Hike 5 miles on uneven terrain
• Lift 50lbs
• Work at a desk; use a computer; communicate with colleagues and clients via phone, in-person, and digital channels (email, video conferencing, etc)

Preferred Skills:

Desired Qualifications:
• Mental health training
• Wilderness First Responder certification
• Proficiency with SurveyMonkey (our current camp registration system)
• Proficiency with Little Green Light or similar CRM software
• Experience with community living

About Ekone Ranch, Sacred Earth Foundation

Ekone Ranch is a 1,263-acre land trust held by Sacred Earth Foundation, with a mission to activate children and adults to love the earth deeply and wisely, through stewardship of the Rock Creek watershed, authentic community experience, and place-based education.

SEF’s programs include:
-Ekone Summer Camps, offering nearly 200 children each year an immersion into life on the ranch, spacious play, meaningful work, inclusive community, and natural learning.
-White Eagle Memorial Preserve, one of just 10 Conservation Burial Grounds in the nation, offering a simple, natural way to return our bodies to the earth on wild land.
-Field trips, workshops, retreats, community celebrations and service opportunities for children, adults and families, building community and connection to self and place.
-Conservation of the Rock Creek watershed, the most important waterway in eastern Klickitat County, an expanse of oak/pine forest, meadows, ponds, and canyonlands.

Application Instructions

Visit www.ekone.org to familiarize yourself with our organization, view the full job description, and link through to the online application.

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