Green River Preserve is seeking its next team member to help develop & deliver quality programs to our camp community. The Program & Operations Director specializes in the planning, implementation, and execution of all GRP summer programming. In addition to the logistical focus of this job, the position also works with families to support their needs in the months prior to camp as well as assists with hiring and management of 100 seasonal staff employees. During the summer months, this person will live onsite and be immersed in summer camp. Expect to work weekends, beyond the 9am-5pm “work day” and for weeks straight with very little time off. The director will be the liaison of all aspects of the Expeditions Programs: campers, staff, program, and administration and work with our team to support our summer camp and staff. The director will work hand in hand with our other directors to ensure a safe and fun program for our campers. Off season, the director engages with and recruits campers, hires a great summer staff, improves the programs and manages the day to day business operations. A flexible work schedule is encouraged during this off-season time. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, ability to creatively problem-solve and plan strategically while remaining flexible & willing to jump in when/if needed, embraces teamwork but also enjoys working independently, and possesses a positive attitude and excellent organizational skills. Attendance throughout the summer camp season is essential & required. This is a salaried position that includes housing on site during the season, a generous benefits package, flexible schedule in the off-season, and the freedom to explore the beautiful 3,400 acre wildlife preserve the camp resides on. Previous camp experience, HR experience, and a COVID vaccination is your competitive advantage.

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


HR Management and leadership skills.
Superb organizational skills.
A great teammate.
A passion for environmental education and working with youth.

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent demonstrated experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, database management, and typing and data-entry skills.
Fluent written and spoken English required.
Driver’s License required. CDL preferred.
Knowledge of resident camp practices, including ACA standards, state rules, and best practices.
Regularly work within the GRP normal hours of operation of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as some weekends in the fall and spring. In the summer months, a summer schedule i

About Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve, a non-profit, residential summer camp and expeditions program. We are small with a 3:1 camper to staff ratio and operate as a co-ed, non-competitive camp on a 3,400 acre wildlife preserve in Western NC. We offer 1,2, 3 week sessions as well as a variety of extended trip programs. The mission statement of Green River Preserve is to inspire environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature.

Application Instructions

This is a full-time, 12 month position beginning by February 1, 2022. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to our team at [email protected] For more information about the program, please visit www.greenriverpreserve.org. To see a full job description please visit https://greenriverpreserve.org/work/year-round-positions