Specific Responsibilities:
– Manage, hire, train and supervise McDowell Environmental Center Staff: 15 seasonal & 4 full-time staff
– Observe and offer feedback on staff performance
– Regular check-ins with Program Coordinator and Animal Programs Manager
– Manage marketing and promotion of the McDowell Environmental Center
– Actively recruit new schools for program attendance
– Promote the program through events, conferences, literature, and other media
– Manage finances and budget with Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
– Prepare invoices for visiting schools and yearly calendar with Program Coordinator support
– Direct and organize fundraising and scholarship opportunities
– Evaluate, update, and direct program curriculum and development
– Organize and facilitate annual teacher workshops and classes to introduce MEC to new schools
– Teach classes as needed and to stay relevant with program
– Provide top notch customer service and create a sense of connection with teachers and chaperones
– Support fellow EC staff, kitchen staff, and guests at meals in the dining hall

Essential Functions:
– Provide a positive experience for all clients of the McDowell Environmental Center and Camp McDowell
– Observe the behavior of students and provide guidance as needed
– Recognize any hazards to visitors or staff
– Help out wherever and whenever needed, including occasional weekends
– Act as a positive role model to visitors and fellow staff members
– Work and live respectfully with others
– Serve in an overnight on call role 1-2 nights a week, coordinate any overnight needs/emergencies

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


3 years of teaching experience
3 years of educational administration experience and staff supervision
Hold a Bachelor ’ s degree or higher
Demonstrate a respect and affinity for children
Desire to work outdoors and be a member of a friendly and supportive team
Demonstrate leadership, maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, sense of humor, flexibility, and a team spirit
Demonstrate professionalism in appearance and behavior
Demonstrate superb organizational skills and attention to detail

About McDowell Environmental Center at Camp McDowell

The McDowell Environmental Center (MEC) is a unique learning experience for thousands of students and teachers throughout the region every year. More than a walk a woods, this non-sectarian program welcomes all students regardless of race, religion, or gender. Many classes can be adapted to accommodate individuals with special needs. Schools typically come for three days and two nights to learn knowledge and skills from excellent instructors that are impossible to find in a classroom.

Our mission is to connect people to their environment, teach respect for the Earth and its beings, and to promote a commitment to lifelong learning.

Application Instructions

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to [email protected]