The Site Manager is the main contact and decision-maker for all overnight Environmental Science participants while on campus. They provide on site leadership for the residential aspects of the Environmental Science programs including meals, lodging, orientation and conflict resolution. They develop and maintain positive relationships with program participants and campus operations staff. They possess thoughtful decision-making abilities while ensuring a welcoming and safe environment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as primary on-site contact for Environmental Science participants
Greets and orients participants to NatureBridge campus
Primary decision maker on campus during non-field time
Works closely with kitchen and facilities staff, Environmental Science operations and educational staff to ensure quality programming
Submits complete and accurate paperwork including participant feedback on time
Establishes and maintains respectful, supportive and compassionate relationships with staff, volunteers and participants
Mediates conflicts involving participants, staff, and Park visitors
Coordinates emergency responses involving program participants
Other duties as assigned
The Site Manager works a split shift, Monday afternoon through Friday morning, and is often required to work more than 8 hours each day of their shift. The Site Manager is on-call overnight and can be called in by participants as needed.
Site managers (non-exempt) are paid $16.10 per hour
Daily and weekly work hours vary
Paid training days and sick pay
Full-time hires can elect to receive a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and vision, retirement
Full-time hires accrue vacation based on tenure
Housing may be provided as a benefit of employment. By providing housing, NatureBridge can ensure that educators are available and accessible to provide support for program participants in emergency situations and that educators can work odd hours and split shifts required during typical programs.
The opportunity to live and grow in a spectacular location with an amazing community
2-5 years experience at a Residential Environmental Learning Center (RELC) or similar overnight program
Make independent decisions on short notice, be proactive in addressing campus-related issues, and be comfortable mediating conflicts
Communication, multi-tasking, problem-solving and time management skills
Organized and detailed oriented
Maintain positive working relationships with participants and campus staff
Work both independently and as a member of a team
Maintain a positive and professional attitude
Manage an audience of up to 200 people
Founded in 1971, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental science education partner of the National Park Service. The mission of NatureBridge is to connect youth to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. Prior to COVID-19, NatureBridge served more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offered programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, and Prince William Forest Park.