Website Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment
A Bit About Us
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment is on a mission to transform our relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet.
On our 626 acres of diverse ecosystems, we farm, conduct agricultural research on soils and climate change and invite visitors to engage with the food system and the role we all can play in building a more just and sustainable future.
The farm is a beautiful and inspiring place for visitors of all ages to learn and play. We offer a
diversity of ways to engage with agriculture and the food system, including numerous education
programs, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a farm store and Farm Café, an
oceanfront campground, several seasonal community events and festivals, our fruit and vegetable and organic dairy farmer training programs, and an emerging research program.
Our educational programs are growing and currently include our summer day camp, school programs, school vacation camps, a variety of informal programs for campground guests and day visitors, and internships focusing on farming and farm-based education. Education is at the heart of Wolfe’s Neck Center, and we’re looking for someone to join our farm-based education team to manage our robust
farm camp programs and school programs as well as support the continued development of all our education programs at Wolfe’s Neck Center.
What We’re Looking For
We’re seeking an organized and effective manager to oversee our Farm Camp programs and proactively collaborate throughout the organization to achieve educational and organizational goals. In addition to continuing to improve existing programs, the Farm Camp Manager will create newofferings, including playing a critical role in developing new programs that could include residential opportunities.
The Farm Camp Manager’s responsibilities include overseeing program budgets, coordinating program logistics, ensuring compliance with health, safety, and licensing regulations, helping set and achieve registration goals, connecting with existing partners and new audiences, supporting communications and marketing, meeting grant- funded goals, overseeing data collection and record
keeping, performing seasonal program evaluation and reporting, and working with all staff and programs to maximize synergistic possibilities. While we’re looking for someone who will willingly jump in to lead programs when needed, the Farm Camp Manager primarily supervises a small team of full-time staff and seasonal educators and cultivates engaging, passionate seasonal staff. This includes hiring fantastic people, effectively
providing a solid foundation in program content and pedagogy and nourishing a commitment to our mission and farm-based education. Being attuned to morale, facilitating professional development, and effectively supporting and energizing seasonal staff is a core responsibility of the Farm Camps
Manager. Overall, we’re looking for a collaborative leader and talented educator to inspire, support, and empower dozens of seasonal and year-round staff. We hope to work with a motivated self-starter who
is excited to contribute to our growth and mission. A good candidate for this position has the creativity and enthusiasm to envision possibilities and turn them into reality.
Role & Responsibilities
▪ Flexibility and adaptability to the changing needs of a flourishing educational working farm, including adjusting well under pressure on a day-by-day basis while maintaining confident and patient leadership.
▪ Ability to accommodate occasional evenings and weekend work. This includes assisting with
special events and programs.
▪ Ability to earn Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification will be required.
▪ Technological ease, including experience with all software within the Microsoft Office suite.
Must be able to learn our camp registration software.
▪ Must be able to safely operate a tractor towing a hay wagon and program participants (training
is available). A clean driving record and ability to pass a license check for insurance is
▪ Must pass background checks required to work with youth.
▪ Several years of experience as an educator, including working with youth. A background in
experiential education is required. Experience with summer camp and residential education programs is desired.
▪ Supervisory experience and the ability to effectively recruit and train staff, manage staffing logistics and scheduling, provide immediate and helpful feedback, and update staff handbooks and materials. Attentiveness to supporting staff and morale is required.
▪ Proven experience with program and/or curricular development. Ability to collaboratively develop program plans and effectively shepherd them to fruition.
▪ Well-organized, including time management, adeptly prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, proactively adjusting as circumstances and projects shift, and a desire to create systems that facilitate seasonal transitions and program development.
▪ Exceptional interpersonal and public communication skills that effectively adapt to working with various audiences. We appreciate a communication style that is proactive, clear, and compassionate.
▪ Experience with budgets, and the ability to manage and help develop program budgets.
▪ Understanding of agriculture, ecology, and the food system, and the desire to continue learning
and engage people with these topics. The ability to facilitate hands-on engagement with a working farm, including familiarity with livestock or the ability to gain comfort.
▪ Ability to professionally manage relationships with program participants and their families, the community, and partners, and to cultivate new strategic relationships with the community and potential partners.
▪ Ability to meet or exceed all relevant local, state, and federal regulatory standards and
striving to align with best practices for a diversity of programming. This includes meeting all requirements for state health inspections and licensing.
▪ A related degree, relevant higher education experience, and/or considerable related experience as an educator.
Terms of Employment
The Farm Camps Manager is a year-round position. As a year-round employee, this position is eligible for benefits offered by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment including health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and our retirement savings plan. The salary range for this position is $48,000-$54,000 per year.
Non-Discriminatory Selection Process
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, in accordance with federal Equal Opportunity laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in the hiring of its employees. Applicants are selected based on their ability to perform the essential functions of the job, prior work experience, and references from previous employers.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter via email to [email protected] with Farm Camp Manager in the subject line. In the interest of reducing waste, please do not mail a hard copy of your materials. Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will start
immediately. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. This position will be posted until it is filled. No phone calls, please. Position posted 2/24/23.
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