Associate Program Director
Reports To: Scottsmoor Program Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Location: Scottsmoor Basecamp, Mims, FL
Supervision: Course Directors, Instructors, Apprentices, & Interns
The Associate Program Director (APD) position is responsible for supporting the Program Director (PD) to set a high standard of excellence in regard to the development, leadership, and management of the programs at the Scottsmoor base camp. They also ensure that the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) conducts safe, meaningful, and high quality programs. This position is responsible for mentoring and developing interns, apprentices, instructors, and Course Directors (CDs) scheduled at the base.
The Scottsmoor basecamp is located outside the Cape Canaveral National Seashore and nearby inland river systems. The base runs a variety of youth and adult programs including FINS (Families in Need of Services), Intercept, Group Education Programs, and Veterans courses.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program & Safety Management:
Assist in the management of all NCOBS courses conducted out of the base, and ensure they remain true to the mission, values, and principles of NCOBS.
Assure all programs adhere to the OBUSA and NCOBS safety policies and procedures as well as Local Operating Policies and Procedures (LOPP's)and administrative directives. Track proposed changes to LOPP's annually.
Manage and share on-call system and fill role of NCOBS Base Camp Incident Commander for emergency response as assigned. Assume the responsibility for quality and safety of programs in absence of program director.
Assist in conducting and documenting incident reports and analysis with the support of the NCOBS Safety and Training Director.
Conduct field visits to ensure quality of programming.
Work with PDs and CDs to create on call schedules and ensure that the At Risk On-Call Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are followed.
Ensure consistency in delivery of Intercept courses and seminars in line with NCOBS and national standards for this course type.
Staff Development & Management:
Course direct 50% of time or more if needed and instruct as necessary (including as a wilderness and Intercept transition instructor).
Assist in maintaining a positive and professional work environment and living community.
Support and act as a mentor for course directors. This may include accompanying course directors on river visits, assisting with family seminars, and observing briefs and other course events.
Collaborate with the PDs and CDs to ensure supervision, mentorship, and evaluation of instructional staff.
Manage all interns and apprentices assigned to the bases with scheduling, mentoring, and training to assure a quality educational experience. Coordinate with CDs to create and manage intern development plans.
Act as a representative of the NCOBS administration to field staff.
Support the program directors with administrative tasks as needed.
Work with program director to manage Scottsmoor petty cash.
Coordinate with all school departments to ensure a cooperative and supportive system.
Support courses as needed (transports, etc.).
Other duties as assigned.
Able to lift 75 pounds.
Irregular work schedule.
May be asked to be out on course for multiple days.
Minimum of 4-years of experience working Outward Bound or related programs.
Personal and professional values consistent with the NCOBS mission, values, and principles.
Strong knowledge of Outward Bound history, standards, and programs.
An outstanding record as an instructor, trainer, and course director.
Wilderness skills and experience appropriate for all courses conducted in the program area.
Able to participate in all base activities.
Current WFR and CPR and program technical skills specific certifications and training.
Able to give and receive timely, effective oral and written feedback.
Effective leadership, supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong personal initiative, motivation, and resourcefulness.
Business management skills including basic accounting, budget planning, and management.
Strong presentation, writing, and computer skills.
Cooperative attitude and ability to be flexible.
Must have a valid driver's license, held for a minimum of three years, and pass the NCOBS vehicle and trailer test.
Be able to clear all background and motor vehicle screening.
Compensation and Benefits:
Pay comparable to similar non-profit educational organizations in the central Florida area.
Full-time benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances as well as retirement.
Pro-purchase deals with industry retrailers.
NCOBS course discount program and other internal benefits programs.
At the North Carolina Outward Bound School, we are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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Provide a cover letter and upload a resume with three references included to the following web page.
Upload your technical experience / trip log. (Click here to download a blank log)
Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Anticipated start date for this position is September 24th, 2018
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