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OUTREACH MANAGER

POSITION TITLE: Outreach Manager

POSTING DATE: April 12,2024

ANTICIPATED START DATE: May 20, 2024

POSITION REPORTS TO: Deputy Director

POSITIONS THAT REPORT TO THIS POSITION: No staff; multiple volunteers

FLSA STATUS: Full-time, non-exempt

NO. OF HOURS PER WEEK: 40

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $37-42K

 

ORGANIZATION AND POSITION SUMMARY:

Glen Helen is the legacy of Hugh Taylor Birch, who, in 1929, donated a wooded valley to Antioch College in memory of his daughter, Helen, with the hope that it would be forever preserved. Through our history, Glen Helen has played a lead role in shaping the ecological literacy of our visitors, our community, and the region. It is home to the first residential environmental learning facility in the Midwest and Ohio’s original facility for education and rehabilitation of birds of prey. Within our borders, we shelter a National Natural Landmark and nearly two miles of the State and National Scenic Little Miami River. As a private nature preserve, Glen Helen depends on the support of individuals to maintain the preserve and its exciting and varied programs. In September 2020, the Glen Helen Association, which had for 60 years served as a supporting organization to Glen Helen, purchased the preserve and assumed all responsibilities for its ongoing operations.

 

The Outreach Manager coordinates public-facing activities and volunteer-driven efforts. Specific areas of responsibility include coordination of volunteers, and working with volunteers to fulfill organizational needs related to external communications, membership recruitment and retention, merchandising, public programs, and public facilities. The Outreach Manager manages the Nature Shop with volunteer support and oversees the Glen’s publications. 

 

This is a full-time position with weekend responsibilities. The regular schedule for this position is Wednesday-Sunday. 

 

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply including persons from historically marginalized communities or from groups underrepresented in the nonprofit, natural resources field.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer Coordination

  • Actively recruit, train & match volunteers to areas across the organization

  • Supervise & communicate with volunteers, including mentorship and recognition

  • Maintain ongoing schedules and records of volunteers' work

  • Prepare codes of conduct and operating procedures for volunteers

 

Nature Shop Management

  • Coordinate merchandising activities, including budgeting, inventory management, volunteer staffing for the Glen Helen Nature Shop, cultivating and maintaining retail partnerships, and developing online sales and fulfillment

 

Publications & Outreach

  • Create and fulfill, through staff and volunteer scheduling and supervision, a regular schedule of open hours for Glen Helen’s public-facing facilities such as the Trailside Museum and the Vernet Ecological Center

  • Work with the Admin Team to Coordinate Glen Helen Association membership outreach 

  • Coordinate production and dissemination of Glen Helen’s public messaging and publications, including the quarterly magazine, annual report, brochures, quarterly calendar of public events, social media posting schedule, and annual wall calendar

  • Represent and promote the Glen at public and outreach events

 

Other Duties

  • Participate on collaborative committees 

  • Participate in staff functions, including preparing periodic reports and attending meetings

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as agreed upon

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience coordinating groups or teams, including guiding others towards a common goal.

  • Experience in preparing clear and engaging communications for various audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute projects effectively, ensuring all aspects are completed accurately.

  • Solid technological skills and willingness to learn new software applications.

  • Passion for Glen Helen's mission and our conservation and education work.

  • Experience in environmental nonprofits is valuable, but not required.

  • Experience in customer-facing roles is an asset.

 

SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of audiences

  • Ability to troubleshoot challenges with patience and creativity

  • Willingness to regularly work weekends, and periodically work evenings

  • Ability to thrive in a small, growing organization 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field

  • Valid driver’s license

  • BCI/FBI background check required

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to communicate verbally and digitally with staff and public

  • Ability to work in an office environment

  • Ability to move up and down stairs

  • Ability to move 10-20 pounds

 

BENEFITS:

  • Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA)

  • Dental and Vision Plan 

  • Paid time off per year including four weeks vacation, 1 week sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. 

  • Individual Retirement Account (after 1 year of employment)

  • Wellness Center Membership

 

TO APPLY:

TRAIL CONSTRUCTION TEAM MEMBER


POSITION REPORTS TO: Land Manager
POSTING DATE: June 15, 2023
FLSA STATUS: Seasonal, 30-40 hours/week
COMPENSATION: $20.00/hr
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Trail Construction Team is a seasonal (summer/fall) group responsible for boardwalk and bridge
construction within the 15-mile Glen Helen trail system.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in a small team, which may include both staff and volunteers, in the constructif bridge and boardwalk structures in Glen Helen Nature Preserve, to designed specifications;

  • Transport lumber and other building materials to installation sites by various methods including hand carry;

  • Work with contractors on specialized project components, as needed;

  • Ensure tools and other equipment are stocked, organized, and well-maintained;

  • Identify trail maintenance issues and report them to the land manager;

  • Progress reporting, including tracking work hours for grant documentation purposes;

  • Represent Glen Helen Association values and policies when interacting with visitors, neighbors, volunteers, and others;

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as agreed upon.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience in wood working, construction, trail maintenance or related field;

  • Desire and ability to work hard with minimal oversight;

  • Botany, park/recreation management, invasive species management, and knowledge of Glen Helen a plus;

  • Aged 18+.

REQUIRED SKILLS/PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Ability to safely and effectively use a variety of common construction tools and equipment, including saws, drills, hand and power tools;

  • Comfort with highly physical outdoor work;

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.;

  • Endurance to work all day outdoors in a variety of meteorological conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid driver’s license;

  • Current Red Cross First Aid/CPR;

  • BCI/FBI background check required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather, all times of year, and all types of terrain;

  • Must be able to walk several miles per day over preserve trails to and from work sites;

  • Must be able to practice appropriate safety precautions when utilizing power equipment, saws, drills, and when carrying extremely heavy objects while on rough trail conditions.

 

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume and three references to sstrauss@glenhelenassociation.org; or
Trail Construction Team Member Search, Glen Helen Association, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs,
OH 45387​

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ECOCAMP DAY CAMP TEACHER-SUMMER 2024

Position Reports To: Outdoor Education Center Director

Start Date: 2 June 2024

End Date: 2 August 2024

Download a complete position description HERE

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop plans that align with camp descriptions and implement a variety of age and ability appropriate outdoor activities.

  • Monitor campers during their stay at camp to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all children.

  • Role model positive community engagement and environmentally conscious behaviors for attending campers.

  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Complete 1 week of Ecocamp Naturalist Counselor training.

  • Demonstrate a respect and affinity for children, a passion for the natural environment, and a commitment to equity and inclusion.

  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Pass criminal background check and fingerprinting prior to start of employment.

  • Completion of First Aid, CPR, and AED training prior to start of employment.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and walk up to 5 miles a day on uneven terrain.

  • Applicants must be able to commit to the full duration of the program.

Qualifications:

  • To qualify for the Ecocamp Naturalist Counselor position, an individual must be able to perform each primary responsibility. The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center aims to make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications

  •  

    2-3 years of camp or classroom experience

    Skilled working with young children

    Ability to commit to the full duration of the position (June 2 - August 2, 2024)

Compensation:

  • $15 per hour, paid bi-weekly

  • Meals provided during Ecocamp training and programing

  • Opportunity to work with reptiles and learn more about birds of prey

  • Complimentary membership at Antioch College Wellness Center

  • Position may qualify for academic internship or co-op credit

     

To Apply:

Email three references, an updated resume, and cover letter to Meigan Turner, Operations Manager, at oecbusinessmanager@glenhelenassociation.org. Please email or call 937-767-7648 with any questions. 

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER- DISHWASHER

Position Reports To: Outdoor Education Center Director

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 2 August 2024

FLSA Status: Part-me, non-exempt
Staring Salary: $14/hour

Organization and Position Description:

The Outdoor Education Center team forms a fun, passionate, engaged learning community who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children. The Dishwasher supports the Food Service Team in maintaining the high quality and level of service the Outdoor Education Center is known for. We are looking for dependable, friendly people to join us!
The Dishwasher must be comfortable working in a kid-friendly, camp environment. They will work under the guidance of the Food Service team with a range of responsibilities from cleaning and maintaining food safety standards, to assisting with food preparation and service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with dish washing and facilities cleaning in compliance with local health regulations

  • Assists with food preparation, cooking and meal service; maintaining quality and timeliness

  • Maintains positive and professional interactions with clients, campers, interns, and visitors

     

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old

  • Experience is not required, though a basic understanding of a commercial kitchen as it pertains

    to sanitation and service is helpful. Training will be provided.

  • Have the physical mobility and endurance for long periods of me standing (60+ minutes)

  • Effective communication skills

  • Demonstrate a respect and affinity for children

  • Applicants must submit to and pass a criminal background check (fingerprinted; FBI/BCI)

     

HOURS

  • 3 hour shifts, 4:30-7:30 pm

  • Additional 7-10 am shifts available if desired

  • Off by 3pm on Fridays. No weekends

  • February 12 - May 31

    • 2-4 days per week, Days of the week scheduled may vary

  • June 2 - August 2:

    • 4 days per week, Monday-Thursday

 

TO APPLY

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Meigan Turner at oecbusinessmanager@glenhelenassociation.org

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