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    Melanie Graeff
    • Employer: Friends of Creamer's Field
      Location: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, Fairbanks, Alaska
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/20/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Camp Habitat is a nature ecology day camp for youth ages 4-11. Campers learn about the natural history of Interior Alaska through an engaging outdoor education curriculum. They will explore Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge through themes that include plants, animals, birds, fish and human interactions with the environment. The Camp Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day camp operations and supervise camp staff. There are four (4) camp sessions that run in June and July. The director will also be responsible for developing activities and learning experiences for campers.

    Location: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Status: Seasonal position, Part-time from March-May, Full-time from June through mid-August.

    Closing Date: February 20, 2023.



    - Oversight & Management of the Camp Habitat summer day camps:

    - Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate camp instructors, counselors, guest speakers, and volunteers

    - Oversee the development of daily lesson plans and learning experiences for camp

    - Update curriculum with new and/or improved learning experiences and activities

    - In coordination with the FOCF staff, manage the registration process

    - Respond to all registration inquiries in a timely manner (phone and email)

    - Update camp staff training manual and training schedule

    - Communicate with all partner agencies (Northern Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game)

    - Organize and manage Camp Habitat equipment and supplies

    - On-site preparation and presence

    - Assure a safe environment for all children and staff

    - Camp set up and take down

    - Logistical support for camp staff

    - Financial Responsibility

    - Assist with raising funds for Summer Camps, including tabling at local events (in March and April)

    - Follow camp budget as approved by the FOCF

    - Process applications and disperse scholarship funds

    - Prepare an end-of-the-year report


    Professional Qualifications:

    - A minimum of 60 credit hours in education, natural sciences, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.

    - Must be able to pass a background check

    - Must hold a valid driver’s license

    - Strong interpersonal skills

    - Experience managing a team

    - Experience developing curriculum and/or planning long-term events

    - Strong organizational skills, flexible, able to multitask

    - Experience with children, ages 4-11

    - Certification in CPR/First Aid (preferred)



    To be considered for the Camp Habitat Director position, please submit ALL the following documents by 11:59 p.m. (AKST) on Monday, February 20, 2023.

    - Attestation (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3b7Plntc0AMnZCEhZIblf5YnVt3CgRU/view)

    - Cover letter

    - Resume

    - Three professional references with complete contact information (name, phone number, email)

    In your cover letter, please address the knowledge, skills, and abilities that would make you a strong candidate for Camp Habitat. The resume and cover letter should be no more than two pages each. Application materials should be sent to director@friendsofcreamersfield.org with the subject line: Camp Habitat Director_Last Name_First Name.

    All attachments must be sent in a pdf format.

    For specific information in reference to the position please contact:

    Grace Nelson, Executive Director Friends of Creamer’s Field
    Phone: 907-978-8457

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