Youth Work, Job Title: Nature Outreach Manager

Job Title: Nature Outreach Manager
Organization: Camp Fire Minnesota
Reports to: Chief Programs Officer
Direct reports: None
Classification: Exempt status; full time (40 hours per week)

With nature as our catalyst, Camp Fire Minnesota energizes youth to discover their spark so their futures glow brighter.

Camp Fire Minnesota “lights the spark” in over 5,000 K-12 youth each year through nature-based experiences. Our programs include summer camp, STEM, environmental education, and teambuilding school field trips at Tanadoona, in-school STEM and environmental education, and community-based before/after-school and summer nature programs.

We are proud to offer inclusive and welcoming programs to youth in the community. To this end, 1 in 3 youth who participate in Camp Fire Minnesota programs receive financial aid. As a result of their Camp Fire experience, 90% of youth report valuing nature and stewarding the environment.

Position Overview

Youth spend 90% of their time indoors. Camp Fire Minnesota is working to combat this trend by delivering culturally relevant, nature-based programs to youth from all backgrounds.

The Nature Outreach Manager is a new, full time position dedicated to bringing nature experiences to underserved populations in our communities. The Nature Outreach Manager will develop relationships with schools, libraries, parks and recreation departments, and youth-serving nonprofits in order to: assess the need for community-based nature programs, co-create culturally relevant programs, and manage/oversee these programs for quality and impact.

Essential Functions

Community Outreach (45%)

Create more opportunities for underserved youth to discover their spark and connect with nature

  • Develop partnerships with schools and organizations reaching underserved populations

  • In concert with partners, youth and families, develop culturally relevant nature-based programsfor underserved youth

  • Work closely with Camp Fire’s Chief Programs Officer to maintain productive relationships withour community partners

  • Promote Camp Fire’s full menu of programs to partners, including Tanadoona field trips, in andout of school STEM and environmental education, and summer camp scholarships

  • Participate in community collaboratives in order to further Camp Fire’s mission

  • Participate in funder meetings and site visits

Program Management (45%)

Oversee Camp Fire’s community-based nature programs for quality and impact

  • Engage underserved populations in developing new culturally-relevant community-based nature programs

  • Based on feedback from the community and in collaboration with Outdoor Programs Manager, develop program structure, curriculum and evaluation for new programs

  • In collaboration with Chief Programs Officer, evaluate program impact and implement continuous program improvement

  • Engage families in our programs through ongoing communication and family events

  • Maintain open and collaborative relationships with community partners to ensure program quality and impact 

Administrative Duties (10%)

  • Track participant demographic and participation data

  • Provide data and content for funding requests and reports

  • Work with marketing department to develop mission-based communications content

  • In collaboration with Chief Programs Officer and Chief Financial Officer, develop and track program budgets

  • Create partner contracts for services provided 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in Non-Profit/Business Management or equivalent experience. Preference given to candidates with experience in community organizing, mission-based sales, nature education, and/or working with underserved populations.

  • A commitment to delivering culturally relevant, nature-based programming

  • Passionate and outgoing personality with strong communication skills to express the need to connect youth to nature

  • Curious, brave, highly organized, self-directed and creative

  • Must have access to a car and ability to drive in the city and suburbs

  • Bachelor degree preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $38,000 - $42,000, dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits eligible.

Application Process:

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources: hr@campfiremn.org by October 26, 2018.