Program Coordinator

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Hidden Villa
Job Overview

Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness preserve is seeking an energetic, responsible team player for the position of Program Coordinator. Hidden Villa is a non-profit, public benefit corporation with a 60-year history, focusing on environmental education. We use our organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.

Desired Qualifications:
● Previous camp staff experience; prefer experience in leadership or supervision
● Current CPR, First Aid, and CA Food Handler certifications; or willing to obtain
● Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities and staff
● Ability to coach and give feedback to a diverse staff
● Excellent communication and initiative skills
● Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor setting
● Strong interest in developing camp programs
● At least 21 years of age
● Flexibility and patience
● Ability to utilize youth work appropriate self-care techniques
● Desire to learn and grow

Responsible To: Camp Directors

General Responsibility:
Responsible with co-program Coordinator for managing one of the three programs (Outdoor Innovators, Rez Camp, Farm & Wilderness Camp) which includes supervising counseling staff, Youth Leadership campers (Lleaders/Counselors in Training), and all campers in that program. Program heads also serve as part of the all camp leadership team and are responsible for modeling a high level of professionalism.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Attend Program Coordinator Training and be an active leader in All Staff Training.
2. Train the staff in your program on specific program operation and teaching techniques for your camp.
3. Supervise all staff in your camp and the overall operation of program.
4. Ensure that all ACA regulations concerning program area are adhered to, including supervision ratios.
5. Oversee scheduling of activities for each camp session and ensure sufficient staffing for each time block.
6. Coordinate time off for staff in your camp.
7. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all campers and staff in your program.
8. Model enthusiastic and positive participation in program and with youth. This includes night watch duties.
9. Provide regular feedback to staff and encourage a growth minded culture. Conduct written and oral evaluations of staff midsummer and at the end of summer.
10. Work with the Directors when there are staff or camper problems.
11. Communicate clearly and effectively with parents/guardians as needed.
12. Sleep on-site in assigned living space; unless on scheduled 24 hour break.
13. Incorporate Youth Leadership program participants (Leaders/Counselors in Training) into your program with on the job training and mentoring
14. Serve as a member of the all camp leadership team.
15. Produce a written report at the end of the summer.
16. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and others assigned as required

Essential Functions
1. Ability to train and supervise staff and assess ability and skill levels appropriate to lead activities.
2. Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp.

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Benefits: $450 per week + experience. Shared housing (for Rez Camp); Outdoor Living (for Outdoor Innovators and Farm & Wilderness), and meals provided.

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.