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Princeton-Blairstown Center

  • 158 Millbrook Road, Hardwick Township, NJ
  • www.princetonblairstown.org
  • ccorporations

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Program Manager – Outdoor Education Center

Rewarding work making a difference in the lives of historically marginalized participants, working with passionate staff and others on a beautiful 268 acre campus


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salary range

$39k - $45k / year

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

Plan outdoor adventures for historically marginalized youth on our 268-acre campus near the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area! Be part of our year-round team as we develop and deliver environmental and outdoor (ropes and challenge course) programs for schools, community-based organizations, and university partners in the New York metropolitan area. The Program Manager supports the Director of Programs and Assistant Director in all aspects of program management, coordination, implementation, and delivery at the Blairstown Campus.  In addition to staff training and management of our extensive high/low ropes and challenge course elements, the Program Manager will:

  • Develop, manage, coordinate, and evaluate progressively sequenced, age-appropriate programs which address user group’s goals, objectives, needs, and interests; develop and implement program schedules; appropriate staff; organize food service, transportation, and other logistics; maintain records; and undertake assessment and evaluation of program offerings. (approximately 70% of time)
  • Supervise and coach staff as assigned and evaluate their performance. (approximately 20% of the time).
  • Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, low and high ropes course, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking/swimming, and restoration programming designed to help students develop 21st Century and social-emotional skills that include learning to communicate cooperatively, problem solve, and work together to achieve common goals. (approximately 10% of the time).

For full details and qualifications, see our website at www.princetonblairstown.org/employment

Special Benefits

Additional Details:

  • Job Location – Blairstown, NJ
  • Salary Range $39-$45k (Depending on Experience),
  • Excellent time off package (3 weeks of vacation, 6 sick days, 11 Holidays, 1 Heritage Day, 2 wellness days),
  • Generous health care/dental/vision package, 3% employer contribution to 401k, bonus, $1,000 annual professional development funds, in-service training, food, shared house/private bedroom in recently renovated semi-furnished house (room & board valued at $20k).
  • Flexible start date - preferably January, 2022.

Minimum Requirements

• Must possess or be working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

• Substantial professional experience working with children and adolescents in education, youth development, and/or experiential education settings.

• Program development and implementation experience.

• Minimum two years documented experience training and facilitating low and high ropes courses, canoeing, backpacking, expeditions, and rock climbing.

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