Are your ready to take an active leadership role in the implementation of Wildlife Leadership Academy’s efforts to educate and empower the next generation of conservation leaders? Then this summer job opportunity is for you! We are seeking an energetic, positive professional to join our summer team. Highlights include:
- The reward of watching students grow into passionate conservation leaders each week!
- Opportunity to network with 50+ conservation professionals.
- Next level hands-on training and engagement in field school operations, staff management and communications with parents, instructors, and volunteers.
- Flexible working hours during non-field school weeks.
- Food and lodging provided!
The Field School Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the safety and well-being of all camp staff and participants during their time with us at field school. The Field School Supervisor communicates and solves problems calmly and respectfully with parents, field school staff, instructors, health care coordinators, the caterer and field school facilities staff. The Field School Supervisor liaisons with the home office to ensure a smooth transition of field school paperwork, materials, and logistical details to camp and will use this information to oversee high quality logistical implementation by the all Academy support staff.
2022 FIELD SCHOOL SEASON
- Pre-Season Prep: Zoom meetings within a month prior to field school – 1-2 prep meetings with home office and leading 1-2 staff meetings
- The Field School Supervisor will live on-site at Camp Krislund & Conference Center (Madisonburg, PA – Centre County) for the full summer (10 weeks); start date June 6, end date August 12 (open to discussion on starting earlier or leaving later).
- Work up to 40 hours one week before field schools, 2.5 full weeks in between field schools, and one week after field school at the Academy’s home office in Lock Haven, PA (20 minutes from Camp Krislund)
- Field School Weeks (Mon-Sat): PA Bucktails – June 13-18, PA Bass – June 20-25, Brookies – July 18-23, Gobblers – July 25-30, Ursids – August 1-6
The Academy prides itself on professionalism and providing a positive, supportive, and safe environment for all those involved with the summer field schools. The Field School Supervisor will be thoroughly committed to these ideals. The applicant should also be committed to team work, having fun and being passionate about supporting the next generation of conservation leaders! Personal attributes of the Field School Manager include:
Well-spoken and articulate over the phone, through written contact, and in person
Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with moderate supervision, agile, and able to pivot quickly
Exhibits initiative, responsibility, and accountability
Strong attention to detail
Comfortable handling confidential information
Successful working in an independent and team environment
Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of people
Comfortability in interacting with youth aged 14-17
Overall knowledge of safety precautions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Senior or college graduate or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Minimum of two years of summer camp experience with at least one year in a leadership role.
Experience working with teens.
COMPENSATION: $3,500 for 10 weeks of work; housing, utilities, laundry, and meals all included in compensation. Housing is a single cabin with electricity, AC, private bath at Camp Krislund and Conference Center in Madisonburg, PA where the Academy’s field schools take place.
If offered the position, you must complete and/or provide current copies of the following prior to hiring:
- PA State Police Request Criminal Records Check (Act 34)
- PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
- Federal Criminal History Background Check
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training
- Current CPR and First Aid Certificates *Can acquire upon accepting position.
WILDLIFE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OVERVIEW
The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. This Academy experience begins with our Conservation Ambassador training for high school students, which includes attending rigorous 5-day residential summer field schools taught by leading natural resource professionals that focus on wildlife/fisheries conservation, as well as leadership skills development. Equipped with knowledge and skills, through the next year, students serve as Conservation Ambassadors in their communities, giving back through education, service, media engagement, the creative arts and outdoor mentorship. As students grow with the Academy, they explore career possibilities via professional conferences and college visit days, gain work experience via our summer field schools, and engage in professional development through our Academy Alumni Network.