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Earth Scouts! Program Coordinator

Job Announcement: Earth Scouts! Program Coordinator

Part time contract position, beginning 5-10 hours/week @ $15-$18/hr depending on experience level. The Earth Scouts Coordinator will have primary responsibility for this outdoor education program for teens and adults. This position includes a mix of responsibilities including program design, implementation, and evaluation, as well as safety, risk management, teaching skills, and administrative responsibilities. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position works collaboratively with the program’s teachers and students. This is a part time contract position beginning in May 2021.

Responsibilities: Assist with the development and assessment of a seasonal/quarterly program. Key components would include supporting Spiral Living Center’s mission and guiding principles, risk management, learning outcomes, staff and student leadership development, as well as leave no trace and environmental sustainability ethics.

  • Solicit and assess biographies, references, and program proposals from teachers.
  • Conduct background checks of teachers and adults involved in programs with teens.
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising events.
  • Research appropriate insurance for the program.
  • Set up student electronic and manual registration systems.
  • Collaborate with teachers in ensuring appropriate risk-management systems and procedures are implemented.
  • Manage administrative functions, including budget and communications, as they relate to the Earth Scouts program.
  • Maintain certification records of staff in First Aid/CPR/ AED/ Wilderness First Aid.
  • Organize, catalog, and oversee the use and management of tools and equipment.
  • Oversee the maintenance of project areas, including a weather station, composting facilities, the equipment room, the library/resource room, and sky lodge classroom area. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education, administration, natural sciences or a related field, or related life experience.
  • Three years’ experience in the field of experiential and/or outdoor education programming.
  • Experience in administration or leadership of youth programs, residential programs, nature centers, or other related outdoor programs.
  • Experience in training and supervising program staff and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage work time effectively with little supervision to ensure preparedness and project completion.
  • Experience in record keeping.
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with the unexpected and quickly changing nature of outdoor activities.
  • Ability to convey information about environmental topics without bias and with the goal of encouraging lifelong learning.
  • Proficient using basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) or Pages/Numbers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty and staff in a fast-paced school environment.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written, particularly the ability to present information, ideas, directions, etc. in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience in advertising and promotion.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in preparing lesson plans, outlines, or guides in preparation to teach or facilitate activities.
  • Experience in a position that includes organizing team building activities.
  • Detail and customer service oriented.
  • Experience with virtual platforms and social media campaigns.
  • Demonstrated initiative to go above and beyond minimum assigned duties.
  • Experience in overseeing facility management.
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter of interest; resume; and name, address, and phone number of two professional references by email to Executive Director, Debbie Lukas (spiral@spiralliving.org) or by mail to 9044 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523.  Applications are still being accepted!! Apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Non-Discrimination Policy: In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, SLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

IV Gleaning Coordinator

Job Announcement: IV Gleaning Project Coordinator

Part time contract position, 15 hours/week for about 30 weeks, starting @ $15/hour, plus mileage. Contract begins May 15, and ends December 15, 2021 or earlier depending on availability of crops. Ideal candidates live in the Illinois Valley and have a vehicle that can comfortably tow our Gleaning Trailer. Apply as soon as possible!

Responsibilities: Represent Spiral Living Center and the IV Gleaning Project in a professional manner. Job duties include..

  • Serve as the primary contact for growers, volunteers, and distribution sites during the gleaning season.
  • Understand and be able to explain the Gleaning Project to others, including the quarter harvest method.
  • Carry out the duties outlined in the Gleaning Manual.
  • Keep records for the Gleaning Project. This includes records of donors, volunteers, recipient organizations, poundage, volunteer hours, mileage, etc
  • Make sure that receipts, Thank You’s, and volunteer hours certification are sent.
  • Act as an ambassador to the agricultural community and backyard growers by seeking gleaning sites and maintaining relationships with existing sites.
  • Deliver gleaned produce to food banks and programs in the Illinois Valley in a timely and organized manner. If someone volunteers to deliver, contact recipients to check for any potential problems (removal of rotting produce, etc).
  • Organize and lead the gleans, or oversee volunteer run gleans by making sure all records are kept, and verify delivery to recipients.
  • Communicate and direct volunteer workers in a clear and concise manner. Deal with problems calmly and tactfully.
  • Recruit volunteers for the Gleaning Project. Orient volunteers to how gleans work and what will be expected of them.
  • Set up weekly pop-up pantries in outlying areas of the IV such as O’Brien, Takilma, and/or Holland. Solicit food donations to distribute along with gleaned produce.
  • Maintain phone and email lists of Gleaning Volunteers and Donors
  • Respond to emails and phone calls to the Gleaning Project using the Gleaning Gmail Account and Google Voice Number.
  • Update the list of current Food Banks/meals programs with the times they are open for drop off or pick up and what types of food donations are accepted.
  • Provide orientation to volunteers at the beginning of the Project year with regard to pertinent safety issues including COVID- 19, the importance of keeping the group together in field situations and tracking volunteer hours, amount harvested, etc.
  • Check to make sure that all vehicles being used for transporting gleaners have proof of current insurance within the vehicle.
  • Maintain the gleaning equipment in good working order. Repair or have repaired as needed.
  • Report monthly to the SLC Executive Director prior to board meetings. If time allows, research program expansion to include tending abandoned orchards to teach orchard care skills to teens and youth.

How To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to Debbie Lukas, Executive Director to spiral@spiralliving.org mail to 9044 Takilma Road, Cave Junction OR 97523.

Non-Discrimination Policy: In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, SLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.