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Field Institute Director - Sequoia Parks Conservancy

  • June 11, 2022 7:25 AM
    Message # 12813232

    Sequoia Parks Conservancy is looking for Field Institute Director. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the Field Institute interpretation and education programs and activities for Sequoia Parks Conservancy. 

    About the Company
    Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) is the official nonprofit partner of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. SPC’s efforts have been critical in the conservation of wild, beautiful landscapes for the enjoyment and inspiration of generations of visitors. 

    Position Summary
    This Field Institute Director position serves as the project and team leader in managing a portfolio of popular public programs including large multi-day events, wilderness experiences, popular front-country interpretive programs, directs the seasonal Crystal Cave and Pear Lake Winter Hut operations, fee-based programs, motor coach step-on services, residential science and nature camp, in-person and virtual special events like the Dark Sky Festival, Giant Conversations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and USACE Lake Kaweah. This position is part of a highly collaborative team that works closely with the National Park Service and other partners. 

    The position works from the Conservancy’s main office in Three Rivers, California.

    Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment

    Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience in outdoor recreation management, environmental education management, or other public land leadership experience. Experience in natural resource education is a must.
    Demonstrated success in directing and managing teams 
    Demonstrated success in planning, developing budgets, and meeting budget goals
    Demonstrated ability to manage projects and supervise and coach a team for successful design and implementation 
    Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams
    Ability to work holidays, weekends, and evenings when needed
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and cloud applications such as Google Workspace, and Eventbrite. 
    Ability to learn department reservation systems and other applications.

    Benefits and Wages
    Medical, 401k, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Vacation Leave, Paid Sick Leave, Health Savings Account, plus more
    Starting Salary: $68,640 per year
    FLSA and Employment Status
    Full-time- Overtime Exempt 

    How to Apply
    Review the full job description, and other employment information and apply at:
    Please include a pdf resume and portfolio information

    Sequoia Parks Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, marital status, or veteran’s status.


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