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  • Gundalow Company Program Manager

    Posted: 10/03/2022

    Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH PROGRAM MANAGER
    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The nonprofit Gundalow Company seeks a PROGRAM MANAGER who will work onboard our “floating classroom” PISCATAQUA, and in the office with staff, crew, and volunteers to manage and coordinate programs for school/youth groups, teachers, and the public. This position includes the management of our weekday camp program for 8 weeks throughout the summer, managing approximately 80 volunteers, and collaborate on the planning for our annual Piscataqua Riverfest event. The ideal candidate will have nonprofit education program and volunteer coordination experience, formal or non-formal teaching experience, and a passion for place-based and maritime history/marine/environmental education. As a key member of the team, the successful candidate will be a leader who inspires excellence in our current program delivery while providing leadership to develop and achieve growth goals.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    ? Lead the crew, volunteers and Program Committee in the implementation and evaluation of current programs for ~120 school groups per year, both aboard PISCATAQUA and onshore
    ? Help teach school group and camp programs onboard PISCATAQUA and onshore
    ? Initiate and nurture relationships with teachers whose students participate in our programs
    ? Oversee the process of scheduling 120 school trips
    ? Oversee the process of scheduling specialty public programs (Tuesday Speaker Sails, winter Science Cafés)
    ? Oversee, manage, plan, and run the summer camp program of 400+ campers in coordination with the head camp counselor and partner camp programs
    ? Hire, train and manage camp counselor staff
    ? Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and manage
    ? Create and maintain collaborations with community partners during joint programs and events
    ? Review and refine current curriculum and evaluation methods of education programs
    ? Develop and coordinate workshops for teachers
    ? Help plan and oversee Piscataqua Riverfest and other events

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
    ? Continue citizen science monitoring: marine invasive species monitoring and oyster conservation projects, as well as looking for others
    ? Assist with Operations Staff on marketing efforts for related programs
    ? Lead the effort to expand the impact of our programs in alignment with our mission

    REQUIREMENTS:
    ? Degree in related field and/or teaching experience
    ? Experience developing educational programs and teaching in formal or non-formal classrooms
    ? Experience implementing age-appropriate curricula and familiarity with best practices in experiential place-based education
    ? Demonstrated teamwork and flexibility
    ? Excellent computer skills, including Office, Excel, Mailchimp e-news, Wordpress website updates, and social media. Training provided for specialty programs such as CampBrain (camp registrations) and Fareharbor (public ticketing)
    ? Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to students, teachers and the public
    ? Previous experience working with students, teachers, volunteers and the public. Must be comfortable conveying our mission with passion to school groups and the public daily
    ? Experience with sailing, maritime history, and/or education on Tall Ships a plus

    ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
    The nonprofit Gundalow Company’s mission is to protect the Piscataqua region’s maritime heritage and environment through education and action. To fulfill our mission, we use a recently built, traditional, wooden gundalow PISCATAQUA as our floating/sailing classroom. Our programs reach over 2,000 students and over 6,000 public participants each year.

    All people have the right to access, enjoy, and learn from the Piscataqua region’s heritage and ecology. We recognize that systemic inequality and exclusion have infringed upon this right. The Gundalow Company is committed to working in partnership with those who have been historically and are currently excluded from access to and stewardship of the local waterways. Just as the Piscataqua River is strengthened by every stream, river, and creek that flows to it, our community is strengthened by individuals from a diversity of experiences, identities, cultures, heritages, perspectives, and values, who historically and currently use, access, and enjoy the resources of the Piscataqua Watershed.

    TO APPLY:
    Send cover letter, resume, contact info for at least three references, and salary requirements to director@gundalow.org
    Subject line: Search Committee Program Manager.