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EMPLOYMENT

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OPEN POSITIONS:

Program Manager Position Description

Background

Eagle Eye Institute (EEI) is a nonprofit organization based in Western Massachusetts with a mission to support and promote the equitable engagement of youth in nature to positively impact their lives, their communities and the natural world, and to elevate time in nature as an essential human right.

Position Summary

The Program Manager oversees and makes decisions about the day-to-day workings of Eagle Eye Institute and its programs. As the current staff leader of the organization, the Program Manager leads and inspires others in carrying out EEI’s mission and vision. There are opportunities for growth in leadership in this position.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with a competitive salary and benefits. We are looking for an individual experienced in nonprofit leadership and network-building with a strong commitment to social and environmental justice and to Eagle Eye Institute’s mission.

Responsibilities

The Program Manager works with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of Eagle Eye Institute. In this capacity, the Program Manager has specific responsibilities that will include but not limited to:

  • In cooperation with the Board of Directors, the manager will support and further the mission of Eagle Eye Institute in all areas: programming, partnerships, financial health, logistics, etc. This will include strategic planning, developing specific goals and objectives for each fiscal year and then developing, managing implementation of, and evaluating programs to achieve these goals and ensure that programs are high-quality, safe, sustainable and deeply aligned with our mission and vision.

Supervision Tasks:

  • Recruit, train, supervise, manage and be a motivating mentor for staff, college & youth interns, volunteer instructors as well as other volunteers.
  • Create the conditions for the staff team to be successful by being accessible and responsive to diverse needs and situations

Programmatic Tasks:

  • Develop and implement future programming to further our mission both in Holyoke and at our site in Peru, Ma
  • With the staff team, collect and interpret data on our programs to evaluate them for impacts and outcomes consistent with our mission and vision
  • Locate and inspire Eagle Eye alumni to reconnect to our mission and become involved in forwarding a sustainable organization going into the future.
  • Forge and maintain partnerships with government, non government organizations, colleges, youth development organizations and schools while developing and recruiting strong community support and volunteers in relation to program development and implementation.
  • Develop the overall program budget together with the finance committee of the Board of Directors and assist the Board with raising money through grants, fee for services, and individual and corporate donations to support the program budget.
  • Maintain and develop strong, effective relationships with donors, funding institutions and government agencies through the work as Program Director.
  • Represent Eagle Eye Institute at a local, state, and regional level at conferences and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board, as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • At least four years of experience, including community organizing, advocacy and other youth and environmental activities, or demonstrated equivalent lived experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of trauma and mental health awareness, for staff and partners
  • Proven ability to develop, plan, and implement highly effective projects and initiatives, and facilitate high-impact external outreach to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DEI and youth engagement in the outdoors.
  • Excellent professional networking, oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.
  • Facility with social media platforms, Google Suite, and other technological tools that support our work.
  • Interest in advancing collaboration, facilitating the success of others, and working with an engaged board is critical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice
  • Ability to positively and effectively manage a team
  • Transportation to be able to attend events at MountainStar Forest in Peru, MA

Desired:

  • personal experience and skills involving youth development
  • cultural competency with cultures served by EEI programs
  • comfort and experience with spending time in nature

Supervision:

The Program Manager is supervised directly by representatives of the Board of Directors

Terms and Compensation

The Program Manager is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position is based in Holyoke, MA, but also requires a regular presence at MountainStar Forest with some travel within Massachusetts required. The salary range for this position is $45K-$55K plus benefits.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to MaJa at mkietzke@eagleeyei.org. In your letter, include why you are interested in the position, what you would like to gain on a personal and professional level, and why you would be a good fit for the position. Describe the connections you see between nature and youth development.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation..

 

Communication, Marketing and Social Media Volunteer

Background

Eagle Eye Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Western Massachusetts with a mission to support and promote the equitable engagement of youth in nature to positively impact their lives, their communities and the natural world, and to elevate time in nature as an essential human right.

Position Summary

We are currently searching for a remote Marketing volunteer who can assist with social media, communications, increasing our brand, events and partnerships, implementing fundraising campaigns, and graphics!

We are looking for a creative individual with a strong commitment to social and environmental justice, to Eagle Eye Institute’s mission, and to under-resourced populations.

The ideal candidate is able to consistently dedicate 5 to 7 hours a week for this volunteer effort and is strongly committed to social justice and access to nature for all.

Responsibilities

  • To develop in partnership with the board a Social media and marketing plan
  • Design and produce MailChimp e-newsletters 4-6 times a year
  • Develop and post social media content including photos as needed
  • Assist with updating our website
  • Assist with marketing our annual hike-a-thon fundraising campaign.
  • Design and produce an annual 8 page print newsletter used in our Fall annual campaign.

Expected skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a diverse audience; to be a good story teller.
  • Ability to create beautiful, engaging materials using technical design skills.
  • High comfort level with software and technology in general.
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic.

This opportunity is entirely remote and unpaid. This is a great opportunity to gain skills, apply your skills, fill a gap on your resume, make an impact, and/or dedicate your extra time!

Qualifications preferred:

  • Approximately 5-7 hours volunteer engagement per week.
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marketing or communications preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years in experience working in marketing/ communications preferred
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A strong track record as being strategic.
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force for all communication efforts.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work virtually, independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to MaJa at mkietzke@eagleeyei.org. In your letter, include why you are interested in the position, what you would like to gain on a personal and professional level, and why you would be a good fit for the position.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

PAST POSITIONS

Full-Time Paid Summer Program Internship

Position Summary

The Summer Program Intern is part of our summer program team and will play a key role in coordinating our Learn About Forests™ program with groups of youth and young adults. Our proven LAF program intentionally integrates nature and positive youth development to provide opportunities for first-time nature experiences and connections with mentors in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This position will develop skills in community outreach and engagement, program planning, program coordination, communication, group facilitation, group management, youth development, experiential education, outdoor education, nature awareness, mindfulness and teamwork.

Dates: June 27th-August 19th, 2022, excluding July 4th

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm*

*Schedule depends on programming and may be earlier or later. Total hours not to exceed 37.5 per week.

Compensation: $15/hour

How To Apply

Please review the full position description hereTo apply, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to Cass at cpastorelle@eagleeyei.org. In your letter, include why you are interested in the position, what you would like to gain on a personal and professional level, and why you would be a good fit for the position. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Part-Time Paid Summer Land Management Internship

The MountainStar Forest is Eagle Eye's 220-acre conservation site in the Berkshires that has served as a welcoming retreat for people of all ages and backgrounds for the past 30 years. The site features a pristine ecosystem with a bubbling brook, waterfall, and habitats for a wide range of wildlife made accessible by a series of mapped trails. The site has accommodations for an adventurous day trip and overnight camping on spacious tent platforms, an outdoor kitchen pavilion, and a bathhouse with flush toilets.

Interns will receive training and experience in land management while working with the site manager to complete projects such as tree harvesting, sawmill lumber production, carpentry, trail work, bridge building, firewood production, weed-whacking, GIS mapping, and more. Many projects will be physically demanding, but the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills in a short period of time is the reward. During downtime (unpaid) there will be opportunities to learn woodturning and woodcraft. Review the full position description here.

Dates: June 27th-July 19th, 2022, excluding July 4th

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (20 hrs/week)

Compensation: $15/hr

Transportation is required to get to the site each day. 

To apply, please send your resume, letter explaining your interest and relevant experience, and the names and contact information of three references to mkietzke@eagleeyei.org. In your letter, please state why you are interested in the internship, what skills and qualities you have to contribute, and what you would like to gain from the experience on a personal and professional level.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

TerraCorps-Round-stacked

2021-22 TerraCorps Member

Join Eagle Eye Institute as our 2021-22 TerraCorps Member

This year we are looking for a TerraCorps Member to join the Eagle Eye team! As a Member you will be part of the 2021-2022 TerraCorps program and join up to 80 other members serving with nonprofit partner organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. As a Youth Education Coordinator serving with Eagle Eye, your focus will be on coordinating hands-on outdoor programs with youth ages 8-18 and engaging volunteers and community members. Find the full position description here.

Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week) positions from August 30th, 2021-July 29th, 2022. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for health insurance coverage, childcare assistance, education award, federal loan forbearance, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Application specifics and additional information about how to apply can be found at https://terracorps.org/apply-to-serve-with-terracorps/.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-May, and we aim to fill all positions by mid to late July.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences, including people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

2021 Residential Summer Intern

The Residential Summer Internship is a unique experience for college students and recent graduates to connect with themselves, others, and nature at Eagle Eye's forest site in the Berkshires. The program is intended for students interested in sustainability, environmental education, land stewardship, and environmental justice. The four-week experience is intentionally designed for interns to learn and work collaboratively, build hands-on skills, learn to engage youth outdoors, and reflect on their role as advocates for social and environmental justice. As a nature-based experience, interns live, work, prepare meals, and spend their down time outdoors.

The internship takes place at our 220-acre conservation site in Peru, MA, which has been stewarded for the past 30 years to be a beautiful and welcoming retreat for people of all ages and backgrounds. With spacious tent platforms, mapped trails, bathhouse with flush toilets, and outdoor kitchen overlooking the Eagle Eye gardens and forest, visitors are fully immersed in nature while living in comfort and community with others.

The program will take place July 6th-31st, 2021. Interns work Monday-Friday for 35 hours per week and spend weekends on site. A stipend, outdoor gear, and meals are provided. To learn more and find out how to apply, please review the position description here.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors, based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

2020-21 TerraCorps Member

Join Eagle Eye Institute and Kestrel Land Trust as our 2020-21 TerraCorps Member

We are looking for a TerraCorps member to join our team! TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps program focused on land access and equity. As a Community Engagement/Youth Education Coordinator serving with Eagle Eye and Kestrel, your focus will be on engaging Holyoke youth in hands-on outdoor learning programs, as well as engaging Pioneer Valley community members and volunteers in land-related programs and events. You can find the full position description here: https://terracorps.org/apply-ma/#KLTEEI1.

Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week) positions from August 2020-July 2021. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for an education award, loan forbearance, healthcare coverage, childcare reimbursement, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Members receive access to mentorship, training, and professional development throughout their service. Application specifics and additional information about the program can be found at terracorps.org/apply.

Our preference is to hire someone from the local community as this a community engagement/youth education role. We encourage folks from communities of color and underrepresented communities to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences, including people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.