Director of McDowell Farm School

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:00pm



Nauvoo, AL
United States

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McDowell Farm School’s aim to get students outside to learn where their food comes from, while getting their hands dirty and feet muddy! Our mission is to inspire curiosity, teach problem solving, and empower community connections through sustainable agriculture.

The Director of McDowell Farm School is the visionary for the education and production enterprises of the McDowell Farm School! The Director creates fun learning opportunities by leading the development of curriculum and programming.  A huge portion of this position is to be an inspiration for both the children who come through our program, as well as the farm staff,  made up of both full-time leadership staff and seasonal instructors.   

Some responsibilities of the Director are to manage marketing and promotion of the program. Creating and coordinating teacher workshops and marketing events are some of the fun ways we do this. The Director works on developing and managing the annual budget as well as collaborating on scholarships, grants and fund raising opportunities.  They also collaborate with other Camp McDowell staff to find ways to incorporate the Farm curriculum into our summer camps and retreats.

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Salary & Benefits: Salary will be dependent on experience,  Camp McDowell has on site housing that includes utilities, and internet, cell phone stipend, Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance with dental and vision optional. Church Pension group retirement plan, and a wonderfully flexible vacation!  

Tentative Timeline for hiring:

  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2017
  • Phone interviews set for June 21-28
  • Bring in final candidates for live interview week of July 3-9, if possible
  • New McDowell Farm School Director start sometime in the time frame of July 17-31

Camp McDowell does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


How to Apply:

Please email Maggie ( ) with your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the McDowell Farm School Director, and a few good contacts who know you and can share more about your work ethic.  

Please put "Director of McDowell Farm School position" in the subject line!  

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