Program Coordinator

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Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp
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Dowling, MI
United States


Clear Lake Camp

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Program Coordinator Job Description


  • Coordinate school visits. You will be the primary contact for schools before and during their stay. This includes contacting schools before the trip, creating the weekly schedule for staff and schools and ensuring the success of each school’s trip while on site and maintaining evaluations and records for each school.
  • Direct supervision of a team of 12 instructors. Participate in instructor hiring, training, and development. Development includes observations, feedback, evaluation, trainings, and mentoring.
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with all support staff as related to school programs.
  • Cover staff absences (classes, dorms & health office.)
  • Overnight on call duties.
  • Maintain program equipment, program areas and curriculum.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • At least 21 years of age.
  • A bachelor’s degree with course work in education, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or related field.
  • Experience teaching outdoor, experiential or environmental education.
  • First Aid, CPR, & Wilderness First Aid certified or ability to become certified.
  • Has excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Interacts with OEC staff, visiting teachers and students in a pleasant & professional manner.
  • Flexible, patient and has a strong initiative.
  • Has a commitment to the mission of the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center and an ability to implement this mission through OEC programs.
  • Must pass criminal background check.


  • Administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Experience facilitating High Ropes Course & Climbing Tower.
  • Lifeguard certification

Immediate Supervisor: OEC Director

How to Apply:


Cover letter, resume and references should be sent to Amy Cherry, OEC Director or 10160 S M-37 Hwy, Dowling, MI 49050

Phone inquiries welcome at 269-721-8161.

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Compensation and work year:

$400 - $500 per week depending on experience. Approximately 190 days of work annually, full-time during spring, summer, and fall, part-time during winter. Administrative housing provided in a shared farmhouse with own bedroom and shared kitchen, living room, and dining room.  Meals provided when residential groups are on site.

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Amy Cherry

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