Director of Programs and Community

  • Full Time
  • Windsor County
  • $85,000-95,000 USD / Year

Website Aloha Foundation

About The Aloha Foundation
The Aloha Foundation is a Vermont-based non-profit organization that provides summer camps, family camps, and year-round education programs emphasizing simplicity, nature, and community. Programs serve a range of campers and participants, from children through adults, individuals, groups, and families. The Foundation focuses on creating community by embracing simplicity and putting a value on meaningful face-to-face connections.

The Director of Programs and Community leads the oversight, development and execution of programs, ensuring safety, quality, inclusion, and equity. This role oversees program innovation, staff training, and data-driven assessments to continuously improve program quality and community engagement.

The Director of Programs and Community is a member of the senior leadership team. They are the direct supervisor to the six directors of our core programs, three overnight camps (Aloha, Hive and Lanakila), one family camp (Ohana), one day camp (Horizons) and one year-round educational program (Hulbert).

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all camps and programs so that each is implemented and managed with safety and excellence and that each camp director has strong support and guidance.
  • Lead equity and inclusion initiatives across the organization. Continue existing initiatives, and design new opportunities where needed to support a positive culture for all.
  • Develop with support of the leadership team, an innovation process to adapt or launch new programming to address the current and changing needs of our campers and families.
  • Serve as point person for strategy, implementation and refinement of staff training and onboarding for seasonal staff and year-round staff.
  • Ensure a timely, effective and efficient hiring process and seasonal program launch. Develop and sustain partnerships with local and regional organizations to recruit and retain staff and youth from historically underrepresented groups.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation process to allow us to leverage data to drive strategic decision making.
  • Manage real time personnel issues, and related personnel needs with the support of HR professionals.
  • Responsible for policy and handbook updates.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and closely manage the department budget to achieve the organizational goals.
  • Provide on-call support as needed for programs.
    Serve as a member of the Aloha Foundation senior leadership team.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experienced leader of diverse, high-performing, collaborative, and constructive teams that bring out the best in people.
  • 10 or more years of management and supervision experience in camping, education, or related field.
  • Demonstrated DEI expertise through facilitation and leadership.
  • Alignment with Aloha Foundation core values and mission
  • Budget management experience
  • Motivated and driven, able to work independently.
  • Excellent critical and creative thinker
  • Thrives navigating complexity and a fast-paced environment and has a propensity to remain calm.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Comfort learning and engaging with technology (including MS Office, enrollment database, budget software, data analytics, etc.)

Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. While we appreciate all interest in this exciting opportunity, only candidates most closely aligned with our search will be contacted.

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