GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: A Texas Brigades Program Manager facilitates the recruiting, outreach, planning, and execution of assigned Texas Brigades Programs, including Summer Camps, Experiences, and W.I.L.D. events. This position works year-round with the Texas Brigades Executive Director and assigned camp steering committees to execute camps according to established Texas Brigades quality and standards. The Program Manager attends, coordinates, facilitates, and/or communicates outreach events in assigned region(s), and corresponds frequently with a variety of Texas Brigades staff, volunteers, participants, and supporters. Will be responsible for creating and providing monthly reports, updates, analytics, and impact measurements regarding assigned programs and region(s). This position has the potential of converting to a full-time position within a year.
DUTIES FOR THE PROGRAM MANAGER:
• Follow and implement guidelines, policies, requirements, and procedures for the operation of all assigned Texas Brigades programs; keeping staff, volunteers, and collaborators accountable to such standards.
• Track and report on designated program short- and long-term progress, ensuring required timelines and objectives are met.
• Assist with the planning and execution of assigned W.I.L.D. events, classes or sessions; specifically, within assigned region(s).
• Schedule, plan, coordinate, and attend Texas Brigades Experiences within assigned region(s) (minimum 2 per year).
• Facilitate the execution of assigned Texas Brigades Summer Camps in conjunction with staff, camp Steering Committees and volunteers; including pre and post-camp communications.
• Attend and assist with the planning and coordination of Steering Committee meetings (minimum 2 outside of camp: spring and fall), providing guidance to assigned committee(s) with regard to recruitment, outreach, planning, fundraising, and implementation of camp.
• Assist with the coordination and attendance of outreach events involving participants and volunteers, specifically in assigned region(s). Regularly communicate and share opportunities for recruiting and outreach through appropriate platforms, materials, and means.
• Travel to and attend recruiting and outreach events in designated region(s) to recruit and retain youth and adult participants and to attract high quality applicants and volunteers for programs.
• Manage all applications and registrations for designated Texas Brigades programs, ensuring prompt and clear communication with applicants and their parents/guardians, including post-program communication needs.
• Manage and digitize the Books of Accomplishments submitted for assigned camp(s), coordinating book review and return with respective committees and applicants, recording scores and committee decisions, and reporting submitted activities.
• Build, follow, and maintain a work plan and calendar to clearly establish and prioritize plans, timelines, and deliverables.
• Work professionally and cooperatively with Texas Brigades staff, volunteers, and supporters.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
• Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds
• Ability to constantly/frequently be mobile, moving, or standing
• Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and grasp
• May be expected to sit or stand for long hours
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with an education, marketing, or natural resources focus
1) Experience as a participant or volunteer with a Texas Brigades program
2) Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, web-based platforms (Google Drive)
3) Strong communication skills - written and verbal
4) Strong prioritization and follow-through skills
5) Passion for Texas Brigades, natural resources, and conservation
1) Youth programming or education
2) Marketing or communications skills
3) Natural resources management skills
4) Clerical or records management skills
5) Data analytics skills
1) Ability to work professionally and cooperatively with staff and volunteers to provide strong influence, guidance, assertiveness, and leadership in a team environment.
2) Ability to use computers with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and have experience with email, internet, and web-based platforms.
3) Ability to manage time effectively, with strong prioritization skills, attention to detail, and follow-through skills; organizing, scheduling, and completing multiple tasks simultaneously.
4) Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and individuals, including staff and volunteers.
5) Ability to be a ‘self-starter’ and ‘action-oriented’, to work independently with minimal supervision, and exercise initiative in accomplishing tasks.
6) Ability to demonstrate good work habits including being reliable, punctual, efficient, and able to follow instruction and direction.
7) Ability to identify, locate, and assemble information, recognize problems, and make recommendations for solutions in a timely manner.
8) Ability to maintain records and files as well as prepare reports and correspondence.
9) Ability to demonstrate trust and honesty, as this position may handle financial information and will guide volunteers through many processes.
10) Ability to travel statewide 33% of designated hours and work some weekends.
1) Resume and list of three references (professional and personal; no family) must be submitted and will be verified by Texas Brigades.
2) Some skills, evaluations, and personality profiles may be administered.
3) Must pass a background check.
4) Valid Texas driver license, legally required insurance, and dependable transportation.
FORWARD RESUME WITH REFERENCES TO: c/o Natalie Wolff, Texas Brigades, 6644 FM 1102, New Braunfels, TX 78132. Phone: 210-556-1391 or email to email@example.com.