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Program Associate - Outdoor Adventures & Global Experiences

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Project Success
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Minneapolis, MN
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Published 9 days ago

We are looking for a Program Associate to join our growing team at Project Success. Project Success is a youth development nonprofit organization that helps students connect their purpose. We work with more than 15,000 6th-12th grade students and their families in the Minneapolis School District and have more than 100,000 alumni around the world. Learn more at projectsuccess.org.  

 

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the event planning and execution for our Outdoor Adventure and Global Experience programming. This role will require strong event planning skills and a deep love for the outdoors and travel. They must have a passionate desire to engage students with the outdoors and the broader world, and a commitment to help remove barriers to access to make that happen. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and highly organized, has the desire to jump into a variety of tasks, and appreciates working collaboratively to meet shared goals.  

 

This role will report to the Program Manager – Outdoor Adventures & Global Experiences and will consistently interact with Program Coordinators and the rest of the External Programs team. 

Core Responsibilities

Outdoor Adventures (45%) 

  • Support the event planning, preparation, and execution of in-person Outdoor Adventures including: 
  • Day-long River Adventure Days 
  • Day-long Winter Adventure Days 
  • Overnight Trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) 
  • Other overnight Outdoor Adventure Opportunities 
  • Online or hybrid OA programming for students and schools 
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and schools to register and prepare students for Outdoor Adventures 
  • Create an accessible and inclusive environment at all programs 
  • Work with students to overcome gaps preventing participation, including transportation to meetings, obtaining proper gear for activities, etc. 

Global Experiences (45%) 

  • Support the event planning, preparation, and execution for all Global Experience programming  
  • In-person Global Experiences including multi-day trips to Washington D.C., Boston, and Mexico 
  • Online and hybrid global experiences 
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and schools to register and prepare students for Global Experiences 
  • Create an accessible and inclusive environment at all programs 
  • Work with students to overcome gaps preventing participation, including helping students get passports, visas, luggage, etc. 

External Programs (10%) 

  • Support other External Programs programming (College & Career Tours, Theater Experiences, Institute) as needed, including office work and/or event execution 
  • Engage with ongoing training as part of the External Programs team 

 Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred and if no Bachelor’s degree, then 4 years of similar experience or a combination of training, education, and experiences that provides the required knowledge and abilities  
  • 2 year’s experience working directly with students in an outdoor or global experience setting 
  • Demonstrated experience in and enjoyment of the outdoors (club, hobby, work) 
  • Strong and detail-oriented communication, listening, and organizational skills 
  • Experience working with young people from a variety of backgrounds  
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills 
  • Understand the importance of equity, inclusion, and cultural competency and has a strong commitment to continuous learning and incorporation of new information  
  • Tech-savvy and proficient with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 
  • Have reliable transportation and a driver’s license and current auto insurance 
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs., with frequent lifting of up to 25 pounds 
  • Ability to spend long days standing and walking while participating in programming 
  • Ability to participate in outdoor activities with students including hiking, paddling, and swimming 

Position Details

This position is a full-time, salaried exempt position, primarily M-F daytime, with occasional nights, weekends, and overnights with advance notice. The compensation package includes the following: 

  • $36,000 - $39,000 annual salary  
  • Generous paid time off, including PTO days, sick days, and paid holidays  
  • Excellent Health Insurance (PS pays 100% of the monthly premium rate) 
  • Dental, Short-Term Disability, and Life Insurance (PS pays 100% of the monthly premium rate) 
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match  
  • Free parking at the PS office in lot and on adjacent streets 

 To Apply

Please email the following to apply@projectsuccess.org, addressed to Matt Dreier, Director of External Programs and Operations: 

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • References 
  • Where you heard about us and/or found the job posting 

 

To learn more, visit: https://www.projectsuccess.org/news_events/job_openings/ 

 

Project Success is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels to apply! 

We are looking for a Program Associate to join our growing team at Project Success. Project Success is a youth development nonprofit organization that helps students connect their purpose. We work with more than 15,000 6th-12th grade…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 17, 2021
Salary
USD $36,000 - USD $39,000
/ year

Benefits

This position is a full-time, salaried exempt position, primarily M-F daytime, with occasional nights, weekends, and overnights with advance notice. The compensation package includes the following: 

  • $36,000 - $39,000 annual salary  
  • Generous paid time off, including PTO days, sick days, and paid holidays  
  • Excellent Health Insurance (PS pays 100% of the monthly premium rate) 
  • Dental, Short-Term Disability, and Life Insurance (PS pays 100% of the monthly premium rate) 
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match  
  • Free parking at the PS office in lot and on adjacent streets 

This position is a full-time, salaried exempt position, primarily M-F daytime, with occasional nights, weekends, and overnights with advance notice. The compensation package…

Location

On-site
1 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Suite 300

How to Apply

Please email the following to apply@projectsuccess.org, addressed to Matt Dreier, Director of External Programs and Operations: 

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • References 
  • Where you heard about us and/or found the job posting 

 

To learn more, visit: https://www.projectsuccess.org/news_events/job_openings/ 

 

Project Success is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels to apply! 

Please email the following to apply@projectsuccess.org, addressed to Matt Dreier, Director of External Programs and Operations: 

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • References 
  • Where you heard…

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