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Program and Volunteer CoordinatorPhysical location is between Marble Falls and Lago Vista. This position’s primary focus is volunteer management, financial development, and at the ranch to implement and assist with outdoor educational and therapeutic programs for children and families with special needs and at risk. Outreach to new organizations while maintaining existing relationships is vital.
This position will be responsible for assisting the Ranch Program Director in volunteer management, recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers and interns and outreach. The Program and Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Ranch Program Director and work alongside the PR Committee Chair to create collateral materials.
This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week and more in the summer. Compensation is $20,000 yearly.
Previous experience working with children for at least one year and in an outdoor environment is valued.
Working with children who have special needs or who are at risk.
Assist with therapeutic and outdoor experiential and educational programs for children with special needs or who are at risk
Create and maintain a work plan for developing and sustaining growth in these areas and document progress in ongoing reports.
Demonstrate leadership in your areas of work
Facilitate in volunteer recruitment, management and training.
Assist in supervising Ranch staff and interns. Outreach to Universities for student interns.
Assist with ranch special events such as Rockin’ the Ranch, Holiday Party, and Earth Day
Flexibility is essential. A cheerful attitude and compassion.
Development role includes Dress by Candlelight in the fall, any fundraising initiatives and events.
Assist with procurement of program and event related supplies and food for volunteer meals and events. A credit card will be provided. Provide receipts to Operations Coordinator.
Use of interpersonal skills to create and foster effective relationships with other non-profit organizations, schools, and volunteers.
Obtain and maintain Level 1 certification to facilitate a challenge course with both high and low elements, including zip lines and a two-line bridge. Assist with internal training for zip line volunteers and interns, followed by the skill audit by Rope Works.
A knowledge of the budget especially relative to expenditures that are needed like for collateral materials
CPR/First Aid certification
Ability to multi-task, organize and maintain records and reports
Strong computer skills and knowledge of office applications
Develop knowledge of school district operations and procedures, nonprofit groups that could visit the ranch
Prefer Permaculture certification and organic gardening experience
Equine Therapy Experience and ability and comfort dealing with horses
Essential Duties and Responsibilities.
Maintain organizational calendar and schedule of activities. Assist in maintaining volunteer log.
Outreach to and scheduling groups at Candlelight Ranch. Meet groups at the ranch who want to visit and see the facilities.
Outreach to and assist with Third Party rentals including corporate and adult team building programs.
Support the organization’s fundraising development including seeking potential fundraisers, and working on capital campaigns, and with donors.
Work with Ranch Program Director during the entire summer and throughout the year.
Assist in creating collateral including ranch brochures, 3rd Party Rental brochure, newsletters, invitations, programs for ranch activities and Dress by Candlelight, as needed. Coordinate with and support the PR Committee. May need to get bids on costs. Awareness of budgeted expenditure amounts.
Provide information for grant requests, may be asked to write a grant. May need to get bids on costs.
Collect and analyze measurable outcomes including evaluative data, metrics and reports.
May need attend Board and staff meetings.
The Program and Volunteer Coordinator will participate and facilitate the following programs:
• Challenge Course – Candlelight Ranch has 3 zip lines, a Canyon Crawl and low ropes elements. Assist with group facilitation, including debriefing the Challenge Course experience.
• Equine Program – Candlelight Ranch provides hands-on learning opportunities to our participants utilizing Equine Assisted Learning
• Nature Hikes – Utilizing our hiking trails, clients are able to explore the natural wonders of our property
• Arts and Crafts – Candlelight Ranch customizes art projects that incorporate the natural environment
• Nature Therapy and Education – Candlelight Ranch provides opportunities for groups to explore nature and learn about the positive effects that a natural environment can have on mental and physical health
Applicant must be able to work at our location on Lake Travis as well as out of their home office. Must provide their own transportation to and from the facilities and any meeting locations. Applicant must enjoy working outdoors as well as be willing to spend adequate time in their office.
This job is physically demanding. The Employee will need to be able to lift 50 pounds, hike, drive, and walk around the ranch. Perform some maintenance chores at the ranch as well as actively facilitate various programs involving physical exercise. Ability to function well in the Texas heat is a must.
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