The High Mountain Institute is seeking a full-time Director of Programs. Responsibilities include developing, overseeing, organizing, and facilitating all programs at HMI outside of the HMI Semester, including the Summer Term, High Peaks Adventure, and more. Whether through directly overseeing implementation and admissions for these programs or supervising those that do, the Director of Programs is ultimately responsible for the success of these important components of HMI.
About the High Mountain Institute: HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
Oversee all non-Semester Programs (including but not limited to Summer Term, High Peaks Adventure, Lake County Backpacking Trip, school-sponsored trips, avalanche safety, Wilderness Medicine)
Prepare program details and enroll students for all non-semester programs, except Gap
Hire for all non-semester programs, except Gap
Oversee seasonal staff for non-Semester programs
1-3 weeks of marketing/admissions travel for HMI programs
Lead two wilderness expeditions per year
Health, dental, and vision benefits
4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
4 weeks of vacation per year
Wilderness leadership training opportunities
Annual professional development opportunities
Competitive salary, dependent on experience
Qualifications: BA or higher with 3-5 years’ experience developing new programs and implementing existing ones; candidates must enjoy (and should have experience) supervising other adults and have a demonstrated passion for adolescents and intellectual and wilderness pursuits. Ideal candidates will also be highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks at once, and be willing to work as a member of a team. Criminal and driving background checks will be required.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Aimee Goldstein, Administrative Assistant for the HMI Semester, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018.
We will begin our initial review of applications on January 15, 2018 and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.
Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.
HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.
About the High Mountain Institute:
A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness tri...ps, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating to the whole student.