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Program Director

The Position: The Program Director is responsible for oversight of all aspects of Navigation Games programming, including strategy, client communications, marketing, program design, staff recruitment and management, budget management and all aspects of program delivery. The position reports to the Executive Director. The Program Director will have the opportunity to work with the management and Board of Navigation Games, to expand and deepen the impact of all programming. Initially, while building up the program delivery team, this person will personally deliver most of Navigation Games’ programming for children, adults and educators.

This is a full-time position, but we will consider candidates who prefer to work part-time (at least 25 hours per week). Benefits include vacation, sick time and Navigation Games strives to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development. Navigation Games is currently operating as a hybrid work environment. All staff must be present in our Cambridge office weekly and have access to a remote office environment that allows staff to complete all assigned work tasks remotely.

About Navigation Games: Navigation Games is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, based in Cambridge, MA, with the mission to develop, share and deliver navigation education for children, engage families and enable access to the sport of orienteering, and promote public health through outdoor exercise. We believe orienteering is one of the best ways to not only encourage map navigation and outdoor physical activity for youth, but also to provide experiences and an environment where they can develop important life skills.

Navigation Games’ main focus is implementation of orienteering curricula in schools, primarily in Physical Education. The portfolio of programs also includes out-of-school programs, school teams, summer programs, corporate events, and events for the general public. Programming also includes professional development and workshops for teachers, coaches and leaders in client organizations.

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