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Program Manager

Eagle Eye Institute (EEI) is a nonprofit organization based in Western Massachusetts with a mission to
support and promote the equitable engagement of youth in nature to positively impact their lives, their
communities and the natural world, and to elevate time in nature as an essential human right.

Position Summary
The Program Manager oversees and makes decisions about the day-to-day workings of Eagle Eye
Institute and its programs. As the current staff leader of the organization, the Program Manager leads
and inspires others in carrying out EEI’s mission and vision. There are opportunities for growth in
leadership in this position.
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with a competitive salary and benefits. We are looking for
an individual experienced in nonprofit leadership and network-building with a strong commitment to
social and environmental justice and to Eagle Eye Institute’s mission.

The Program Manager works with the Board of Directors to advance the mission of Eagle Eye Institute. In
this capacity, the Program Manager has specific responsibilities that will include but not limited to:
● In cooperation with the Board of Directors, the manager will support and further the mission of
Eagle Eye Institute in all areas: programming, partnerships, financial health, logistics, etc. This
will include strategic planning, developing specific goals and objectives for each fiscal year and
then developing, managing implementation of, and evaluating programs to achieve these goals
and ensure that programs are high-quality, safe, sustainable and deeply aligned with our mission
and vision.

Supervision Tasks:
● Recruit, train, supervise, manage and be a motivating mentor for staff, college & youth interns,
volunteer instructors as well as other volunteers.
● Create the conditions for the staff team to be successful by being accessible and responsive to
diverse needs and situations
Programmatic Tasks:
● Develop and implement future programming to further our mission both in Holyoke and at our
site in Peru, Ma

● With the staff team, collect and interpret data on our programs to evaluate them for impacts
and outcomes consistent with our mission and vision
● Locate and inspire Eagle Eye alumni to reconnect to our mission and become involved in
forwarding a sustainable organization going into the future.
● Forge and maintain partnerships with government, non government organizations, colleges,
youth development organizations and schools while developing and recruiting strong community
support and volunteers in relation to program development and implementation.
● Develop the overall program budget together with the finance committee of the Board of
Directors and assist the Board with raising money through grants, fee for services, and individual
and corporate donations to support the program budget.
● Maintain and develop strong, effective relationships with donors, funding institutions and
government agencies through the work as Program Director.
● Represent Eagle Eye Institute at a local, state, and regional level at conferences and meetings.
● Other duties as assigned by the Board, as needed

Skills and Qualifications Required:
● At least four years of experience, including community organizing, advocacy and other youth and
environmental activities, or demonstrated equivalent lived experience
● Demonstrated understanding and application of trauma and mental health awareness, for staff
and partners
● Proven ability to develop, plan, and implement highly effective projects and initiatives, and
facilitate high-impact external outreach to diverse audiences.
● Demonstrated knowledge of DEI and youth engagement in the outdoors.
● Excellent professional networking, oral and written communication and presentation skills are
● Facility with social media platforms, Google Suite, and other technological tools that support our
● Interest in advancing collaboration, facilitating the success of others, and working with an
engaged board is critical.
● Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice
● Ability to positively and effectively manage a team
● Transportation to be able to attend events at MountainStar Forest in Peru, MA
● personal experience and skills involving youth development
● cultural competency with cultures served by EEI programs
● comfort and experience with spending time in nature

The Program Manager is supervised directly by representatives of the Board of Directors

Terms and Compensation
The Program Manager is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The
position is based in Holyoke, MA, but also requires a regular presence at MountainStar Forest with some
travel within Massachusetts required. The salary range for this position is $45K-$55K plus benefits.

How To Apply
To apply, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to MaJa at mkietzke@eagleeyei.org.
In your letter, include why you are interested in the position, what you would like to gain on a personal
and professional level, and why you would be a good fit for the position. Describe the connections you
see between nature and youth development.

Eagle Eye Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Eagle Eye is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We encourage applicants who are underrepresented in the outdoors based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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