Summer & Special Programs Director

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented person as our Summer & Special Programs Director. This position administers Wolf Ridge’s youth and family programs as well as academic science immersion and other special programs.  The Summer & Special Programs Director works with a core team of program staff to run camp programming. They also collaborate with a team of educators responsible for teaching classes, writing and maintaining curriculum, and managing specific programs during both summer and school year. Wolf Ridge operations are centered on a 2000-acre campus with a 400-bed facility annually serving more than 12,000 program participants in northeastern Minnesota.

Read the full job description here.


An ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Three or more years of SummerCamp Management experience
  • 1 or more years of related experience and/or training as a teaching naturalist or a certified teacher.

Experience must include:

  1. Managing camp programs, particularly overnight or residential camps
  2. Working with family programs or programs that integrate people of all ages in a learning situation
  3. Staff management and training.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet skills;spreadsheet, word processing and design layout software, specifically Microsoft packages. CRM Database experience for camp registration, records maintenance, and familiarity with CampBrain is a bonus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

RequiredDriver’s License, First Aid and CPR

Preferred: Life Guarding and/or Wilderness Water safety, NASP Archery, and other appropriate certifications.

How to Apply

Complete the online Wolf Ridge employment application.

Additionally, please submit the following to jobs@wolf-ridge.org:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. a minimum of three reference contacts with description of the relationship

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About Wolf Ridge

Founded on Earth Day in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center remains the largest Residential Environmental Learning Center in the country. Today it welcomes over 15,000 visitors annually to its 2,000+ acre campus overlooking Lake Superior. Wolf Ridge offers year-round programing that includes summer camps, family programs, wilderness trips, higher education programs and more. The land surrounding campus includes rivers, creeks, lakes, high peaks,18+ miles of trail, and our own organic farm that supplies the meals served in our cafeteria. Visit Wolf Ridge to learn more.