EMPLOYMENT

Thorne’s programs are designed and implemented by a small but dedicated team of full-time employees and seasonal instructors. In order to attract the best environmental educators, Thorne offers generous pay and benefits packages comparative to other environmental education nonprofits. Employment opportunities are listed below.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Business Operations Director

Thorne Nature Experience is looking for a Business Operations Director who will work in partnership with the Executive Director and Thorne’s Directors and Managers to ensure the successful implementation of Thorne’s strategic plan which calls for growth and diversification of the organization’s financial resources and programming. The Business Operations Director’s primary functions include: support Trustees, Directors, and Managers with business strategy to ensure the organization and its programs provide a maximum return on investment (both financial and mission); prepares and manages the organization’s annual budget and operations plan; plans and manages cash flow; directs bookkeeping; directs financial controls, reporting, and auditing; assists with the financial components of foundation and government grant compliance; and directs human resources and administrative operations.

Flexibility exists to expand and contract duties to best support the skills, interests, and goals of the top candidate and the needs of the organization and its staff. Expanded responsibilities could include strategic operational management of Thorne’s earned income programs and philanthropic efforts, including oversight of Director and Manager level staff.

CLICK HERE to read the complete job description. Please no phone inquiries. Questions regarding the position can be directed to stephanie@nullthornenature.org and will be responded to within 3 business days. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to stephanie@nullthornenature.org. Applications due February 26th – Early Application Preferred.


Inclusiveness & Equity Manager

Thorne Nature Experience is looking for an Inclusiveness and Equity Manager to support Thorne’s Community Partnerships Director in the implementation of Thorne’s Inclusiveness Plan and serve as lead community liaison for Thorne and Nature Kids Lafayette and Boulder programs. Boulder County low-income and Latino youth face unique barriers to accessing the outdoors; this position will strive to remove these barriers for youth and their families. Additionally, while Thorne strives to meaningfully advance DEI efforts across our organization and with our community, we have much room to grow. While our program participants are representative of the diversity within our community, our Board and staff do not reflect this diversity and we continue to develop and refine our organizational practices. This position will play a lead role in ensuring Thorne significantly advances its work in this area.

Fluency in Spanish and English is required, as well as the ability to drive and work evenings and weekends as needed. To apply, send cover letter and resume to angela@nullthornenature.org.

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Gerente de Inclusión y Equidad

El Gerente de Inclusividad y Equidad apoya al Director de Alianzas Comunitarias de Thorne en la implementación del Plan de Inclusión de Thorne y sirve como enlace comunitario principal para los programas Thorne y Nature Kids Lafayette y Boulder. Los jóvenes Latinos y de bajos ingresos del condado de Boulder enfrentan barreras únicas para acceder al aire libre; esta posición se esforzará por eliminar estas barreras para los jóvenes y sus familias. Además, mientras Thorne se esfuerza por avanzar significativamente en los esfuerzos de DEI en toda nuestra organización y con nuestra comunidad, tenemos mucho espacio para crecer. Si bien los participantes de nuestro programa son representativos de la diversidad dentro de nuestra comunidad, nuestra Junta y el personal no reflejan esta diversidad y continuamos desarrollando y refinando nuestras prácticas organizacionales. Esta posición desempeñará un papel principal para garantizar que Thorne avance significativamente su trabajo en esta área.

Se requiere fluidez en español e inglés, así como la capacidad de conducir y trabajar por las noches y los fines de semana, según sea necesario. Para aplicar, contacte o angela@nullthornenature.org.

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SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

Thorne Summer Camp Instructors plan and lead fun, hands-on, week-long outdoor day camps that inspire and cultivate nature connection in our campers. Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 3-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities, following a specific nature theme for the week. Camp themes include wild nature play, survival skills, nature art, and more! You will be responsible for sparking campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, providing knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun!

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BILINGUAL SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR

As a Thorne Summer Camp Bilingual Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community.  Instructors mentor a different group of up to 12 campers from 5-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities outdoors, following a specific nature theme for the week. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! 

As a Summer Camp Instructor, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have significant experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action. Thorne offers camps in English with a Bilingual Instructor, so that bilingual families can opt into these camps.  Thorne also serves many [email protected] campers through scholarship school groups and I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, where being bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.

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SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE LEAD INSTRUCTOR

As an Extended Care Lead Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community. Extended Care Lead Instructors coordinate our Extended Care program, which runs from 2:30-5:30 PM after the standard camp day. Extended Care Lead Instructors mentor different groups of campers from 5-15 years old every week and guide them through engaging activities outdoors and indoors after the camp day. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! 

Extended Care programs are site based and have a ratio of 15 campers per instructor. As an Extended Care Lead Instructor, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have significant experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action.

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SUMMER CAMP FIELD ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Through the Thorne Summer Camp Field Assistant Internship, you have the amazing opportunity to foster a deep nature connection with children in our community.  Field Assistant Interns provide general program support of camp by assisting in the oversight of camp, supporting Instructors, and contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. As a Field Assistant Intern, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives.

The ideal candidates have experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be an Instructor.

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SUMMER CAMP FISHING & BIKING ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Assistant Instructors support a Lead Instructor in camps that require two Instructors for safety and/or learning reasons. These Biking and Fishing “Camp Experiences” meet at various locations in Boulder County or Littleton, providing campers with an opportunity to learn fishing and biking skills through joyful, hands-on, place-based ecology. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be a Lead Instructor.

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CLICK HERE to apply. 


SUMMER CAMP EXTENDED CARE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

As an Extended Care Assistant Instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of fostering a deep nature connection with children in our community. Extended Care Assistant Instructors support the Extended Care Lead Instructor in running the Extended Care program, which runs from 2:30-5:30 PM after the standard camp day. Extended Care Assistant Instructors mentor different groups of campers from 5-15 years old every week and assist in guiding them through engaging activities outdoors and indoors after the camp day. You will be responsible for inspiring campers’ curiosity, building confidence and comfort in nature, facilitating teamwork, teaching knowledge and skills, and having an incredible amount of fun! Extended Care programs are site based and have a ratio of 15 campers per instructor. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be a Lead Instructor.

CLICK HERE to view the job description. 

CLICK HERE to apply.

 


To see volunteer and internship opportunities available at Thorne, click HERE to go to our Volunteer & Internship Opportunities page.