The Elements DC is looking for an Administrative & Operations Director to join our team in Washington, D.C.
This is a unique role for someone who is passionate about the outdoors, wellness and the guts and glory of working for a small business. If you can interact as comfortably with elementary aged kids as you can with corporate executives, start-up entrepreneurs and stay-at-home moms, we want you on our team.
The Elements DC Mission: We’re dedicated to getting you outside, active, and grounded. Our mission is to provide creative experiences in the outdoors to build a happier, healthier and stronger community. At Elements we see an opportunity to play a role in how people authentically connect. Our programs for kids meet in Washington, DC and our programs for adults adventure locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
What we need:
In a nutshell, we are looking for someone who likes to wear many professional ‘hats’ and is willing to go above and beyond to make Elements the best. Read on for the details but you will be engaged in all aspects of the business whether that is administrative duties in the office or projects accomplished at your fave coffee shop or in he woods with our participants.
PROMOTIONS: Responsible for brand promotion with the director of Elements. Manage and maintain website, social media platforms, print content and brand for updates and consistency of messaging to help market all Elements DC offerings and events. Support Director in cultivation of targeted, strategic partnerships for The Elements DC programming with the goal of growing brand awareness and expanding new program opportunities.
ADULTS: Logistics and execution of Elements ADULT offerings with a focus on program preparation, customer activation and communications and follow up. Guiding support and/or leader for ADULT custom and seasonal offerings.
KIDS: Coordinator of Junior Crew program and Enrichment Program. Weekly communications with parents and back up Site Leader. Pre-season and weekly organizing of KIDS’ program materials and communications.
ADMINISTRATION: Weekly administrative responsibilities.
What we are looking for in you:
STRONG INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Great attitude, hard working, positive attitude and good energy. Calm and grounded and experienced in inspiring small groups of youth as well as adults in the outdoors?
CREATIVE & FOCUSED: You have curiosity, creativity, a lot of gumption and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You are organized, resourceful, and great at multitasking. You are good at staying focused and prioritizing to do’s based on the company’s agreed upon goals. You are detail, deadline, and results oriented and able to be ‘two steps ahead’ so as to blaze the trail (whether in the office or woods) for the director, kids or clients.
CLEAR COMMUNICATOR: You have some combination of experience with written communications, online & print content creation for purposes of furthering growth and promotion of events. TECH SAVVY: You are savvy (or willing to take the time to learn) with using Square Space, Mail Chimp, Facebook/Instagram, Quickbooks, Google Drive
HOSPITABLE: You have a knack for hospitality/creative event planning/customer service experience as well as tapping into your inner child for creative interaction with our KIDS.
OUTDOOR SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & PASSION: It’s what we are all about and we need you to be comfortable, experienced, skilled and passionate about being active, outdoors and in all sorts of elements.
The Elements DC CULTure
As a team, we are small but mighty and are truly passionate about all The Elements DC has to offer to our community. Our team mantra is ELEVATE. We want everything we do to always ELEVATE the Elements experience for all.
We are devoted to creating an open and collaborative environment. We love new ideas and insights.
Working at The Elements DC
We are growing and are looking for someone who can grow with us. With that in mind, the hours for this position can be flexible, part-time and will vary depending on projects, goals and deadlines. We are adaptable and, like the seasons change, so too does our pace of work:
Winter is our busiest season with daily administrative tasks and our KIDS sessions Monday through Thursday (and some Friday) afternoons
Spring and Fall are busy with admin duties and ADULT offerings: we have our seasonal Spring and Fall Week of Walks and overnights and will set goals for scheduling and guiding custom day and overnight Elements custom Experiences. W
Summer time is our time to regroup, plan and think big.
We are looking to hire someone for an initial 3 month trial period where pay will be hourly and based on experience. After trial period, we will consider candidate for a salaried position.
Upward mobility! There is room for growth with Elements!
AVAILABILITY. Elements Operations/Admin Director is a 9 to 12 month, part-time, position.
Applicants must be available and able to support our seasonal and custom ADULT offerings.
Applicants must be able to commit to the 8 week KIDS winter season, our mandatory training session on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019 from 9:30 - 11:30 (+/-) or afternoon of Sunday, January 12th, 2020 from 3:30 - 5:30. There will also be pre season expectations of: familiarizing yourself with the parks where Elements KIDS sessions are held, curriculum development, equipment inventory and enhancement and pre-season program planning.
TRANSPORTATION. The Operations/Admin Director will be responsible for getting necessary equipment to and from the parks/sites. With that in mind, applicants with access to their own car or reliable transportation are recommended.
If you meet the above qualifications and would like to be considered, please send an email with the following information to Margaret Rietano (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Your resume and work experience and a cover letter of why you feel you are a good candidate for this role.
Elements Job Application Form. Once we review your information and application, we will schedule a time to meet and get to know you in person. And then request two + references and a photocopy of your ID with birthdate (passport or license)
Final decisions will be made upon completion and review of all applicants files.