Four Trails & Logistics Coordinator

The American Youth Foundation inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social, and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.

General Overview
The Four Trails and Logistics Coordinator prepares and implements the Four Trails Adventure Program. They plan and organize all summer adventure trips, including supervision of Four Trails and Logistics teams, route planning, participant communications, curriculum enhancement, trip communications management, itinerary management, risk management and emergency response, and interfacing program with in-camp program. Summer 2022 will include two to three weeks of paid staff training, followed by two three-week camp sessions ending August 14.

Essential Functions

  • Review procedures and ensure Four Trails Program meets all New Hampshire and American Camp Association regulatory standards
  • Supervise and evaluate Four Trails Leaders and Logistics Specialists, planning and implementing staff training
  • Support Four Trails staff through scheduling in-camp activities, facilitation of program activities, and camper behavior management
  • Support Logistics team through managing time and resources, providing scheduling and feedback regarding interaction with campers and other staff and involvement in community activities
  • Ensure trips are appropriately routed and planned, accounting for emergency resources, communications points, environmental resources, and risk management
  • Oversee transportation management for Merrowvista’s fleet of vehicles, including 15 passenger vans, minivan, and other vehicles. Schedule drivers and vehicles, including Four Trails drop-offs and pickups, airport transportation, emergencies, and other camp needs
  • Ensure all drivers adhere maintain vehicle logs maintained and adhere to budgets
  • Participate fully as a member of the Central Staff Team, supporting community expectations and other members of the Central Staff Team.
  • Complete all job functions and other duties as assigned

General Functions

  • Encourage leadership development, healthy community living, Best Self practices and balanced Four-Fold growth according to the philosophy of AYF by instruction and example.
  • Protect the safety and health of campers by adhering to community expectations and following all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook, including our alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free camp policy and AYF COVID-19 Staff Eligibility and Expectations.
  • Fully participate in and be present at all community activities as a Central Staff Team member

Required Skills

  • Strong emotional and mental health. Must be adaptable and exhibit good judgement to determine what is in best interest of the campers in their care.
  • Ability to respond to and direct campers and staff in an emergency
  • Effective communication with youth participants and adult staff across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Ability to foster positive relationships.
  • Ability to understand, promote, actively include, and work effectively with diverse perspectives and identities
  • Thorough understanding of critical issues shaping the lives of young people in the U.S., especially racial and gender equity, inclusivity, justice, ethics, and cultural competency

Vision for All AYF Employees:

  • Show commitment to the AYF Core Values of safety, respect, responsibility, stewardship, and inclusion.
  • Support the organization’s mission, vision, and ethics by displaying the following behaviors:
    • Integrity, openness, and honesty, listening and understanding, giving, and receiving constructive feedback, seeking a balance between personal and professional lives, dependability, and accountability.
  • Adhere to all policies and guidelines as described in the AYF employee handbook. 

Work Environment

  • Position is located at Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. The Merrowvista site necessitates the ability to move through rugged terrain.
  • Coordinators will live onsite during staff training and during the two camp sessions.

Education, Experience, or Certifications

  • At least 21 years old and high school degree required.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability, previous supervisory experience, and commitment to balanced personal development and excellence
  • Previous experience leading backpacking and/or canoeing trips with reputable or accredited organization required
  • Current certification in CPR and Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (training available for accepted applicants)


  • Seasonal pay: $6,750
  • Referral bonus: $200 referral bonus paid at the end of summer for each hired employee the applicant refers
  • Coordinators receive one day off for every six days worked. 

Recognizing the full value of all, the American Youth Foundation affords equal opportunity for employment and program participation to all individuals based on merit and / or eligibility without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, familiar status, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for this position.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.