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We are grateful for those who are committed to humble service and passionate about positive youth development.

We are seeking individuals who believe in our mission and the core values of best self, balanced living, safety, inclusivity, and stewardship.

If you are ready to take the next step, please see our current openings or complete the appropriate application below. If you have questions about specific positions, your application or the interview process, please contact us.

The American Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran’s status.



Full Time Openings at Miniwanca

Updated 11/21/17

Seeking a full time Program Coordinator to help oversee our Community and School Programs. This person will work with the Program Manager to train staff, work with clients, and run programs for our spring and fall groups. They will also play a role in helping to coordinate our Summer Camps and other program areas throughout the year.

Primary Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator will be to:
• Work with clients and Program Staff to plan, coordinate, and deliver program in line with the AYF mission and the intended outcomes of the community or school group.
• Help the Program Manager recruit, hire, and train staff, and provide support and guidance to the staff throughout the program season.
• Take on a facilitator roll as needed, leading groups of 8-12 students through team building, leadership development, and outdoor education activities.
• Conduct safe programs, operating according to all program and risk management policies and procedures of the AYF, the American Camp Association, and all pertinent regulatory agencies.
• Role Model practices of Best Self, Balanced Living, and Positive Community to participants and fellow staff members.
• Work in team with the full time and seasonal staff to maintain and improve the Miniwanca site.

Candidate should be a collaborative leader with direct experience working with youth and supervising staff. Must be a flexible and innovative problem solver with strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and management of deadlines. Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent field required.
This is a full-time, salaried, ten month position with benefits.

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Full Time Openings at Miniwanca

Updated: 10-15-17

Seeking a full time Program Manager to oversee our Four Trail Adventure Trips Programs for Boys Camp and Girls Camp. This person will hire, train and supervise our trip staff, who are leading cycling, hiking, canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the Midwest and Northeast.

Primary Responsibilities of the Program Manager will be to:

  • Manage and oversee all components of the Four Trails adventure trip program for Boys Camp and Girls Camp in the Summer Camps program, including staff hiring and supervision, program design, logistical management and safety management.
  • Lead other program elements, including high ropes/climbing tower management, staff coaching, and/or facilitation for various assigned programs.
  • Conduct safe programs, operating according to all program and risk management policies and procedures of AYF, the American Camp Association (ACA), and all pertinent local, state, federal or other regulatory agencies.
  • Serve as a role model of Miniwanca policies, procedures and expectations.
  • Support the program director(s) and coordinator(s) with maintaining and evaluating the safety and quality of programs.

Candidate should be a collaborative leader with 5+ years direct experience working with youth and supervising staff. Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent field required.

This is a full-time, salaried, year-round position with benefits. Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

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Updated: 10-2-17

Seeking an experienced and motivated individual to fill the full time position of Boys Camp Director. The Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Boys Camp experience and supporting the AYF mission of inspiring people to discover and develop their own, best self, practice living a balanced life, and to make a positive difference.

Primary responsibilities of the Director will be to:

  • collaborate with the Miniwanca Camps Team to develop and implement strategy to recruit and retain campers
  • create and maintain positive relationships with camp families
  • recruit, select, lead and train a high quality Boys Camp staff team
  • oversee program development and delivery, with an emphasis on creating inclusive communities based on respect and kindness
  • evaluate staff performance and actively coach staff toward expectations
  • manage fiscal aspects of Boys Camp budget
  • communicate in a timely and effective manner with other Miniwanca and AYF staff

Candidate should be a collaborative leader with 5+ years direct experience working with youth and supervising staff. Must be a flexible and innovative problem solver with strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and management of deadlines. Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent field required.

This is a full-time, salaried, year-round position with benefits. Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

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