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 Job Posting: Operations Director ORGANIZATION Sienna Ranch connects youth to nature through compelling outdoor experiences in order to foster a compassionate and environmentally aware future. We provide farm education and immersive nature programming to youth PreK-8th grade. Our program offerings include woodshop, natural building, archery, horseback riding, gardening, pottery, survival skills, homesteading skills, naturalist skills and much more. Sienna Ranch is situated on a 21-acre family-owned ranch in Lafayette, CA. POSITION SUMMARY The Sienna Ranch Operations Director will work as part of a collaborative three-person administrative leadership team tasked to run all aspects of Sienna Ranch. The other members of the team are the Education Director and Business Director; this team reports to the business owner. The Operations Director is responsible for managing all Ranch operations, from day-to-day site use to long term site goals. The Operations Director supervises the Facilities team (three people) and the Animal Care team (two people). The Operations Director is also responsible for day-to-day HR tasks, compliance, and staff management policies. The Operations Director works with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, which is made up of parents, instructors and one member of the Ranch administration team. The Operations Director takes short, medium and long term site and operations goals into consideration with every decision and is excited about creatively and sustainably managing Ranch operations on a tight budget. Each Director is expected to teach one class per week. SCHEDULE SUMMARY Exempt. Permanent. Full-time. Year-round. Ranges seasonally from 30-40 hrs per week. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Facilities (15-25%) ○ Supervise Facilities team: Facilities Manager (full time), Deputy Facilities Manager (part time), Facilities Senior Technician (full time) ○ Support Facilities Manager with tracking and allocating annual budget ○ Support Facilities Manager to set priorities and create timelines, task-lists, and delegate tasks among the team ○ Facilitate inclusive decision-making process to develop short, medium and long term goals for the Ranch site using the Sienna Ranch Statement of Purpose as a guide ● Animal Care (15-25%) ○ Supervise Animal Care team: Animal Care Manager (full time), Horse Care Coordinator (part time), Animal Care Intern (part time). ○ Support Animal Care Manager with tracking and allocating annual budget ○ Support Animal Care Manager to set priorities and create timelines, task-lists and delegate tasks among the team ● Human Resources (15-25%) ○ Manage company policies: Health, Dental, 401(k), Insurance (liability and vehicle), Workers Compensation ○ Manage compliance with all relevant Human Resources laws, policies and SOPs ○ Develop new SOPs, internal policies and protocols to address HR and OSHA best practices 1 ○ Manage Staff Handbook ○ Be first point of contact on all HR matters. Refer to HR contractor when necessary ○ Develop and manage relationship with HR contractor ● Administrative Team Duties (10-20%) ○ Meet weekly or more frequently with Business Development Director and Education Director ○ Use decision-making process to collaboratively make decisions around Ranch direction and finding solutions to problems as they arise ○ Manage hiring processes for all paid positions ○ Be part of rotating on-call instructor support system, which includes dealing with behavioral and first aid incidents ● Education (5-10%) ○ Teach one naturalist class per week (3.5 hours), training included REQUIRED EXPERIENCE ● 1 year minimum Human Resources and compliance management, California-specific preferred ● 1 year minimum in management role ● 1 year minimum experience with permaculture systems, rotational grazing, holistic land management, farming, gardening, orchards, groundwater management or other relevant land management practices ● Ability to lift 50lbs and work outside in all weather, including ability to walk off-trail on steep, uneven, and muddy terrain ● Proven ability to patiently, professionally and kindly communicate with families, staff, volunteers, students and apprentices from diverse backgrounds ● Ability to work collaboratively with excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and hold oneself accountable ● Ability to prioritize a wide variety of tasks with multiple timelines ● Ability to be on the emergency call list (second or third call) to respond to site and animal care emergencies ● Ability to pass FBI/DOJ background check for working with children ● Current driver’s license by first day of work CHARACTERISTICS ● Commitment to being an active part of a solution-oriented, self-motivated, cooperative, professional community ● Passion for connecting children to nature ● Commitment to sustainable land management and environmental stewardship ● Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in outdoor education PREFERRED EXPERIENCE ● Naturalist background ● Work with diversity, equity and inclusion, especially within outdoor education ● Horseback riding and/or horse care ● Education with children in an outdoor setting ● Ability to move hay bales, and work around livestock, poultry, dust, loud noises, and paint fumes. All appropriate safety equipment provided ● Familiarity with safe use of power tools, hand tools, and basic construction ● Collaborative decision-making COMPENSATION ● Salary Range $60,000-$65,000. Flexible schedule, generous vacation policy ● Kaiser HMO Medical and United Health Care Dental HMO Coverage after 3 months of employment ● 401(k) available after one year of employment APPLICATION Email cover letter, resume, contacts for THREE recent professional references, and brief answers to the application questions below. Send your application packet as one PDF with the filename “FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_OPSDIR” to admin@siennaranch.net. We will accept and review applications until the position is filled. Please reflect on and respond to the following questions: 1. How did you hear about this position? 2. What motivates you most to work at Sienna Ranch? 2 3. In thinking through this role, what would be your least favorite job funtion? How would you then approach it? 4. Describe an interpersonal conflict that you have experienced. How did you resolve it? 5. Please list at least one question you have for us about Sienna Ranch, or the Operations Director position Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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The San Francisco Zoological Society (“Society”) is a non-profit institution that manages and raises funds for San Francisco Zoo and Gardens (“Zoo”). The Society’s mission, supra, is summarized as the 3 c’s: to connect our visitors with wildlife so that they care about nature and ultimately conserve it. The Society’s leadership team is comprised of a President & Executive Director as well as a professional team of Senior Managers. The Society endeavors to meet or exceed the standards of its industry peers, including those established by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (“AZA”). For over 25 years, the Society has been continuously accredited by the AZA. 


SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, this position supports the activities of two critical programs in Education: 1) Talk on the Wild Side and 2) Zoo Teacher Assistant teen volunteers. Among other duties as assigned or directed, the incumbent is expected to serve as the programs’ main mentor, educator, and coordinator. Given the seasonal nature of this position from June through August, the incumbent is also expected to work full time during those months. Specific days off have to be approved by the Education & Engagement Manager or designee prior to employment. Weekend work in April, May and throughout the summer is required.

Talk on the Wild Side is an interpretive volunteer program for teens ages 14-17, designed to help increase the Zoo’s contact with its visitors. Each day, teens work in teams at the Insect Zoo, Family Farm, and at interpretive bio-fact stations (skulls, pelts, etc.) and they typically work two days per week for the entire summer, gaining knowledge, experience, and working on a project as part of the program’s requirements.  The Zoo Teacher Assistant program is for teens ages 14-17 in our Summer Zoo Camp. Teens work side by side with Zoo Camp staff to help campers explore the natural world through zoo tours, science lessons, games, crafts and other fun educational and enrichment activities  This position serves as a main point of contact, mentor, and teacher for these youth volunteers.         

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following.

 · Creation/design of daily and weekly schedules for teen volunteers. · Development and implementation of weekly training and related materials for volunteers. · Supervision of volunteers in their shifts. · Advisement on improper behavior deemed inconsistent with Zoo’s mission and/or core values and recommendation of employee corrective action, including discipline when necessary. · Regular communication with volunteers and parents/guardians via email, phone, or in person. · Daily record keeping in the volunteer database. · Occasional interaction with animals in the Family Farm and Insect Zoo. · Interpretation of exhibits to Zoo guests at volunteer stations. · Leading of camp games or other educational and enrichment activities. · Support the mission and core values of the Zoo and the related mission of the Education Department by performing other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Ability to work full-time, Fridays through Tuesdays, for the entire summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day.   

 EDUCATION:  


  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree (B.A.) in biology, zoology, environmental  science, or education from an accredited college or university is  preferred. Otherwise, coursework in one or more of these areas of study is      required.

 EXPERIENCE:   


  • Experience working with children in formal or informal setting such as babysitting, camps, tutoring, coaching, individual lessons, etc.;

  • Ability to present information to groups and other bodies;

  • Ability to work in a diverse, collaborative environment with peers and other colleagues;

  • Motivated, organized, and pro-active;

  • Formal teaching in biology, zoology and/or environmental science is a plus: and 

  • Successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting.

 

           DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   


  • The San Francisco Zoo encourages bilingual candidates to apply. 

  • First Aid and CPR certification  preferred. 

  • Experience with teenagers, particularly those with special needs a plus.

· Ability to work well collaboratively and manage time efficiently.     

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, squat, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands for grasping, fine work and assembly, reaching, kneeling, or twisting. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to push/pull, crawl, taste, or smell. The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outdoor weather conditions. 

Salary: $19.00/hour 

Note: The Teen Volunteer Coordinator is expected to work the entire work period unless specific days off are approved by the Education & Engagement Manager to employment.

 This full time position will run from June through August, with sporadic weekend work in April and May. Work weeks will be Fridays through Tuesdays.   

APPLICATION: Please apply via our web site at . Please attach a cover letter with your resume.    


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Responsibilities: Work with local directors / management and report to Chief Operating Officer for the following areas and duties, including but not limited to:


  • Work a weekly schedule of generally 5 days / 40-50 hours in for the most efficient workload management. Advise COO and local Directors of any and all schedule changes / irregularities.

  • Champion a positive health and safety culture

  • Utilize and support current safety programs policies and procedures, ensure location adherence to such. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in all areas of health and safety compliance performance and training

  • Develop and suggest and integrate improved safety programs and policies and procedures

  • Workers Comp management


    • Review all workers comp incidents. Investigate and assistant in managing all individual claims. Partner with carrier and broker to ensure timely best practices are followed on each incident

    • File claims with WC provider as appropriate and act as liaison between location management and carrier

    • Maintain all proper reporting practices including CAL OSHA

    • Lead accident and incident investigation uncover root cause, develop corrective measures and track completion of corrective actions

    • Maintain excellent relationship with WC advocate (through broker) and partner for exceptional case management and resource utilization

    • Track incidents by location and type. Maintain accounting of current status of each case.



  • In coordination with HR and management, facilitate return to work program for wc and non-wc injuries.

  • Monitor location safety and risk, including food safety, health inspection preparedness, employee work practices, general cleanliness and repair and maintenance issues. Conduct monthly inspections, report on deficiencies and follow up on resolution

  • Monitor food safety certification adherence. Coordinate various classes and resources to fulfill certification goals for staff and managers

  • Track, analyze and report safety performance results and follow through with respective department managers and employees on all safety related suggestions and feedback

  • Oversee and improve safety programs including HACCP and IIPP. Provide ongoing training as necessary. Ensure adequate safety training is provided to all new hires. Ensure effective use of monthly safety training topics. Coordinate and participate in Qtrly safety meetings. Ensure location safety teams are fulfilling duties.

  • Provide Quarterly reporting to COO regarding WC performance

  • Coordinate with DOO to review and assist in managing all non-WC workplace accidents. Report to liability carrier as necessary

  • Ad Hoc reporting and projects related to employee health and safety

  • Ensure thorough and timely responses to internal and external business correspondence

  • Prepare documentation and appear in legal proceedings, as necessary

  • Timely, consistent and transparent communication to COO regarding all areas of responsibilities.

  • Create and maintain effective professional relationships with all administrative and managerial employees of Tastes on the Fly and service providers including insurance carriers and brokers.

  • Maintain excellent communication with peers and superiors, seeking guidance as needed and keeping them abreast of any issues.

  • Exude excellent time and task management skills. The position is highly autonomous and requires consistent communication, transparency, ethics, integrity, accountability and efficiency without constant supervision or direction. Organization is key.

  • Ad-Hoc tasks and projects as approved by COO

  • Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the company handbook, as directed or as trained on. Consistently represent the company well including professional appearance, communication and behavior in all work related affairs.

  • Work tenaciously to support and create a positive workplace for self and others, free from harassment, bullying, gossip, counterproductive attitudes and behaviors - constantly striving toward the best interests of the company and all of its employees.


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Responsibilities: Work with local directors / management and report to Chief Operating Officer for the following areas and duties, including but not limited to:


  • Work a weekly schedule of generally 5 days / 40-50 hours in for the most efficient workload management. Advise COO and local Directors of any and all schedule changes / irregularities.

  • Champion a positive health and safety culture

  • Utilize and support current safety programs policies and procedures, ensure location adherence to such. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in all areas of health and safety compliance performance and training

  • Develop and suggest and integrate improved safety programs and policies and procedures

  • Workers Comp management


    • Review all workers comp incidents. Investigate and assistant in managing all individual claims. Partner with carrier and broker to ensure timely best practices are followed on each incident

    • File claims with WC provider as appropriate and act as liaison between location management and carrier

    • Maintain all proper reporting practices including CAL OSHA

    • Lead accident and incident investigation uncover root cause, develop corrective measures and track completion of corrective actions

    • Maintain excellent relationship with WC advocate (through broker) and partner for exceptional case management and resource utilization

    • Track incidents by location and type. Maintain accounting of current status of each case.



  • In coordination with HR and management, facilitate return to work program for wc and non-wc injuries.

  • Monitor location safety and risk, including food safety, health inspection preparedness, employee work practices, general cleanliness and repair and maintenance issues. Conduct monthly inspections, report on deficiencies and follow up on resolution

  • Monitor food safety certification adherence. Coordinate various classes and resources to fulfill certification goals for staff and managers

  • Track, analyze and report safety performance results and follow through with respective department managers and employees on all safety related suggestions and feedback

  • Oversee and improve safety programs including HACCP and IIPP. Provide ongoing training as necessary. Ensure adequate safety training is provided to all new hires. Ensure effective use of monthly safety training topics. Coordinate and participate in Qtrly safety meetings. Ensure location safety teams are fulfilling duties.

  • Provide Quarterly reporting to COO regarding WC performance

  • Coordinate with DOO to review and assist in managing all non-WC workplace accidents. Report to liability carrier as necessary

  • Ad Hoc reporting and projects related to employee health and safety

  • Ensure thorough and timely responses to internal and external business correspondence

  • Prepare documentation and appear in legal proceedings, as necessary

  • Timely, consistent and transparent communication to COO regarding all areas of responsibilities.

  • Create and maintain effective professional relationships with all administrative and managerial employees of Tastes on the Fly and service providers including insurance carriers and brokers.

  • Maintain excellent communication with peers and superiors, seeking guidance as needed and keeping them abreast of any issues.

  • Exude excellent time and task management skills. The position is highly autonomous and requires consistent communication, transparency, ethics, integrity, accountability and efficiency without constant supervision or direction. Organization is key.

  • Ad-Hoc tasks and projects as approved by COO

  • Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the company handbook, as directed or as trained on. Consistently represent the company well including professional appearance, communication and behavior in all work related affairs.

  • Work tenaciously to support and create a positive workplace for self and others, free from harassment, bullying, gossip, counterproductive attitudes and behaviors - constantly striving toward the best interests of the company and all of its employees.


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POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Recruiting Specialist is responsible for all areas of recruitment, including regular fixed term and as-needed staff. They will work closely with managers and staff to effectively recruit, screen, interview, background check and hire staff across all areas of the museum. Will be the face and voice of the Museum in all recruiting activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Effectively coordinates the selection and recruitment process with the hiring managers and human resources staff, including posting jobs internally and externally, conducting telephone screens, conducting personal interviews, and selecting candidates

  • Develops and executes hands-on recruitment programs and associated processes that relate to sourcing, interviewing, testing, selecting, on-boarding, and training

  • Uses recruiting software (Ultipro) to manage recruitment process

  • Coordinates the team panel interview process and ensures participants are effective interviewers

  • Is the main museum point of contact for candidates; communicates relevant information to candidates in a timely manner; makes job offers pursuant to guidelines established by the Human Resource policies

  • Coordinates onboarding of new staff; initiates staff to the Asian Art Museum mission, REINA values, policies, and procedures

  • Updates and maintains all Job Descriptions for open positions

  • Ensures compliance with union posting and notification requirements

OTHER FUNCTIONS


  • Researches local university job fairs and makes recommendations on the museum’s participation

  • Represents Museums at intern and job fairs

  • Manages SF City reports including Healthy SF

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Strong interest in the arts, preferably Asian Art

  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a Human Resources environment. Must include experience in recruitment and general human resources practices

  • Intermediate MS Office knowledge including Word and Excel

  • Experience using HRIS software; UltiPro experience preferred

  • Experience in a union environment desirable

  • Knowledge of Federal, CA and SF City employment and labor laws and hiring best practices

SKILLS AND ABILITIES


  • Energetic, positive, engaging, and approachable demeanor

  • Strong written/oral communication skills

  • Self-starter who values personal accountability

  • Proficiency in MS Office and HRIS; experience using online recruiting software

  • Ability to use good judgment in applying established methods or procedures

  • Understanding and knowledge of most up-to-date and relevant job posting websites for non-profit and museum employment

  • Ability to perform clerical and sub-professional personnel duties with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with all levels of staff, management and applicants

  • Ability to use professional judgment in the dissemination of information and the holding of confidentiality

  • Must be analytical, organized, detail oriented, and able to problem solve and respond to shifting priorities and deadlines

  • Must be able to multi-task and provide excellent customer service

  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships through flexibility and teamwork

  • Ability to adhere to city and foundation MOU

*The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. *

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.


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