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Program Director

Wisdom Ranch - Vocational Gap Year   Arco, ID   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 4, 2022

Desk jockeys need not apply.  

This is a hands-on, lead by example, and get your hands dirty position. The right candidate for this position should have a working knowledge of basic carpentry, auto mechanics, and metal working. You don't need to be Bob Vila, one of the Car Talk guys, or one of those people who forge their own swords on a Discovery Channel show. Nevertheless, you should know the difference between a ratchet and a socket, the basics of changing oil, and perhaps how to drive a wood screw without stripping it. You should also be open to learning what you don't know - as I said, it's a lead-by-example position. Creativity and a history of initiating hair-brained schemes are a plus. 

Responsibilities include program development and execution, staff training and mentoring, logistical planning and support as well as facilitating student outcomes. The Program Director also communicates as needed with student families and referral sources.

Never had the title “Program Director” before? Don’t worry about it.

Our Vocational Gap Year provides young adult men, age 18-24, intensive instruction, training, and real-world experience in skilled trades.

Our campus rests on a 4000-acre ranch in the mountains of Idaho. Here students not only receive formal instruction in trades such as carpentry, welding, and auto mechanics, they also have the opportunity to apply those skills on the ranch. There is no better “on-the-job-training”.