Program Manager Position

Program Manager Position 2020
Tenure: As soon as possible until end of January 2021, with the possibility of extension.

Wollangarra has a position available for a Program Manager to support our Director for the remainder of 2020. This position is perfect for someone with qualifications and experience in the Outdoor Education industry, or if you’re looking to make the next step in your outdoor career.

As the Program Manager at Wollangarra, you’re an essential part of a small community based around a truly unique outdoor and environmental education program and lifestyle. The Wollangarra philosophy is about doing rather than talking and fixing rather than complaining, so your days will be filled with hard work and a strong sense of purpose. You will introduce young people to the Victorian mountains through a program of practical conservation through outdoor education, which will help them to see environmental issues as exciting and demanding challenges to the way we live, rather than endlessly depressing and negative threats to our future.

Each week a new group of young people will come across the flying fox and get to experience a way of life that has largely been forgotten. They’ll leave behind their mobile phones, watches and timetables. They’ll get to bake bread, split wood, tend the veggie garden, collect the eggs and light the fire. They’ll get the opportunity to contribute to something positive in a meaningful way and feel like a valued member of the community.

The position requires that you reside on the Wollangarra property. You will live and work with five other staff members, a lovely dog and a Director. Wollangarra becomes your workplace, home and family for the year. This brings lots of laughter, fun, adventure and, inevitably, a tear or two. The role is highly physical. Your time at Wollangarra will offer a challenging, but immensely rewarding experience. For the right leader, this is an experience of a lifetime.

Wollangarra Outdoor Education Centre from Jeremy Beasley on Vimeo.

If you think you have the ability, experience and willingness to take on this unique role, we would love to hear from you. We’re most interested in finding the right person for our team, not just someone who ticks all the professional boxes. The position description below further outlines the role. Applications including a cover letter, a resume with three referees, and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria are to be emailed to
If you have any further questions feel free to get in contact via email or you can phone the homestead on (03) 5148 0492 and ask for Chelsea.

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We look forward to hearing from you.