Director of Outdoors Educational Program

MMI Hospitality Group

Fontana Dam, North Carolina

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details based on exprience

Located in the Smoky Mountains, Fontana Village is in an area rich in history and beauty, Fontana Village is a great place to get away and get back to nature. Fontana Village is thrilled to announce the creation of a new and exciting Experiential Outdoor Educational Program. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as the Director of this program. If you are passionate about outdoor education, possess strong leadership skills, and have a vision for creating memorable experiences for participants, this position is perfect for you.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive experiential outdoor education program, catering to a diverse range of participants including students, families, and corporate groups.
  • Design and deliver engaging and educational activities that promote learning, teamwork, personal development, and environmental stewardship.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the program, including scheduling, logistics, and participant safety.
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of instructors and support staff to ensure the smooth execution of program activities.
  • Collaborate with local schools, universities, and community organizations to establish partnerships and promote the program.
  • Develop and manage the program budget, ensuring financial sustainability and growth.
  • Conduct regular evaluations and assessments to measure the program's effectiveness and make necessary improvements.


  • Bachelor's degree in outdoor education, environmental studies, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing experiential outdoor education programs.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with participants, staff, and external partners.
  • Extensive knowledge of outdoor education principles, risk management, and safety protocols.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in program evaluation and data analysis to measure program impact.
  • Current certification in wilderness first aid and CPR.

Come be part of a dynamic team at a beautiful location surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Fontana Village. Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our newly created Experiential Outdoor Educational Program. Opportunity for professional growth and development in the field of outdoor education.

Please note that you will be working for the ownership group, Fontana Ventures, LLC and the benefits will differ from those listed on MMI Hotel Group's webpage.  Fontana Ventures benefits include

All team members receive:

  • Time and half when working holidays
  • Full time team members are eligible for
  • Medical with company contribution 
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision. 

Fontana Village is managed by MMI Hotel Group.  Fontana Village fosters a worker environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where our team members can be themselves. Fontana Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify.  All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Please apply on our website or through online recruiting sites such as Indeed, Ziprecruiter, LinkedIn. 

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Category Admin & Leadership, Environmental Education