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Ranch Life Director
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Rodeheaver Boys Ranch | Palatka, FL
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Job Description

Looking for a career where you can make a
difference while making a living? Where you can be part of a
vibrant organization with a 68-year history of successfully
changing lives for the better?
The Director of Ranch Life for Rodeheaver Boys
Ranch will earn competitive compensation, excellent
benefits, and the rewarding experience of working toward a shared
mission: creating more promising futures for some of today's most
vulnerable boys.
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch is currently seeking a mission-minded
individualto live and work at the Youth Ranch in Palatka, FL. You
will be charged with the emotional, educational, physical and
spiritual nurturing of up to 50 children, ranging in ages from
elementary to high school. We seek an energetic and talented Ranch
Life Director who will lead our efforts to grow Rodeheaver Boys
Ranch's 68-year legacy of planting boys in nature and shaping them
into men.
Through our agricultural-based education for the boys, we
connect children to nature to cultivate healthy bodies and minds.
We foster future life skills and lessons by cooking, gardening,
caring for animals and exploring wilderness in Northeast Florida.
The individual will help direct new and continuing programs
including our vehicle program, equestrian program, Boy Scouts, 4H,
recreational activities, educational programs, and more. The
qualified candidate will guide and empower youth of all ages to
learn, create, explore, and grow through hands-on learning,
innovation, and teamwork.

Identify spiritual needs, correct negative behavior, tutor,
plan activities and events, counsel/advise and teach the boys at
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch to work through daily problems that may come
up in the course of a day
Provide administration, supervision and coordination for
assigned program/services and activities on and off the Ranch
Supervise the total process of maintaining a full census, youth
admissions and the release of all youth in the assigned
program/service; Works closely with Executive Director during the
referral process, aftercare services, intake, admission, and
release of all youth
Coordinate activities and functions specific to the assigned
programs at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, schools, and other
Supervise and participate in day-to-day educational activities
at the Ranch: feeding, cleaning, recording, preparing, and showing
pigs, goats, chickens, as well as, bottle feeding calves
Assist with curriculum development, coordination, and
facilitation of 4-H program
Conflict resolution and disciplinary actions, as appropriate,
including communications with parents/guardians
Create, develop, and research educational curriculum
(agriculture and leadership) and team building activities to
continuously evolve programs (responsible for managing supplies and
learning aides used during programs)
Closely monitors the farm operation to ensure there is a good
balance of youth education/recreation and business development
Relates to visitors and guests in such a manner as to ensure
that they feel welcome and comfortable and leave with a good
impression of Rodeheaver Boys Ranch
The Director of Ranch Life will directly supervise Cottage
parents, relief Cottage parents, laundry and volunteers, as
well as interview, hire, train, evaluate and discharge Cottage and
relief parents
The Director of Ranch Life will directly supervise food service
personnel; this will include, but not be limited to: approve
all menus, approve all purchases, train new personnel, and assure
that the department is adequately staffed

Enthusiastically supports and works with Director of
Development and Rodeheaver Foundation to ensure that donors,
foundations and other stakeholders are cared for and serviced in a
timely and high quality fashion

Requirements are as follows:

High School Diploma/GED, Higher Education in a related area

Significant experience in a job which required working with
and/or supervising boys
Someone who feels called to the ministry of working with
adolescents coming from difficult backgrounds
Experience working with at-risk youth in residential treatment,
foster care, or other direct care capacity is a plus
Experience in counseling, behavior modification strategies,
trauma-informed care, or substance abuse treatment is a plus
Ability to interact and effectively communicate with culturally
diverse, psychologically or behaviorally challenged population
Experience in transitioning youth to positive situation (i.e.,
securing employment, creating and working on a budget, finding
positive resources, and other beneficial environments)
Proficient with the methods and techniques of lesson plan
development and instruction (creating curriculum for agricultural
education, leadership, youth empowerment, etc.)
Organized and dependable
Demonstrates spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual
Possess a valid driver's license, without restrictions, and has
a good driving record
This position requires flexible scheduling with availability on
nights and weekends to meet needs of residents
Must pass a background check

Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, located in Palatka, FL,
is a 501c3 non-profit that has been providing complete care for up
to 50 disadvantaged boys at a time for 68 years. Children make
their way to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch because they have no home of
their own due to parental death, desertion, divorce, disability or
dysfunction. Our motto is we believe "It is better to build boys
than to mend men." We stand for a quality, agricultural environment
for youth in our foster care with a focus on spiritual growth,
recreation, education and independent living skills development.
Each home chooses a local church to attend and all our youth attend
local public school. It is the goal of Rodeheaver Boys Ranch to
feel like a family and not an institution. The Director of Ranch
Life reports directly to the Executive Director of Rodeheaver Boys
Job Type: Full-time
Some benefits of the position:

Private Residence Housing (Director of Ranch Life lives on the
Ranch for free)
Utilities and Food provided
Family Health Insurance
The opportunity to work alongside a team to honor God and serve
Salary commensurate with experience

Please send resume, cover letter, and references

Equal Opportunity Employer
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch provides equal employment opportunities
(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic
information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered
veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local
laws. Rodeheaver Boys Ranch complies with all applicable state and
local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy
applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but
not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,
recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location