Outdoor Education Coordinator

Outdoor Education Coordinator

Summary

The Outdoor Education Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the outdoor education program for Summer Camp students. This position includes a mix of responsibilities including program design, implementation and evaluation, as well as, teaching skills, and administrative responsibilities.
 

Guiding Principles

●       Supports and advances the mission and vision of the school.

●       Supports and promotes the ongoing improvement initiatives of the school.

●       Supports and advances international education.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of School, this position works collaboratively with the Academic Coordinator, the Operation department and faculty.
  • Manages administrative functions, including budget and communications, as they related to the outdoor education program;
  • Coordinate outdoor trips and activities, including identifying destinations, obtaining necessary permits, organizing transportation, ensuring safety and communications protocols and equipment are provided, organizing group gear, collecting necessary medical/health information and waivers, planning and purchasing supplies for food, organizing groups and chaperones, and developing common expectations and guidelines;
  • Collaborate and assisting Elementary teachers in planning and implementing class trips that support their classroom units, including collaborating and/or teaching lessons in advance of trips as requested;
  • Coordinate with outside agencies all details of outdoor activities (permits, scheduling, transportation, payments, etc)
  • Organize, catalog and oversee the use and management of an extensive inventory of outdoor education equipment
  • Provide outdoor trip information sessions for parents and students • Lead class trips (both day and overnight) and provide opportunities to ensure student involvement and motivation.
  • Plan outdoor trips for the summer residential program as requested.

 

Skills and Experience Preferred candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience and/or education with risk management programs.
  • Three to five years of professional work experience in the field of experiential and/or outdoor education.
  • Experience developing curriculum and teaching.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty and staff in a fast-paced school environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with priorities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.

 

Personal Characteristics  

The Outdoor Education Coordinator will have the privilege of supporting an outstanding educational institution and partnering with a highly professional, creative, dedicated, and collaborative faculty and staff.  

The favored candidate will be someone who exudes optimism and a growth mindset while being warm, approachable, empathetic, optimistic, joyful, and down-to-earth. The board is seeking to find a leader who relishes working with young people, enjoys the challenge of working in a school with a national reputation in progressive education, who can continue to build community and a unifying vision, and who wants to lead the school for years to come.

To apply, please send your updated Resume and Cover letter expressing your interest for the position in English language latest by May 28, 2020 at jobs@askosova.org by specifying the job position in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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