Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Available Program Dates and Locations:
- Backpacking Instructor in Joshua Tree, CA (March 27- April 5)
- Backpacking Instructor in Point Reyes National Park, CA (April 1-7)
- Teambuilding/ Challenge Course Facilitator in Idyllwild, CA (April 21-22)
- Minimum 21 years of age.
- Current first aid certification (WFR and CPR certification).
- Outdoor teaching experience with adults and youth. Skills in: backcountry travel, rock climbing, flatwater canoeing, sea kayaking, LNT, team-building initiatives, environmental education and interpretation, and/or challenge course facilitation.
- Understanding of California and Southwest ecology and natural history preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education or related field preferred.
- Ability to perform physically demanding work in the outdoors under harsh weather conditions on uneven terrain.
- Excellent communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Ability to work effectively alone and in groups.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- Ability to implement and model effective risk management practices and manage field risk for program participants; proven ability to manage group safety in the field.
- Develop and implement outdoor education programs for youth and adults, ensuring educational effectiveness and adherence to Boojum Institute curriculum and pedagogy.
- Develop and conduct small and large group lesson plans based on client needs and established Boojum Institute curriculum.
- Lead outdoor travel and outdoor activities such as expeditionary canoeing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, initiatives, Challenge Course events, evening programs and night-time supervision, formal lessons, and group discussions, that are age- and ability-appropriate, and in accordance with industry standards for education and safety.
- Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Boojum Institute’s backcountry stoves, tents, and other equipment, and backcountry policies and procedures, as appropriate for courses worked.
- Conduct outdoor programming in accordance with current Leave No Trace ethics and techniques.
- Adhere to all land manager regulations and policies on public lands.
- Understand and adhere to all Boojum Institute general and field policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Effectively manage risk in the field. Anticipate, prevent and respond to accidents, illnesses and other incidents.
- Serve as emergency contact and perform emergency medical and disaster response, as needed.
- Manage risk in the field, to include: following Boojum Institute risk management policies and procedures, developing systems for minimizing risk to participants during programs, and documenting medical and other incidents by completing Accident/Incident reports in a thorough and timely manner.
- Perform logistical tasks such as packing and cleaning gear, cooking, maintaining and repairing equipment, and setting up and taking down camp, as appropriate for courses worked.
- Drive Boojum Institute or other vehicles, as assigned.
- Take part in staff meetings, educational meetings and trainings, as assigned.
- Act to resolve customer problems quickly and satisfactorily, as appropriate.
- Perform physical tasks such as moving supplies, boats, and equipment.
- Act in a courteous, responsible, respectful manner towards clients, partners, other Boojum staff, and the public
- Participate in training, mentoring, and support of intern, volunteer and other instructional staff, as appropriate
- Other duties, as assigned.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, list of 3 references, and scans of all relevant certifications to email@example.com. If you would like more information on the opportunities we provide through our programs please email us! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.