Jackson Campus Camping Faculty

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Address:

Jackson, WY
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Responsibilities

  • Attend all Field Education faculty meetings and trainings
  • Train, evaluate and develop a team of educators to assure the implementation of thematic, place-based, hands-on curriculum for field days and evening programs
  • Work with visiting groups to develop customized, high-quality, natural science and environmental education programs for adult, family, and/or youth residential and nonresidential programming
  • Coordinate the design, marketing, recruitment, and implementation of backcountry camping programs for 7th-9th grade students
  • Create and maintain systems to manage camping equipment use across the organization 
  • Mentor a team of educators in facilitating programs that include: place-based education; field science; leadership in community; inquiry-based learning; hiking, backcountry travel, front country camping and backcountry living; management of participant risk and empowerment of participants to become risk managers during all instructor-led activities
  • Assist with administrative duties necessary for high quality programs and efficient customer service
  • Manage and schedule resources: teaching supplies, technology, vehicles, residence lodges, teaching spaces and outdoor equipment
  • Design program and staff schedules in conjunction with staff and visiting groups
  • Drive 15 passenger vans, mini-buses and trailers to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites

Qualifications

  • Experience creating, implementing and evaluating field science curriculum
  • Experience mentoring and evaluating educators
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Understanding of organizational systems and ability to work independently and collaboratively across teams and departments
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person, superior organizational skills and experience with Google Apps
  • Willingness to take initiative, solve problems and manage a variety of tasks calmly, effectively and with humor
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience creating trainings and mentoring educators on risk management, judgment and decision making
  • Experience creating, planning and evaluating camping programs, systems and trainings
  • Experience working with families and adults and training educators to work with families and adults
  • Experience managing budgets preferred
  • Ability to hike at least five miles while carrying a full backpack
  • Willingness to work long hours and untraditional work weeks including some nights, holidays and weekends
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications valid through November 2017
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in science, education or related field. Master’s degree in science, education or related field preferred
  • Spanish language skills preferred

How to Apply:

For a complete job description and application, please visit the Teton Science Schools website.