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Outdoor Education Program Specialist
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Deadline to Apply:
Monday, July 24, 2017, 12:00am
Camp Fire First Texas is hiring!!!
Camp Fire First Texas was founded in 1914. For over 100 years, the organization has shaped youth and families. From the early days of Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls, the organization has grown into one of the largest councils in the United States with programs for boys and girls that include everything from camping to school readiness.
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.
We are seeking outstanding individuals to serve seasonally as Program Specialists in our Texas Outdoor Education Center.
Our Program Specialists present a variety of fun and educational outdoor/nature experiences for our participants.
- At least 18 years of age
- A genuine interest in working with children in outdoor environment
- Ability to accept supervision and guidance
- Ability to handle the pressures associated with living with coworkers
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
- Good character, integrity, and adaptability
- Current CPR and First Aid certification (Or the ability to complete the course at work site)
- Genuine interest in the outdoors and working with children
- Bachelor's degree in education, forestry, anthropology, wildlife management, environmental science, or related field is preferred
- Degree may be substituted by a combination of college hours and two to four years of outdoor experience
- Volunteering or interning in organizations that focus on child education or nature education can also count towards experience for this position
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Facilitate and assist in the continuous assessment of age and ability appropriate nature/environmental program that utilizes the site's natural environment
- Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above-stated environmental studies, such as: fossils, orienteering, birds, animal habitats, trees, grasses, wildflowers, insects, and additional studies as developed.
- Evaluate the success of the nature/environmental program and assist in quality modifications
- Ensure participants know and follow safety and educational procedures
- Assist and participate in staff trainings for nature/environmental studies
- Assist in the training of the new Texas Outdoor Education Center staff
- Ensure program participants follow safety procedures
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the nature/environmental program area
- Maintain the nature/environmental equipment including curriculum storage areas, facility areas, books, brochures, materials and supplies
- Observe hazards or developments in the natural environment and alert appropriate staff
- Inventory and restock nature/environmental equipment in a timely manner
- Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair
- Assist in the overall implementation of Texas Outdoor Education Center programs
- Assist in developing and implement schedules and records for all program facilities, including but not limited to participant, group program, and activity schedules
- Participate as a member of the Texas Outdoor Education Center team to deliver and supervise evening programs, overnights, and special events
- Participate as host and facilitator for Retreats and Rentals events as needed
OTHER JOB DUTIES:
- Attend all job trainings and staff meetings
- Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested
- Participate in all activities, planning, and leading those as assigned
- Other duties as assigned
PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF POSITION:
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist participants in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of participants
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
- Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to participants
- Ability to live in camp setting and work irregular hours while delivering programs
- Endurance including standing, some bending, stooping and stretching
- Ability to work in various environmental conditions
- Ability to observe behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
How to Apply:
Interested persons should fax or email a cover letter, resume & salary requirements to:
Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Camp Fire First Texas is an equal employment Opportunity Employer. Camp Fire is a drug-free workplace. The organization will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or other reason prohibited by the fair employment laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in an effort to advance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Employment at Camp Fire First Texas is on an at-will basis. The employee and the organization are each free to terminate the relationship at any time without cause.Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted. No phone calls, please.