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29 May 2018

Other Outdoor Field Instructor (August – November 2018)

NYC Outward Bound Schools – Posted by jtaveras New York, New York, United States

Job Description

NYC Outward Bound Schools is a nonprofit organization that partners with New York City public schools to help them become places where everyone is challenged and supported to achieve at his/her highest possible levels and where academics, community and character all count. NYC Outward Bound Schools operates a network of schools in partnership with the NYC Department of Education that are based on the national EL Education model, which is rooted in Outward Bound’s approach to teaching and learning.

Position Responsibilities:
Instructors this fall will work a variable schedule in wilderness camp and urban settings from August through the end of November, including some weekends. Paid training will be provided.

• The four course types most common to the fall are:
 Crew Expedition Fieldwork programs are generally 3-5 days and include backpacking, high and low ropes challenge courses and facilitating activities targeting conflict resolution and communication
 Urban Expeditions are generally 3-4 days and involve facilitating participants in a cultural exploration of NYC
 School Based Programs take place in NYC Public Schools and involve working with students and teachers
 Adventure & Team-Building Programs are 1 -3 day programs for students and/or teachers that can involve high and low challenge activities, climbing on our outdoor climbing wall and/or team building activities
• Instructors should have a commitment to working with urban youth and improving public education

Essential Functions and Duties:
• Teaching, Facilitating and Supervising Students
 Sequence activities that are appropriate for the group based on an assessment of group skills, abilities, development stage, goals, program objectives and social cultural needs
 Recognize the inherent risks involved in each activity and continually assess and adjust programming accordingly
 Understand and recognize common group dynamics
 Provide appropriate opportunities for participants to identify and reflect upon their experiences
 Facilitate a learning environment that incorporates emotional, physical, social and cultural domains of safety
• Logistical and Site Support
• Safety Management
 Practice all national and local operating procedures and conduct activities according to the policies, procedures and practices that guide the program plan

Knowledge and Skills:
• Medical Certification: Current First Aid/CPR and Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification required
• Valid Driver’s License and must be 21 to be eligible to drive vehicles
• Department of Education Background Check will be required
• Instructors must be able to fulfill the Core Competencies (attached)

Education and Work Experience:
Experience leading youth on wilderness or urban expeditions is preferred. Experience with non-profits serving urban youth is strongly desired.

Compensation & Benefits:
• Per Diem rate commensurate with experience
• Health expense reimbursement program
• Three meals a day while on course
• Seasonal housing (depending on availability)
• Eligible for Pro Purchase pricing from several outdoor brands

How to Apply

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume via our applicant tracking system using the following LINK:

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: 11101.

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