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29 Oct 2019

Trek & Backpack Lead Field Instructor

The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education – Posted by National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education Anywhere

Job Description

Lead Instructors manage the safety of the students and co-instructors while facilitating multi-day adventure education programming in the field. As the primary individual who manages risks and assures effective courses, you will serve as educator and role model. Must be able to teach and facilitate NCOAE’s curriculum to teens, adults and co-instructors, complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion and participate in pre-trip and post-trip meetings. Additional duties include: facilitating a meaningful group experience and setting an emotionally and physically safe, fun and engaging tone for instructors and students to follow.

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience leading outdoor education programs
• Current Wilderness First Responder certification
• Competency in risk management skills
• Prior to hiring: Satisfactory completion of an NCOAE on-campus instructor training or NCOAE Outdoor Educator Training

• 5+ years experience leading domestic and international outdoor education programs
• Current WEMT certification
• Leave No Trace Master Educator
• Master’s, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in adventure education, outdoor education, recreation, wilderness leadership or related degree

How to Apply

For more information, visit Interested individuals should apply by submitting a cover letter & resume to

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: adventure education, backpacking, Experiential Education, outdoor education, rock climbing, and whitewater paddling.

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