Founded in 1967, the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is a charter member of the leading outdoor education network in the world. Our wilderness courses, from the mountains of North Carolina to the shores of South Florida to the peaks of South America, deliver our mission to change lives through challenge and discovery.
Outward Bound Atlanta (OBA) is a program of the North Carolina Outward Bound School that partners with Atlanta Public Schools, other schools and community agencies in the metro Atlanta area. The Community Instructor is responsible for coordinating and delivering safe and quality programming, which includes facilitating initiatives, challenge course elements, day hikes, and multi-day expeditions. The position is full time and can be a nine-month or a 12-month position, based the needs of the candidate. The 12-month position would include three months of wilderness instructing in the mountains of Western North Carolina during the summer months.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program and Safety Management:
- Ensure that all NCOBS programs conducted out of Atlanta, remain true to the mission, values, and principles of NCOBS.
- Ensure all programs adhere to the OBUSA and NCOBS safety policies and procedures as well as Local Operating Procedures and administrative directives.
- Facilitate all program types ran out of OBA including OB Professional events, as needed.
- Work as wilderness instructor or other basecamp position during summer months when Atlanta School programs are not running. (12-month position)
- Ensure all program paperwork is complete including course reports, student course impressions, and any other pertinent forms.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum two years working for Outward Bound or related programs.
- Personal and professional values consistent with the NCOBS mission, values, and principles.
- An outstanding record as an instructor, trainer, course director, and/or administrator.
- Able to participate in all program activities. Able to lift 75 pounds.
- Current WFR and CPR, and other pertinent certifications and training related to the position.
- Able to give and receive timely, effective oral, and written feedback.
- Strong and effective leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Personal initiative, motivation, and resourcefulness.
- Cooperative attitude and ability to be flexible; good team player.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Per diem based on seasonal instructional pay scale. Starting pay rate is $70/day.
- Room and board when working as wilderness instructor at an applicable location. (12-month position)
- Pro-purchase program.
- Upload a cover letter, resume, and technical experience log to our website:
- Include three references with your resume.
- Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
- Applications are due by Feb 31st, 2018
At the North Carolina Outward Bound School, we are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
The North Carolina Outward Bound School prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or parental status, mental or physical ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.