Every year the JHU Experiential Education program runs three wilderness leadership courses, Hopkins Outdoor Leadership Training (HOLT), for the 24 recently hired outdoor instructors. Two courses are backpacking in the Cranberry Wilderness and the Dolly Sods, WV and one is canoeing on the Greenbrier River and the North Branch of the Potomac, WV. These three trips are the culmination of two semesters of classroom and field training in outdoor leadership, risk management and group facilitation. These courses are designed to be an experience based leadership course that promotes the development of our outdoor instructors’ skill and leadership ability. HOLT occurs directly after the spring semester and is 10 days long. We are seeking professional outdoor instructors for each trip to help instruct and facilitate new outdoor instructor’s foundational experience in outdoor and leadership skills.
Instructor Duties and Responsibilities
• Fully participates in course planning, including development of educational and technical curricula, route planning, food and equipment organization/packing.
• Assists EE Director and co-instructors in the delivery of JHU EE mission, educational framework and required components.
• Able to manage a student group in emergencies.
• Able to locate and use communication systems in the event of an emergency.
• Adheres to all local and JHU operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the staff manual.
• Able to provide clear, effective and timely communication with co-instructors, Course Director and other staff.
Specific Location Details
• Facilities: The EE office is located in Baltimore on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.
• Housing: In the field you will camping under tarps. In Baltimore you will be staying in a hotel or Airbnb house.
• Transportation: Travel to and from Baltimore will be arranged by the EE program. On course you will be provided minivans, cars and on canoeing trips a Suburban and trailer.
• Food is provided while on contract.
Job Starting Date: Canoeing instructors start. Course ends on . In field days are . All other days are planning and evaluation days.
Salary and Compensation: $100.00 per day. Food in field will be provided. In Baltimore you will receive $35.00 per diem. Travel and lodging to and from Baltimore will be arranged.
Tagged as: Water Skills
• At least 2 years of field experience in outdoor education programs
• Holds current and valid Driver License.
• Holds current and valid certifications in WFR and CPR.
• Bachelor degree required
• A minimum of 20+ nights in the field, including extended expeditionary travel..
• Whitewater and expedition style canoeing experience necessary. Knowledge of Swift Water Rescue also necessary.
• General expeditionary backcountry experience and ability to teach backcountry skills
• Ability to teach and facilitate lessons on outdoor leadership.
• Previous work with college students
• ACA Whitewater Canoe Instructor Certification and SWR training
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and experience log to: Andrew Padilla, Director of Experiential Education firstname.lastname@example.org 410-516-44243400 North Charles St. Attn: Recreation Baltimore, MD 21218 The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report. Equal Opportunity Employer EEO is the Law. Learn more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal information: http://hrnt.jhu.edu
ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF EXPERIENTIAL ED
The Johns Hopkins University Experiential Education Department is a collegiate outdoor program that employees and trains 100 students to lead outdoor trips throughout their four years in school.