Company Name:

Christodora, Inc.

Location:

Florida, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Date Posted:

December 21, 2017

Outdoor Educator Assistant

Program/Position Description:  www.christodora.org

The Manice Education Center operates several distinctly different seasonal programs focusing on highly engaging opportunities for junior and senior high school youth from New York City in environmental education, wilderness expeditions, and leadership training from May through October.   The Center is located on a 150 acre forested campus, surrounded by 14,000 acres of protected state forests boasting mountain streams, rivers, ponds and diverse wildlife.  In the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, this is a phenomenal setting for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers to enjoy a pristine wilderness playground, alongside music, arts, and festivities in nearby college towns.

 

Outdoor Educator Assistants in the spring/fall school programs will facilitate 3-day school chaperoned field trips at MEC for our partner NYC public schools.  Staff at the Manice Education Center work closely together in a supportive atmosphere and teach small, coed groups of 10-12 youth in a variety of outdoor settings.   Each school trip will engage in hikes to a summit with a view of 4 states, an 80-foot cascading waterfall, a unique bog ecosystem, and a llama farm.

 

Educator Assistants:

·       Assist Outdoor Educators to facilitate challenge course activities designed to focus on teamwork, communication, leadership skills, trust, and social development. 

·       Lead nighttime hikes to see the stars and magic of bioluminescence.

·       Celebrate with skits, drumming, and s’mores at our campfire program—rain or shine in a gazebo surrounded by forest—that can seat the entire campus.

·       Inspire curiosity about our natural world through inquisitive discovery based activities in our natural surroundings. 

·       Supervise youth overnight in canvas, cabin style tents on platforms.

·     Lead youth in service projects to improve publicly used wilderness areas and trails.

 

Educator Assistants in our Summer Programs assist in leading Wilderness Expeditions:

·       6 backpacking and/or canoeing trips ranging from 2-5 days in length.

·       Hike on the Appalachian and Long Trail networks.

·       Paddle pristine lakes and rivers in Southern New England.

 

Training Opportunities

·       All educators receive hands-on training in the delivery of an experientially driven curriculum, challenge course training and challenge course facilitation experience, and ongoing professional development as an outdoor and environmental educator. 

·       Summer training in June provides: Wilderness First Aid, CPR, AED, Anaphylaxis Care, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Professional Canoe Skill Clinic, Overnight Backpacking & Camping Skills Training

 

Position Availability:

Chaperoned School Field Trip Program (Spring):  4-9 to 6-8-18

Seasonal Summer Camp Backcountry Expedition Program: 6-11 to 8-26-18

MEC offers a 2 day SOLO Wilderness First Aid and Red Cross CPR Certification Courses before the start of summer training on 6-9 & 6-10. 

Chaperoned School Field Trip Program (Fall): 9-5 to 10-28-18

 

Qualified applicants can work any combination of the spring, summer, and/or fall seasons. 

Qualifications:

·       Adventurous spirit, willingness to learn, passion for the outdoors, and enjoys connecting with urban youth. 

·       Some academic studies in the sciences and experience in outdoor leadership and adventure programming are preferred.   

·       Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications or the ability & commitment to successfully obtain during certification courses offered onsite in June.

·       Waterfront Lifeguard Certification preferred, or ability obtain during onsite certification courses offered in June.

·       Spanish/English Bilingual a plus.

·       Must be 19 years of age to apply.  Background clearances and medical physical required.  Initial drug screening may be required.

 

Stipend/Benefits:

·       Competitive weekly salary, lodging, & excellent food service.

·       Access to wilderness equipment, and outdoor equipment discounts.

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  • Enjoy living in a unique outdoor setting, and be a part of a one hundred-year tradition of developing a constructive, supportive community through hard work, play, and dedication to our mission.

 

**Outdoor Educator Assistants work as Outdoor Education Residential Camp Assistant Counselors

 

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter & resume (feel free to add wilderness, leadership, and education portfolios) to Matthew Scholl, M.E.C. Director @ employment@christodora.org; or mail to: M.E.C. 68 Savoy Road, Florida, MA 01247

 

Christodora is committed to making a difference within a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.  Three professional references will be required. 

 

Christodora is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Company Name:

Christodora, Inc.

Location:

Florida, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Date Posted:

December 21, 2017

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