Company Name:

Eagle's Nest Foundation

Location:

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

February 6, 2018

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Resident Wilderness Educator

Eagle’s Nest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to experiential education for young people promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character. Eagle’s Nest sponsors three programs: Eagle’s Nest Camp, a co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17, Hante Adventures, an off-site adventure program for older campers, and The Outdoor Academy, a semester school for high-performing 10th grade students from across the country. The Outdoor Academy incorporates a college preparatory curriculum with environmental education, wilderness leadership, unique arts offerings, and regional studies in a small community setting. Up to 28 students from public and private schools attend our school in the mountains of North Carolina for one semester of their 10th grade year. 

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: Resident Wilderness Educator

 

contract DATEs: August 11, 2018 – May 17, 2019 with holiday breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Residents live with students in a dorm or cabin. As mentors they foster a safe, healthy, and responsible living environment and cultivate students’ intellectual and community life. Residents also:

    Co-lead wilderness trips including rock climbing, white-water canoeing, and backpacking

    Coordinate weekend activities

    Facilitate morning and weekend meal preparation

    Lead classes, on campus and in the field, in wilderness skills, leadership, and ethics

 

REQUIREMENTS:

    A commitment to transformative outdoor experiential education

    BS or BA degree

    Experience with teenagers in an outdoor setting

    Significant background/skills in climbing, white-water canoeing, or backpacking

    Current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT or proof of enrollment in a WFR/WEMT course that will be completed by the contract dates above

    Semester school or study-abroad experience at secondary or collegiate level desirable

    Experience with teenagers in a residential setting preferred

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary, contributory health insurance plan, on-campus room and board, professional development as an outdoor instructor and classroom teacher, holiday and other vacation periods, equipment use and pro-deals on gear, outdoor leadership training and adventure days, weekly time off.


TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and completed application (found at http://www.enf.org/outdoor-academy/oa-employment/) as a single PDF to hr@enf.org.

Company Name:

Eagle's Nest Foundation

Location:

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

February 6, 2018

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