Founded in 1967, 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 S outh Florida to the peaks of South America, deliver our mission to change lives through challenge and discovery.
The Resident Course Director (RCD) is a basecamp leadership role that supports the Program Director (PD). The RCD course directs, and at times field instructs all and any course types at the basecamp throughout the season. The RCD supports training and development of staff. The long-term vision of the RCD role is to progress into the Associate Program Director (APD) role, and eventually the PD role.
The North Carolina Outward Bound School is dedicated to the goal of building a vibrant, culturally diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage people of color and veterans to apply.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program & Safety Management:
- Work with instructional staff to ensure students are provided a high level of safety and course quality.
- Assure course curriculum is delivered.
- Course direct multiple courses throughout the season.
- Direct pre and post course activities are completed.
- Step into the Lead Instructor/Instructor role as needed.
- Instruct staff trainings as designated.
- Manage basecamp emergency response in absence of PD and APD.
- Share on-call coverage with the PD/APD and other senior level staff.
- Assist the PD in creating course schedules, instructional pairings, and other program duties.
- Act as liaison between instructional staff and basecamp staff, and between students and parents.
Staff Development & Management:
- Assist the PD in maintaining a positive and professional work environment and living community at basecamp.
- Collaborate with the PD to ensure supervision, mentorship, and evaluation of instructional staff.
- Evaluate instructional teams and course type to create pre-course professional development workshop.
- Work with instructional staff to set individual goals based on staff checklist, prior evaluation, and course type.
- Conduct field visits that include overnight stays to evaluate instructional staff.
- Complete end of course evaluations, update checklists and assure appropriate debrief of course occurs.
- Address performance issues promptly.
- Act as resource for other Course Directors. Provide training on basecamp specific systems.
- Other duties as assigned by the PD.
- Minimum of three years’ experience working Outward Bound or related programs.
- Personal and professional values consistent with the NCOBS mission, values, and principles.
- Strong knowledge of Outward Bound history, standards, and programs.
- Previous Course Director and Lead Instructor experience.
- Experience with community living.
- Able to participate in all base activities. Able to lift 75 pounds.
- Current WFR and CPR.
- Able to give and receive timely, effective oral and written feedback.
- Effective leadership, supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Strong personal initiative, motivation, and resourcefulness.
- Strong presentation, writing and computer skills.
- Cooperative attitude and ability to be flexible.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Per-diem rate based on NCOBS pay matrix for both administrative and course director work.
- Access to seasonal benefits subsidy program.
- Room and board during agreement .
- Upload your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
- Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
- Postion will remain open until filled.
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.