Eagle Rock School is a co-ed, residential, tuition free, private, non-profit, full academic curriculum high school designed to work with students who chose to enroll and who are looking for a more engaging high school experience. The school is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. The Wilderness Orientation course is required for all students as part of their first trimester. Our program model is based upon the Outward Bound process with unique modifications to fit Eagle Rock. The course focuses HEAVILY on personal growth and development. Activities include backpacking, top rope rock climbing and rappelling, non-technical peak ascents, solo, trail service work, and 5-mile final run.
Function as part of an instructor team for a 24-day wilderness backpacking course for students new to the high school. Participate in a week and a half on-campus pre-course orientation (this includes staff orientation. Support in gear and food packing as well as general course logistics. Drive mini-school bus to and from course area. Practice sound risk management decision making. Serve as a mentor and role model for students, demonstrating effective communication, conflict management skills, self-reflection, etc. Familiarize yourself with Eagle Rock curriculum and facilitate gatherings and classes congruent with said curriculum. Assess students throughout course, providing feedback, coaching, and support. Write a comprehensive assessment of student performance at the end of the course.
Dates and Locations
- The course takes place in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area in Pike National Forest, Colorado.
- Contract dates: May 18th- June 23rd 2018 (5/18-27 in Estes Park at ERS, 5/28-6/19 in the Lost Creek on course, 6/20-6/23 in Estes at ERS)
Extended wilderness trip (21+ day courses) leadership experience. Current WFR & CPR, familiar with Rocky Mountain terrain. Strong facilitation skills. Ability to work long hours in difficult and stressful conditions. Excellent physical condition. Clean driving record and experience driving multi passenger vehicles (15 passenger vans and/or mini busses). Experience with NOLS/Outward Bound/WEA helpful. Experience working with diverse populations. Age ranges from 15-19. Experience as a lead instructor desirable. Eagle Rock School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. ERS proactively seeks a diverse workplace and therefore members of ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.
General starting salary depends on experience. Workers Comp insurance while on contract. Room and board during orientation week, and course wrap-up week. Potential for work on future Eagle Rock courses.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and list of 4 professional references (2 of which must be from supervisors) to Eliza Wicks-Arshack, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be received by April 8th, 2018, interviews will occur on a rolling basis.