Alzar School is accepting applications for a dynamic, leadership position at Alzar School: the Director of Expeditions and Risk Management (DERM). This position spans the organization, working with the semester program, gap program, and short courses. It is foundational to helping students discover their leadership potential through outdoor experiences, including courses, clinics, and multi-day expeditions. Alzar is fortunate to operate in some of the most spectacular environments, including (but not limited to) the Wild & Scenic Main Salmon River, Boise and Payette National Forests, Patagonia National Park, the Rio Baker, and more. The DERM position is based out of our campus in Cascade, Idaho and involves extended periods of time in Patagonia, Chile. We are seeking a candidate to begin June 1, 2022, which would allow for some overlap with the outgoing DERM. More info at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOD6_7xMyS9tkHdJnC1To7goMuuUJ3kXhcfMHVNj1xE/edit

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Relevant degree (undergraduate or graduate level)
Professional outdoor education experience
Experience instructing, coaching, and mentoring outdoor instructors
Classroom experience and/or experience working in traditional school settings
Experience managing budgets
Comfort with international travel and living
Experience leading risk management programs and training
Technical ability to repair and maintain equipment

Preferred Skills:

Additionally, candidates should possess advanced technical skills and be able to lead in at least ONE of the following activity areas:
Whitewater rafting (up to class IV)
Whitewater kayaking (up to class IV)
Backpacking (5-6 days in remote locations)
Leading in Spanish-speaking countries

About Alzar School

Alzar School’s mission is to build leaders who positively impact the world. Our school integrates the “six foundations” of our program, Academics, Leadership Training, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Exchange, Service Learning, and Environmental Stewardship, to motivate passionate future leaders.

Application Instructions

Apply online at https://forms.gle/By6zJPEbAAn8WFmu9