Chadwick Outdoor Education empowers a sense of self and place through a progression of outdoor competencies. The Co-Directors of Chadwick’s Outdoor Education program develop, implement, and evaluate Chadwick’s outdoor education courses. Grades K-6 courses are outsourced to local AEE accredited programs. Grades 7-12 programs (approximately 66 courses per year) are fully run in-house. Key responsibilities shared with the other Co-Director include: curriculum development and implementation, program management, supervision of instructors (approximately 20-25 per course), risk mitigation and management, and budget management.
Experience in outdoor program management and administration, such as Course Leader or Course Director
Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certifications
NOLS/Outward Bound Instructor course, instructor training, or equivalent experience
Experience developing and facilitating outdoor education programs
Experience leading/managing middle and high school age students and instructors on expedition-style courses
Experience in and understanding of wilderness risk management
Familiarity and comfort with a variety of computer software programs such as spreadsheets, Google Suite, word processing documents
Good interpersonal skills
Experience in and ability to work as part of a team and collaboratively
Current driver’s License and a clear driving record
Willingness to contribute to the life of the school beyond the Outdoor Education program
Experience in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
About Chadwick School
Chadwick School is a K-12 Independent School. We run an in-house 7-12 grade Outdoor Education program required of all students. We mainly run backpacking courses in the upper school.