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Position Title: Co-Director of Outdoor Education
Reports to: Division Directors
Supervises: Outdoor Education Instructors
Receives Guidance & Support From: Director of Risk Management & Risk Management Committee, Division Directors, Deans of Students, Director of DEI, Assistant Head
Collaborates With: Co-Director of Outdoor Education, Director of Risk Management, Division Directors
Supports: Students, Families


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.


I. Curriculum Development and Evaluation of the Program
• Develop activities that strengthen alignment between the school’s mission and core competencies and the OE program
• Work with curriculum team to integrate and transfer core values and core competencies from Outdoor Education to the classroom and beyond
• Collaborate with US Deans of Students to use advisories as a means of reflecting on and transferring OE learning
• Meet with cohort of Southern California OE directors (4-6 times per year)
• Improve the diversity, equity and inclusivity of the OE program
• Work with MS/US advisors to prepare students for courses with goal setting, to reflect after the course, to process how to transfer learning to the school/home environment

II. Program Management
• Develop and manage OE Master Calendar, making sure that all OE events are recorded and are on the correct calendar and that all transportation needs are scheduled
• Develop and distribute communication documents (field contact information, transportation plans, student and instructor groupings and itineraries) to Director of Risk Management and Division Directors
• Follow-up with Dean of Students, Assistant Director, Division Directors, and/or parents and students regarding student issues or concerns on the course.
• Maintain records of participation for each of the students MS/US, keep a record of excuses of each student who does not participate so that a medical exemption or an excused absence/unexcused absence or participation is recorded on their transcript
• Maintain OE marketing and communication information, under the direction of the Admissions and Communications Departments, including website and social media
• Communicate information with division directors and dean of stu

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree
• 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 working wi

About Chadwick School

Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school dedicated to academic excellence, the development of exemplary character, and self-discovery through experience. A highly educated faculty and staff bring out the best in the talented student body through active learning, challenging academics, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, nationally distinguished outdoor education and community service programs, outstanding athletic opportunities, and award-winning visual and performing arts.

The core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion are widely shared and fostered daily in classrooms, during co-curricular activities, and through the camaraderie of this close-knit community.

Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls over 800 students drawn from more than 45 Southern California communities.

Application Instructions

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