Overview

3 Sessions Available
Spring: March 16th-May 31st
Summer: June 8th-September 4th
Fall: September 1st-November 6th

The Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is part of an international education movement dedicated to the idea that people are capable of far more than they know. Our leadership programs and character curriculum empower individuals in local schools, community organizations, and the police department to effect positive change in Baltimore.

Instructors are the heart and soul of our organization. Whether leading military veterans on wilderness expeditions, working to influence positive relationships between police officers and youth, or creating a sense of adventure in the classroom, Outward Bound instructors create supportive environments in which participants are challenged to discover their potential.

The Instructor Apprenticeship is a ten week training program for prospective instructors. The apprenticeship is rooted in the same values we teach our students: compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusion and diversity. Apprentices who complete the program successfully are offered employment as instructors; those passionate for exploration and education should apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates in staff training as appropriate
Works towards clear, effective and timely communication and feedback with their supervisors, instructors, and other staff members
Helps Outward Bound staff and students succeed by encouraging teamwork, cooperation, and individual effort
Is a positive role model for staff/board members/clients/students by maintaining an appropriate appearance, a positive attitude, and professional demeanor
Assists with field evacuations, student supervision and other various program tasks as needed
Assists with logistical functions such as food packing, course transports, equipment resupply, gear repair and cleaning
Performs base site tasks as assigned, such as building and maintenance of program facilities, sites and equipment
Assists with administrative functions such as development of marketing materials, school briefings, event planning, and data entry
Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the staff handbook

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

Takes personal ownership to initiate, seek out, and commit to professional development through training and additional work experience
Other duties as assigned

Compensation & Perks of Employment:

Exposure to Outward Bound curriculum and facilitation training
Exposure to Outward Bound technical training
Room and board
$1,000/month stipend
Access to Training Scholarship
Professional Development: 15-20 formal opportunities per contract year that promote technical and non-technical skill mastery.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Basic knowledge of the Outward Bound mission
Demonstrates multi-cultural competence and awareness
Demonstrates sustained ability to work with underserved populations
Background in Coaching, Mentoring, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Experiential Education, Non-Profit Management or other related discipline
Strong communication skills
Proficient with computers
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
Creative and flexible

Required Skills:

21 years or older
Complete a federal and state background investigation and a motor vehicle record screen
On feet most days, sometimes for long hours (e.g. extended wilderness expeditions and occasional support days that run from early morning to late evening)
Ability to carry, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds

About Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School

The Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is part of an international education movement dedicated to the idea that people are capable of far more than they know. Our leadership programs and character curriculum empower individuals in local schools, community organizations, and the police department to effect positive change in Baltimore.

Application Instructions

Please send Rice Ermilio your resume and cover letter: [email protected] Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School prohibits discrimination against any student or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other category which may be protected by applicable state or federal law.