Overview

Job Title
Assistant Coordinator – Outdoor School

Closing Date/Time
Applications accepted until filled.

Salary
$20.00 Hourly

Job Type
Seasonal

Location
Camp Ramah, 385 Fairview Road, Ojai, CA 93023

Division
Secondary Education – Middle School

RECRUITMENT DETAILS
SEASONAL POSITION ONLY. MUST BE AVAILABLE FROM February 1 to April 8, 2022.
4 days a week. One (1) position available. Applications accepted until filled.
Under the direction of the Outdoor Education Coordinator, provide program oversight and guide
students on interpretive nature hikes and conduct hands-on activities and lessons to teach 6th
grade students astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology, oceanography, and zoology in a
natural area that includes chaparral and riparian woodland.

Program Description
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Outdoor School is a residential program for 6th grade
students. The program is held at Camp Ramah, a 400-acre camp located in Ojai, California. The
Outdoor School program runs from February 1 to April 8, 2022, which includes a paid training
and preparation week. The program runs 4 days a week. Room and board are included for
Outdoor School staff. Meals are available when camp is in operation.

Work Environment:
Employees in this environment will be required to work in an outdoor school setting consisting of
cabin dwellings, large activity rooms, and hilly terrain.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with naturalists in developing and providing outdoor adventure activities aligned to
the California academic science standards for 6th grade students.
Under direction of the program coordinator, supervise and direct an activity oriented,
interdisciplinary curriculum in science and environmental field study in an outdoor setting.
Assist with the supervision of naturalists, head cabin leaders, and high school student cabin
counselors.
Maintain a supportive and collaborative work environment with naturalists, cabin leaders, Camp
Ramah support staff, and the outdoor school coordinator.
Assist with program preparation and coordination including curriculum development and
material preparation.
Responsible for coordination and facilitation of daily activities.
Assist as a liaison between grade level teachers and naturalists.
Provide a positive role model for preservation of the natural environment.
Provide supervision of evening campfire activities including, but not limited to, age appropriate
sing-a-longs, storytelling and skit performances.
Assist with monitoring student maintenance of facilities.
Assist with the maintenance of program equipment and supplies.
Responsible for ensuring that activities are safe and appropriate for students and naturalists.
Direct supervision of high school student counselors and head cabin leaders.
Demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation, positive high-energy and commitment.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Proof of valid driver's license
Ability to obtain California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
TB clearance.
Current First Aid and C.P.R. certification.
Must be available for the entire Conejo Valley USD Outdoor School Program duration, February
1 to April 8, 2022.

Required Skills:

Education and/or training in one or more of the following fields: environmental science, biology,
botany, astronomy, hydrology and outdoor recreation.

Work Environment:
Employees in this environment will be required to work in an outdoor school setting consisting of
cabin dwellings, large activity rooms, and hilly terrain.

Preferred Skills:

Previous experience working with school aged children is beneficial.
Previous experience working with school aged children in camp settings.
Wilderness First Responder Certification.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, botany, astronomy, hydrology, or outdoor
recreation.
Ability to play a musical instrument/ sing or extensive storytelling experience.

About Conejo Valley Unified School District

Conejo Valley Unified School District - Outdoor School Program: guide students on interpretive nature hikes and conduct hands-on activities and lessons to teach 6th grade students astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology, indigenous people traditions, and zoology in a natural area that includes chaparral and riparian woodlands.

Application Instructions

APPLY Please email resume and include all relevant education and/or experience. Contact: Tom Hoegeman, Coordinator, Outdoor Education Work: (805) 498-1573 x4248 Email: [email protected]