CAP Instructor Position Description: Cottonwood Institute is looking for an inspired and passionate educator to teach our Community Adventure Program (CAP) Class, an innovative elective that blends service learning, community building, environmental and outdoor education. During CAP, students explore solutions to local environmental issues, choose a challenge to address as a class, and collaborate with local organizations to design and implement a student-directed Action Project. Students also develop outdoor skills and connect with themselves, each other, and the natural world on hikes and overnight camping trips.
**Please see our job posting at the link below for more information, including required skills and hours.**
About STRIVE Prep – Westwood: We are currently hiring a CAP instructor for our STRIVE Prep Westwood School partnership. STRIVE Prep – Westwood is a charter public middle school in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood. STRIVE schools operate with the goal of closing historic achievement gaps in Denver, emphasizing achievement, justice, and perseverance.
Compensation: This is a variable hour, non-exempt position. Compensation will be based on experience starting at $18 – $20/hour for approximately 15 weeks (3 months) at minimum 9 hrs/week. CI pays for all time directly working with students during field programs, and employees are eligible for overtime at time and a half for more than 12 consecutive hours and for more than 40 hours in a work week. Additional field programs are available as schedules and interests permit.
Benefits: All CI employees are eligible for Sick Leave benefits in accordance with the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act of Colorado. Employees are eligible for Worker’s Compensation if they are injured while leading a program.
About Cottonwood Institute
Cottonwood Institute (CI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to connect middle and high school students to nature and inspire them to protect it. CI partners with local middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations to offer programs that engage students in environmental education, outdoor skill development, and service learning. We lead programs in Boulder, Denver, and Aurora and trips throughout the Colorado Front Range.