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We are hiring 11-13 lead instructors ranging to work Outdoor School programs March-June 2023 between 36-40 hours per week. Lead instructors will have priority consideration for continued employment during Whole Earth Summer Camps based on availability and performance. Instructors will lead groups of students during in-person day programs with the opportunity to stay overnight throughout the week (Monday-Friday). Lead instructors will receive training and support to fulfill all of their job responsibilities.

-Lead activities and manage groups of students with support from volunteers and program leaders.
-Facilitate culturally-responsive lessons that encourage student voice and choice, curiosity, observation, cooperation, and nature connection.
-Use equitable approaches to engage all students in land-based learning, including youth who are: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent or English Language Learners; and/or who have exceptional needs.
-Encourage and support students to participate in discussions, activities, stories, games and/or songs.
-Treat participants with kindness and respect while consistently maintaining group agreements.
-Clean the site weekly, organize materials, and assist set up and break down of the dining hall.
-Use trauma-informed group management strategies to support student needs.
-Ensure safety of all participants at all times and maintain participant confidentiality.
-Provide support and mentorship to volunteers or assistant instructors to ensure all group needs are met.
-Communicate with program leaders about challenges during programs such as hazards or conflicts.
-Respect and preserve land and facilities for current and future users.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

-Interest in youth development and outdoor programming
-Ability to work with a partner instructor to deliver outdoor education lessons, games and activities, using resources and training
-Ability and/or experience managing small and large groups, facilitating songs, activities, games, storytelling, wilderness skills, and more
-Ability to compassionately lead diverse groups of fifth- and sixth-grade students outdoors, meeting students where they are at with sensitivity to student

Preferred Skills:

-Prior experience working with youth, particularly outdoors
-Skills or knowledge in ecology, culture, conservation, wilderness skills (fire, journaling, navigation, shelter, archery), music, crafting, teambuilding, or storytelling
-Proficiency or fluency in Spanish, ASL, Braille, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, French and/or Arabic
-Experience or education in childhood development, particularly equity-centered and trauma-informed

About Coyote Outdoor School (Whole Earth Nature School)

Mentoring students outdoors to foster confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature.

Application Instructions

To apply: Complete this online form https://bit.ly/3Jd5Tr0 by February 13 for our priority deadline. Applications are accepted after this date on a rolling basis.