Overview

The Adventure Based Learning Experiences (ABLE) Director will join a collaborative and dynamic leadership team and report to the associate head of school, to begin no later than July 1, 2023.
You are an experienced outdoor-oriented educator who has a diverse skill set of wilderness pursuits and a desire to share your knowledge and skills with students for value-forming outdoor experiences.
You are creative and dynamic as you seek to fully include a diverse group of students.
You are comfortable working with groups of students of varying sizes for both single and multi-day experiences.
You are just as comfortable working independently in an office setting as you are with leading groups of students.
You are also highly organized with an ability to plan well into the future.
You have a deep knowledge of safety procedures in all contexts.

Here’s what you’ll do:
Work as an integral part of a collaborative faculty and administration
Organize and oversee grade-level team-building programs at the start of each school year
Organize and lead wilderness adventure education trips for students, with a primary focus on upper school
Manage the staffing, budgeting, enrolment, and risk management of the outdoor programs
Support the school-wide management of in-house transportation, safety, and risk management
Organize and oversee grade-level team-building programs at the start of each school year
Pursue ongoing professional development relevant to the position
Organize grade-level trips in support of the established classroom curriculum
Serve on the schoolwide Safety Committee
Participate fully in the school community

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

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with empathy and generosity of spirit.
You are trained at the level of Wilderness First Responder or higher.
You have a safe driving record and a willingness to drive 10-passenger vans or larger.
You have strong executive functioning skills.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, and preferably a master’s degree in a relevant discipline

Required Skills:

You are trained at the level of Wilderness First Responder or higher.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, and preferably a master’s degree in a relevant discipline

About Delaware Valley Friends School

Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in educating bright students in grades 1-12 who have reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, evidence-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Friends (Quaker) values.

Application Instructions

DVFriends has partnered with Applied to ensure an application process that is equitable and free of implicit bias. Resumes will not be considered during the initial review; instead, applicants are asked to submit answers to a few short questions. To start your application, please click the link below. The review of candidates will commence on or about February 25, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their applications before that date.