Overview

OVERVIEW
The Dunn School Outdoor Education Program is seeking an experienced Logistics Coordinator for the school’s late summer/fall 2022 trip season.

COMPENSATION
On any given trip, staff will generally have three (3) prep days, five (5) to six (6) days in the field, and up to one (1) debrief/post-trip administration day using an hourly rate system with overtime pay.

This amounts to approximately $120/day on campus and $345/day in the field, or $1,900 per trip, depending on actual hours worked.

Outdoor Education Staff also receive free on-campus housing, free meals at the exceptional dining hall, and free access to the campus and school facilities. The school’s location in the Santa Ynez Valley is also an incredible location for personal exploration.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will hold a current WFR or W-EMT and CPR certification, will have extensive personal and professional experience on extended backcountry trips, and will be passionate about facilitating powerful educational experiences for youth in the outdoors.

PROGRAM
The Outdoor Education Program is a central aspect of a Dunn School education. As of 2018, successful participation in at least one outdoor education trip each year is a graduation requirement for all students. These trips are designed to help students ignite an interest in the outdoors, develop a sense of stewardship towards the natural world, and build meaningful relationships amongst students and members of the professional community.

ROLE
The logistics coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Director of Outdoor Education with all program and administrative tasks. These include, but are not limited to: route planning, gear maintenance and inventory, menu planning, food ordering and purchasing, food organization, in-the-field logistics, evacuation assistance, and serving as an alternate trip leader, when necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Aid the Director of Outdoor Education in all program and administrative tasks
Help with route planning, campsite bookings, and instructor briefing
Organize, maintain, repair, and inventory program gear
Help with menu planning, food ordering and purchasing, and packing
Serve as an in-the-field logistics coordinator when necessary
Help with evacuations
Act as an alternative trip leader for last-minute emergencies
Drive school vehicles to and from program sites, with and without students, and to and from various areas in California for logistics purposes

DATES
The contract dates for the late summer/fall season are:
August 15-19
August 19 – 27
October 7-15

LOCATIONS
Trip locations will include:
Channel Islands National Park
Southern Sierra Nevada
Pinnacles National Park

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Certified WFR with CPR

About Dunn School

The Dunn School community educates whole students to their fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society. The school recognizes that not all learning happens within the confines of a traditional classroom and is committed to engaging students in a variety of different educational environments.

The Outdoor Education Program is a central aspect of a Dunn School education. As of 2018, successful participation in at least one outdoor education trip each year is a graduation requirement for all students. These trips are designed to help students ignite an interest in the outdoors, develop a sense of stewardship towards the natural world, and build meaningful relationships amongst students and members of the professional community.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Send a resume, references, and copies of WFR and CPR certifications to Mike Chapman, Director of Outdoor Education, at [email protected]