Overview

The Dunn School Outdoor Education Program is seeking an experienced Logistics Coordinator for the school’s annual fall trip season.

The Logistics Coordinator will work with the Director of Outdoor Education to coordinate all aspects of the fall outdoor education trips, including but not limited to the Dunn School Outdoor Education curriculum, risk management, and trip leader supervision.

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 coordinating powerful educational experiences in the backcountry.

The Program:
The Dunn School is dedicated to educating the whole student for a lifetime of learning and growth beyond the classroom. The School recognizes that not all learning happens within the confines of a traditional classroom and is therefore 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 integrate classroom learning into the outside world, foster a sense of place, and facilitate the development of leadership skills all while having a rollicking good time outside.

The Role:
The Logistics Coordinator will work with the Director of Outdoor Education to coordinate all aspects of the of the school’s fall outdoor education season . This includes assisting with the coordination of pre-trip packing and planning, in-field risk management, and post-course student evaluations and debriefs.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serve as the logistics lead, alongside the Director of Outdoor Education, for the planning and execution of multiple 6-day expedition or basecamp-style trips with approximately 45 students per trip.
Assist in route planning, equipment packing and repair, food packing, and trip administration.
Drive vehicles of various sizes with students to and from the trip site
Teach and facilitate the learning of outdoor living skills, environmental education, technical skills, risk management and awareness, self-care, and the Dunn Leadership Curriculum.

The contract dates for the fall season are:

August 26th – October 23rd

This position will assist with the coordination of the below trips:

9th grade: September 2 – September 11
12th grade: September 16 – September 25
11th grade: September 30 – October 9
6th and 7th grade: October 15 – October 23

Trip locations include:
Pinnacles National Park
Joshua tree National Park
Jennie Lakes Wilderness
Inyo National Forest
Colorado River

Work for this position will be performed on campus at the Dunn School Outdoor Education office, in the field, and at basecamp locations as required by the trip itinerary.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff

Qualifications:

Certified WFR with CPR
SPI Certified (not required, but highly sought)

About Dunn School

The Program:
The Dunn School is dedicated to educating the whole student for a lifetime of learning and growth beyond the classroom. The School recognizes that not all learning happens within the confines of a traditional classroom and is therefore 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 integrate classroom learning into the outside world, foster a sense of place, and facilitate the development of leadership skills all while enjoying the outdoors.

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]