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The Outdoor Education Course Manager serves as part of the Student Service Team within the Human Performance and Outdoor Education (HPOE) department at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Together with the HPOE PM, the position runs our Wilderness Orientation program, supports field based courses, and contributes to the residential life at ERS. The joys of this work are bountiful. Intensive field time allows for rich relationships with students and colleagues and the expansive natural world is your workplace. This is balanced with time back on campus where you’ll continue the relationships built in the wilderness and engage with the whole community in our residential school setting, bringing outdoor offerings, supporting students in your house team, and managing the Wilderness Gear and Food Shed. This position is ideal for an experienced field instructor and course manager who is able to hold a supervisory role and is excited for a balance of field based work balanced with on-campus time.
Qualifications & Essential Job Functions:
Experience as a course director/program manager
Lead instructor for extended wilderness trips (21+ day courses).
Current WFR & CPR (SPI, AIRIE Avi I, Swiftwater Rescue, Lifeguard certifications preferred)
Strong logistical, organizational, supervisory, and managerial skills
Exceptional role model, mentor, and advisor for students.
Strong facilitation skills.
Experience teaching social/emotional, restorative practices, and technical outdoor skills curriculum.
Ability and willingness to work long hours in difficult and stressful conditions in the backcountry. Excellent physical condition, ability to carry 60+lb backpack.
Clean driving record and experience driving multi passenger vehicles (15 passenger vans and/or bussettes).
Experience working with diverse populations including but not limited to students from low and middle income backgrounds; LGBTQ students; students from suburban, urban, and rural settings; students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds; young people ages 15-20; students who have not found success in traditional educational settings.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of work with high school students; a love for spending time outdoors; flexibility, an ability to gracefully adapt to changing circumstances; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; a commitment to being anti-racist and to promoting social justice; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job. Implicit in this job is a willingness to commit to both personal and professional growth, specifically aligned with our organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About Eagle Rock School
Eagle Rock School is a co-ed, residential, tuition free, private, non-profit, full academic curriculum high school in Estes Park, CO designed to work with students who chose to enroll and want to engage more fully in their education. The school is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. All new students go on a 24-day wilderness course as the orientation to the school. www.eaglerockschool.org