We are seeking to hire a FULL TIME lead instructor to develop and lead our growing outdoor programs. Having effective instructors is an essential ingredient to the success of our programs, as the instructor is responsible for creating a structured and seamless experience for our youth. Our outings focus primarily on developing social & emotional learning, teamwork and leadership skills. Through this framework, instructors will have the opportunity to design, implement, evaluate, and improve lesson plans throughout the year.
In addition to our Local Parks program, we will begin phasing in some of our regularly scheduled offerings, including hiking, sailing, fishing, and skiing trips. Instructors will be responsible for leading these larger trips, in collaboration with our partner organizations.
You will be working directly with our current lead instructor to ensure a smooth transition.
Lead outdoor trips for underserved youth in the Greater Boston Area.
Collaborate with community partners to provide enrichment sessions in local parks.
Maintain regular communication with Elevate Youth staff. Attend weekly virtual meetings.
Take attendance, write post-trip reports, and create new lesson plans.
Remind students of COVID safety standards, and enforce social distancing and mask wearing if necessary.
Assume a leading role in promoting health & wellness on each outing, through discussions around physical and mental health, offering healthy snack options, and promoting our initiative to deliver orga
Oversee the development of a culturally relevant curriculum and ensure that all program delivery uses culturally and logistically sustaining practices
Serve as a positive adult role for the youth we serve.
Create a safe space, both physically and emotionally

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Proven success working with urban youth and diverse communities
Proven success operating in ambiguous and changing environments
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Excellent time management, prioritization, and organization skills.
Familiarity with computer based systems like Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Drive. Experience with Customer Relations Management databases (i.e. Salesforce) a plus.
Knowledge and field experience with urban school-based programs and outdoor education.

Required Skills:

CPR certified, or a willingness to obtain a certification.
Ability to work outdoors in potentially inclement weather for extended periods of time.
Strong organizational and multitasking skills

Preferred Skills:

Knowledgeable in the areas of outdoor recreation, wilderness safety, and our natural world .
Dependable and flexible: an ability to work within constraints of the after-school schedule and adjust to a fluid working environment.
A continuous learner who is energetic, has a self-starter attitude, and is comfortable problem solving in an environment characterized by its fast pace.

About Elevate Youth

The mission of Elevate Youth is to empower youth from underserved neighborhoods through regular outdoor experiences with the support of positive adult role models. We accomplish this through strong community partnerships that allow us to consistently provide outdoor trips for the highest need communities and individuals. This year, during the time of COVID, we have pivoted our model to provide outdoor enrichment to Boston’s highest need youth, by opening their eyes to nature in their own neighborhoods.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Submit application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PrwDsg4Ht6u1-tb_0US4ucZs4t_0VoRuX9uPZFTY2j8/viewform?edit_requested=true