Do you love working with children and enjoy the outdoors? You may love working at Mount Hermon!
Experiential Educators facilitate educational outdoor science field trips for elementary aged students and lead a cohort of kids at our After School Adventures program all at our beautiful redwood camp facility. All our work uses God’s creation and outdoor activity to encourage students to consider their relationship with God, friends and loved ones. You can expect to work 5 days per week alongside other like minded individuals and to be a part of a team that is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with students. On a given day, you may teach a group of students about the local riparian ecosystem, facilitate our roped tree climbing activity, or participate in a game of hide and seek in the redwood forest. No two days are ever the same! Experiential Educators assume responsibility for a group of students ranging from 1st to 8th grade while teaching science content and leading activities in the outdoors through MHA’s Outdoor Science School and After-School Adventure Program in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.
The Experiential Educator is a Ministerial position. Ministerial staff render their work, stewardship, relationships and behavior as evidence of being followers of Jesus Christ while embracing and affirming Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) Christian mission, vision, beliefs and standards of conduct. They are responsible for defining, cultivating and leading MHA’s Christian community, conference programs, and retreats. All staff join into our community life of prayer, worship and spiritual activity, including but not limited to staff meetings, attendance at programs, Bible Study, and staff gatherings.
Model a genuine Christian lifestyle, encouraging and nurturing expansion of campers’ outdoor science knowledge as well as spiritual growth.
Read, understand, and experientially teach the curricula for all grade levels taught.
Observe student behavior, respond to health and safety concerns, and deal appropriately with improper/inappropriate behavior to adapt to students with special needs.
Recognize hazard in the outdoor setting and respond appropriately to those hazards.
Facilitate challenge course and climbing wall activities.
Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Ability to relate to a variety of age groups and effectively manage a student group.
Ability to provide leadership skills and emotional and spiritual maturity.
Ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture and through nature.
Passionate about science and the outdoors.
Ability to teach in a calm, clear and engaging manner with all ages.
Mature understanding of camp guidelines and principles and respect for authority and peers.
CPR and First Aid certified (Must be acquired before employment begins).
Bachelor's degree required.
Previous experience in leadership role, demonstrated ability to supervise children.
Previous experience with working with elementary-aged children.
Ability to adjust and problem solve in challenging situations.
Ability to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.
A heart to serve whenever needed.
About Mount Hermon Association, Inc
At Mount Hermon we lovingly create experiences where guests can encounter Jesus and leave refreshed, renewed and transformed by the Love of God. Since our beginning in 1906 Mount Hermon has been a welcoming place where people from all walks of life can put aside distractions and focus on what is most important: their relationships with one another and with God. Mount Hermon now operates camp centers in the Santa Cruz Mountains and near the California/Oregon border where we serve over 85,000 guests each year.