Overview

During Program:
Use a student-centered approach to lead participants through multi-day, hands-on, experiential and investigative learning in outdoor settings.
Cultivate an inclusive learning environment by delivering culturally relevant content that presents multiple perspectives and connects to students’ background.
Create and lead differentiated programming, including 2-3 evening programs a week, that honor the needs and backgrounds of each group of participants.
Manage students’ physical safety in outdoor settings using sound judgment and applying appropriate risk management decisions.
Work to support an inclusive workplace community by establishing and maintaining respectful, supportive, and compassionate relationships with staff and participants.

Outside of Program:
Participate in continuous professional development, as well as personal and professional goal-setting.
Keep records and assessments of student experiences in order to provide insight on student learning and program outcomes, as well as to share stories from the field with staff, board members and donors.
For those in provided housing, follow NatureBridge housing policies and work agreements; cultivate a respectful home environment by setting and being accountable to agreements and boundaries among housemates.
Fulfill other duties as assigned, such as supporting kitchen and facilities staff, donor engagement events, program support tasks, providing feedback on special projects and participating in campus stewardship.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

At least 1 year of relevant formal or informal teaching experience
The social and emotional skills to build rapport and positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities and communities.
A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion within your teaching and workplace community.

Required Skills:

A valid Wilderness First Responder Certification or a willingness to attain the certification prior to the start date. Stipends are available to hired candidates to offset costs of a re/certification; need-based scholarships up to 100% of cost are available to qualifying candidates who attend NatureBridge-sponsored courses.

Preferred Skills:

*All NatureBridge Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must be fully vaccinated 15 days or more before the employment start date. Here is the link to our full policy: NatureBridge COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employment eligibility is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

About NatureBridge

NatureBridge provides best-in-class environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery, and inspiring stewardship of the planet. Through our programs, students explore the outdoors, connect with their peers, discover themselves and develop a lasting relationship with science and the environment around them.
NatureBridge is committed to becoming a more equitable organization. We actively work to change our organizational practices and culture to support our employees and program participants impacted by sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, classism, misogyny, and other harmful current and historic systems.

Application Instructions

Review the season start date before applying! Submit your resume and 3 references. Please respond to the short answer application questions in lieu of a cover letter. Olympic National Park - Port Angeles, WA Season Dates: February 3, 2023 - June 17, 2023. We also have a few positions that have 9- month commitments from February 3, 2023- November 17th, 2023.