Assistant Program Coordinator
Eager to take your career in environmental and outdoor education to the next level? Nature’s Classroom New England is looking for a dedicated Assistant Program Coordinator (APC) to join our residential outdoor education program this fall. The APC plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth program operation, assisting the Program Coordinator (PC) in administrative tasks, and stepping into teaching roles when necessary. You’ll also work collaboratively with the PC to train and support our outdoor education instructors.
Who we are
As the largest outdoor and environmental education program in the northeastern US, we specialize in experiential education with a focus on science, nature, and social-emotional learning. We provide engaging and transformative programming for elementary and middle school students, hosting overnight field trips for hundreds of schools each spring and fall at our seven picturesque sites.
Assisting the PC in contacting schools, creating schedules, and handling programming when the PC is away.
Supervising schools and specific school sections during their visit, handling all aspects of programming including communication with schools, program oversight, and staff supervision.
Participating in staff training by helping with schedule creation, teaching classes, and leading training sessions.
Assigning resource tasks to staff and acting as a role model for instructors.
Providing support and appropriate feedback to fellow instructors.
Engaging in daily meetings with the PC and observing instructors’ teaching as needed.
Assisting with curriculum enhancements and improvements.
Undertaking other administrative duties as assigned by the PC.
The work schedule runs from Monday through Friday each week of the fall season. The APC will assist the PC with staff training starting on August 28, 2023, and the fall season will wrap up around mid-November.
Salary & benefits
The APC earns a daily rate of $160. Shared accommodation and meals (when schools are on-site) are provided. When schools are not on-site, a communal staff kitchen and food stipend are available.
Successful candidates will have experience working with elementary and middle school students, preferably in an educational or outdoor setting. Leadership or staff management experience is highly desirable. The APC must be physically capable of navigating uneven terrain quickly during emergencies. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
About Nature's Classroom New England
Nature’s Classroom New England is the largest overnight, hands-on, nature/science/SEL based outdoor education program in the northeast. We provide programming for thousands of elementary and middle school students across New England each year!