Overview

The Assistant Instructor position is an entry-level instructional role, providing familiarity with OB procedures, policies, and the local course area. The Assistant Instructor works under the direct supervision of the Instructor, Lead Instructor, and Course Director and is responsible for supervising students, teaching OB curriculum and facilitating all activities throughout the course.

The North Carolina Outward Bound School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, social viewpoints, and backgrounds to apply. Women, people of color, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

If hired, candidates must be available for New Staff Training, without exception:

May 5 – 23

Instructing work will begin following New Staff Trainings and will run consistently through September 30th. Instructors can expect 3-10 days off in between courses depending on scheduling needs, course load, or other factors, with most instructors working 60 – 90 paid days in their first season. In a second season, Staff are expected to be available April 1st – September 30th.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

≥ 21 Y.0.
Current WFR & CPR
20+ days of multi-day ( ≥ 5 days) personal or professional backpacking experience
Familiarity with PBUS belay technique, basic climbing principles, and familiarity with safety equipment
Personal comfort climbing
Familiarity with whitewater hazards, comfort in whitewater environment, comfort swimming
Must be able to clear a background screening

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or any similar combination of education and experience.
Outward Bound or other wilderness expeditionary experience. (OB, NOLS, College Outing/Orientation trip or equivalent)
Excellent leadership, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Flexible, adaptable, and open to change.
Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow-through, and commitment.
Excellent Expeditionary Self Care

Preferred Skills:

Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years’ experience in the outdoor education/experiential learning field or equivalent combo
Strong commitment to JEDI values
OB or other wilderness expeditionary experience. (OB, NOLS, IWLS)
Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow-through, and commitment.
Lesson design & delivery exp.
Driver's License held for a minimum of three years with a clean driving record
Able to pass the NCOBS driving test with a 15 passenger van and trailer.
Multi-season commitment

About North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is a not-for-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership, and service. A pioneer in experiential and outdoor education, NCOBS helps individuals and teams discover the strength of character and capacity for leadership needed to serve others and care for the world around them.

Application Instructions

Apply through our website by visiting the link below