Our outdoor education program serves roughly 6,000 students every academic year, most of whom are 5th and 6th graders. We predominantly serve low-income urban communities in Riverside and Hemet. For many of these students, this will be their first trip outside their hometown. This trip includes many other firsts including, hiking, exploring outdoors, canoeing, horseback riding, interacting with farm animals and reptiles, staying overnight away from home, viewing the night sky without street lights, using telescopes, conducting science experiments, and discussing conservation ideas.

• Facilitating programs including classes, evening programs and meals for client groups and special events, including some weekends and holidays
• Maintain accurate program records and logs
• Assisting in curriculum development and implementation
• Provide positive public relations on behalf of Pathfinder Ranch and serve as a liaison with client groups
• Communicating behavior issues with school faculty and occasionally providing behavior management during classes
• Provide basic First Aid and CPR to clients Inventory and recommend equipment acquisitions as needed
• Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leadership roles, including staff meetings
• Assisting in overall program operations, including animal and garden care
• Keeping up-to-date and engaged with new teaching pedagogies and practices
• Ensure the security and safety of camp facilities, grounds, and equipment
• Follow and uphold all policies and procedures of Pathfinder Ranch
• Comply with Health and Fire Department regulations, organizational policies, and accreditation standards
• Other duties as assigned

$640.00 – $760.00 per week
Paid Time Off

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

• Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
• Ability to work a varied shift schedule in excess of 10 hours per day
• Ability to traverse several miles per day on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions.

Preferred Skills:

• Past experience with ropes courses, horses, farm animals, reptiles, and/or gardens
• 1+ years experience working in a camp setting
• Current Lifeguard or Watercraft Guard certification from a nationally recognized provider
• Bilingual or multilingual
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field and/or related work experience

About Pathfinder Ranch

The Outdoor Education Program at Pathfinder Ranch is a residential program that provides safe, fun, and challenging learning experiences for underserved 5th and 6th graders from urban areas all across southern California. Our organization began as a summer retreat for the Boys Club of Palm Springs in 1964, and now offer outdoor education for schools, summer camp for youth, and retreat opportunities for all types of groups.

Application Instructions

Please complete our online application which can be found on our website. The application will appear after you register using the information fields to the right of the job description. PLEASE NOTE: Do not use the “Apply with Indeed” link, you will not be taken to the application. Resume and cover letter are optional we only need the application.