Staffing Announcement for Prescott College Wilderness Orientation Program
Prescott College Wilderness Orientation is seeking field instructors for our Fall 2021 Wilderness Orientation Courses. We are looking for passionate educators who are able to foster racially just and inclusive communities in the Outdoors. We are committed to a hiring process that is equitable and that specifically, reflects the racial and gender diversity of our student community. Wilderness Orientation is a college credit-bearing course that is organized around a 3-week backpacking expedition in remote and rugged environments.
If you are a passionate educator and field instructor who:
Is inspired to help incoming college students build compassionate, racially just, and inclusive communities as the foundation of their academic journeys at Prescott College
Has experience in outdoor experiential education or related professional development (and likes to teach and facilitate!)
Has experience and capacity to assess and manage emotional and physical risks in remote backcountry terrain
Has current Wilderness First Aid training – prefer a current Wilderness First Responder certification, but we also accept Wilderness First Aid certifications
Has supportive professional references
Is available for the contract dates (including our in-town and field staff training): August 14th through September 17th, 2021
Teaching and facilitation skills; Interpersonal and Community Building Skills; Diversity, equity, and inclusion skills; Backcountry skills including risk management and assessment and navigational skills; Wilderness First Aid skills
About Prescott College
A tiny! Liberal Arts College in central Arizona, whose core values include social and environmental justice, our Orientation programs are as unique as our students.
Orientation is every students’ first required college course. Students choose from Community-Based or Wilderness Orientation Course options Students on Wilderness Orientation are in the field for 21-days and complete an interdisciplinary curriculum that ranges from backcountry skills, leadership curriculum, critical thinking and discussion-based learning, community building, and natural history.