Director of Outdoor Education
Stevenson’s commitment to outdoor education has long provided students with opportunities to learn and grow by acquiring and honing their fieldcraft while developing their capacity for leadership, collaboration, and environmental stewardship. Programs have always capitalized on the unique resources found on the Central Coast of California. The director of outdoor education reports to the upper division’s dean of students and is responsible for the development, implementation, and steady incremental improvement of a program that serves all Stevenson students, from experienced enthusiasts to those for whom the most basic experiences will be entirely new. They are responsible for making sure the programs meet industry standards for risk management and curriculum development.
After-School Programming and Weekend Trips
Oversee surfing, kayaking, climbing, hiking and stewardship, mountain biking, and stand up paddle boarding and creating meaningful opportunities for experiential learning throughout all programs.
Hire and review adjunct staff, oversee logistics, maintain the program’s budget, develop curriculum, supervise risk management, and maintain documents articulating all aspects of each program.
Coordinate up to four weekend and three day trips each fall, one weekend and three day trips in the winter, and four weekend and three day trips in the spring. Maintain clear trip reports and documents articulating curriculum and risk management.
Develop, implement, and refine strategies for broadening the reach of the outdoor program to include the broadest variety of students.
Sophomore Wilderness Expedition
Assist the coordinator of the Sophomore Wilderness Expedition in overseeing all aspects of the training, logistics, risk management, curriculum development, documentation, and facilitating of an 11 day wilderness experience, held annually in March. Attend and help organize all meetings and weekend training hikes in preparation, and the expedition itself. Help oversee expedition packing in the winter. Be prepared to cover the coordinator’s duties in the event of an emergency.
Work with the director of summer and auxiliary programs, and relevant camp directors on both the Carmel and Pebble Beach campuses, to develop and oversee outdoor programming, as directed.
Local and National Partnerships and Outreach
Because outdoor education provides unique opportunities to demonstrate Stevenson’s commitment to the natural and human environments that surround us in practical terms, the DOE is also charged to work with relevant Stevenson colleagues to cultivate and coordinate meaningful relationships with local organizations that support environmental stewardship such as the Del Monte Forest Conservancy, the Ventana Wilderness Alliance, and the Surfrider
The DOE is expected to have or is willing to work towards obtaining and maintaining the following certifications. Guided by institutional priorities vetted with the dean of students, the DOE will continually pursue the next level of training and certification in all relevant areas of fieldcraft.
Wilderness EMT (or WFR) CPR, AED, Airway management certification
Wilderness First Aid Instructor Training Course (ITC) Certification
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