Outdoor Education Program Coordinator
Full-Time – Permanent
August 2023

Main Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Director of Experiential Education and the Heads of School (Elementary, Middle and Senior), the Outdoor Education (OE) Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:

Philosophy, Design and Planning:
Develops a guiding vision for K-12 outdoor education programming that is integral to the Selwyn House Experiential Education (EE) framework and that is aligned with the school’s mission, vision, values and educational philosophy.
Designs OE programming that is relevant and responsive to the pedagogical needs of each school (Elementary, Middle and Senior) while ensuring a balance of safety, discovery, fun and planned risk.
Contributes to the vision, decision making and design of: school green spaces, gardens, tree planting, outdoor classrooms, and possible future OE facilities acquired by the school.

Team and Department Responsibilities
Participates as an integral member of the Department of Experiential Education.
Manages all aspects of hiring, training and supervision of OE staff.
Creates a clear structure for staffing needs and requirements for all OE programming.

Risk Management
Responsible for all risk management protocols as they pertain to OE programming, in consultation with the Director of Experiential Education.
Develops and maintains standard operating procedure manuals for all OE programs.

Outdoor Education Programs
Attends programs where necessary to provide direction to teachers, assess desired outcomes, and ensure compliance.
Promotes environmental literacy and stewardship within programs and throughout cross-curricular opportunities.
Actively pursues a deep understanding of place with an emphasis on decolonization and infuses this knowledge into programming.

Administrative Responsibilities
Manages OE related budgets within the Department of Experiential Education
Reviews quotes and contracts, makes reservations and manages follow up and commun

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Bachelor of Education preferred
Extensive experience in outdoor programming and outdoor learning environments with children/youth
Specialization/expertise in one or more areas of outdoor programming
Leadership experience in managing a team, budgets and developing experiential programs
Wilderness First Responder certification
Outdoor Council of Canada Instructor certification
Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset

About Selwyn House School

Selwyn House School is an independent school for 550 boys (K-12) in Westmount, Quebec. We support our students and staff, and reward their efforts as well as their achievements. Our community is one in which students can build confidence and self-discipline, appreciate their responsibilities to others and themselves, and find joy in learning. Our programs challenge boys mentally and physically, while emphasizing a respect for honesty and fair play, and an openness to the ideas of others.

We are looking for professionals to join our dedicated, energetic staff who teach our courses, coach our teams, supervise our activities, and communicate openly and regularly with parents. Candidates should exemplify the values and philosophies of Selwyn House School, including Veritas, relationship building, inclusivity and experiential learning. If this sounds like the kind of team you would like to join, we have the following position starting in August 2023:

Application Instructions

Please submit your cover letter and resumé to: Human Resources [email protected] Selwyn House School, 95, chemin Côte St-Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8 www.selwyn.ca ~ Selwyn House School is an equal opportunity employer and subscribes to the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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