Main Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Outdoor Education Program Coordinator, the Outdoor Education (OE) Specialist is responsible for the following:
Facilitating educational programs and activities in outdoor settings.
Working extensively in the field, conducting engaging and informative outdoor expeditions, leading workshops, and teaching various outdoor skills and concepts that include hiking, camping, rock climbing, navigation, wilderness survival, and environmental awareness.
Educating participants about ecological systems, environmental conservation, and sustainability practices.
Fostering an appreciation for nature and promoting responsible outdoor behaviour.
Collaborating with the OE Program Coordinator to develop educational materials, lesson plans, and resources for outdoor education programs. Aligning curriculum with academic standards and incorporating experiential learning methodologies.
Leading groups of participants during outdoor excursions, providing guidance, support, and supervision. Fostering teamwork, cooperation, and positive group dynamics.
Ensuring the availability of necessary trip gear for participants and overseeing its proper usage and maintenance during outings.

In addition to the listed main responsibilities, the specialist will also be collaborating with and aiding the OE Program Coordinator in the following responsibilities:
Assessing and mitigating potential risks associated with outdoor activities. Helps implement safety protocols and guidelines to ensure the well-being of participants during outdoor expeditions.
Collaborating with other outdoor education specialists, educators, and professionals in related fields to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and stay updated on current trends and research.
Assisting in maintaining and organizing outdoor equipment, supplies, and resources.
Remaining available to the program coordinator for other tasks as needed.

Tagged as: Full Time, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Required Skills:

Bachelor of Education preferred
Strong knowledge and passion for outdoor activities, environmental science, and education
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in outdoor skills and safety protocols
Ability to lead and inspire groups in outdoor settings
Organizational and logistical skills for planning and executing outdoor programs
Adaptability and problem-solving abilities in dynamic outdoor environments
Teaching or instructional experience, preferably in an

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 before June 15th, 2023 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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