The Assistant Director of Field Studies, Summer Programs is responsible for supporting the design and implementation of K-12 field studies year-round programming informed by the school’s mission and educational philosophy. The field studies curriculum heavily integrates with the classroom curriculum and enhances the Sequoyah experience as students are intentionally led towards increasing levels of responsibility, self-reliance, relationship skills, and an understanding of our world.
The successful candidate will be responsible for building and directing a new summer auxiliary program which extends the learning experience to a wider range of participants, including alumni, current families, and current students, as well as interested people from outside our immediate community (e.g., prospective students).
This position involves a significant amount of time leading students in the field as well as the administration of other trips and development of the program on campus.
● 3-5+ years of experience organizing and leading outdoor education trips with youth, or equivalent transferable experience
● Technical proficiency in backpacking and camping
● Enthusiasm for spending around 50 to 60 days in the field annually with youth and parents
● Strong risk management experience in a field and wilderness context
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Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits, including 403b, health care, dental, PTO and sick days. Salary for this position is $65,000 - $70,000 depending on experience.
About Sequoyah School
The Sequoyah School Field Studies program offers two trips per year for all grades K-12, as well as a new summer program, and is a required co-curricular aspect of the Sequoyah School education. The field studies curriculum heavily integrates with the classroom curriculum and enhances the Sequoyah experience as students are intentionally led towards increasing levels of responsibility, self-reliance, leadership, and an understanding of our world.