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.
Sequoyah’s Field Studies program begins in Kindergarten and continues through 12th grade, ranging from three to fifteen-day trips. We seek candidates who are committed to using the outdoors as a medium for teaching critical thinking and life skills.
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).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
– Co-design, market, staff, and direct an annual summer season of roughly 12 new field studies trips, with focus areas and target demographics that include:
– Current student and open enrollment trips geared towards recruitment, retention, and personal growth, including faculty-partnered interdisciplinary trips, community-building weekend trips for current families, alumni trips
– Support the Director of Field Studies and Assistant Director of Field Studies, School Year Programs in facilitating the school year program, encompassing roughly 22 overnight trips annually, including acting as trip leader on 4-6 of these trips
– Maintain a trip-ready inventory of gear, including tents, stoves, backpacks, kitchen equipment, etc.
– Facilitate and support the many logistics involved in running overnight trips, including food orders and packout, vehicle safety, itinerary development, land agency outreach, instructor hiring, and clean-up
– Assure proper documentation of a trip, including proactive communication with parents before and after
– Oversee the work of vendors, outfitters, and field studies instructors
– Provide appropriate physical and emotional support and care for all trip participants
– Consistent with the school’s mission and ethos, steward a culture of community and belonging for all participants, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity
– Collaborate effectively with members of the administration team in support of the goals of the field studies program
– Attend relevant school and departmental meetings, as needed
– Represent the school in its mission and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
– Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Field Studies
Please see the full job description, including information regarding qualifications, schedule, and compensation here (https://tinyurl.com/yckzpcbj)
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.