Job Title: Upper School Director of Outdoor and Global Programs
Reports to: Head of School
We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative full-time Upper School Director of Outdoor and Global Programs for the 2021-22 school year. The US Director of Outdoor and Global Programs will report to the Head of School and work with administrators, faculty, and staff to develop an outdoor, global, and service learning program that supports students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth. The Director of Outdoor and Global Programs oversees the schools’ afternoon activities, community service, camping programs, and month-long global travel program.
Create the logistics and curriculum for 6 – 8 simultaneous three-day camp trips to climb 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado.
Create the logistics and curriculum for 6 – 7 simultaneous six-day trips to the southern Utah and Colorado deserts with each trip focusing on a different discipline – canoeing, canyoneering, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Create the logistics and curriculum for 3 – 4 simultaneous 25-day global trips, focusing on cultural immersion, homestays, adventure, and service learning.
Oversee the afternoon program which supports the student learning necessary for successful engagement in the experiential program, including physical and outdoor activities, service learning, and sports participation through the local high school.
Remain up-to-date with risk mitigation protocols and standards in the outdoor and global travel industries.
Provide training for faculty and staff on school policies and protocols
Provide comprehensive and well-articulated curriculum to faculty and staff to maximize desired student outcomes in the field.
Create, manage, and debrief experiential education leadership teams from within the faculty.
Work with the Academic Dean to integrate experiential learning into the broader curriculum, as opportunities become available.
Prioritize the health and safety of students and staff members when participating in the experiential education programs.
Revise and implement the handbooks for the experiential education program with particular emphasis on clear policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School.
Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to approach work with compassion while maintaining high expectations
Demonstrated experience with leadership in outdoor education and global travel.
Extensive experience with logistics, planning, and execution of multi-day trips for students.
Exceptional organizational skills
Experience training, debriefing, and mentoring colleagues.
The ability to remain calm, focused, and solution-oriented during an emergency situation
Sense of humor, optimism, and possess a growth-mindset
Knowledge of social emotional learning and adolescent development
The ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, make decisions, think critically and problem-solve
About Steamboat Mountain school
Steamboat Mt School is a coeducational day and boarding school in Steamboat Springs CO. Our mission is:
Steamboat Mountain School challenges the intellects and imaginations of its students to help them lead productive, creative and responsible lives in a dynamic, global society.