Job Purpose: The Fieldwork Coordinator facilitates, organizes, and implements the fieldwork program in conjunction with Crew Leaders and staff at TEA.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
Fieldwork Coordinator:
Support Crew Leaders in designing and facilitating adventurous experiences on local, regional, national, and international levels.
Work with teachers to bolster the adventure and character aspect of their fieldwork, linking expeditions with adventure and academic content.
Backwards plan with teachers to create and implement the lessons/fieldwork that teaches students the skills that they would need on these peak experiences.
Work with teachers to determine and build skills that they need in order to safely implement lessons and conduct fieldwork safely and effectively.
Document the lessons created and input them into the school-wide scope and sequence adventure curriculum, which would produce students competent in the outdoors.
Partner with Crew leaders to create team-building experiences for students. For example, rope course elements, crew challenges, etc.
Maintain and document all adventure gear and accessories.
Support transportation paperwork and logs updated. Provide the transportation director all necessary documentation.
Support fieldwork with leading or co-leading up to 60 overnight experiences during the academic year.
Risk Management:
Update the Wilderness Adventure Manual. Train faculty and staff with procedures therein. Keep faculty and staff abreast to such updates
Conduct risk assessments and reconnaissance for field studies
Maintain and obtain all necessary and relevant certification through training and teaching. (WFR, AMGA SPI, AVI I)
Manage the OSIC (Off-site Incident Commander) prorgam and serve as OSIC. Be available and on-call to support crews who are in the field.
Track current certification of all faculty and staff. Facilitate internal professional development training for faculty, staff, students, and per diem guides – such as medical training and hard skills training ie. CPR, WFR, WFA, etc.
Review and debrief medical emergency responses and document them.
Track and analyze incident reports to inform risk management policies.
Summer Camp:
Support summer camp programs that are mutually agreed upon by the employee, the TSC Director and the Upper/Lower School Division Heads
Work with Summer Camp director to develop summer camp programs and needs
Provide training to staff and volunteers
Other Responsibilities:
Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and extended knowledge of one’s skill set.
Devote reasonable time to understand internal processes and procedures. Abide by TEA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings when applicable, participate in school-wide events including but not limited to: Faculty Camping Trip, Compass Day, Back

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff


Bachelor’s Degree – Required
5 or more years of experience in Risk Management and Outdoor Adventure Experience
Be a results-driven, organized, and motivated self-starter with initiative, creativity, and drive
Wilderness First Responder and other relevant certifications
Ability to articulate TEA’s compelling story to prospective and current families and students

About Tahoe Expedition Academy

Tahoe Expedition Academy (TEA), is a fully accredited Pre-K through 12th grade independent school located in Truckee, California. In 2011, TEA launched a new independent school that values academic excellence, character building, and real-world adventures. Our stu- dents master academic skills and apply them to real-world problems. We are harnessing the power of young people - not only by preparing future leaders, but by tapping their creative action, right now. Since its inception, TEA has grown from 72 students in Pre-K through 8th grade to 244 students in Pre-K through 12th grade in 2023-24. Since the launch of our high school program in 2017, we have graduated a total of 64 students ready to engage with the world as creative problem solvers with a social conscience. In 2024, TEA will graduate its eighth class. For more insight into our programs, values, and model, please explore our website.

Application Instructions

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