The Director of Field Education is part of the Field Education leadership team and is responsible for the programmatic and financial oversight of all aspects of Field Education at Teton Science Schools. This leadership position works directly with the Head of Field Education and the other Directors of Field Education to vision and execute the strategic plan, facilitate the professional growth of all members of the Field Education team, enable transformative programming and leverage the resources of Field Education to support other program areas and the mission of Teton Science Schools. The Operations Director ensures smooth operations of all Field Education programs through a focus on risk management, financial systems, hiring systems, and campus operating systems.
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace
• Master’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
• Minimum of four years of experience teaching in a combination of formal (K-12) and informal (outdoor/environmental education)
• Minimum of two years experience coaching educators
• Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings
• Superior organizational and prioritization skills
• Familiarity with and Google Apps
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
• Primarily based at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools with potential meetings/interactions/work on all campuses locations
• Primarily indoors in an office setting: sitting and standing for long stretches while using a computer
• Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions
• May be expected to work evenings, holidays or weekends to support programs and events
• Carry a backpack of 20+ lbs for 8 hours a day over uneven terrain
• Time spent hiking/camping in front- and back-country settings
• Able to drive 15 passenger vans for extended periods (up to 10 hours per day)
30% Field Education Leadership
• In partnership with the Head of Field Education and the other Field Education Directors, provide stable, forward-thinking leadership to the Field Education Team. This includes hiring and onboarding new faculty, administrators, and instructors; planning and facilitating Field Education meetings, retreats, and debriefs; spearheading college programs within Field Education; and strategicically guiding the Field Education team.
20% Faculty Supervision and Mentorship
• Directly supervise members of the Field Education faculty team, providing goal review, mentorship, and supervision with regards to their hosting of Field Education programs and their mentorship and training of Field Education instructors.
20% Faculty Team
• Lead the Field Education Operations Team in the creation and stewardship of organizational, campus, hiring, IT, risk and financial systems.
• Manage group systems including calendars, pre-arrival communications, welcome pac
About Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools (TSS) is a nonprofit educational organization with headquarters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. TSS operates in partnership with Grand Teton National Park and as a permittee of the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests. The TSS mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education.