Overview

Primary Responsibilities include:

Assist with the scheduling and execution of adventure programming, including content development and all aspects of planning for K-8 half and full day sessions.

Provide support in all aspects of the overnight trips to include logistical planning, parent volunteer and crew lead coordination, packing out and leading 1 to 5 day trips. Trips range from local 1 night camp outs to multi-day out of state trips.

Collaborate closely with crew leaders, teachers and parent chaperones before, during and after trips. Plan, facilitate and debrief meetings with crew leaders in a timely manner.

Assist with managing and maintaining Odyssey’s risk management policies for experiences out of the building. Align school policies with DPS policy and outdoor industry standards. Evaluate programs and make risk management decisions as needed.

Work with the Director of Adventure to ensure that all adventure activities are implemented on a cost-effective basis and within the determined budget for the year.

Assist with managing an inventory of adventure equipment, supplies, and clothing.

Ensure that all adventure gear is maintained, repaired, and replaced as necessary.

This is a full-time position (193 days as indicated by the school calendar) between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The position will report to campus August 1st and will have summers off. Compensation is based on experience and includes health and retirement benefits.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field such as education, recreation, environmental education or adventure education

Strong communication, technology and organization skills

Experience working with diverse populations and a variety of age groups

Technical skills in camp craft, backpacking, biking/mountain biking, snow shoeing, water activities and climbing (AMGA SPI, PCIA top rope or equivalent certification is preferred, but not required).

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About The Odyssey School of Denver

The Odyssey School of Denver’s mission is to teach students how to learn through a focus on academic achievement, critical thinking and social responsibility. We are an EL school with a large focus on Outdoor Adventure and Education. As one of 155 EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) schools nation-wide, we have honed our implementation of the model for the past 18 years.

Application Instructions

Please apply through our website using this page https://odysseyschoolofdenver.recruitee.com/o/adventure-associate/c/new