The Coyote Outdoor School Assistant Director will be responsible for: co-leading overnight programs on-site starting in March or April and ending in June; managing supplies and logistics; assisting in developing curriculum and program policies; and assisting the director to hire, train, and support staff.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Experience working with youth in formal or informal learning environments
Interest and transferable skills to lead overnight outdoor youth programs and develop engaging curriculum and activities
Ability to support staff and volunteers to lead outdoor learning and community building experiences, using leadership skills like compassion, trust-building, flexibility, patience, and problem-solving
Adaptability to meet students, volunteers, and staff where they are at

Required Skills:

Strong skills in self-awareness and self-motivation to achieve work goals while meeting personal needs; ability to practice active listening and critical self-reflection to make personal and program improvements
Ability and interest to work on multiple administrative projects simultaneously to meet deadlines, including resource development; materials management; and staff hiring, training, and support
Ability to work outdoors in all non-hazardous weather conditions

Preferred Skills:

Proficiency or fluency in Spanish, ASL, Braille, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, French and/or Arabic
Education or experience in equity work, outdoor education, human development, or educational theory
Skills or knowledge in ecology, culture, conservation, wilderness skills (fire, journaling, navigation, shelter, archery), music, crafting, teambuilding, or storytelling
Experience teaching or coordinating youth programs during the COVID-19 pandemic

About Whole Earth Nature School

Whole Earth Nature School is 501c3 non-profit based in Eugene, OR mentoring students in the outdoors to foster confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Coyote Outdoor School (COS) is a Whole Earth program that provides state-funded, outdoor experiences to 5th and 6th graders during a school week. Outdoor School is for everyone. We create an environment where each person can be themselves and belong. We strive for every student to develop: curiosity; inquiry and observation skills; ecological understanding; gratitude; and an enhanced connection to self, community, and nature. We value diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, volunteers, and employees.

Application Instructions

Complete our online application by Jan. 16 forms.gle/d6kyWazXRevifZFf8. Answer the applicant bio and skills questions as fully as possible. We use your answers to rate and select candidates for interviews.