Connect kids to nature in Rocky Mountain National Park between August 21 – October 27, 2023.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Environmental Education Director, Environmental Education Instructors will teach environmental education classes, lead team-building activities, perform organization and cleaning tasks, communicate with schools and school leaders, and assist in any projects or tasks that better the Outdoor Education Program.
Employee Perks & Benefits:
Instructors receive three paid-for certifications: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Project Learning Tree (PLT), and Better Environmental Education Learning Teaching Expertise Sharing (BEETLES). Along with two weeks of staff development training on natural history, team building, adventure, lesson planning, EDI, working with students with disabilities, and so much more!
All staff at the YMCA of the Rockies get to participate in staff engagement outings such as hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and visiting landmarks around Colorado.
Essential Job Functions:
– Participate in Environmental Education training.
– Obtain Wilderness First Aid (in Environmental Education Training)
– Facilitate a 3-hour Environmental course for 6th-12th grade, following state and national standards.
– Predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues.
– Assist in program development and advancement.
– Participate in cleaning and setting up dorms for students between 4-8 hrs. a week
- Possess an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, or a similar area of study.
- Experience working with Children is required.
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must be fluent in speaking English
- Must possess current First Aid and CPR certification
About YMCA of the Rockies
YMCA of the Rockies is made up of two year-round family resorts and conference centers – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch – and a traditional overnight summer camp for teens, Camp Chief Ouray. All are located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and offer a variety of affordable lodging options so families and groups can connect with each other and create lifelong memories. There are many reasons that guests choose to stay at one of YMCA of the Rockies’ locations. Every year, we host and serve more than 800 family reunions, 180,000 family vacationers, 1,200 conferences, 300 military families and 2,000 Camp Chief Ouray campers. Guests are inspired by the amazing mountain views, the fresh mountain air, the endless recreational possibilities, and the change of pace from hectic daily routines that allows quality time with friends and family to become their focus.