- Date Posted: July 23, 2022
- Location: Marble Falls, Texas
- Company: The Outdoor School
- Job Type: Full Time
- Salary: up to $425 / week
- Housing Offered: Yes
- Experience: No experience required
- Website: http://www.outdoorschool.com
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (512) 537-3631
Pay: Up to $425/week with opportunities for additional weekend work for additional pay.
Room and Board: Room and most board is provided. Compensation includes on-site housing at our camp in Marble Falls Texas and meals when program is running (about 85% of the time).
Dates: This is a school-year position. Program Coordinators will work August 1st 2022 (or later if needed) through May 19th 2023 with a break in December.
Location: The Outdoor School is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with direct waterfront access to Lake LBJ, and just 50 miles away from Austin.
What we do: At The Outdoor School students have an opportunity to engage with their natural environment in a fun and educational context, typically our students are 5th-7th grade. We offer a variety of academic and adventure based programming for our visiting schools including Teambuilding, Reptiles, Geology, Water Quality, Archeology, Kayaking, High Ropes Courses, Archery, Outdoor Survival, Art in Nature, and many more!
A team of Program Coordinators will work to plan, schedule, and facilitate outdoor education programming. Program Coordinators are vital community members, often working closely with the outdoor education instructors as well as the full-time directors. The Program Coordinators’ responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Acting as the on-call director of the day
- Managing and mentoring instructors
- Observing and evaluating our program
- Liaising with teachers and school staff leading up to and during their visit
- Creating a master schedule of staff and of activities
- Working outdoors with students
Program Coordinators also have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest to support their own professional path such as social media, personnel, challenge course, curriculum, garden and farm, or another area of interest to deepen their knowledge and gain extensive hands-on experience.
If you are looking to advance your Outdoor Education career, further develop your leadership, learn transferrable professional skills, and help build a community then this opportunity could be perfect for you!
The Outdoor School programming focuses on the philosophies of Universal Respect and Challenge by Choice. These two core philosophies are woven into all that we do. Universal Respect describes how everything and everyone should be treated with respect. To respect others, students are taught to treat others as they would like to be treated, using encouragement and positive words and actions. Students will also be expected to show respect for themselves by never underestimating their own potential or worth, and to respect for the environment in the same way. Challenge by Choice centers each students individual goals by both honoring the boundaries they’ve chosen and encouraging curiosity toward new challenges. Students have opportunities to determine their own goals and reach them through taking reasonable risks and navigating physical, mental and social challenges along the way.