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Outdoor School Field Instructor (Lake of the Woods)

Ashland Family YMCA

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compensation: $225 per day
employment type: contract
job title: Outdoor School Field Instructor
non-profit organization
Fantastic seasonal dream job! Apply now for work this spring at our website: https://ashlandymca.org/careers/
Visit our website to learn more about the Ashland Family YMCA, YMCA Camp DeBoer and Outdoor School - ashlandymca.org

JOB SUMMARY
YMCA Camp DeBoer, located on the southeast shore of beautiful Lake of the Woods, is seeking applicants for our 5th - 6th grade Spring 2024 Residential Outdoor School. Engage students’ connection to self, community, and nature through hands-on activities and explorations. All teaching materials, curricula, and training will be provided.

All meals during student programming hours included; housing as needed. Sleep comfortably in a newer cabin with private bath and kitchenette, likely with 1-2 fellow staff. Work hours are three to four days per week, 7:45am - 5pm, with one to two nights a week ending at 9pm after assisting with evening programs and/or campfires. Roughly 21 work days. Regular breaks and options for dining with students included. Dates are May 6th-June 7th with regular days/weekends off.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Deliver outdoor, standards-based, hands-on lessons in an engaging manner. During training week and throughout the season, staff will have the opportunity to regularly add new tools to their teaching toolbox that are based on National Association of Interpretation techniques and the Oregon State University Outdoor School state-wide evaluation objectives.
• Assist in creating a culture of deep caring, and a sense of comfort and belonging for all individuals, working from a social-emotional learning, trauma-informed, self-care, and mental-behavioral resiliency-based lens, which will be included in staff training.
• Use campus-wide-consistent and exemplary classroom behavior-management tools while supervising students. This will embrace our campus culture, create an environment that fosters comfort, fun and safety, while showcasing the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
• Lead or assist in supporting student discussions, group challenges, activities, stories, games, skits, and songs.
• Cultivate positive relationships and maintain effective communication with all individuals on campus.
• Remain on schedule, and keep teaching materials as well as facilities neat, ready, and organized.
• Maintain a team-player attitude, a willingness to create and uphold a united front, an ability to see what needs to be done, and professionalism in our efforts to both enjoy and consistently improve our program.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience in environmental education or related field preferred.
• Demonstrated integrity, patience, adaptability, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and passion for serving youth.
• Ability to openly and maturely communicate with others, compassionately connect with students, and behave as an appropriate, positive role model.
• Availability for the schedule outlined above.
• Successfully pass a criminal background check.
• Current CPR certification.
• Proper gear and attitude to facilitate programming for extended periods of time in all types of weather.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Ability to walk, run, stand, and sit for long periods of time.
• May be required to lift and/or carry items up to 50 lbs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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