Residential Wilderness Educator (Female)
|Location||Pisgah Forest, NC|
|Date Posted:||February 11, 2015|
Eagles Nest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to experiential education for young people that promotes the natural world and the betterment of human character. Eagles Nest sponsors two programs: Eagles Nest Camp, a co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17, and The Outdoor Academy, a semester program for 10th grade students from across the country. The Outdoor Academy incorporates a college preparatory curriculum with environmental education, wilderness leadership, unique arts offerings, and regional studies. Students from public and private schools apply to attend our community-centered program in the mountains of North Carolina for one semester of their 10th grade year. POSITION AVAILABLE: Residential Wilderness Educator CONTRACT DATES: January 3, 2012 May 18, 2012 RESPONSIBILITIES: Residents live with students in a dorm or cabin. As mentors they foster a safe, healthy, and responsible living environment. Residents also: ● Co-lead wilderness trips involving rock climbing, whitewater paddling, and backpacking ● Coordinate weekend activity planning ● Facilitate weekend meal preparation ● Co-teaching an academic course is a possibility REQUIREMENTS: ● BS or BA degree ● Experience with young people in an outdoor setting ● Significant background/skills in climbing, canoeing, or backpacking ● Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder ● Academic skill(s): second language and/or math preferred ● Semester school or study-abroad experience at secondary or collegiate level preferred COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: salary, on-campus room and board, holiday and other vacation periods, equipment use and pro-deals on gear, outdoor leadership training, and weekly time off. Application Deadline: open until positions are filled.
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