NOW HIRING: Club Program Instructor

CLUB PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION The Woods Project (TWP) is seeking part-time Club Program Instructors to teach one or more of our weekly afterschool club programs for the 2018-2019 high school year.

The Club Program extends our mission (visit www.thewoodsproject.org for more information) into the classroom building leadership and life skills through hands-on projects and activities.  Utilizing both individual and team-based skills and frameworks, we break down outdoor, social, environmental, and scientific concepts into exciting and hands-on units such as Leave No Trace, camping/backpacking skills, local flora and fauna, conservation, and environmental science. Students participating in the club program are highly encouraged and often required to attend weekend camping trips and a two-week Summer Trip to a wilderness site such as Yosemite National Park.

Job Description:

  • Personally represent TWP and our mission as mentors and teachers for approximately 20 low-income, high school students per club.
  • Build and maintain yearlong mentor relationships with students.
  • Travel to a school and conduct clubs for an hour.
  • Work with TWP curriculum requirements and suggestions to adapt and deliver existing lesson plans. Instructors are welcome to create new lesson plans using research-based material.
  • Conduct service/stewardship projects during club.
  • Introduce students to outdoor/environmental knowledge and skills and life and leadership skills; and any unique expertise or skills that an instructor brings to the table.
  • Instructors commit for an entire school year, encouraged attend at least one weekend camping trip per semester with their students, and are highly encouraged to attend the Summer Trip.
  • Are paid $25/hr in club plus $20/hr of planning (45.00) (limited to 1 hour per club) each week plus mileage and expense reimbursements.

Qualifications:

In order to apply, applicants

  • Must be a self-starter and timely.
  • Are preferred to have 1-2 years of experience working with high school youth in some capacity such as with summer camps, nature centers, parks, other outdoor/nature-oriented programs, or schools.
  • Must have a flexible weekly schedule and have own transportation.
  • Must love the outdoors/nature and be comfortable with camping/backpacking gear.
  • Must be willing to earn the trust of a diverse group of low-income students who are used to teachers and authority figures coming and going from their lives.
  • Must enjoy being in a mentor/leadership role.
  • Must have access to a computer, internet and a printer and be able to use Dropbox, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to update attendance records, create and manage lesson plans, and distribute paperwork.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to miles@thewoodsproject.org.

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