The Outward Bound Canada Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals
About the Training Academy
Established in 2022 and funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, the Outward Bound Canada Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals delivers inclusive training across Canada through an innovative combination of experiential workshops and outdoor journeys. This is a fully funded and free program designed to help participants develop social and emotional competencies and skills that are especially relevant in the Canadian outdoor job market and will serve you no matter where your career takes you.
THE ROLE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
Academy Trainers draw on skill sets developed through a wide range of professional experiences to help prepare program participants for today’s outdoor industry. They play a crucial role in the ongoing development of the Training Academy, helping to inform program content and design. The Trainer position is very much a leadership role, linking the learning requirements of the Training Academy to practical in-field experiences.
Working in pairs, Academy Trainers in each region will put the Training Academy vision into action, teaching the learning content and carrying out the field portion of the Academy curriculum. Participants’ experience and connection to the outdoors will range from limited exposure to seasoned professionals. Trainers should feel comfortable guiding students through their personal learning journey and facilitating field experiences that cater to diverse backgrounds.
Academy Trainers are the front-line staff of OBC’s Training Academy and directly influence current and future outdoor leaders by offering accessible and innovative training opportunities. Additionally, Academy Trainers will support the successful operations of regional OBC programs, as needed.
WHAT WE OFFER
Location: Wilderness based programs and some centre-based programs are based at the Kinark Outdoor Centre (Minden) with some limited programming in Toronto during the Training Academy program seasons (primarily spring and fall). During the non-program season remote work from home is possible.
Salary: $50 000 to $60 000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package and Employee Assistance Plan
Term: Full Time Salaried Contract, (40 hours/week) 2-year term with possibility for extension
Supervisor: Training Academy Curriculum Manager
Working hours: This role requires a minimum of 8 weeks (up to 20 weeks) in the field, plus 10-12 weeks of centre-based program delivery over the spring and fall seasons. Field days include longer hours and follow the special rules and exemptions related to employment under wilderness guides/instructors. When not in-field, regular working hours are flexible and will include approx. 40 hours per week – remote work possible
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Anticipated Start Date: September 2023 (negotiable)
Delivering Field Curriculum
Graduate Coaching & Mentorship
Training Academy Program Support
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 10 2023 ID: 68653