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OUTDOOR EDUCATION 

Position: Leadership Coordinator
Organization: Blue Mountain Wild School
Location: Town of the Blue Mountains, near Collingwood, Ontario

The Blue Mountain Wild School (BMWS) is a private school with a focus on experiential education and wilderness integrated leadership development located in the Blue Mountains, Ontario.

Our mission is to reconnect our future leaders with the natural world and with themselves. We strive to create a new model of education that focuses on the whole student. We seek to create experiences and learning opportunities to ignite curiosity and passion for learning while developing confidence, resilience and courage in order to empower the changemakers. These are the leaders that will lead their peers and their community to make the world a better place. Find out more at http://www.wildschool.ca.

Opportunity:

We are seeking a Leadership Coordinator to become a key member of our team and help us build our program beginning this Fall. This position would ideally evolve into a Leadership Director position with added responsibilities and pay. There is also the potential of becoming the Wild Camp Director which will have additional pay.

This person is a multi-talented and creative outdoor educator. They have a background in program development, management, and wilderness leadership. They are passionate about the outdoors and making a difference with youth. They are highly emotionally intelligent and are a gifted facilitator.

He/she will be responsible for the development and implementation of our leadership program. This will involve 1-hour classes throughout the weekdays in the afternoons for each of our classes that range from K to grade 6. You will also be responsible developing and running our Wild Friday’s program, which involves students that come to Wild for 1 day of the week to learn leadership and wildernessskills. https://wildschool.ca/wild-fridays/

In addition you will be responsible for some admin, marketing and miscellaneous work to help grow the organization.

The BMWS Leadership Coordinator is required to have a strong knowledge of the natural world, be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions and be adaptable to teaching to a widerange of students (from JK to 6) in an outdoor setting. The ideal candidate will have experience in experiential and outdoor education curriculum development, be creative, passionate about the outdoors and making a difference with youth.

Valid driver’s license and access to your own vehicle is required in order to travel to our various program locations within the Blue Mountains region.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in instructing students of various grades in an outdoor setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in experiential education and leadership curriculum 

  • development.
  • OCT qualifications in good standing is an asset.

Requirements:

  • Backcountry / Adventure skills including: camping, canoeing, mountain biking, downhill skiing.
  • Passionate about outdoor / experiential learning and outdoor education
  • Creative, energetic and fun characteristics
  • Excellent interpersonal and pragmatic skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Good initiative and ability to see what needs to be completed
  • Team Player
  • Wilderness First-aid

Experience in backcountry guiding and tripping an asset

As a condition of employment, a valid Police Records Check (for working with the Vulnerable Sector) completed within the last 6 months is required prior to commencing work.

Beginning compensation is in the range of $180 to $220 / day + ben commensurate with skills and experience. Our intention is to far exceed all other outdoor education programs and be competitive with Private Schools.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Barrett, Director of Blue Mountain Wild School at jbarrett@wildschool.ca . If you have any questions, feel free to call Jeff at 416-700-3737.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 14 2021    ID: 61335