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Position: Academy Instructor
Organization: Road Less Travelled Academy
Location: Port Hope, east of Oshawa/GTA, Ontario

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Salary Base $35,000 - $40,000 per year (depending on qualifications and experience)

The candidate may start at 35 but if they possess NLS (+500) or WFA (+500) or other additional qualifications that are relevant, if these are not present RLTA will subsidize your qualification in the course.

Start date: August 6, 2019-2020

Academy Instructor Job Description

  • Plan and implement experiential lessons within the context of the TOI overview, as provided by the Principal and Head of Education of Road Less Travelled Academy.

  • Maintain communication daily and weekly and 6-week intervals through Fresh Grade.

  • Ability to communicate with parents outside the context of the academic communication calendar.

  • Familiar with the creation and implementation of the curriculum.

  • Assist in the co-creation of RLTA curriculum (following the Ontario Core Curriculum).

  • Conduct parent interviews every three months.

  • Develop individualized progress plans to promote student growth and success.

  • Adhere to RLTA policies and procedures.

  • Two weeks paid vacation, 5 Emergency Days (death in the family, illness).

  • During weeks off at the academy, there are an expected 20 hours of work/project to be completed in a digital and or other previously agreed upon format.

  • Help with the creation and instruction at RLTA Summer Camps.

  • Report directly to the Head of Education with oversight from the Principal of RLTA.

  • Collaborate with the team to create world-class innovative education tools and systems.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working with children.

  • Standard First Aid/CPR C minimum. Wilderness First Aid, NLS considered an asset.

  • Post Secondary Qualification: University or College Diploma (ECE, CYW) or other similar qualifications in a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • OCT certification an asset but not required.

  • Experience and comfortability with outdoor education.

  • Experience and knowledge of various alternative education pedagogies or modalities (i.e., Waldorf, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, adaptive learning (A.I.), etc.).

  • Naturalist knowledge considered an asset.

  • Open minded and curious about learning.

  • Experience with Google Drive and using the tools provided in the Google suite.

  • Values clear communication.

  • Comfortable in a continuously evolving and adapting organization.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 23 2019    ID: 53614