Outdoor Education Intern
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 5:00pm
Organization: Windy Peak Outdoor Lab
Dates: August 11th, 2016- December 16, 2016. Full semester internship in line with Jeffco district calendar.
Organizational Overview: Jefferson County Outdoor Lab Schools give 6th grade students the unique opportunity to explore subjects such as sustainability, earth science, life science, water systems, archery, and astronomy. Experientially, students are engaged in problem solving, team building, decision-making and social interaction. Jefferson County operates the program from two sites; Windy Peak is located just south of Bailey, Colorado and Mount Evans is located west of Evergreen, Colorado.
Position Overview: The Leadership Intern will instruct trail classes in one or more subjects: Sustainability/Greenhouse, Biosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Navigation, Archery, Low Ropes Initiatives, History, and Astronomy, to sixth grade students. They will co-teach with classroom teachers and serve as an instructional mentor for high school leaders as well as high school and college interns.The Leadership Advisor will work directly with the Program Director and Program Assistant to develop and run the weekly program. Opportunity to engage in organizational and leadership planning.
Essential Job Functions:
Mentor high school and college interns in leadership and outdoor education methodology
Work closely with the Program Director in developing programs and curriculum
Instruction of Jefferson County 6th grade outdoor education classes
Anticipate, organize, and prioritize upcoming tasks in a proactive manner
Manage projects to develop program and site stewardship
Solve problems as they arise
Excellent work ethic
Internally accountable and motivated
Work with colleagues and the general public in a professional and friendly manner
Solid communication, leadership skills, creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in managing a variety of situations.
Supervise and mentor interns and high school leaders during bunkhouse times
Interact with students with a high level of energy and enthusiasm at all times
Interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience
Work closely as a part of a team
Willingness to live as part of a close community
Role model a high level of integrity and positivity
Desired Job Functions:
Experience in curriculum and instruction
Experience in greenhouses and sustainability
For more information, see https://naaee.org/eepro/jobs/outdoor-education-intern