Outdoor Crew Experience – Crew Leader


REPORTS TO: Community Learning Director; Outdoor Crew Experience Site Director

DAYS:  17 days during the 2020-2021 school year (anticipated August 10-September 4)

Outdoor Crew Experience PROGRAM SUMMARY: Lake County School District (LCSD) is implementing an Outdoor Crew Experience (OCE) focused on social-emotional skills, personal well being, and nature-based experiences to support K-6th grade students in LCSDas they re-enter school after nearly 5 months without in-person instruction as a result of COVID-19. Students will be in “A” & “B” cohorts formed by splitting each teacher’s class int0 two established groups. For half of each day, M-Th, each group will be in their classroom with their teacher and for the other half of the day they will be engaged in the Outdoor Crew Experience with an OCE Crew Leader.

Crew Leader POSITION SUMMARY: An Outdoor Crew Experience ‘Crew Leader’ oversees and instructs groups of 10-15, K-6th grade students (in grade-level groups), in daily outdoor activities such as: social-emotional and environmental education activities, nature exploration, and team building games/initiatives. Crew Leaders adapt and implement an established outdoor education and recreation curriculum spread over 3 weeks. Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring safe, enriching, and inclusive outdoor experiences for students in their crew.


Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee Outdoor Crew Experience student crews, leading daily outdoor activities and curriculum for youth in what could be considered a “day-camp” setting.
  • Maintain risk management protocols and situational awareness to ensure safe, well-supported experiences for students; monitor and support physical and psychological safety and comfort of students at all times, completing injury/accident report documentation, as required
  • Identify and respond to student behavior issues. Communicate and collaborate with school administration to support social-emotional needs of students and address behavioral needs and challenges, including completion of incident reports, as required
  • Maintain accurate program records, including completion of daily attendance rosters, lunch distribution, gear checkout logs, and other reporting
  • Capture photo and video media of activities
  • Contribute to Outdoor Crew Experience logistical needs as identified or assigned, such as food delivery, equipment cleaning and maintenance, transportation support, etc.
  • Maintain a tidy, organized work space and  care for equipment used during programming
  • Adhere to LCSD Employee Policies
  • Participate in 4-day required, paid training
  • Other tasks as necessary to fulfill programming


  • Must be 18-years-old or older
  • Demonstrated ability to lead youth outdoors
  • Sense of humor, resourcefulness, creativity, flexibility, and passion for connecting youth to the outdoors
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Exhibit core values of cultural awareness, inclusivity, compassion, integrity, healthy lifestyle choices, respect for others and the environment, and collaboration.
  • Clearance of federal and state criminal background check
  • Current First Aid, CPR, AED certification for Adults and Children through American Red Cross
    • *Note – this can be taken online prior to job start if a candidate does not have a certification.


  • Experience with outdoor education, adventure education, environmental education
  • Knowledge of the Lake County community, families, and schools
  • Spanish fluency


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear for extended periods of time. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must have the ability to safely restrain and physically support children when needed for safety in general camp activities (child weighing 40 – 200 pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and vision sufficient for driving. The employee will also be required to walk (hike) in uneven terrain on and off trail.


If you have worked for Get Outdoors Leadville! (GOL!) or Lake County School District in 2019-2020, please email Becca Katz, Community Learning Director at bkatz@lakecountyschools.net or call 719-293-5169. In your email, please specify which GOL!/LCSD program(s) you worked for during 2019-2020.

If you have not worked for GOL! or LCSD in 2019-2020, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 professional references. Application materials and questions may be directed to Becca Katz, Community Learning Director at bkatz@lakecountyschools.net or call 719-293-5169.

Open until filled. Please inquire orapply as soon as possible (ideally by Monday, August 3rd, 2020).

Specifications are intended to present a description of the range of duties performed by employees. Specifications are NOT intended to reflect all the possible duties that could be performed within this job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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