Outdoor Crew Experience – Site Director

COMPENSATION: $25/hour

REPORTS TO: Community Learning Director

DAYS:  25 days during the 2020-2021 school year (anticipated ~August 3-September 4th)

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 LCSD as 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 into 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.

Site Director POSITION SUMMARY: The Outdoor Crew Experience Site Director works with the Community Learning Director to coordinate and oversee the daily delivery of safe, inclusive, and high quality programming during the Outdoor Crew Experience.

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

  • Oversee day-to-day programming operations of Outdoor Crew Experience, including logistics, program design, food service, and program implementation during 3 weeks of the Outdoor Crew Experience
  • Step in to Crew Leader or Logistics Coordinator roles if/as needed
  • Supervise, mentor, and coach up to 10 crew leaders and 2 Logistics Coordinators
  • Collaborate with and advise Community Learning Director in program protocols, systems, and practices
  • Communicate regularly with the Community Learning Director about student well-being including behavior issues, medical topics, and other essential topics
  • Help create and sustain a positive, collaborative team atmosphere among staff
  • Ensure adherence to established administrative systems and protocols
  • Interface with parents, guardians, and families of students as needed
  • Assist with creation of training agendas and training of staff
  • Serve as first point of contact for staff for emergencies, incidents, or behavior management needs
  • Capture photo and video media of activities, and support LCSD marketing and communications efforts, including social media posts
  • Provide back-up as administrative lead if Community Learning Director is unavailable
  • Support record keeping requirements for student records, food service program, daily/program attendance, permit use, etc.
  • Maintain a tidy, organized work space and care for equipment used during programming
  • Adhere to LCSD employee policies and Outdoor Crew Experience guiding resources, and professionalism standards

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Exhibit core values of cultural awareness, inclusivity, compassion, integrity, healthy lifestyle choices, respect for others and the environment, and collaboration.
  • Fulfill Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) requirements for Childcare Director through verifiable experience with direct youth programming and/or administration in a school or camp setting
  • Demonstrated operational management and team leadership
  • Capacity to develop outdoor curriculum and risk management protocols 
  • Sense of humor, resourcefulness, creativity, and passion for connecting youth to the outdoors to inspire a lifelong love of nature
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications through American Red Cross or equivalent *Note – this can be taken online prior to job start if a candidate does not have a certification.
  • Clearance of federal and state criminal background check

*Position requires some flexibility of work hours (i.e. potential later evenings during prep time).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

TO APPLY

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 or apply as soon as possible (ideally by Friday, July 31, 2020).

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