Title: Curriculum Coordinator
Reports to: Outdoor School Manager
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Date Updated: May 2020
Position Description: The primary role of the Curriculum Coordinator is to assist with the behind the scenes tasks associated with the equipment and curriculum of the Outdoor School. This includes but is not limited to the maintenance of education supplies, equipment, and sites, and participating in curriculum review, revision, and creation. Maintenance efforts at Eagle Bluff are shared by a team and require individuals with a high attention to detail and a positive, solution-oriented mind-set. This person must take the initiative to identify problems and make recommendations for improvements.
50% – Maintain Program Curricula:
- Work closely with the other staff to maintain and purchase education equipment, supplies, and sites related to Eagle Bluff’s classes which consist of science, adventure, and cultural content. Oversee staff training of the equipment and sites, maintain a safe atmosphere, perform regular safety maintenance/inspections of teaching sites which may include high ropes courses and indoor rock wall.
- Participate in collaborative curriculum development, review, and revision for the Outdoor School’s science, adventure, and cultural classes; align curriculum with NGSS and state academic standards, oversee and assist other staff with support projects.
40% – Education Department Duties:
- Teach science, adventure, and cultural history classes to a variety of audiences; learn and present one-hour evening Naturalist Programs and work up to one weekend a month; Primary Audience: 4th-8th grade; conduct outreach programs as necessary.
- Demonstrate professionalism and show sincerity/sensitivity especially in areas of participant experience; show a commitment to individual and organizational growth and improvement; be flexible and maintain a positive attitude and composure when working alone/in teams, receiving constructive criticism, and during times of stress; show dependability in attendance.
- Attend monthly Education Department meetings; lead adult welcomes for teachers and chaperones; assist with curriculum development and review; continually sharpen skills by attending trainings and participating in professional organizations.
10% – Fellowship Program Support:
- Lead staff seminars and class trainings; participate in class observations and evaluations; oversee program support projects; mentor and coach new staff especially as it pertains to teaching and class modifications.
Others duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 2 years teaching or equivalent experience
- Experience with and knowledge about outdoor teaching and pedagogical techniques
- Strong leadership skills: dependable, organized, determined, flexible, high attention to detail
- Communicates clearly, effectively, and tactfully; active listener and collaborator
- Experience in outdoor, adventure-based activities such as hiking, climbing, canoeing, skiing
- General environmental literacy
- Computer, radio, and audio-visual equipment literacy
- Current CPR and First-Aid certification or willingness to obtain prior to start date
- Current driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
- 3+ years teaching experience; some residential environmental education preferred
- Knowledge of B.E.E.T.L.E.S. techniques and/or cultural interpretation pedagogy
- Experience writing lesson plans and developing curriculum
- Knowledge of SE MN ecological systems and natural history
- Have prior experience facilitating high/low challenge courses, rock climbing, river canoeing, and/or snowshoeing experiences
- Experience in risk management planning, execution, and/or assessment
- Master’s Degree in education/outdoor leadership/related field or current teaching license
- MN DNR Firearms Safety Instructor or willingness to get
- First responder, WFA, WFR, or EMT certification
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Regularly works around adults and children and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Noise level may be loud at times.
Communication, detecting, traversing, and operating skills are needed. The physical demands of this job will vary, but typically require:
- Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices
- Constant movement and use of limbs including but not limited to typing, hauling, bending, pushing, and pulling
- Frequent traversing to a significant degree (2+ miles) up/down hills and remaining stationary for extended periods of time (3+ hours)
- Frequent facilitation of high ropes courses; including but not limited to operating 30 ft. off the ground, traversing cables, lifting of participants on course, and ziplining
- Frequent communication (speaking and hearing) and information exchange in person and digitally on computers, phones, and radios. Conversing with individuals up to audiences of 200+; occasionally in noisy environments
- Frequent interaction with non-living and living creatures not limited to birds, insects, reptiles
- Frequent exposure to weather elements, such as low and high temperatures, precipitation, wind
- Occasional moving of 50-70 pound objects such as 60-pound canoes
- Occasionally operating power tools such as drills, impact wrenches, or sanders
- Occasionally driving vehicles on and off-road, including but not limited to UTVs, trucks, and trailers
Eagle Bluff ELC does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire. Employment will require the selected candidate to pass all background, criminal record, fingerprinting, reference checks
Eagle Bluff ELC is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of their positions. The essential functions listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
This is a salaried position with benefits. Please inquire.
- Email PDF of your resume and a cover letter to Erinn Kronesbusch, Outdoor School Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- First review of applications will begin on June 1, 2020.
- This position has an expected start date of August 3, assuming normal operations for the Fall 2020 school year considering COVID-19.