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Outdoor Education Coordinator

Pathfinder Ranch, Inc
Mountain Center, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $640 to $760 Weekly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
This position is seasonal (Fall 2022). Year-round work for this position is available by committing to multiple seasons. Please inquire for more information.

Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education Manager, the Outdoor Education Coordinator monitors and assists program staff in all aspects of daily operations. The major components of this position include:

  • Mentoring, supporting, and setting a good example for the education staff
  • Assisting in curriculum development and implementation
  • Observing and giving feedback to education staff
  • Creating class and staff schedules as needed
  • Helping to plan and facilitate staff meetings
  • Reviewing project proposals and curriculum
  • Welcome, orient, and provide assistance to clients 
  • Teach classes as needed and facilitating 1-3 evening programs per week
  • Assist staff and clients at meals
  • Provide basic First Aid and CPR to clients as needed
  • Maintain and oversee equipment/supplies
  • Assist with program operations such as animal and garden care
  • Remain up-to-date and share new educational theories, standards, and other residential program procedures
  • Attending professional development workshops and trainings
  • Take on temporary duties of the Outdoor Education Manager as needed
  • Complete other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain current Adult and Child First Aid & CPR/AED certifications from a nationally recognized provider (at least 50% of the course must be in-person with a practical skills session)
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license, be able to operate a motor vehicle, and be insurable in the state of California
  • General knowledge of all classes offered at Pathfinder Ranch, and a willingness to learn more about each class
  • Communicate ecological, recreational, and conservation concepts to 5th and 6th grade students from diverse backgrounds
  • Large group management experience (100+ people)
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and Publisher
  • Create new curriculum based on current state education standards
  • Passion for teaching and building strong mentoring relationships with students and staff
  • Communicate effectively, and give constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Complete tasks both independently and collaboratively in a timely and accurate manner
  • Communicate and coordinate with participant parents/guardians/group liaisons 
  • Attentive to detail, flexible, self-motivated, organized, and good time management
Preferred Qualifications
  • Past experience with archery, canoeing, ropes courses, horses, farm animals, reptiles and/or gardens 
  • 1+ years supervisory experience in a camp setting
  • Current Lifeguard or Watercraft Guard certification from a nationally recognized provider
  • Bilingual or multilingual Bachelor's Degree in a related field and/or related work experience
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry 30 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
  • Work a varied shift schedule in excess of 10 hours per day
  • Traverse several miles per day on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions.    
  • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard      
  • $600.00 - $720.00 per week
  • Housing 
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health insurance options for those working multiple season

Pathfinder Ranch, Inc


Mountain Center, CA
92561 USA



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