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Wilderness Program Coordinator

Project U.S.E.
West Milford, NJ
  • Expired: February 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Wildcat Instructors deliver adventure-based programs to Project U.S.E. clients. 1) Outlining course design after talking with the Director to understand client expectations 2) Communicating the course design to Wildcat Staff working the course, and managing Staff to ensure strong course execution 3) Working with the Director to ensure that the Wildcat facility is in good operational order 4) Leading a team of 4-6 Staff ensuring that they have the training, tools and support to run quality programming.

Create monthly staff schedules. 5) Perform evaluations for Wildcat Staff to improve their skills and provide opportunities for professional development 6) Delivering pre-course briefings & post-course debriefs with staff. The Coordinator will maintain vehicles and equipment and will have oversight of planning and logging base days for field staff.

They will play a key role in facility upkeep (including high ropes course elements), outside inspections, staff training, and staff... evaluations. It will be the Program Coordinator's responsibility to ensure that all Wildcat policies and procedures are followed.

Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center Program Curriculum Staff Training & Evaluations Program Policies and Procedures Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center Facility and Equipment Maintenance Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center Staff House Operations At least three years of experience in wilderness-based experiential education Wilderness First Responder Training or Wilderness EMT (or willingness to get trained) Lifeguard Certification (or willingness to become certified) Strong communication and interpersonal skills Training and experience in leading high ropes and other high course elements, climbing, initiative games, hiking and camping A commitment to serving high risk urban youth, with specific urban youth experience a plus What's in it for you This position is a great way for you to gain experience running a program and leading a staff team in a non-traditional environment. It's also a chance to share your passion for education and the natural world with your staff. This is an opportunity to mold the program under your leadership and make your mark in the industry.

Communal housing at our Staff House and use of gear/equipment are some of the perks! Compensation Position is Full-time Seasonal- from April 1 until early November. Salary is commensurate with experience, starts at $500/wk.

Benefits include paid vacation days and sick days after 90 days of employment. Housing & Meals at our Staff House near Wildcat is also included. Project U.S.E.

is a private, nonprofit education organization with a focus on developing character, building community, enhancing traditional school curriculum, and connecting with the natural world. Founded in 1970, we work with almost 3,000 young people and adults annually from all over New Jersey and the northeast. We provide experiential education programs to public and private schools, state and municipal agencies, community groups and corporations.

The Wildcat Program provides single- and multi-day adventure-based wilderness programs, with an emphasis on character development. Activities include rock climbs, low & high ropes courses, canoeing, backcountry camping, and expedition travel on courses. The Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center, located in northern New Jersey, is a 50,000 acre wilderness area.

Programs take place mostly in New Jersey, but longer trips travel to New England, West Virginia and other locations

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West Milford, NJ



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