The position features advanced development of outdoor education concepts, methods, and leadership through hands-on training and through participation in seminars, workshops, and continuing education. The Fellow will work as part of a team consisting of five full time staff members, an environmental education fellow, and numerous college students committed to providing outdoor adventure education and recreation opportunities to diverse audiences. Opportunities for collaboration with CSB/SJU faculty and staff and as well as professionals working in multiple fields will also be provided. Outdoor U provides outdoor education through classes, events and initiatives with the Abbey Arboretum and CSB/SJU. The Abbey Arboretum is a 2,944 acre natural arboretum made up of forest, prairie, wetlands and oak savanna owned by Saint John's Abbey and surrounding Saint John's University. The collaboration between Saint John’s Outdoor U and Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum creates a dynamic commitment to land stewardship, environmental respect, and education of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experience levels.
The Fellowship provides an experiential learning opportunity for a recent graduate interested in a career in outdoor adventure education.
The Fellow is responsible for assisting the Outdoor U team in the direction and coordination of CSB/SJU Adventure Programs. This position will assist in developing, organizing and leading adventure education efforts utilizing the wide variety of resources available at both CSB and SJU (including off-campus adventure trips, Collegebound, climbing wall, challenge course, team building, bike share, outdoor equipment rental, ice rinks, ski trails, etc.). Other aspects of the position include training and teaching Outdoor U and Adventure student staff and volunteers, teaching public programs, outreach to the CSB/SJU community, land stewardship, and equipment maintenance.
This is a full-time, 10-month (.83), benefit eligible appointment beginning in July 2022 to May 2023 (negotiable start/end dates). Compensation package includes $16.50/hr plus full benefits. Time will be managed to 40 hours per week and will require a flexible schedule.
This position reports to the Adventure Programs director. A pre-employment background check is required and the offer of employment will be contingent upon a successful background check. Review of applications will begin on May 23 and continue until position is filled.
Discounted on-campus housing options available.
Variety of outdoor education, land stewardship, diverse audience exposures
Opportunity to develop skills in wide range of outdoor adventure activities including Nordic skiing, rock climbing, ice skating/fishing, canoeing/kayaking, whitewater rafting, biking, backpacking, and more.
Opportunity to lead seasonal adventure trips to various National Parks and public lands throughout the United States.
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