Join the Outdoor U staff in leading Outdoor Education and Recreation programs and facilities utilizing the wonderful resources provided at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University including over 3,000 combined acres of native Minnesota habitat.
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.
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
This is a full-time, 10-month (.83), benefit eligible appointment commencing in mid to late July 2022 through mid to late May 2023. Compensation package includes $14.00/hr plus full benefits and a $5400 living stipend (campus housing option available for single or married persons). 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 April 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Adventure Program Director, Kyle Rauch ([email protected] or 320-363-2136) with specific questions about the position or application process
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