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Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center

  • 2750 Notaiah Road, Estes Park, CO
  • http://eaglerockschool.org/

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Outdoor Educator Fellow


min experience

salary range

$20.5k - $20.5k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Outdoor Education Fellow: Work in conjunction with the Outdoor Education Instructional Specialist and other members of the outdoor education and student services team to co-instruct wilderness trips; develop and facilitate on- and off-campus adventure-based programming; and create and enhance outdoor education curriculum, student mentorship, and best practices in wilderness trip management and instruction.

The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship selects promising young educators to participate in an advanced year of service and leadership development focused on education and youth work. Located at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado, Public Allies Eagle Rock is an opportunity for young leaders who are passionate about working with 15-21-year-old students from diverse backgrounds who having voice and agency in their education is the pathway to success. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices to serve all students equitably. Eagle Rock is proud to be an antiracist, social justice organization.

Fellows serve as advisors to a small cohort of students, providing academic and personal support, and are part of a community where we all share our passions and skills. There are infinite opportunities to use your talents and experience to contribute to students’ experience at Eagle Rock and impact students’ experiences in schools.

The Outdoor Educator position for our next cohort of fellows — which runs from Sept. 2021 through July. 2022 — is a paid opportunity.

Special Benefits

Program Training

  • 2-week orientation
  • On-going professional development in instructional strategies, youth development, and leadership

Program Benefits

  • $20,500 living stipend
  • Private room in a communal house
  • Meals while students are on campus
  • AmeriCorps healthcare (fully covered)
  • On-going professional development, coaching, and mentorship
  • Use of laptop for the year
  • $500 professional development stipend
  • $6,095 AmeriCorps education award once the program is completed
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Teaching License: Opportunity for educator fellows to apply for and participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock (for Educator Fellows with a bachelor’s degree)

Minimum Requirements

Desired Skills and Experience for Outdoor Education Fellow

  • Current CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
  • Solid basic mountaineering, backcountry travel, and top-rope climbing skills
  • Strong organizational, logistical, trip planning skills; Sound judgment in the outdoors
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours, both indoors and outside
  • Experience on extended expeditions (14+ days)
  • Experience working with adolescents in the outdoors and facilitating group learning
  • Long-term commitment to being an outdoor professional

More/Other Responsibilities and Attitude

  • Develop and administer assessments and write student evaluations
  • Supervise students and organize activities during the out-of-class time – in the evenings
    and one weekend day
  • Develop positive mentoring relationships with students, fostering personal and community growth
  • Participate as a member of a student house team in advisory, intramural sports, meals, and retreats
  • Support program staff, your supervisors, and administrative staff in duties as appropriate and necessary
  • Meet with supervisor and team members for planning, weekly check-ins, feedback
  • Supervise students and organize activities during out-of-class time – in the evenings and one weekend day

Other/More Desired Skills and Experience

  • Relevant experience working with youth in non-profit or educational settings, ideally HS age
  • Self-starter who is flexible and possesses the energy to meet the demands of a residential community life
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills (clear, direct, honest communication preferred)
  • Relevant experience working with youth, in non-profit or educational settings, ideally high school age
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to find a need and fill it
  • Driver’s license and good driving record
  • College degree or equivalent life experience post-high school
  • Awareness and knowledge of cultural competencies and social justice issues, with demonstrated actions toward creating more just and equitable communities

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