The Outdoor School (ODS) Assistant Director(s) work in collaboration with the ODS Director, Equity and Engagement DIrector, and ODS Coordinator to provide equitable, land-based Outdoor School programs. The Assistant Director will be responsible for: co-leading overnight programs on-site starting in March or April and ending in June; managing supplies and logistics; assisting in developing curriculum and program policies; and assisting the director to hire, train, and support staff. The position responsibilities may change due to public health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact the Outdoor School Coordinator with questions about this position at [email protected].
OUTDOOR SCHOOL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Note to potential applicants: Research shows that BIPOC folx, trans and non-binary folx, and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe that they meet every qualification listed in a job description. Your skills, experience, and education can come from personal interests, self-directed learning, community roles, and life experiences. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested in the position, even if you do not believe that you meet all of the qualifications.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
OTHER DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS (NOT REQUIRED)
To apply, complete the online form https://forms.gle/d6kyWazXRevifZFf8 by Jan. 16. We rate candidates based on their resume and application responses. Provide detailed answers to the bio and skills questions.
Hiring timeline & process: Whole Earth follows equitable hiring practices. We anonymize all materials to reduce bias and rate candidates using a standard rubric with categories: Youth Development, Outdoor Programing, Mentorship and Leadership, Project and Administrative Skills, and Equity and Inclusion. The highest-rated candidates will have a phone, video, and/or in-person interview. The anticipated start date is between Feb. 4-21.
Reports to: Outdoor School Director
Pay Range: $19/hour; $29,640-$39,520 annual pay before taxes, depending on off-season schedule.
Work schedule: This is a .75-1.0 Full Time Equivalency (FTE), year-round position. The assistant director is required to work 40 hours/week March-June for Outdoor School & June-August for Summer Camp. The assistant director will be on-site 1-4 nights a week for ODS programs and may have limited weekend work. September-February work can be done remotely or in the office, with flexibility to work 20-40 hours per week.
Job location: Work is currently remote until Whole Earth acquires an office in early 2022. Meetings may be held in-person, primarily outdoors, meeting or exceeding all public health recommendations. ODS programs are held at Camp Lutherwood. Summer camp programs are held at various public parks in Eugene & Springfield.
Type of work required: Work will consist of: moving around the program site outdoors to support staff and students (50%), sitting or standing indoors at a desk while using a computer or mobile device (35%), gathering indoors, outdoors, or remotely for meetings, events, and trainings (10%), and visiting Outdoor School sites and attending conferences indoors and outdoors (5%). We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants to perform job functions. The Assistant Director will have occasional in-state and local travel.
Other details: Finalists will complete a criminal history background check. Candidates with disqualifying criminal history set by ODE will not be eligible for this position. Employees must obtain or provide proof of First Aid+CPR certification for adults and children, which can be reimbursed using the continuing education stipend.
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