Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator (Aug 2-Nov 19, 2021)
Rewarding work making a difference in the lives of historically marginalized participants, working with passionate staff and others.
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- Work Visa Sponsoring Available
The Experiential Education Facilitator is responsible for the safe and effective implementation of the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s (PBC) adventure-based experiential and environmental education curriculum at the Blairstown Campus. The Experiential Education Facilitator works predominantly on and around the Blairstown Campus. The Experiential Education Facilitator utilizes a youth development model that actively engages participants, supports them in achieving individual and group goals, and helps students increase their social emotional learning (SEL), environmental education, and 21st Century skills.
- Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, low and high ropes course, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and swimming, and restoration programming designed to help students develop critical 21st Century skills.
- Develop, facilitate, and debrief environmental and diversity, equity and inclusion curriculum to help students develop an appreciation for the natural world and a respect for human diversity.
- Facilitate occasional unchaperoned groups and provide overnight supervision.
- Design a sequence using PBC curriculum, create lesson plans, and develop new program activities appropriate to the participant population.
- Remain current on the developmental needs of youth.
- Ensure the safety of all participants at all times.
- Correctly teach outdoor adventure, environmental education, and expedition specific skills to participants as per PBC expectation and protocols.
- Lead occasional off-site day hiking trips, river trips, and rock-climbing adventures.
- Work with university students to bring a college focus to our programs.
- Assist with housekeeping and facility upkeep as needed.
- Participate in job-related training and staff meetings.
- Conduct a Survey Monkey outcomes survey with each group to help provide personal and organizational feedback.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external individuals to ensure the successful functioning of the Blairstown Campus and PBC programs.
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor which is reflective of the values and standards of Princeton-Blairstown Center in all formal and informal contacts with the organization’s constituencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary $500-600 per week (depending on experience) plus $300 signing bonus/$300 completion bonus, with room and board (valued at approximately $300 per week) and training (valued at approximately $750).
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however experience in the field can be substituted.
- Documented successful experience working with young adults, individually and in groups.
- Experience participating in or leading low and high ropes courses, canoeing/kayaking/swimming, environmental education, rock climbing, or hiking trips.
- Outstanding customer service skills, group facilitation skills, and logistical planning experience.
- Wilderness First Responder certification preferred or willingness to complete when training offered at Blairstown Campus. EMT, First Aid, CPR, and AED certification preferred.
- ARC Lifeguard certification preferred or willingness to complete when training offered on Blairstown Campus. Lifeguard Trainer certification preferred.
- ACCT I or II certification preferred or willingness to complete when training offered on Blairstown campus.
- Valid driver’s license with at least one year of driving experience preferred.
- Experience living or working with people from diverse cultures or backgrounds preferred.
- Able to work well with a team of others and a co-leader on a one-to-one basis.
- Able to work long hours, including evening and late-night programs, in high stress conditions.
- Able to live and work in both outdoor places and urban spaces.
- Able to lift and carry up to 40 plus pounds for extended periods at a time while backpacking.
- Able to work in high places such as ropes courses and in trees.
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, professionalism, a commitment to lead by example, and dedication to the mission of the Princeton-Blairstown Center.