Outdoor Education Teacher (Junior School) – Full-time

Outdoor Education Teacher (Junior School) – Full-time

Position: Outdoor Education Teacher (Junior School) – Full-time

Department: Outdoor Education

Reports to: Principal, Junior School / Head of Outdoor Education

Starting date: August 19, 2024

Application Closing date: April 7, 2024

Salary: $72,969 to $118,916

St. George’s School is seeking a passionate and engaging educator for an exciting position coordinating outdoor and environmental programming for Junior School students. The primary responsibility of this role is to lead Kindergarten through Grade 7 students, teachers and part-time instructors in activities conducted in local outdoor and overnight camp settings. This position involves collaborating with the Outdoor Education department and integrating outdoor education within the whole school community. The role involves working in frontcountry and overnight camp settings with the possibility of some time supporting backcountry trips. We seek an educator who can incorporate real world connections and problem solving into their teaching and learning practices while sharing their passion for the outdoors and the environment.

The successful candidate will be compensated according to their experience, with a full benefit package as well as professional development support. If the successful candidate is a teacher qualified in BC, they will join the teaching salary grid. While generally aligned with the teaching schedule for the year, this position requires some work days at the end of August annually.

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, St. George’s actively seeks to recruit staff from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international schools. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQI+ people and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to pluralism.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of curriculum for Junior School outdoor experiences that effectively incorporates each grade’s learning outcomes and indigenous perspectives.
  • Working with the Head of Department and other staff to develop and deliver outdoor education programs in accordance with the school’s outdoor curriculum (whole school).
  • Leading day trips and overnight camp programs that focus on community building and skill development.
  • Understanding and practicing standards and protocols for all programs to ensure that best-practices and risk management concerns are adequately addressed.
  • Collaborating with homeroom teachers on the program, progress and achievement of the students before and after each trip or activity.
  • Assisting with the management, repair and ongoing replacement of an extensive collection of outdoor equipment.
  • Attending and participating in staff training and professional development activities.
  • Proactively creating and contributing to a school culture that is optimistic, solution-focused, and dynamic.

 

Qualifications will include:

The following are requirements for this position:

  • Demonstrated interest in outdoor education programs and experience working with youth aged 6 – 13 in both overnight and day camp settings (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and snowshoeing).
  • Experienced in bringing a diversity of voices and worldviews to classroom material and learning experiences, including Indigenous, local, and global perspectives.
  • Exceptional organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written forms.
  • Key competencies and EQ in self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social expertness, initiative and accountability.
  • A high level of computer literacy.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following skills and qualifications:

  • BC teaching certificate (or ability to obtain).
  • 80+ hour wilderness first aid course.
  • Class 4 license or equivalent (or ability to obtain one).
  • Industry qualifications in outdoor skill areas applicable to the trips being offered: canoeing, kayaking, avalanche safety, hiking, skiing.
  • Experience in digital photography, publishing or video production.

 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to careers@stgeorges.bc.ca.

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