Outdoor Education Administrator and Guide

Outdoor Education Administrator and Guide

Temporary, Full Time

Mulgrave is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational pre-K – 12 day schools, serving the North Shore of Vancouver. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. We are now seeking applicants to for the role of Outdoor Education Administrator and Guide. 

This is a key role in Mulgrave’s developing  Outdoor Education (OE) programs both at the West Vancouver campus and at the school’s Outdoor education centre in Squamish. This will include  planning and executing the school’s extensive Pre-K to grade 12 program, in close collaboration with other members of the Outdoor Education team and faculty and staff from across the school. The successful applicant will be an effective forward planner, systems organiser, problem solver and administrator as well as being a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic outdoor educator with at least 2 years of wilderness guiding experience with school-aged children and adults. 

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit staff members from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ practitioners and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute the policies and procedures relevant to the scope of operations within the department
  • Outdoor Education gear maintenance, repair, and inventorying
  • Possibly manage the schools climbing centre
  • A wide range of administrative tasks associated with the outdoor education program, including the preparation of documents (presentation slides, spreadsheets, and letters) that support the execution of our OE programs
  • Coordination of bookings and related needs, including transportation and rentals
  • Support the administration of external/internal bookings of the SOLE Centre
  • Help in the development and facilitation of a variety of outdoor education experiences on and off campus
  • Development and supervision of a variety of overnight and weekend trips throughout the year
  • Work with a variety of grade levels from Pre-K to grade 12
  • Occasional bus driving for OE groups
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with students and foster a healthy environment for outdoor education in accordance with the mission and values of the school

All Mulgrave staff members are expected to:

  • Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents
  • Endorse the school’s mission and values   

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian resident and/or legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Evidence of managing complex administrative requirements
  • Class 4 Driver’s licence, or ability to obtain by January 2023
  • Current Wilderness First Responder Certification (or higher), or ability to obtain by November 2022 AND minimum 2 years wilderness guide experience
  • Current certifications in outdoor adventure sports such as canoeing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, ski, snowboarding, lifeguarding, avalanche safety, etc. 
  • Clear vision of the role that outdoor education plays in the personal development of young people
  • A high level of physical fitness and passion for the outdoors
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to risk management and adherence to outdoor industry best practices

Preferred Experience and Qualities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Google Apps for Education

Please visit our website at www.mulgrave.com for further information about our School and a detailed job description.

Resumes should be submitted through https://mulgrave.bamboohr.com/jobs/ by September 25, 2022. Given the location of the school, applicants must provide their own transportation.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit mulgrave.bamboohr.com.

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