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Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator Immediate-Nov 22, 2019
The Experiential Education Facilitator is responsible for the safe and
effective implementation of the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s (PBC) adventure-based
experiential 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 and supports them in achieving individual and
group goals and helps students increase their social emotional learning (SEL) and
problem solving 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 social-emotional skills that include learning to
communicate cooperatively, problem solve, and work together to achieve
- 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 and expedition specific skills to participants as per PBC
expectation and protocols.
- Lead off site day trips,
river expeditions, and rock-climbing.
- 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
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
the Princeton-Blairstown Center in all formal and informal contacts with
the organization’s constituencies.
- Perform other duties as
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however experience
in the field can be substituted.
- Documented experience
working with young adults, individually and in groups.
- Documented training and
experience leading and or facilitating low and high ropes courses,
canoeing, backpacking, expeditions, and rock climbing.
- Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
- Outstanding customer
service skills, group facilitation skills, and logistical planning
experience are a must.
- Basic First Aid and CPR
required. Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
- Comfort in and around
water required. ARC Lifeguard Certification 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
Salary starts at $450 per week, with room, board and training.
Start date: March 25, 2019- End Date - November 22, 2019
- If available, you are invited to join us for the Wilderness First Responder Class beginning on
Saturday, March 16. through March 23, 2019. Please note that this would be unpaid, but a
valuable training opportunity (food and housing included). The average cost of a WFR is
Please have 3 references also submit an online application at: http://www.jotform.net/pbc/83575556195
WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.