Job Application - PRINCETON-BLAIRSTOWN CENTER INC

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Summer Experiential Education Facilitator - June 16- Aug 17, 2019

SUMMARY
The Summer Experiential Education Facilitator is responsible for the safe and effective implementation of Princeton-Blairstown Center’s (PBC) adventure-based experiential and environmental education curriculum at the Blairstown Campus. The Summer 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.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • 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 common goals.
  • 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.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants at all times.
  • Maintain a friendly, cooperative, and professional relationship with fellow staff, chaperones, and partner organization stakeholders.
  • Correctly teach outdoor adventure, environmental education and expedition specific skills to participants as per PBC expectations and protocols.
  • Lead off site day trips, river expeditions, and rock climbing.
  • Assist with program logistics and administrative duties.
  • Assist with housekeeping and facility upkeep as needed.
  • Participate in job-related training and staff meetings.
  • 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 assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Some college, preferably in Education, Psychology, Environmental Science, or other related fields.
  • 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, preferable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, group facilitation skills, and logistical planning experience are a must.
  • First Aid, CPR, and 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 settings and urban settings.
  • 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 PBC.

    Salary starts at $3,375 (plus room, board and training) for the 9-week program.

    Please have 3 references also submit an online reference form at: 
    http://www.jotform.net/pbc/83575556195