Job Application - PRINCETON-BLAIRSTOWN CENTER INC

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Experiential Education Facilitator (Seasonal - start Aug - November 18, 2022)

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  • SUMMARY
    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.

    MAJOR DUTIES

    • Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, low and high ropes course, 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 skills to participants as per PBC expectation and protocols.
    • Lead occasional off-site day hiking trips, river trips, and other adventures.
    • 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.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    ·         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, or hiking trips preferred.

    ·         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 Camp.

    ·       ACCT I or II certification preferred or willingness to complete when training offered on Blairstown Campus.

    ·         Valid driver’s license with at least two years 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.

     

    Salary $600-650 per week (depending on experience) with room and board (valued at approximately $300 per week) and three weeks of training (valued at approximately $1,800).  Sign on and completion bonus.

    BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply. PBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its work and staffing.

    You must be fully vaccinated and provide verification before starting.

      

    Please have three (3) references submit an online reference form at: https://tinyurl.com/referenceformpbc.