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Outdoor Education Instructor (38824) (Multiple Positions)

Employer
Northern Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

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Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this position includes facilitating, teaching, and leading outdoor education programs. On-site residency is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and teach classes, primarily in the outdoor environment, to students in the 4th to 8th grades.
  • Develop curricula and resources for the program.
  • Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of campus teaching, habitat, and resource storage areas.
  • Participate in staff training and profession development opportunities.
  • Assist in the coordination of the residential outdoor education program.
  • Provide guest services and assist in security and emergency procedures.
  • Complete projects assigned by the faculty supervisors.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, natural resources, recreation, history, or related field
  • Two months experience teaching or facilitating learning experiences for youth. This may include classroom teaching, summer camp, natural history or environmental education, facilitating outdoor recreation experiences and other non-formal teaching experience.
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers and supervisors to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Ability to convey information about environmental topics without bias and with the goal of encouraging lifelong learning.
  • Ability to effectively engage in behavior management in order to maintain students’ interest and participation in outdoor classes and activities.
  • Ability to manage work time effectively and with little supervision to ensure preparedness and project completion.
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with the unexpected and quickly changing nature of outdoor activities and children.
  • Demonstrated competence in verbal communication, particularly the ability to present information, ideas, directions, etc. in a clear and concise manner.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as an educator, program staff, naturalist or related position at a residential outdoor education center, nature center, or similar facility preferred.
  • Previous experience in preparing lesson plans, outlines, or guides in preparation to teach or facilitate activities.
  • Previous experience leading or facilitating groups in team building activities.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the outdoors and outdoor education, even when conditions are challenging.
  • Demonstrated professionalism as related to the field.
  • Demonstrated initiative to go above and beyond minimum assigned duties.
Physical Demands Summary
  • Ability to hike hilly, uneven terrain. Ability to be on feet for much of the day.
Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

03/16/2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year

1.00

Standard Hours Per Week

37.50

Salary

$27,300.00

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

$1,137.50 semi-monthly

Earn Type

Salary

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For full consideration, please submit application and required documents as listed below through NIU online employment system at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/76056 . Applications received by February 11, 2024, will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date are welcomed and will be considered as needed.

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of Three References
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
For questions contact Lorado Taft Campus director, Melanie Costello, melcostello@niu.edu .

Special Instructions

N/A

Quick Link to Applicant

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/76056

Is Background Check Required

Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at ada@niu.edu .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
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