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Lead Field Educator

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Location: Albuquerque, NM (August to June). Thoreau, NM (June to August).

Application deadline: Position Open Until Filled. Applications submitted prior to April 15, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Full position description and application instructions


Students in Wilderness Initiative (~85%):

  • Prepare, schedule, facilitate, and support classroom-based learning experiences about land designation and Wilderness with middle school students throughout New Mexico,
  • Check in with classroom teachers throughout the year for classroom sessions and field-based expeditions,
  • Guide students in a project-based learning component,
  • Schedule and communicate with stakeholders for classrooms sessions,
  • Facilitate and attend planning meetings via phone and in person with teachers and administrators, represent CGE in a professional manner, facilitate and attend after-school parent meetings with families of SIWI students, answer questions about risk, backpacking, relevance of curriculum, etc.
  • Build relationships with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other community leaders to support the SIWI program,
  • and more.

Summer Expeditions (~10%):

  • Lead and support outdoor education expeditions across the American Southwest, including in frontcountry and backcountry settings, ranging from single day programs to multi-week programs,
  • Depending on position, spend up to 21 nights at a time camping in the field, total overnight field work for summer expeditions will be 25 days or less.
  • Specific role in summer programs will be determined based on employee’s skills and interests and the staffing needs of the organization
  • Willing to live at our summer Basecamp in Thoreau, NM from June 1st – Aug 15th

Program Support (~5%):

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