The Outdoor Program Coordinator will work as a team of 2-4 to support Outdoor Classroom, Maine Coast Semester, Elementary and Middle School, and Camp Chewonki. During the academic year, the Outdoor Programs supports residential life for Maine Coast Semester School, provides logistic support to the Outdoor Classroom, collaborates on Outdoor Program strategic projects, and facilitates ecology, outdoor skills, and team building activities. The Outdoor Program Coordinator serves as an educator for Outdoor Programs, assists with staff training, and shares support phone duties. In the summer, this position will be assigned a role to support team development curriculum, logistics support, or trip leading.
Position Title: Outdoor Program Coordinator
Employment Category: Category A
Reports to: Director of Outdoor Programs
Schedule (hours and weeks): Full-time, flexible
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Previous Chewonki Outdoor Classroom and Wilderness Trip experience
A minimum of one season of experience as an Outdoor Educator
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, e.g. environmental education, recreation, ecology
Current Wilderness First Responder certification
Ability to lift up to 50 lb
At least 21 years old to drive participants as required by Chewonki’s insurance carrier
Pass background check, including driving record
Strong communication skills (written and spoken)
This is a residential position with housing and pays an annual salary of $24,000.00. Meals are provided when programs are in session.
The Chewonki Foundation (Chewonki.org) is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Our mission is to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We offer a place-based elementary and middle school, a semester school for high school juniors, summer camps and wilderness expeditions, outdoor education programs, a youth mentorship program, and traveling natural history programs.
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