Title: USNWC Outdoor Leadership School Leader
Reports to: Outdoor School Manager
Summary of Position:
USNWC OLS Leaders are responsible for working with youth, teens, and adults while sharing their passion for the outdoors. OLS leaders serve in multiple capacities including leading, teaching, being a friend, fellow participant, and a role model to USNWC students. Possessing strong backcountry skills and knowledge, community service experience and a devotion to working with youth and teens leads to the success of this program. OLS Leader positions are seasonal.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responsibility for a group of 10-12 students, 24 hours a day, for periods up to 15days.
- Ensure quality supervision and safety for each student
- Address medical concerns
- Organize gear needs and perform logistical support
- Be able to fully understand and present teaching topics to the students
Minimum 21 years of age
Prior experience working with youth, teenagers, and adults one on one and in group dynamics
Background experience and knowledge in backpacking on multi-day excursions, whitewater canoeing, rock climbing, wilderness first aid, wilderness survival, and teaching
Certifications: Wilderness First Responder + CPR or WEMT + CPR
Safety-oriented, patient, organized, enthusiastic, and flexible
Able to communicate clearly with all participants
Excellent driving record with no major infractions of unsafe conduct. Position requires driving a 15 passenger van while towing a utility trailer varying in size.
Must be able to swim
Must be able to carry a 60lb. backpack on varying terrain for multiple days
Extensive whitewater paddling experience preferred (raft, kayak, and/or open canoe).