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17 Dec 2019

Seasonal Atlantic Canada Wilderness Instructor

Outward Bound Canada New Brunswick, Canada

Job Description

Position: Atlantic Canada Wilderness Instructor (two positions available)

Immediate Supervisor: Atlantic Canada Program Manager

Location: Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick

Start date: February 24, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Since 1969, Outward Bound Canada has made it our mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion, through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. A not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization, Outward Bound Canada has challenged over 150,000 Canadians to step out of their comfort zone with our unique outdoor adventures. We pride ourselves on offering transformational journeys that encourage participants to push beyond their limits and discover their true potential.

About the Position

This position is for work on two consecutive wilderness courses being offered to young adults through the Canada Conservation Corps program.  You will work with one co-instructor to lead an expedition that is partly hut based, partly tent based, with mountain summits and a diverse training curriculum for participants ages 18-30.  Outward Bound Canada is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who have the credentials and capacity to work providing exceptional educational programming to students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the health and well-being of students while on program.
  • Effectively utilize group and risk management skills, maturity and role modeling to create a supportive environment for student-centered learning.
  • Facilitate positive peer interactions among students.
  • Manage in-field risk management decisions.
  • Present clear and effective lessons to engage students in learning.
  • Utilize different methods and styles of teaching.
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate students.
  • Work effectively with different populations.
  • Achieve the objectives of the Outward Bound Canada National Risk Management Policy.
  • Complete various program-related administrative documents and tasks.
  • Has the ability to deal with unpredictable non-routine situations.
  • Regularly works in a mentoring role with less experienced Instructors and Assistant Instructors.
  • Ability to operate within and provide direction to peers surrounding performance-based training and assessment guidelines.
  • Achieve the objectives of the Outward Bound Canada National Safety Policy.
  • Facilitate all incident reporting and high-school credit processes.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience with winter wilderness camping and snowshoeing.
  • Winter outdoor skills are an asset: survival, ice-fishing, snow safety, snow shelters etc.
  • Ability to model and teach outdoor expedition skills.
  • Well-practiced in communicating effectively with a high level of professionalism.
  • Technical and interpersonal excellence, effective in facilitating clients through a broad range of emotions experienced on our courses.
  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead both youth and adults of various abilities.
  • Experience in adventure and experiential educational module delivery.
  • Understanding and application of Outward Bound methods and philosophy.
  • Skilled in behaviour management, crisis intervention and problem-solving.
  • Experience in adventure and experiential educational module delivery.

Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • CPR-C
  • Post-Secondary education in outdoor education, adventure therapy, or relevant field.
  • Position requires police background check including Vulnerable Sector Check

How to Apply

Ready to apply?
  1. Finalize your cover letter, resume and trip log, ideally in one pdf file. MS Word is also ok.
  2. Fill out this webform, please identify the position as “Winter Wilderness Instructor” in position field when you apply: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=8ef15d78cef64aaa9a100ec4a6eb5eba
  3. Attach your cover letter, resume and trip log to the webform. Note: you cannot complete the webform without this step.
Application deadline:  January 10, 2020 Outward Bound Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Job Categories: Outdoor Education. Job Types: Seasonal.

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