Dates of employment: January 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
This person is primarily responsible for the instruction of resident outdoor education experiences for elementary and middle school groups at Lorado Taft Campus, Oregon, Illinois. This person works closely with other staff to develop and deliver outdoor education programs. Training programs include, but are not limited to, Taft Campus policies and procedures, Taft Campus safety and risk management procedures, writing lesson plans, group management techniques, observing seasoned educators, and co-teaching.
1. Create and deliver lessons to elementary through high school students.
2. Research relevant information regarding Taft programs in order to have the necessary background knowledge to teach classes on topics such as ecology, cultural history, outdoor skills, and team building.
3. Participate in training activities and weekly staff meetings.
4. Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with youth in a role such as a camp counselor, mentor, teacher, or coach. Must possess the desire to work primarily outdoors, in all kinds of weather conditions. Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to represent Taft Campus and NIU in a knowledgeable and professional manner are essential. A high degree of initiative, mature judgment, and a strong work ethic required. A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required.