REMOTE OUTDOOR LEADER JOB DESCRIPTION
Part Time, seasonal
Training starts last week of February 2021
Outdoor Leaders create the magic at WI. Staffing all events from single to multi-day adventures for adults, youth, and families of all backgrounds and abilities, Outdoor Leaders bring Wilderness Inquiry programming to life in the field. Remote Outdoor Leaders are dynamic facilitators who share their excitement for exploration and learning, while building community with Wilderness Inquiry’s youth participants — all virtually!
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilderness Inquiry made a variety of pivots in order to continue our mission of connecting people to the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. This includes the development of our Virtual Outdoor Explorers program. With still so much unknown as we look ahead to the 2021 season, Wilderness Inquiry will continue to offer a variety of virtual programs that feature hands-on educational content aligned with academic standards that focus on introducing and connecting youth to the outdoors. As 2021 progresses, we will likely move into in-person outdoor leader opportunities as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available.
WILDERNESS INQUIRY VALUES:
At Wilderness Inquiry, we believe that everyone belongs. We work to ensure this belief holds true in our workplace, in our community, and in the outdoors. We pursue this belief through our mission and shared values of paddling together, seeking the exceptional, and finding a way.
Canoemobile and Wilderness Inquiry’s youth programs focus on introducing youth and young people from historically marginalized communities to the outdoors. We recognize that as an industry, there is much to do to increase representation in our field to reflect the communities we aim to serve. We also know that diversity of identities, experiences and ways of thinking result in better solutions for our communities. For this reason, we especially encourage applicants from communities who experience systemic barriers – including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities – to apply for this position.
Remote Outdoor Leaders are compensated on an hourly basis starting at $15/hour. Opportunities for advancement available upon demonstrated performance with Wilderness Inquiry.
Programs are typically scheduled from 9-10:30am and 1-2:30pm Monday through Thursday, but also occur on a few weekends. Remote Outdoor Leaders will need to be available from 8:30am – 3pm each day of their scheduled programming. It is preferred that leaders are available on an ongoing, regular basis every week. Our remote program runs from March through November, 2021.
The primary responsibility of Remote Outdoor Leaders is to lead engaging and welcoming virtual educational experiences. Remote Outdoor Leaders are responsible for the wellbeing and online safety of youth participants who choose to participate in a Wilderness Inquiry virtual adventure.
Group Facilitation & Education
- Provide excellent leadership and facilitation to youth and families virtually.
- Collaborate with your team to build a safe, engaging, and welcoming learning environment.
- Dedicate time to learn about our curriculum, learning objectives, and student outcomes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the variety and complexities of relationships youth and young people may have with the outdoors based on race, gender, experiences, and backgrounds.
Technology & Facilitation
- Demonstrate up-to-date computer skills and understanding of how to learn and utilize Zoom, Google Meets, G-Suite applications, and other programs.
- Possess flexibility and creative problem solving.
- Act quickly and professionally when challenges with technology or group dynamics present themselves.
Pre-Trip Prep & Post-Trip Responsibilities
- Lead and/or actively participate in event specific pre-trip meetings and post-event debriefings with your team.
- Complete post-trip evaluations.
The ability to plan, implement, and follow through with responsibilities is essential. Remote leaders need to have a reliable internet connection*, a device** capable of downloading video conferencing applications and using all necessary features, ability and willingness to create Zoom and Google accounts, and headphones with a microphone or a quiet space to facilitate programming.
*Wilderness Inquiry office space can be available to use
**Wilderness Inquiry can provide if needed to full-time seasonal employees (must meet minimum employment hour requirements)
All new Outdoor Leader hires are contingent upon successful completion of Wilderness Inquiry staff training.
2021 Training Dates: 2/22/21 – 2/24/21 with continued training scheduled for 3/26/21
Wilderness Inquiry is an equal opportunity employer.Apply Now