Environmental Education Instructor

Organization:

Colorado State University Mountain Campus

Location:

Fort Collins, CO

Deadline:

The Colorado State University Mountain Campus is seeking qualified environmental educators to serve as instructors and leaders for its signature Eco Week program for fall 2022. Eco-Week is an outdoor/environmental education program offered to Northern Colorado 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to learn about various topics related to the Rocky Mountain ecosystem in a remote sub-alpine setting. There are two sessions each week (Mon-Wed and Wed-Fri) that include opportunities for students to hike and to study subjects like forest ecology, wildlife discoveries, orienteering, stream ecology, high ropes course, and ecosystem interaction. We are looking for instructors with a passion for outdoor activities, expertise in environmental education, and a commitment to teaching and leading youth in the outdoors. We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have any questions, please contact Tess McGinty, Assistant Director, Mountain Campus at (970) 491-4730 or tess.mcginty@colostate.edu.  Essential Job Functions:  Provide instruction and daily oversight for Eco-Week Program Instruct environmental modules as part of the overall curriculum Teach/lead evening programs and campfire activities Collaborate on planning & logistics with instructor team prior to school arrival Facilitate Challenge Course high elements and adventure components of program (technical training provided) Guide day hikes for students, teachers and staff  Employment Information: Term of Employment: Mid-August to Mid-October, 2022 (exact start date TBD, anticipated move-in August 11, 2022) Options available to also work the summer from mid-May to late-August (then transition to Eco-week position)   Approximately $2100/month plus room and board Full-time live-in position in a remote mountain valley at 9,000 ft. Qualifications: Strong passion for outdoor activities and environmental education Previous experience and commitment to working with youth in the outdoors WFA or WFR certification by start date (WFR preferred but not required) Availability to attend training prior to program start, anticipated August 12, 2022 Ability to commit to live-in position