Outdoor Education/Expedition Specialist

At Doulos Discovery School we are committed to providing a high quality education to students from all socio-economic backgrounds and discipling them to use their education in pursuit of their vocation to impact the world around them, becoming the next generation of Dominican leaders.

As a Crew, we view our vocation as our calling and work to support one another as a body of believers. We are a relational community that values and respects our Crew in some of the ways listed below.

  • We are committed to the spiritual health of our Crew, including morning prayer, staff devotionals and Days of Solitude as a part of our yearly routines.
  • We strive for multi-cultural unity; therefore we provide language classes free of charge for all Crew members
  • We value staff development, both on and off campus. We offer continued education credits as a part of our incentives package and encourage our Crew to pursue additional opportunities, equipping themselves in the best way(s) possible.

Position Summary

Foster a love and appreciation for God’s creation through Expeditionary Learning by taking the initiative to ensure our students are engaging in meaningful outdoor activities including Outdoor Education Week (ODED), Service week, and grade level expeditions. Plan and facilitate, with our teaching staff, dynamic expeditions for all grades. Care for the general well-being of expedition participants as well as be a leader for our student body.

Responsibilities

  • Be involved with activities while on the field for expeditions
  • Be available for possible substitute teaching if needed
  • Coordinate all logistics for students while they are in the field: transportation, meals,
  • schedules, equipment, housing, projects, entertainment, spiritual content, special needs, emergencies
  • Assist expedition guide teachers with designing their expeditions
  • Seek new resources that instructors can use to effectively teach expeditions
  • Build and maintain the school’s gear stock
  • Create a definitive calendar of all expeditions
  • Manage the expedition budget and allocate funds appropriately
  • Secure student deposits for upcoming expeditions and track finances while in the field
  • Assist guide teachers in raising funds for each expedition
  • Communicate with instructional staff before upcoming expeditions to secure other chaperons and guides
  • Communicate with experts for each expedition and arrange classroom visits
  • Be in constant contact with local organizations to recommend new opportunities, places and initiatives for our students
  • Build and maintain relationships with experts and organizations to discuss focus of expeditions, topics to be discussed and to thank them for their time after
  • Organize and ensure to communicate all Expedition-related events (ie: Expedtion Night,
  • Service Week, and Outdoor Education Week)
  • Attend the annual Expeditionary Learning conference in the states
  • Prepare end-of-year Expedition Report for review by the Board of Directors
  • Demonstrate commitment and passion to continuous growth as an expert in the field of education and within your content area.
  • Possess high and clear expectations for self and students, holding students accountable to diligence in their responsibilities and believing that all students are capable of learning at a high level
  • Disciple students, getting to know them both inside and outside of school with the purpose of encouraging, instructing, and correcting them as disciples of Christ
  • Form relationships with colleagues that lead to collaboration, growth, accountability and consistency across curriculum

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university in education, ministry or related field
  • Possess an intimate and mature relationship with Jesus Christ and is prepared to disciple students
  • Strong history of achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, and/or volunteer settings
  • Superior organizational ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to adapt to changing environments, and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to improve and develop
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and to generate relevant solutions to problems
  • Passionate about providing high quality education to students from all economic backgrounds and dedicated to student achievement
  • Preferably bilingual, but not necessary
  • Respect for individuals’ diverse experiences and the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds; experience working in a cross cultural setting preferred
  • Be flexible and respond in grace when unforeseen situation require your assistance

 

Doulos Crew Environment         “We are crew, not passengers”

 

  • Carry and conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ and consistent with DDS beliefs
  • Report directly to the Academic Director
  • Supported by Coordinator of Methods and Curriculum
  • Attend weekly staff devotionals, showing commitment to deepen your relationship with Christ
  • Participate in biweekly meetings with grade level teams of 4-5 teachers to foster collaboration and communication
  • Engage with Grade Level Leader regarding questions, initiatives and additional support
  • Participate in and assist with staff professional development opportunities
  • Always available for possible substitute teaching
  • Be present, professional and punctual for all required staff meetings and school events (ie. business meetings, expedition nights, outdoor education events, etc.)