The Outdoor Education/Team Building Instructor is responsible for facilitating environmental and outdoor recreation activities and teambuilding programs. The incumbent plans and prepares for programs and serves as a host and liaison to participant groups. The incumbent provides high quality experiences for participants that focus on the YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Prepares for, teaches and/or facilitates environmental and outdoor recreation programs based on an established curriculum and safety guidelines.
Prepares for and facilitates teambuilding programs based on established curriculum and safety guidelines.
Serves as a host and liaison to program participant groups.
Performs inspections on teambuilding structures and equipment and communicates the need for repairs.
Maintains, inventories, and repairs class materials and equipment.
Identifies and responds to participant behavioral issues in an appropriate manner, as needed.
Assists in revising curriculum by actively pursuing new teaching techniques and activities to incorporate.
Participates in staff training and meetings.
Ensures the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
Assists in setup and cleanup for program activities.
Participates in marketing programs and activities and community events as needed.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in camp, youth or recreation programs working with children and adults or in a related area
Experience facilitating programs engendering group participation
Effective organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must possess a current First Aid and CPR certification, or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of hire
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to accomplish duties/tasks with little direct supervision
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups
Experience facilitating programs in an outdoor setting
Knowledge of environmental and natural history concepts
Experience facilitating high ropes and low ropes courses
Basic computer skills
Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp programs and activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, climbing, belaying, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
Must have the ability to be outside in all weather conditions and on your feet for prolonged periods of time (up to 10 hours in a day).
Ymca Twin Cities