Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America
Instructor (Full Time)
Reports to: School Director/Program Leads
Status: Full Time (variable hours, 5 out of 7 days), Exempt,
Start date: September 10, 2019
Winter break (unpaid): Dec 15, 2019 or Dec 22- January 6, 2020
Projected end date: June 20, 2020
Living Arrangement : On Site, recommended not required/meals included
Benefits Gap Insurance
Supervises: Students assigned
The mission of The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas. This 210-acre outdoor education center owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in Orange, California and accessible through Irvine Regional Park. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) features half-day through five-day overnight academic and recreational programming. Our hands-on approach to outdoor education allows participants to explore the outdoors and science while developing creativity, leadership skills and a respect for the environment.
- Must be able to fulfill the Essential requirements of the Instructor position
- Four-year degree in a field relating to education. Equivalent relevant work experience may be acceptable.
- Minimum age requirement is 18.
- Demonstrated experience working with children in an organized educational or recreational setting.
- Ability to work overnight programs and occasional weekends.
- Ability to work independently.
- Implement quality academic programs aligned with curriculum standards Next Generation Standards and Common Core.
- Maintains certification in Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED.
- Willing to work with all age groups, elementary, middle school, high school, and adult programming.
- Ability to positively maintain a focused learning environment in a variety of situations and settings.
- Exceptional attention to detail concerning participants needs.
- Comfortable leading songs, skits, and large group games.
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of California natural and cultural histories. Uses teaching techniques to dynamically present the facts and underlying principles of these disciplines to student.s
- Ensure that safety and protocol are followed in accordance to American Camp. Association and the Boy Scouts of America.
- Works with supervisors to resolve participant behavior problems.
- Assists in the maintenance of equipment.
- Assists the program director/leads in the overall administration of the program.
- Assists the program director/leads in implementing new curriculum .
- Assists with training with new and returning staff.
- Participates in Irvine Ranch and Orange County Boy Scouts Of America staff meetings, trainings, and enhancement activities.
- Interacts professionally with colleagues and public.
- Works as part of a team with other IROEC staff members and uses interpersonal communication techniques to ensure the success of the program and positive work environment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Hold duty phone, if applicant chooses to live Onsite.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods.
- This job requires the use of hands to handle, control or feel objects or tools.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy objects, which requires frequent and proper bending.
- The employee must frequently be on their feet walking and hiking for distances up to 4 miles at a time.
- Employee must be able to lift or move items weighing up to 25 pounds unassisted.
- This position requires the employee to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions as well as dust, pollen, plant life, insects, and wildlife.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Requires occasional work where the sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals.
- Requires occasional dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people.
- Requires making decisions which affect co-workers, guests and the image of the company, soliciting help from managers as needed to improve decision-making skills.
- Requires work with others on a group or team.
- Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results.
- Includes responsibility for the health and safety of self and others.