Senior Counselor (Environmental Education Specialist)

  • Concordia Language Villages
  • Bemidji, MN, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness Training

Job Description

-Work under direction of dean and designated leadership staff members as part of counseling team.

-Develop activities to teach about nature and the environmental, including composting and global issues. Train staff on nature and environmental education. 

-Assume counseling duties for individual house/cabin and other appropriate groups; assume lead counselor duties as appropriate.

-Participate in language instruction in both large-and small-group formats; assume leadership as appropriate.

-Lead and assist with activities as assigned; participate in all Village programs.

-Create a physically and emotionally safe environment in which participants ("villagers") feel accepted by staff and peers.

-Be attentive to supervising villagers at all times; assume leadership as appropriate.

-Motivate villagers to participate actively in the target language and culture (in the community setting).

-Assist with the development of evening programs and cultural presentations; assume leadership as appropriate.

-Assist with supervising credit villagers during interim weekend as required.

-Complete villager progress reports to be sent to parents.

-Manage villager groups to promote safety, minimize injury/illness and meet developmental needs.

Positions available in 14 languages (Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish) for Summer 2020 in counseling, teaching, culinary arts and health care.

For more information, visit To apply, visit and search the language you wish to teach; all related openings will appear in the search results.

Questions? Contact Mark Chen (, Group Director. 

About Concordia Language Villages

Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens.

Language without limits: creating a world where everyone understands. For over 50 years, Concordia Language Villages, based in the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, has been boldly and optimistically pursuing a vision of peace and understanding by introducing learners to the languages and cultures of our world. We are advocates for language learning and we take pride in our role in creating more language advocates. It is through exposure to language and culture that we believe we can best serve our mission: to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. With an annual enrollment of approximately 10,000 young people and 1,500 adults, we offer a wide variety of options with sessions varying in length from one weekend to four weeks. All language levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced. Our villagers come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. We are a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


Starting at $300/week, plus paid orientation, room & board, opportunity to apply for $25,000 Dietrich Award

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