Outdoor School At Home Instructor

  • Northwest Regional Education Service District
  • Remote
  • Feb 20, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
 
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

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Position Title: Outdoor School At Home Instructor

 

Department: Outdoor School

 

Location: Remote

 

Salary: Starts at $15 per hour, DOE

 

NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The Outdoor School @ Home Instructor will work full time and utilize a comprehensive distance learning (CDL) curriculum to bring a virtual Outdoor School experience to life for 5th-7th grade students who are unable to experience traditional Outdoor School due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • High school graduate with some college study and/or post-high school work experience
  • Paid or volunteer experience in Outdoor School, summer camp, day camp or before/after-school programs preferred
  • A passion for science and nature and a desire to share this passion with children
  • Exhibit enthusiasm, maturity, positivity, compassion, responsibility, flexibility, and initiative
  • Able to work dependably in a remote work online setting while also contributing to the formation and maintenance of a close-knit staff team
  • Must have a reliable connection to the internet
  • Strong recommendations from previous work and/or volunteer experiences
  • High level of comfort with web-based technologies and the willingness to quickly and actively learn new platforms
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and supporting the diverse needs of all students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Strong Time Management skills

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Guide one or more groups of students in daily online science exploration, nature connection, recreation, and art lessons & activities
  • Facilitate student engagement in online classrooms
  • Train and mentor high school volunteers in their teaching and leadership roles
  • Inspire and motivate students to be informed about and in­volved in their environment
  • Collaborate with other instructors, supervisor & Curriculum Specialist to refine and improve CDL resources and the overall student experience
  • Assist with student science kit assembly & distribution (if local to the Portland metro area)
  • Participate in regular online staff meetings

COMPENSATION

$15.00 per hour minimum.  Placement on salary schedule may be higher depending on experience and/or prior work history with NW Regional Education Service District.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

  • Employees do not need to live in Oregon, but must be eligible to work in the United States and able to work during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone.
  • Employees will need access to a laptop or desktop computer & monitor.  NWRESD will be able to assign laptops to employees who lack needed computer hardware if they local to NW Oregon or SW Washington.
  • Extensive training will be provided to all employees prior to commencing work with students.

 

‘Where Learning Comes Naturally’

 

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Note: The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
 

 Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion,  veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. 

 

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.