OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
Regular, Full-time (35 hours per week), Monday to Friday
Works 10.5 months per year
Reporting to the Coordinator of Outdoor Education, the Outdoor Education Instructor is responsible for implementing and evaluating a variety of curriculum-based outdoor education programs at the OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres (Bill Mason or MacSkimming), including instructing these programs to a range of audiences, from preschool to adults, in an outdoor setting.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of relevant Board policies and procedures and all aspects of outdoor education including provincial education curriculum, environmental studies, local ecology, and cultural/natural history.
Knowledge of, and experience in instructing a wide range of audiences from preschool, elementary and secondary students to adult.
Computer skills including knowledge of Word, Excel, and other computer applications.
Organization and time management skills to prioritize work and manage multiple priorities, demands and projects.
Interpersonal and (oral and written) communication skills required to prepare course material, to exchange, clarify and provide information on procedures, programs and services, and respond to inquiries using tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Presentation skills for instructing/delivery of programs.
Ability to demonstrate initiative and judgement.
Able to adapt to a flexible outdoor work environment, keep knowledge base current, learn new materials and curriculum without instruction, and work outside with minimal supervision.
Ability to speak French is an asset.
The ideal candidate will have:
Community college program in Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies, Natural Science, or a related field of study, and two years of relevant outdoor education experience;
Experience in adult education and/or instructing students
First Aid and CPR certification is required.
Access to a personal vehicle and valid class G driver's license required.
Certificates in cross-country skiing, canoeing, nature-based activities and leadership education would be considered an asset, as well as the ability to operate ATV, snowmobile, and outboard motor boat.
An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also be considered.
Persons with disabilities: If you require accommodations in the application or interview process please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application package is available in accessible formats upon request.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board utilizes Apply to Education (ATE) to manage its applications and competition/staffing processes. OCDSB employees can apply on-line through their ATE account. OCDSB employees must submit their application using the Board approved resume format.
Applications will be considered in accordance with the ESP Collective Agreement, in the following order:
Regular full-time and Regular part-time employees the ESP bargaining unit;
Casual and Term employees within the ESP bargaining unit
NOTE: If you are a regular part-time ESP member and also on the approved ESP casual list, you must apply to the Internal job posting in order to be given 1st consideration.
For external applicants who are are not OCDSB employees, and do not have an Apply to Education account, please create an account at www.applytoeducation.com, register as an External Applicant, Select Job Category, and create your username and password. Once you’ve set up your account, you can customize your portfolio; search for the job posting at OCDSB, and then Apply as an external applicant.
Evaluation & Assessment: In accordance with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's Administrative and Support Staff Selection Process, the evaluation and assessment of candidates will be completed using the following four (4) identified areas of performance: Organizational and Management Skills, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, and Knowledge and Practice, as they relate to the duties, qualifications, knowledge and education outlined above.
Personal information is collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the eligibility for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is committed to equity for all students and staff and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities it serves.