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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:11 AM


Job Overview
JOB POSTED 10 hours ago
WAGE $16-18 per hour
JOB TYPE Full-time
SCHEDULE Mornings, Afternoons, Weekdays
CATEGORIES Carpenter, Collaborative, Community Oriented, Education, Family Owned, Mission Driven, Program Coordinator, Teacher, Women Owned, Youth Worker, Instructor
Job Description
Equal​ ​parts​ ​passionate​ ​outdoor​ ​educator,​ ​vibrant​ ​naturalist​ ​mentor​ ​and​ ​tinkering​ ​woodshop/building​ ​nerd,​ ​the​ ​Sienna Ranch​ ​Woodshop​ ​Program​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​Instructor​ ​is​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​woodshop​ ​teacher​ ​in​ ​our​ ​Woodshop and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps.​ ​This​ ​position​ ​manages​ ​the​ ​shared​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​woodshop​ ​space,​ ​program supplies,​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​equipment​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​monthly​ ​program​ ​budget.​ ​The​ ​Woodshop​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature​ ​Program Instructor​ ​will​ ​also​ ​teach​ ​our​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps,​ ​including​ ​Explorers​ ​and​ ​Junior​ ​Ranchers.​ ​This​ ​position reports​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Ranch​ ​Director.

Non-exempt.​ ​Permanent.​ ​Full-time.​ ​Year-round.
School​ ​Year​ ​Schedule:​ ​Monday-Friday,​ ​30-35​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week Summer​ ​Schedule:​ ​Monday-Friday,​ ​35-40​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week Start​ ​Date:​ ​January​ ​2018​ ​(earlier​ ​start​ ​date​ ​negotiable)


● Design​ ​engaging,​ ​innovative,​ ​and​ ​fun​ ​Woodshop​ ​and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​curriculum​ ​for​ ​camps​ ​and​ ​classes
● Teach​ ​up​ ​to​ ​six​ ​specialty​ ​Woodshop​ ​and​ ​Natural​ ​Building​ ​classes​ ​per​ ​week,​ ​up​ ​to​ ​four​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​classes during​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​other​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​activities​ ​as​ ​assigned
● Teach​ ​morning​ ​and​ ​afternoon​ ​camps​ ​in​ ​our​ ​summer​ ​and​ ​holiday​ ​camp​ ​program
● Train​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​instructors​ ​on​ ​woodshop​ ​projects,​ ​safety,​ ​and​ ​classroom​ ​management
● Collaborate​ ​with​ ​Nature​ ​Program​ ​curriculum​ ​creators​ ​to​ ​design​ ​appropriate​ ​woodshop​ ​projects​ ​for​ ​our​ ​Nature Program​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps
● Manage​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​budget​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​all​ ​necessary​ ​woodshop​ ​supplies,​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​equipment
● Manage​ ​the​ ​woodshop​ ​as​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​space,​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​other​ ​instructors​ ​as​ ​necessary,​ ​proactively​ ​address concerns​ ​or​ ​problems​ ​which​ ​may​ ​arise
● Participate​ ​in​ ​staff​ ​trainings​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​development​ ​as​ ​needed
● Participate​ ​in​ ​staff​ ​hiring​ ​decisions,​ ​staff​ ​meetings,​ ​and​ ​actively​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​work​ ​environment
● Maintain​ ​prompt​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​email​ ​communication​ ​with​ ​Ranch​ ​administration,​ ​proactively​ ​communicate​ ​any concerns
● Take​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​safety,​ ​education​ ​and​ ​happiness​ ​of​ ​all​ ​participants​ ​in​ ​your​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​camps
● Encourage​ ​respect​ ​and​ ​empathy​ ​between​ ​participants,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​respect​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Ranch​ ​animals,​ ​equipment​ ​and facilities
● Ensure​ ​appropriate​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​behavior​ ​for​ ​all​ ​participants,​ ​utilizing​ ​the​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​Parent/Guardian​ ​Report system​ ​when​ ​necessary​ ​and​ ​proactively​ ​communicating​ ​with​ ​administration​ ​when​ ​issues​ ​arise
● Be​ ​a​ ​model​ ​of​ ​kindness,​ ​flexibility​ ​and​ ​professionalism

● At​ ​least​ ​1​ ​year​ ​experience​ ​teaching​ ​woodshop,​ ​building,​ ​or​ ​tinkering​ ​with​ ​hand​ ​tools
● At​ ​least​ ​2​ ​years​ ​outdoor​ ​education​ ​experience,​ ​including​ ​hiking​ ​on​ ​uneven​ ​or​ ​undeveloped​ ​terrain​ ​with​ ​groups​ ​of children,​ ​finding​ ​and​ ​following​ ​nature​ ​mysteries,​ ​and​ ​facilitating​ ​unstructured​ ​nature​ ​exploration
● A​ ​sincere​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​connecting​ ​children​ ​to​ ​nature,​ ​mentoring​ ​young​ ​people,​ ​and​ ​working​ ​with​ ​youth​ ​outside​ ​in​ ​​all weather
● Ability​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​curriculum,​ ​activities,​ ​games​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​as​ ​assigned,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​follow​ ​a​ ​strict​ ​daily​ ​timetable
● Ability​ ​to​ ​improvise,​ ​be​ ​creative,​ ​proactive​ ​and​ ​flexible,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​back​ ​pocket​ ​of​ ​nature​ ​games​ ​and​ ​activities
● Ability​ ​to​ ​patiently​ ​and​ ​positively​ ​mentor​ ​youth​ ​from​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​backgrounds,​ ​ages​ ​and​ ​experiences
● Ability​ ​to​ ​patiently,​ ​professionally​ ​and​ ​positively​ ​communicate​ ​with​ ​parents
● Committed​ ​to​ ​being​ ​a​ ​solution-oriented,​ ​self-motivated​ ​community​ ​member​ ​in​ ​a​ ​cooperative,​ ​team-oriented atmosphere
● Able​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​direct​ ​supervision
● Able​ ​to​ ​check​ ​and​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​email​ ​communications​ ​within​ ​24​ ​business​ ​hours
● Current​ ​First​ ​Aid​ ​and​ ​CPR​ ​for​ ​Adult​ ​and​ ​Child​ ​certifications,​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​TB​ ​test​ ​results​ ​(or​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​acquire​ ​before first​ ​day​ ​or​ ​work)
APPLICATION Email​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​resume,​ ​contacts​ ​for​ ​THREE​ ​professional​ ​references,​ ​and​ ​answers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​application​ ​questions​ ​below to​ ​Chris​ ​Lauf​ ​at​ ​​​​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​December​ ​1st,​ ​2017.​ ​​Please​ ​make​ ​sure to​ ​include​ ​your​ ​name,​ ​phone​ ​number​ ​and​ ​email​ ​address.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​accept​ ​and​ ​review​ ​applications​ ​on​ ​a​ ​rolling​ ​basis​ ​until​ ​the position​ ​is​ ​filled.

Application​ ​Questions:
Please​ ​reflect​ ​on​ ​and​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​questions:

How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​hear​ ​about​ ​this​ ​position?
What​ ​was​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​part​ ​of​ ​being​ ​outside​ ​as​ ​a​ ​child,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​has​ ​this​ ​shaped​ ​your​ ​style,​ ​techniques​ ​and philosophy​ ​of​ ​working​ ​with​ ​youth​ ​outside?​ ​(max.​ ​1​ ​page).
What​ ​motivates​ ​you​ ​most​ ​to​ ​work​ ​at​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch?
SCENARIO:​ ​Imagine​ ​you​ ​are​ ​teaching​ ​a​ ​woodshop​ ​class​ ​with​ ​8​ ​students,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​whom​ ​has​ ​a​ ​very​ ​strong​ ​woodshop background​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​the​ ​other​ ​students.​ ​This​ ​student​ ​loudly​ ​proclaims​ ​to​ ​the​ ​class​ ​that​ ​she​ ​is​ ​bored​ ​and​ ​‘knows all​ ​this​ ​stuff​ ​already’.​ ​Normally​ ​well-behaved,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​becomes​ ​increasingly​ ​unfocused​ ​and​ ​disruptive,​ ​finally throwing​ ​a​ ​pencil​ ​across​ ​the​ ​woodshop.​ ​Please​ ​briefly​ ​describe​ ​how​ ​you​ ​would​ ​handle​ ​this​ ​situation.
Please​ ​list​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​question​ ​you​ ​have​ ​for​ ​us​ ​about​ ​Sienna​ ​Ranch,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​Woodshop​ ​Coordinator​ ​and​ ​Nature Program​ ​Instructor​ ​position.
Sienna​ ​Ranch​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​building​ ​a​ ​culturally​ ​diverse​ ​and​ ​pluralistic​ ​team​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​and working​ ​in​ ​a​ ​multicultural​ ​environment.​ ​We​ ​strongly​ ​encourage​ ​applications​ ​from​ ​people​ ​of​ ​color​ ​and​ ​other groups​ ​traditionally​ ​under-represented​ ​in​ ​outdoor​ ​education. We​ ​are​ ​an​ ​equal​ ​opportunity​ ​employer​ ​and​ ​all​ ​qualified​ ​applicants​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​consideration​ ​for​ ​employment without​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​religion,​ ​sex,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​gender​ ​identity,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​disability​ ​status, protected​ ​veteran​ ​status,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​characteristic​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​law.

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