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Leadership Intern - College

Job Title: Outdoor Education Leadership Intern (Leadership Advisor)

Dates: Full semester internship in line with Jeffco district calendar.  Start date is January 4, 2016 .

Organizational Overview:

Jefferson County Outdoor Lab Schools give 6th grade students the unique opportunity to explore subjects such as earth science, life science, water systems, archery, and astronomy. Experientially, students are engaged in problem solving, team building, decision-making and social interaction. Jefferson County operates the program from two sites; Windy Peak is located just south of Bailey, Colorado and Mount Evans is located west of Evergreen, Colorado.

Position Overview

The Leadership Intern will instruct trail classes in one or more subjects: Biosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Navigation, Archery, Low Ropes Initiatives, History, and Astronomy, to sixth grade students. They will co-teach with classroom teachers and serve as an instructional mentor for high school leaders as well as high school and college interns. The Leadership Advisor will work directly with the Program Director and Program Specialist to develop and run the weekly program while living on site Monday - Friday. Opportunity to engage in organizational and leadership planning.

Essential Job Duties

    Mentor high school and college interns aged 17-20 in leadership and outdoor education methodology

    Regularly supervise large and small groups of sixth grade and high school students

    Perform supervisor duties in the absence of administrators

    Work closely with the Program Director in developing programs and curriculum

    Instruction of Jefferson County 6th grade outdoor education classes

    Manage projects to develop program and site stewardship

    Solve problems as they arise

    Supervise and mentor interns and high school leaders during bunkhouse times

    Interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience

Ideal Candidate Will

Ø  Anticipate, organize, and prioritize upcoming tasks in a proactive manner

Ø  Excellent work ethic

Ø  Internally accountable and motivated

Ø  Work with colleagues and the general public in a professional and friendly manner

Ø  Solid communication, leadership skills, creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in managing a variety of situations.

Ø  Interact with students with a high level of energy and enthusiasm at all times

Ø  Work closely as a part of a team

Ø  Willingness to live as part of a close community

Ø  Role model a high level of integrity and positivity

Desired Job Functions

           Experience in curriculum and instruction

    Outdoor/leadership experience

Duty Division:

        30% Instruction

        30% Mentoring interns/leaders and supervisory duties

        15% Program development

        15% Bunkhouse mentoring and supervision

        10% Other duties as assigned

Hours:  +40 Monday through Friday

Pay: $2000 semester stipend

Room and Board:  Living on site is required. Rustic cabins or dorm lock-off rooms are provided. Accommodations may be shared with other interns. Three meals a day will be provided during the week. 


    Bachelor’s or working towards bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Science, Hospitality and Recreation, Interpretation or related fields.

    Certification in First Aid and CPR (available upon hire). Must also successfully a pass criminal background check.

Physical Demands

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 regularly required to use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required regularly to stand or walk and hike at an altitude of > 8,100 feet. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other functions as necessary.

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Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab School                                    Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School
Nicholas Ophaug                                                        Mike Pate
Program Director                                                        Program Director
201 Evans Ranch Rd.                                                 P.O. Box 435
Evergreen, CO  80439                                                 20973 Wellington Lake Rd.
303-982-5208                                                              Bailey, CO  80421