New Vision Wilderness
  • Dahlonega, GA, USA
  • 38,000+
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Adventure Specialist

Reports to: Program Director

The Adventure/Field Specialist is a core member of the First Light Wilderness Therapy Field Leadership team. The Adventure/Field Specialist will plan, implement, and evaluate adventure activities, field operations, and staff training, ensuring that programming is developmentally appropriate, enriching and currently responsive to safety and procedural guidelines.


Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates adventure, education and mastery activities
  • Ensures Policies and procedures are always followed
  • Assists with Family Intensives
  • Coordinates and conducts trainings for staff
  • Ensures programs are up to date with industry standards
  • Manages all forms related to outdoor adventure activities or field operations
  • Provides monthly and annual reports (as needed) to Program Director on program evaluations, staff performance, and program performance
  • Selects equipment and supplies needed for planned activities; maintains and organizes equipment and supplies
  • Prepares facilities and equipment for activities; cleans and maintains equipment
  • Ensures that all rules are followed by students and staff; maintains clear and positive communication with team members
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Administers First Aid and reports injuries/accidents/illnesses to Program Director
  • Reports facility issues and supply needs to Program Director
  • Fill in as Field Instructor as needed
  • Assists in placement, movement, travel, and needs of each group
  • Assists in enrollments, discharge, tours, and visits
  • Schedules outreach and volunteer activities
  • Ensures that field daily structures are followed by students and staff; maintains clear and positive communication with team members
  • Administers First Aid and reports injuries/accidents/illnesses to Program Director
  • Other duties as needed
  • Be on call with cell phone and radio and be available to respond to field crisis situations, provide on-call field support assistance to field instructors, and on occasion receive nightly check-ins from field staff.

Requirements:

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree or comparable experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth is required.
  • Three (3) years previous experience working with youth in wilderness/camp/adventure/experiential learning/environmental education programming
  • Minimum age is 21 years old
  • Must be able to work outdoors and participate in activities and programming
  • MVR background check to drive Fleet Vehicle
  • Must possess and maintain current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification and must complete company provided SCM (Safe Crisis Management).
  • Must possess organizational skills, be enthusiastic, adaptable, dependable, and responsible
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations
  • Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation.
  • Must hold a valid Driver's License with clean driving record.
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