The Summer Experiential Education Facilitator (Summer EFF) is responsible for the safe and effective implementation of Princeton-Blairstown Center’s (PBC) adventure-based experiential and environmental education curriculum delivered at the Blairstown Campus and partner locations in Newark and Trenton, New Jersey. The Summer Experiential Education Facilitator utilizes a youth development model that actively engages participants and supports them in achieving individual and group goals and helps students increase their social emotional learning (SEL) and problem-solving skills. The Summer EFF is also responsible for delivering an interdisciplinary STEM and/or Literacy curriculum during discrete academic blocks on specified program days.
- Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, and restoration programming designed to help students develop social-emotional skills that include learning to communicate cooperatively, problem solve, and work together to achieve common goals.
- Develop and instruct STEM and/or Literacy academic lessons during specified blocks on assigned programming days.
- Design a learning sequence using PBC curriculum, create and/or deliver lesson plans, and develop new program activities appropriate to the participant population.
- Ensure the safety of all participants at all times.
- Maintain a friendly, cooperative, and professional relationship with fellow staff, chaperones, and partner organization stakeholders.
- Assist with program logistics and administrative duties.
- Assist with housekeeping and facility upkeep.
- Participate in job-related training and staff meetings.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external individuals to ensure the successful functioning of the Blairstown Campus and PBC programs.
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor which is reflective of the values and standards of the Princeton-Blairstown Center in all formal and informal contacts with the organization’s constituencies, including consistent adherence to PBC electronic device policy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- At least 18 years of age.
- Some college, preferably in Education, Psychology, Environmental Science, Outdoor Education, or other related fields.
- Documented experience working with young adults, individually and in groups.
- Documented training and experience, or willingness to lead and/or facilitate low ropes/adventure courses, canoeing, and other outdoor recreation activities.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding customer service, group facilitation, and logistical planning skills.
- First Aid and CPR preferred.
- Experience living and/or working with people from diverse cultures or backgrounds preferred.
- Experience or willingness to live and/or work in a rural, outdoor setting with limited modern comforts and conveniences.
- Able to work well with a team of others and on a one-to-one basis.
- Able to work long hours, including evening and late-night programs, in high stress conditions.
- Able to lift and carry up to 40 plus pounds for extended periods at a time while backpacking.
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, professionalism, a commitment to lead by example, and dedication to the mission of PBC.
Salary $2,800 gross (paid biweekly), before taxes (plus room, board and training – valued at approximately $340/week).
All candidates selected for this program are required to show proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination series and commit to residency on the PBC Campus for the duration of the program. No off-site travel will be permitted during employment dates. Violation of this policy WILL lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Information sessions for prospective applicants will be held: Tuesday 3/23 12-1pm and Thursday 3/25 6-7pm
Please email Travis Heilman to register for an information session. Include your name, email, and date you wish to register in your correspondence.
The Princeton-Blairstown Center will run summer programming unless forced to cancel by State or local mandates.
Last date to apply is April 16th, but we will be reviewing applications and offering positions on a rolling basis, so do not wait to apply if you are interested.
Please have 3 references submit an online reference form at: https://tinyurl.com/referenceformpbc.
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
PBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff.