Fall Semester 2018 Science Teaching Faculty
Steward is a residential environmental science and outdoor education semester school for middle school students. Steward’s rigorous academic curriculum aligns with traditional middle school courses while particularly focusing on hands-on environmental science and ethics. Students spend at least four weeks of each semester on outdoor adventure expeditions. Learning how to live in intentional community with a focus on sustainable practices is at the core of our program. Students leave Steward with a stronger sense of self and are prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, organize themselves independently, and be the leaders and stewards of tomorrow.
Steward is a program of Incarnation Camp and Conference Center, an Episcopal non-profit with a 133 year legacy of delivering life-changing education, retreat and camping programs to thousands of youth and adults each year. Our beautiful campus spans over 740 acres in coastal Connecticut.
Creating academically curious leaders and stewards of tomorrow through academic and outdoor exploration, ethical reasoning, and self-discovery in an intentional community.
Through a hands-on thematic curriculum grounded in environmental science and tied together through ethics, students will seek to answer five essential questions:
- How can we learn more about ourselves, our community, our country, and our environment?
- How are natural systems, individuals and communities connected and interdependent?
- How has technology affected the world throughout history?
- How are we impacted by the forces of nature and how do we react or adapt to these disturbances?
- What does the Earth provide for its inhabitants and how do we sustain Earth’s bounties?
Members of the Faculty at Steward Outdoor School have academic, community and outdoor program responsibilities. Teachers are responsible for teaching one mixed age (6th-9th) section of the Steward interdisciplinary curriculum as well as one mixed age elective.
- Design and follow semester syllabi for mixed age (6th-9th) sections of the Steward thematic, hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum
- Mentor students in their academic growth
- Evaluate student performance
- Be available to work with students on assignments outside of class as needed
- Serve as Advisor for students
- Attend faculty meetings and development training
All faculty members serve in a number of capacities in the community life of this residential school. Each full time faculty member is assigned to some combination of the following responsibilities: attend meals, facilitate wellness hour, stay in residence with students in dormitory, supervise community jobs, or be on call to take students to appointments off campus.
OUTDOOR PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES
All faculty members play a role in our experiential outdoor education program. Faculty members may be expected to instruct or assist in instructing students on bike touring, canoeing, rock climbing, or backpacking treks. Each faculty member’s participation in the outdoor program is formalized in his/her contract for employment, and is based on skill and experience level, as well as any physical limitations.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- BS or BA degree required, advanced degree preferred.
- Prior teaching experience
- Experience working with young people in academic, experiential, outdoor, or residential settings preferred
- Well-developed planning and organizational skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and proactively plan for multiple outcomes
- Experience in curriculum development, experiential education, and interdisciplinary collaboration preferred
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, willingness to act goofy, patience and adaptability
- General comfort level working/ camping outdoors
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULE
- Most work occurs on Steward’s campus; however Outdoor Adventure Expeditions as well as other excursions will be conducted offsite
- The ability to work long days in hot and/or cold environments and lift heavy gear and boxes is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill program demands
- Room and board on 740 acre campus with mile-long, private lake
- Paid Training (CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard)
- Semester contract dates are approximately August 27- December 14, 2018. Potential for full time year round position.
- Student semester dates are September 10-December 14, 2018
- Please submit resume and letter of interest to Hadley Kornacki, Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steward Outdoor School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disabling condition, or sexual orientation.