Science Faculty and Director of Community Life

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.

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


  • Foster and implement a robust community and residential life program, mentor students, faculty, and staff in the development of an intentional community
  • Training and mentoring residential staff to ensure the strength of the community and residential life program
  • Attend staff meetings and development training and other responsibilities/ learning opportunities as identified in contract
  • Mentor students in their social growth
  • Live on campus full time.  Be in residence with the students at least three nights a week.
  • Attend meals and community activities as outlined in contract
  • Instruct or assist in instructing students on Outdoor Adventure Expeditions each month

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.


  • 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


  • BS or BA degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Experience in curriculum development, experiential education, and interdisciplinary collaboration preferred
  • Prior residential life leadership experience
  • Passion for working with children and young adults in the outdoors, community life, and outdoor adventure
  • Experience working in a summer camp, semester school, or outdoor education program
  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and proactively plan for multiple outcomes
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, willingness to act goofy, patience and adaptability
  • General comfort level working/ camping outdoors
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.


  • $600-$750/week depending on experience
  • Room and board provided on 740 acre campus with mile-long, private lake
  • Paid Training (CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard)


  • Semester contract dates are approximately August 27- December 16, 2018 with potential for 1-2 day staff retreat before August 27
  • Semester dates are approximately September 10-December 14, 2018
  • Opportunity for full year contract available


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.