The Outdoor Education Coordinator is responsible for executing a recreational program that engages youth in a variety of outdoor activities and experiential learning opportunities to teach youth specific skills, an appreciation of the outdoors, respect for the environment and responsible use of natural resources. The Outdoor Education Program offers age-appropriate activities for youth in care, as well as activities for community partners and other MCH stakeholders. The program includes, but is not limited to, horsemanship, Alpine Tower, fishing, camping, summer camp, hosting community partners and stakeholders, and other physical education activities. This position is also responsible for ensuring that the Outdoor Education Program is operated safely and in compliance with licensing and accreditation standards.
The Outdoor Education Coordinator must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have behavioral issues and difficulty relating to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs and trauma. This position requires respect and compassionate understanding for the youth in care and the ability to balance the need for nurture and structure in the work with youth. The Outdoor Education Coordinator must have the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships with youth and co-workers, effectively communicate with others, solve problems and regulate their own behavior in all situations. The Outdoor Education Coordinator must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency's mission and core values.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Outdoor Education Coordinator is considered a professional position and may require more than the normal 40-hour workweek. The work schedule will vary and may include some nights and weekends. The Outdoor Education Coordinator must be able to instruct and participate in recreation activities with students. Most duties are performed on the Waco Campus, but out of town travel and occasional overnight trips are required. The Outdoor Education Coordinator must be able to drive a van and school bus for transportation duties. A technology stipend is provided to support the communication requirements of this position.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required. A degree in recreation, music, performing arts or related field is preferred.
Training hours must be completed annually to comply with licensing and accreditation standards, as well as MCH policy. The employee's supervisor may require additional training to meet specific job requirements or enhance professional growth. Completion of training requirements is mandatory for continued employment.
The Outdoor Education Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas Driver's License, an excellent driving record that meets the standards set forth by the liability insurance company and Methodist Children's Home, no criminal history and acceptable references.
I have reviewed the job description for the position of Outdoor Education Coordinator and understand I must be able to perform the duties outlined above. The Physical Demands/Requirements of the position are provided in another document and discussed at hire. I understand that due to the complexities of the position all duties and responsibilities may not be outlined in this job description and the duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change.