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University of Maine Temporary - Trips and Leadership Instructor (id:68216) in Lincolnville, Maine

Statement of the Job: The UMaine 4-H Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally focused summer camps for youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Programs emphasize community living, respect for others, fun, safety, responsibility, and the joy of being a part of the natural world. The camp runs from June 20, 2021 through August 21, 2021. As a trips and leadership program instructor, you will serve as a mentor and coach as teens learn different leadership styles through wilderness adventures over multiple-week sessions. Programs will focus on leadership styles, communication skills, group building, and environmental education and ethics. To be effective, instructors must have a genuine interest in building their capacity as a positive role model through teaching applicable hard skills needed to find success in the back-country while applying best leadership practices. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Co-lead two-week outdoor leadership programs for teenagers (co-ed, max. 10/session). Each program session includes a camping and canoeing trips. NOTE: includes weekend work. (3 programs/season) * Plan lessons and schedules and implement a leadership curriculum that covers a variety of skills including listening, communication, team-building, low-impact camping, conflict resolution, canoe safety and canoeing skills, backpacking, map and compass, general ecology, personal health and safety, and knot tying. * Prepare food for trips and coordinate logistical support, food/equipment deliveries, emergency support, etc. * Supervise and ensure the safety of campers at all times; mediate group conflicts and strive to encourage problem-solving and decision-making; live in and supervise cabin of up to 6 program participants. * Role model healthy living, positive energy, clear communication, and good stewardship for the environment. * Actively engage with campers during lessons, recreation, and meal times. * Drive 12 passenger vans (sometimes with canoe trailer) to program sites with participants and other staff. * Evaluate program regularly with Director. * Strictly and responsibly follow all Covid-related protocols during working and non-working hours. About the University: The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/ Qualifications: Required: * Minimum 2 years of college or equivalent (degree preferred) * Related experience working with teenagers and teaching in the outdoors * Substantial camping/backpacking/canoeing experience * Ability to lead groups outdoors over various terrain with 35+lbs. packs for extended days and ability to assist in carrying canoes (85 lb.) with others * Ability to demonstrate responsible and safe decision-making skills in all aspects of outdoor camp programming * Wilderness First Aid & CPR and lifeguard certification (or ability to obtain) * Ability to comply with any Covid-related pre-arrival requirements (such as a 2-week quarantine and/or a negative Covid test result) Preferred: * College Degree * Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record * Wilderness First Responder, Small Craft Water Safety Certification Other Information: If you are a student, please send all application materials (see below) to emily.collins3@maine.edu; please use subject* "Trips and Leadership Instructor". If you are not a student, materials aterials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. *Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: April 26, 2021 and will continue until the positons are filled Tentative start date: June 20, 2021 For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Emily Collins at emily.collins3@maine.edu or 207-949-5297. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical. The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Position Title: Temporary - Trips and Leadership Instructor (id:68216) Campus: Orono Department: Cooperative Extension - OCES Bargaining Unit: Temp Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A Location: Lincolnville, ME Length: Other Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV