Butterflyweed at Eagle Bluff

Employment


Outdoor School Manager / Full-Time

Department: Education
Reports to: Education Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Date Updated: January 2019

   

Purpose: The Outdoor School Manager is responsible for supervision, coordination, and management of
our core program, the Outdoor School at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. This person
oversees and actively works in all aspects of the Outdoor School operations especially overseeing
curriculum review, revision, and creation. This position requires someone who is willing to be the face of
our Outdoor School program, has high attention to detail, and a positive, solution-oriented mind-set
who thrives in a collaborative work environment.

   

Responsibilities:
 Supervise and evaluate the Outdoor School team.
 Oversee school recruitment efforts not limited to attending trade conferences, school personnel
meetings, etc.
 Assist lead teachers (especially new leads) as they prepare for their trip to help craft an
experience that aligns to their goals.
 Oversee curriculum development used in the Outdoor School in conjunction with the Education
Director.
 Teach classes and lead programs to residential and day-use groups (including high ropes course).
 Manage and maintenance supplies associated with communal spaces used by school groups.
 Develop annual work plan and department budget and monitor their progress.
 Maintain database of school clients, track performance indicator data, and compile,
communicate and distribute performance reports.
 Assist the Marketing Manager in creating annual marketing plan and implementing marketing
efforts relating to the Outdoor School.

   

Qualifications & Skills
 B.A./B.S. in education, environmental education, or other related field
 Experience empowering and positively managing staff to achieve results
 5 years teaching experience
 Solid experience with and knowledge about outdoor teaching techniques and pedagogical
techniques
 Experience writing lesson plans and developing creative, innovative curriculum
 Effective communication, administration, teaching, and personnel management skills
 Knowledge of SE MN natural history, ecological systems, outdoor recreation, and general
environmental literacy
 High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm
 Other important skills include: writing and editing, organization, time management, delegation,
and prioritization

 First aid, CPR, and/or First Responder certification
 Driver’s license

   

Preferred Qualifications
 Residential environmental education experience
 Knowledge of B.E.E.T.L.E.S. techniques
 M.A./M.S. in environmental education or related field
 Current Minnesota teaching license
 Experience with Google’s suite of products and Microsoft Publisher
 MN DNR Firearms Safety Instructor or willingness to get.
 First responder or EMT certification

   

Compensation
This is a salaried position with benefits. Please inquire.

   

To apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references to:
[email protected]

   

Position open until filled.

Curriculum Coordinator - Full Time

Department: Education

Reports to: Outdoor School Manager
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Date Updated: January 2019


Purpose: The primary role of the Curriculum Coordinator is to assist with the behind the scenes tasks
associated with the curriculum of the Outdoor School. This includes but is not limited to the
maintenance of education supplies, equipment, and sites, and participating in curriculum review,
revision, and creation. Maintenance efforts at Eagle Bluff are shared by a team and require individuals
with a high attention to detail and a positive, solution-oriented mind-set. This person must take the
initiative to identify problems and make recommendations for improvements.

   

Responsibilities:

- Maintain program equipment and class sites: Work closely with the other staff to maintain and

purchase education equipment, supplies, and sites related to Eagle Bluff’s classes which consist
of science, adventure, and history content. Oversee staff training of the equipment and sites,
maintain safe atmosphere, perform regular safety maintenance/inspections of teaching sites
which may include high ropes courses, and indoor rock wall.
-Teaching: Teach science, adventure, and cultural history classes to a variety of Eagle Bluff
audiences; learn and present an evening Naturalist Programs and work up to one weekend a
month; Primary Audience: Middle School; conduct outreach programs as necessary
-Curriculum development: Participate in collaborative curriculum development, review, and
revision for the Outdoor School’s science, adventure, and history classes; align curriculum with
MN state academic standards, oversee and assist other staff members with program support
projects.
- General Education Department duties: Attend monthly Education Department meetings; lead
adult welcomes for teachers and chaperones; Participate in professional meetings and
organizations; regular reporting to the Outdoor School Manager; continually sharpen
professional skills by attending trainings, off-site workshops, etc. Assist with additional
education department tasks/projects as needed.
- Professional Naturalist Fellowship Program Support: lead staff seminars and class trainings;
participate in class observations and evaluations; oversee program support projects; mentor and
coach new staff especially as it pertains to teaching and class modifications

   

Required Qualifications & Skills:

-Bachelor’s Degree in education, environmental education, curriculum and instruction, or other
related field.
-3 years teaching experience. Solid experience with and knowledge about outdoor teaching
techniques and pedagogical techniques.

January 2019
-Knowledge and skills in outdoor, adventure-based activities such as rock climbing, canoeing,
skiing, snowshoeing, camping.
-Knowledge of SE MN natural history, ecological systems, and general environmental literacy.
-  Experience writing lesson plans and developing curriculum.
- Current First Aid and CPR certifications
-Driver’s license
- High degree of organization, communication, creativity, and self-motivation.
- Computer and audio-visual equipment literacy.

   

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
-Residential environmental education experience
-Experience facilitating and maintaining non-continuous, self-belayed high ropes courses, low
ropes courses, and indoor rock climbing wall.
-Knowledge of B.E.E.T.L.E.S. techniques
- M.A./M.S. in environmental education or related field
- Current Minnesota teaching license
- Experience with Google’s suite of products and Microsoft Publisher
- MN DNR Firearms Safety Instructor or willingness to get.
- First responder or EMT certification

   

Compensation:
This is a salaried position with benefits. Please inquire.

   

To apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references to:
[email protected]

   

Position open until filled.

Events & Marketing Manager / Full-Time

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Advancement Director

Purpose: To manage annual fundraising events and marketing efforts and assist with fundraising tasks in a manner consistent with the mission of the organization. This position requires someone with a high attention to detail and a positive, solution-oriented mindset who can work in a collaborative environment with a focus on cultivating relationships with Eagle Bluff stakeholders.

 

Responsibilities:
Development Activities

 

  • Assist with creating annual development plan.
  • Coordinate or manage fundraising events. Including but not limited to:

-Dinners on the Bluff (February and April)
-Donor Appreciation Event (August)
-Scholarship Fundraiser (October)
-An Additional Public Fundraiser (TBD)

 

  • Provide development assistance and support as requested by the Advancement Director. (Donor mailings, leading donor tours, running reports, leading meetings, etc.)

Marketing Activities

 

  • Assist with creating marketing plan across all Eagle Bluff programs and departments.
  • Oversee implementation of the Marketing Plan.
  • Create content and develop print and digital media related to events Including but not limited to:

- Email Newsletter
- Press Releases
- Daily Social Media Posts
- Website Updates
- Blog Content

 

  • Attend weekly marketing team meeting
  • Provide oversight and assistance to other programs which require event coordination or marketing support. (Online registration set-up, FB Boosts, press releases, etc. )

Other Duties As Needed

  • Act as host/ organizational representative for groups utilizing Eagle Bluff.
  • Act as public relations representative (radio, tv, print interviews).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:

 

  • B.A/B.S. in marketing, communications, event planning, education or related field.
  • Experience planning, promoting, and coordinating events.
  • Experience empowering and positively managing staff to achieve results.
  • Experience with graphic design and/or the creation of promotional materials.

To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: [email protected].

Position Open Until Filled

 

Environmental Education Fellowship

Summary:  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school dedicated to fostering awareness, enhancing respect, and promoting personal responsibility for the natural world. Eagle Bluff has trained naturalists and educators since 1997. As one of 12 participants in the program, EE Fellows develop teaching, interpretive, and public relations techniques, plus many other skills related to residential environmental education. Participants are exposed to a wide variety of audiences and classes during the course. They learn through direct teaching experience, guided by staff support, professional workshops, and a series of evaluations throughout the year.

 
We will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowship in December!


Visit our Environmental Education Fellowship Page for more information and to apply!

 

 

 

Summer Camp Naturalist

Summary: Interested in exploring the Outdoor Education field? Increase your skills as an instructor and learn the ins-and-outs by joining us for ten weeks this summer as a Summer Camp Naturalist! As a SCN, you will be responsible for assisting in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for on-site program participants. Over half of the position focuses on experiences with our summer camp programs, with the rest in outdoor adventure education programs.

 
We will be accepting applications for summer 2019 in December!

 

Visit our Summer Camp Naturalist page for more information and to apply!

Lead Shift Cook

Summary:  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school dedicated to fostering awareness, enhancing respect, and promoting personal responsibility for the natural world. The  food service staff at Eagle Bluff works as a team to provide meals and snacks to participants of a wide variety of groups including our residential school program, summer camps, weekend retreats, banquets, wedding receptions, picnics, and more out of our 1,500 square foot kitchen­.

 

Responsibilities:  

 

  • Cook and bake from established recipes
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work space
  • Serve meals on the cafeteria line
  • Coach dishwashing volunteers
  • Assist with receiving and shelving inventory
  • Depending on shift, help open or close
  • Staff are occasionally asked to help in other departments
  • Represent Eagle Bluff with a positive, helpful attitude
  • Prepare options for guests with dietary restictions

Requirements:

 

  • Work as a team or independently
  • Available for some weekend shifts
  • Lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Food service experience preferred but not required. Will train. 

Benefits:

 

  • Eagle Bluff is closed on holidays
  • Opportunity to earn Food Manager certification
  • Full-time includes health insurance, PTO, retirement, life insurance, paid holidays

 

To Apply: Mail, fax, or e-mail resume to Eagle Bluff, Attn: Susie Bradley.

28097 Goodview Dr., Lanesboro, MN 55949

Phone: (507) 467-2437. Fax: 467-3583

Email: [email protected]

Application deadline: Open until filled.