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Adventure-Based Learning Experiences Program Director

Adventure-Based Learning Experiences Program Director
DVFriends, 19 E. Central Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
The Adventure Based Learning Experiences (ABLE) Director will join a collaborative and dynamic leadership team and report to the associate head of school, to begin no later than July 1, 2023. You are an experienced outdoor-oriented educator who has a diverse skill set of wilderness pursuits and a desire to share your knowledge and skills with students for value-forming outdoor experiences. You are creative and dynamic as you seek to fully include a diverse group of students. You are comfortable working with groups of students of varying sizes for both single and multi-day experiences. You are just as comfortable working independently in an office setting as you are with leading groups of students. You are also highly organized with an ability to plan well into the future. You have a deep knowledge of safety procedures in all contexts.

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You’ll benefit from:
● A competitive salary that is benchmarked against other independent schools in the region
● A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.
● Generous time-off policies
● Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.
● You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with empathy and generosity of spirit.
● You are trained at the level of Wilderness First Responder or higher.
● You have a safe driving record and a willingness to drive 10-passenger vans or larger.
● You have strong executive functioning skills.
● The mission of a school that serves bright students who learn differently is highly appealing to you, and previous experience with students who learn differently is a plus.
● The values of Friends education resonate with you. Previous experience in Friends education is not essential but is also a plus.
● You have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work.
● You hold a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, and preferably a master’s degree in a relevant discipline
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19 E Central Avenue, Paoli , PA 19301