Eagle Rock Seeks a Seasoned Professional Development Associate

We’ve been going through the process of filling several positions recently here at Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center (PDC), and this time around we’re looking for an experienced facilitator of adult professional development with classroom experience and know-how in progressive education reform models.

The Professional Development Center Associate we seek will serve on our renowned Professional Development Center team, joining fellow associates in crisscrossing the nation to visit high schools, school districts and other organizations seeking to institute progressive approaches to engaging young people in their own education.

(Image ©2017 by Michael Soguero)

(Image ©2017 by Michael Soguero)

Our objective in the area of professional development is to accelerate change in public education through an asset-based approach with partners in education nationwide who continually ask us to return in order to facilitate the design and change processes at their schools and organizations.

Qualifications for this position include Continue reading…

Outdoor Education Adjunct Instructor Sought for Eagle Rock School

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is seeking an experienced outdoor educator who is not only comfortable guiding experiential educational programs in remote backcountry environments for weeks at a time, but who can transfer the confidence and enjoyment gleaned from such experiences to novice teens — many of whom will be experiencing life outside their hometown for the first time in their young lives.

The job title is Outdoor Education Adjunct Instructor, and we’ll tell you up front that one of the most important aspects of this position is helping coordinate our three-times-a-year New Student Wilderness Program that sees incoming students participate in and successfully complete a 24-day wilderness course at the beginning of each trimester.

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For that program, the Outdoor Education Adjunct Instructor will facilitate outdoor and on-the-trail instruction to our students, supporting experiences that contribute to their personal and academic growth.

In addition to playing a pivotal role for the New Student Wilderness Program, the adjunct instructor wears many hats back on campus. Among the responsibilities our new staff member will take on are Continue reading…

We’re Hiring a Pair of Student Services Team Members

As we do from time to time, we’re taking to the blogosphere to share news that we’re seeking applicants for two new job openings here at Eagle Rock — both within the school’s student services team — each post tasked with ensuring a robust and rewarding residential life for our diverse student body.

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The primary focus of both positions is the personal growth and wellness of all Eagle Rock School students with an emphasis on introducing a variety of activity options conducted outside the classroom environment.

The first position is for a residential life program coordinator who will oversee the overall stewardship of our residential village, as well as provide coaching and support for house parents, advocate for students and oversee service learning opportunities as part of the co-curricular experience.

The residential life program director is tasked with fostering a safe and secure environment within our on-campus living village by advocating for house parents and students and keeping abreast of student behavior and providing the appropriate support and interventions.

The second post is for a student services program manager who will work under the direction of Eagle Rock’s Continue reading…

Latest Eagle Rock Job Opening: Outdoor Education Instructional Specialist

If you’re an experienced outdoor educator who is truly passionate about working with high school students (not to mention, you’re someone who can’t understand how 35 television seasons of “Survivor” can continue to produce finalists who can’t build a fire — even with a hefty chunk of flint in their hands), then you need to know about our latest job opening.

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Eagle Rock School students during a wilderness orientation trip.

At a 30,000-foot level, what is mostly required of our new Outdoor Education Instructional Specialist is a dedication to teach others and, more specifically, high school students who haven’t found a lot of success in traditional school settings. If you can wear a variety of hats that weren’t just designed for warding off the sun, this jobs for you.

Successful candidates must be enthusiastic about implementing an outdoor education curriculum and hiring and supervising field instructors, in addition to teaching classes both on campus and in the backcountry. Most important, our new outdoor education leader will lead our traditional 24-day wilderness orientation trips for incoming students — a rite of passage for all incoming Eagle Rock School students that takes place three times a year within areas designated as Wilderness.

The position also includes conducting outdoor education classes for veteran Eagle Rock School students, keeping track of all of the equipment that goes along with an outdoor-focused campus, mentoring at least one Public Allies Fellow, and an Continue reading…

Help Wanted: Line Chef Instructor With a Pinch of Patience

Like nearly all of our job postings here at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, there is an important proviso for potential employees and that caveat is this: You must be willing to empower an active student body and work closely alongside these young charges.

Our mountainside campus in Estes Park, Colorado, is in need of a line chef instructor, and our big concern isn’t that you be able to prepare chateaubriand with your eyes closed. Our big concern is that you can take teen-aged students under your wing and patiently teach them what you’ve learned in your culinary career.

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We aren’t looking for a strict disciplinarian behind the counter or the arbitrarily shouting of “No soup for you!” Rather, we are seeking a chef willing to support students in finding and nurturing their own particular kitchen skills while simultaneously receiving the benefits of becoming reengaged in their own education. As a result, we seek someone who can help our students develop and customize their own potential passion for cooking, and we need someone to lead the way rather than bark orders like a fry cook.

Equally important for our successful applicant is the ability to Continue reading…