Reports To: Director of Summer at Laurel and the Project Adventure Coordinator
Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.
The Summer at Laurel Project Adventure Lead Facilitator operates on Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights and Butler Campus in Novelty. Summer camp operates Monday through Friday 9:00-4:00 from June 12 - July 28th in two-week sessions. Challenge Course programs are scheduled to occur in 1 to 1.5-hour blocks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The Summer at Laurel program is a co-ed program that serves students from 2 years through rising 8th grade. Summer at Laurel instructors works closely with the Camp Coordinators to ensure a safe, nurturing, fun, and efficient summer program.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Set up and break down the challenge course for visiting groups.
Work with camp instructors and counselors to facilitate all low and high ropes course groups.
Plan a progressive age-appropriate adventure program for each camper age group.
Daily check for the safety of equipment and areas surrounding the ropes course for damage or hazardous materials in the area.
Cooperate with the Director/ coordinator in coordinating and organizing the total camp program.
Report to the Camp Director any concerns about a camper’s health, safety, or well-being.
Assist other staff members with their activities and programs where appropriate.
Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving within the group.
Maintain safety expectations and practices to the highest capacity.
Maintain rope logs and inspection reports.
Coordinate responses to emergency situations on the course.
Other duties as assigned.
The lead facilitator must be at least 18 years old and have a sincere desire to work with and be of service to children. They must be willing to actively pursue and fulfill the goals and mission of summer at Laurel and should possess enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and patience. Additional requirements include:
Have experience organizing and planning large group activities.
Have training and experience in ropes course facilitation through a Project Adventure or other similarly certified organization (Professional Climbing Instructors Association PCIA, American Mountain Guide Association AMGA)
First aid and CPR certifications necessary prior to the start of camp. Laurel can assist with obtaining these certifications.
Trained to complete belay takeovers.
Laurel offers competitive compensation.
Please see www.laurelschool.org for further information and a job application.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed pre-primary division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion.
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has a suburban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; gender identity; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.