8th Grade Global Service Learning (GSL) Assistant Trip Leader
Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for GSL assistant trip leaders for the 2017-18 program.
Through active service and study, Lakeside’s 5-12 Global Service Learning Program seeks to develop in students an awareness of, respect for, and understanding of diverse cultural communities as well as the common issues facing our local community. Our goal is to inspire and empower students to be agents of change both in their local communities and around the world. GSL is a signature program at Lakeside, one which has made a lasting impact on many students and one in which we have a great deal of pride.
The 8th grade GSL program combines on-site service learning with a cultural immersion experience. By making tangible curricular connections, students gain insight into the dynamics of cultural communities by experiencing them firsthand and appreciating them on their own terms. Eighth grade students travel to one of six sites within driving distance of Seattle for a week long, culturally immersive experience. In each location, students learn from local partners and work alongside community members to gain a holistic understanding of daily life, culture, and complex issues facing each community. The experiences are integrated with the academic curriculum across the disciplines before, during and following the trips. The program serves as a leadership opportunity and a culmination of experiences that students have had in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grade Service-Learning and Outdoor Programs.
The assistant trip leader is one of three adults to co-lead, co-manage, and execute all aspects of the trip for a group of twelve to fourteen 8th grade students. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supporting student learning by facilitating e.g. group activities; engaging in the service learning work; attending one day on campus prior to the departure day.; Travelling with students and assigned other leaders to, within, and from the project site (obligatory); Driving students to and from site and as needed during the trip.
Requirements and Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have experience in leading groups, preferably middle school students; experience and willingness to contribute to service learning activities; training and/or experience in experiential and/or outdoor education is desirable. A hardy constitution is important and references should speak to the applicant’s integrity, flexibility, and ability to be an effective member of a team. Candidates must also be able to drive students. Required Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification will be covered at Lakeside’s expense if needed. Candidates must successfully pass a nationwide background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
Compensation and Benefits
US $ 1350 for 9 days (2 training days and 7 trip days) - Stipend
Full-day training at Lakeside Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30.
Trips depart on Sunday October 1 and return on Saturday October 7, 2017.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history via the online application located on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). From the home page chose About US / Careers / View and Apply for Available Jobs. For additional questions, please contact Charlotte Blessing, Director of Global Education, email@example.com Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace.