The White Mountain School seeks an experienced educator to lead an outstanding outdoor education program. The role includes management of all aspects of the program from training faculty and planning trips to overseeing budget and risk management. Additional aspects include maintaining relationships with external entities engaged in the field, particularly university connections for recruitment of interns. The individual selected will work closely with the Assistant Heads of School to ensure the program’s alignment with academic goals and to enrich and enhance the experience of all students. Duties will also include those typical of boarding schools, including serving as a dorm faculty member, student advisor, and weekend activities. Position comes with on campus housing.
Founded in 1886, The White Mountain School is a boarding school (grades 9-12) located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our mission statement reads: "We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion." We believe this is an incredibly exciting time in education, and we take seriously the idea that education for the future must be about more than memorization and recall; it must be about student-driven inquiry and true engagement with our intellectual heritage.
Essential Skills and Duties
Teach one outdoor education elective course per semester
Work with the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning to coordinate, support, and assess Field Courses
Lead new faculty and staff annual overnight training
Planning and shared leadership of OED weekend trips
Handbooks: general annual maintenance and distribution
AMGA accreditation compliance
Review of industry standards and their relation to internal policies and practices.
Plan and oversee student orientation program
Work in conjunction with Athletic Director for Outdoor Ed sports staffing and program success and development
Coordinate and supervise all outdoor sports coaches and curriculum
Manage and maintain OED gear
Mentor and manage OED interns
Oversee and ensure appropriate risk management for all international trips
Bachelor’s degree in related field and three to five years of experience
Outdoor program administration and risk management experience
Wilderness First Responder certification
Technical competence and experience teaching and leading at least one of the following sports: Rock and Ice Climbing, Whitewater Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Backcountry Skiing.
About The White Mountain School
The White Mountain School
Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school of 135 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world.