Leadership Training Instructor, Boston, MA
Appalachian Mountain Club - Boston, MA

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The Leadership Training Instructor delivers and facilitates outdoor leadership and wilderness first aid training sessions for AMC volunteers and staff; including chapter and facility volunteer leaders, staff program leaders; and for like-minded external groups and individuals. Working with members of the AMC volunteer community and staff program managers, the Leadership Training Instructor will strive to increase the standards, quality and continuity of outdoor leadership training delivered throughout the AMC. This is a year-round, full time position located in Boston, MA.

  • Work with appropriate staff and volunteers to refine and deliver outdoor leadership training for volunteer leaders across the organization.
  • Deliver training programs for AMC staff managed program leaders as needed with an emphasis on training initiatives associated with the AMC's Vision 2020 strategic initiatives.
  • Advance risk management standards in AMC's volunteer-run programs through supporting various volunteer committees.
  • Assist the Leadership Training Manager and key volunteers to coordinate the AMC's Mountain Leadership School.
  • Instruct wilderness first aid training sessions for AMC staff and volunteers with an emphasis on AMC specific policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a primary facilitator for leadership-training programs offered to external groups such as outing clubs, school teachers, scout troops and partner agencies.
  • Serve as Chapter Youth Program (CYP) leadership trainer.
  • Support Volunteer CYP Coordinators as they strive to forge new partnerships with appropriate youth agencies.
  • Work with IT and Volunteer Relations Staff to improve the organizations ability to track volunteer leader qualifications including training and retraining dates, CORI and MVR checks etc .via the Volunteer Database Project.
  • Participate on the staff Risk Management Team and assist with the continued development and implementation of risk management standards throughout the organization's professionally run outdoor programs.
  • Provide on call coverage and support for various AMC field based programs.
  • Assist with other projects as determined by supervisor.
  • Bachelor's degree with course work or experience in fields such as outdoor recreation, experiential education, outdoor leadership, and risk management.
  • Demonstrated successful skills in training and teaching.
  • Effective public speaking experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to listen, facilitate, and communicate in a diplomatic, and solution-oriented manner.
  • Enthusiasm for supporting volunteers.
  • Wilderness medical training required (WFR or WEMT preferred). Experience teaching wilderness medicine courses preferred.
  • Prior wilderness trip leading experience.
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the region including evenings and weekends.
  • Current/Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be capable of safely traveling alone in the backcountry long distances during all seasons and weather conditions. Must be able to carry up to 40+ pounds of equipment backpacking with ease. Work is also performed in a standard office setting.
  • The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal record check performed on their name.
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Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to amcjob225@outdoors.org . Please, no phone calls. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

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