Outdoor Specialist - Middle School
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Outdoor Specialist Opportunity - Middle School

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for Outdoor Specialists to co-lead planned spring 2013 trips for 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade Middle School students.


Together with their assigned Lakeside Middle School faculty member, the Outdoor Specialist will be responsible for providing students with the opportunities to:
  • Develop a sense of place in the Pacific Northwest
  • Learn how to contribute as members of teams
  • Take physical, emotional, and social risks
  • Practice problem solving
The trips are planned as follows:
  • 6 th Grade (Prep May 7, Trip May 8-10)
  • 7 th Grade (Prep May 13, Trip May 14-17)
  • 8th Grade (Prep June 3, Trip June 4-7)
Prior to each trip there will be several short preparatory meetings with students (during school hours). Attendance at these meetings is encouraged but not required for Outdoor Specialists. Additionally, there will be one full day (8am-4pm) of prep time scheduled for each trip. These prep days will be one day prior to each trip and attendance is required for all Outdoors Specialists.

Requirements and Qualifications

Successful candidates must be at least 21 years of age; have experience leading multi-day wilderness expeditions working with middle school age children; and possess current Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications (WFR preferred). Additionally, candidates must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

Compensation and Benefits

$130/day plus $25 for each short student preparatory meeting attended.

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed 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.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( www.lakesideschool.org ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs. . Initial consideration date is April 1, 2012. Interviewing for this position will begin after April 12, 2013. Applications accepted until filled.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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