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TITLE: Educational Field Instructor (EFI)

REPORTS TO: Program Manager / Program Coordinator

POSITION TERM: ◻ PT ◻ FT ☑ On-site ☑ Multi-seasonal ☑ On-call ◻ Temp

During the fall and spring, EFIs deliver outdoor STEM centered and leadership education during 3-5 day residential camps. EFIs lead small groups of elementary and middle school students on Outdoor STEM Centered field-based studies during the school year. Selected individuals will undergo orientation and training with TCC, which will include classroom and field-based program observation.

Educational Field Instructors earn $125 to $140 per day plus $85 travel reimbursement for driving from greater Phoenix areas to the camp. Mileage isn’t applicable to local residents. EFI’s are provided on-site housing accommodations during school sessions.

TCCs OSCE (Outdoor STEM Center Education), SEED (Students Engaging in Entrepreneurial Discovery) and SOIL (Students Optimizing Integrity & Leadership) initiatives are fun, fast-paced outdoor education programs taught at the camp setting located just outside Payson. TCC utilizes a rigorous instructional design to experientially teach and challenge youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, environmental ethics, outdoor skills, teambuilding, and leadership. Our curriculum covers a broad selection of themes and topics such as engineering & physics, leadership & team building, adaptations, landforms, energy, and life-science to name a few. TCC fosters critical-thinking, personal and social growth.

Outdoor STEM Centered field-based studies include leading trail groups of 15-20 students through a variety of field-based activities (problem solving, earth science, watershed science, natural systems, etc.) during ½ day and full day sessions.

Teaches STEM centered and/or leadership lessons to small groups of 10-15 students
Leads large group activities
Acts as a role model for students
Inspect session areas for safety
Administers First Aid/CPR to students as needed
Conducts camp orientation with incoming schools as needed
Participates in departure send-off as needed
Setup and teardown equipment and supplies necessary to instruct the designated lesson
Keeps the Program Coordinator informed of inventory and supply needs
Assists in maintaining a clean and orderly learning environment to ensure the health and safety of students; assists in cleaning and straightening the teaching areas and dining hall
Reports to camp on time (1 hour prior to teaching time) for any/all scheduled lessons and maintain an update, accurate time sheet.

Other responsibilities can include:
School visits
Community engagement events
Teachers training workshops

Must be 21 years of age
Experience and enjoyment working with youth of all backgrounds
Desire to learn and explore the world and environment around them
Availability 15-30 hours per month
Minimum commitment of 4-6 sessions
Ability to pass background check
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and hike 3 miles
Reliable transportation
Must have a positive “can do” attitude

Higher Education Degree in related field
Cultural sensitivity, experience working with at-risk youth
Current AZ Driver’s License
Current CPR and First Aid Certification or (willingness to obtain prior to start date)

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