Community and Experiential Advisor (CEA)
About the organization
Alzar School is a semester school for students in 10th and 11th grades. We are a nonprofit, accredited independent school. Our students are highly motivated teenagers who want to make a difference in the world. Alzar School’s main campus is in Cascade, Idaho, but each semester includes extended cultural immersion in Chile. Alzar School offers students challenging and engaging instruction at Honors or AP level. Additionally, Alzar School teachers serve as outdoor instructors on either backpacking (multi-day, backcountry settings) or whitewater kayaking and/or rafting expeditions. Each semester, students and faculty spend four weeks on expedition (two in North America / Rocky Mountains, and two in Patagonia, Chile). We accomplish our mission to ‘build leaders who positively impact the world’ through the intersection of academics, outdoor adventure, and cultural immersion. As a school community, we value diverse experience, perspectives, identities, and skill sets.
Community and Experiential Advisors is a full-time, local position (non-remote work) that is primarily responsible for supervising students within Alzar School’s residential life program. This includes the coordination of student meals, the facilitation of a variety of student activities, instruction of Alzar School’s residential life curriculum, and the monitoring of academic study halls. Moreover, this staff member will play a critical role upholding community norms and standards, as well as maintaining a safe learning and living environment at the school. CEAs will work within the school’s medical program, administering medications to students and facilitating student visits to clinics and hospitals, when necessary.
Supervising students in the school’s residential life program, both on and off campus.
Living in housing that is separate from, but adjacent to, students during the semester program.
Upholding Alzar School’s Code of Conduct, as well as maintaining a safe living and learning environment.
Leading after school and weekend activities, including whitewater kayaking/rafting, service learning, and cultural exchange.
Teaching 2-4 periods of Alzar School’s Outdoor Adventure Activity (PE) class per week.
Substituting other academic classes for Alzar School teachers as the need arises, on regularly scheduled days of work.
See full description here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cgrq2l9B2ixiWvB8RqQc6_7Ouv_Vb2igeXfHAGPvtIg/edit
Candidates should be dynamic, engaging, and self-motivated people who will work to motivate, inspire, and lead students. Candidates must be effective at working independently and in collaboration with other staff. They should have the ability to:
Spend and enjoy extended periods of time with adolescents in a variety of settings.
Self-manage job tasks within the school’s larger calendar.
Prioritize, plan and organize on a daily, weekly, and semester basis.
Work as part of a team, sharing responsibilities.
Seek advice and support when necessary.
Use effective communication skills.
Work under pressure and deadlines.
Work and live in remote, rural and international locations.
Maintain a sense of humor and positive attitude in the face of adversity.
Contact email: [email protected]
See our website here: https://alzarschool.org/employment-opportunities/
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
Does this sound like the position for you?Apply to job