Field Activity Program LeaderSpring Hill FL
Gulf Coast Academy, a Public Charter Middle School, is located in Hernando County, Florida on Florida's Nature Coast. Our unique grade 6-8 charter school program provides an opportunity for students to experience their lessons through a variety of "Field Activities" that provide safe, organized, interactive, experiential learning opportunities that directly support the academic curriculum, foster positive self growth, and instill community service morals. This is an intense, demanding job that requires physical and physiological stamina, outstanding organization, technological savvy, extreme initiative, and a nice-sized helping of common sense.
You need to be a "rare combination of teacher, lawyer, philosopher, and people manager" as you routinely leave the campus with a group of twenty-two students destined for a learning activity which you painstakingly prepared well in advance.
Many of the activities have a science focus and are integrated with the core classes (language arts, science, mathematics, social studies) therefore a bachelor's degree in biology, marine science, geology, or ecology is preferred.
You would be expected to prepare lessons for each of the activities (most are already prepared and just need to be revised or adapted), assess student performance, record assessment data, organize and maintain gear, manage student movement and behavior and keep a photo record of each day's events.
BA/BS in biology, ecology, or a related field. Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate excellent speaking/ presentation ability with the ability to establish a rapport with students aged 10 - 15. Flexibility, a good sense of humor, passion for learning, and a willingness to work long, hard hours are essential. Summer camp counselor experience is definitely a plus! We will provide the training necessary for you to obtain certifications in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguarding, & Florida Safe Boating as well as make the arrangements and pay for you to obtain a school bus operator CDL-Class B license.
Intern salaries start at $30K+ annually. A supplement is paid for additional duties, supplemental academic instruction, and extended school days, all making your take home salary significantly higher. We also offer a group health insurance contribution, and a matching contribution to a 403(b) retirement account.
Qualified Candidate may be hired immediately.
A six month minimum internship commitment with the possibility to grow into a multi-year teaching opportunity. You may also request a science teaching position at full salary upon completing a two-year internship.
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