The Outdoor University Department at Saint John’s University invites applicants for a 1-year (August through May) full-time, benefit-eligible position of Outdoor Education Fellowship. The Fellowship provides an experiential learning opportunity for a developing professional interested in outdoor education career growth.
This position is responsible for assisting Saint John’s Outdoor University to inspire and empower college students to develop, organize, and lead outdoor education programs utilizing the variety of resources available at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU). Examples of these efforts include off-campus adventure trips, Collegebound (pre-orientation Boundary Waters canoe trip for incoming college students), climbing wall, team building initiatives, outdoor equipment rental, and other on campus programs. The Fellow will work as part of a team consisting of five full time staff members, an environmental education fellow, and college students committed to providing outdoor education and recreation opportunities to diverse audiences.
CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. The anticipated rate of pay for this position is $17.00/hour. Other benefits include a flexible schedule that can be adjusted as needed to provide a manageable work/life balance, subsidized, campus adjacent housing (2-Bedroom apartment $700/month, 1-Bedroom apartment $600/month, internet and utilities included), and professional development opportunities including funding to attend the International AEE conference, a Climbing Wall Instructor training, or other relevant certifications (E.G. Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, Swiftwater Rescue, American Canoe Association).
Ability to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the position, including working indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions in all seasons, walking for extended distances on uneven terrain, swimming, camping in wilderness settings, and lifting/moving equipment up to 50 lbs.
Occasional travel for conferences, student adventure programming, and related.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology and graduate Nursing programs for both men and women. SJU is the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB and SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB and SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 3,200 students, CSB and SJU are unique in all of higher education, distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
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