Associate Outdoor Education Leader

The Outdoor Education Center at Forest Glen

Job Description

Teach Houston Independent School District (HISD) 5th Grade students in an outdoor classroom environment bordering the Sam Houston National Forest in Huntsville, Texas.  As an Associate Outdoor Education Leader (AOEL), you will teach structured classes, promote leadership with team building activities, and facilitate structured journal writing.  Your primary responsibility will be supervising up to 13 students in a cabin group each week.  You will be part of a diverse group of educators as we inspire Houston students in an outdoor classroom setting.  Equal Opportunity Employer for U.S. residents or persons with current work visas. 

During non-student work days, a new AOEL should expect to work on a variety of projects including: lesson planning, class area setup, building new structures, creating new teaching materials, and maintenance of existing areas and materials.


Experience in an overnight residential camp environment, teaching, or other service related field. 

College courses/degree in applied fields. ( ie, education, environmental education, sports and recreation, counseling, forestry, many science related fields, sociology, ect.)

Military and other service organizations recognized as well.

**You are U.S. resident/citizen or have current work visa**


Approximately $22,000-$23,000 annually.  Base salary is $16,042.  You will make 12-20 hours of overtime for ~25 weeks.  (Unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather may affect how many weeks we have students.)

Food during the work week is provided, not including Friday night. 

Housing is provided along with a fully functioning kitchen, common living room area and laundry facilities.

Options provided for medical, dental and eye benefits are available that fit your needs. 

Earn time in the Texas Teachers Retirement System.  If you intend on teaching in the traditional classroom, this experience is applied toward total years service.

Great professional development provided by seasoned outdoor educators. 

Time off during school vacation such as winter and spring break.  You can travel or stay put.

By driving time, we are located about: 25 minutes from Huntsville, 60 minutes from College Station, 70-80 minutes from Houston, 3 hours from San Antonio/Austin/Dallas/Galveston, 6 hours from New Orleans.

Job Availability: 

Now interviewing for the 2017-2018 school year. Job offers will be throughout the summer.
Due to the nature of the program, we have 5 positions designated for males and 6 designated for females. This is due to cabin sleeping arrangements. If you have specific questions regarding this, please feel free to inquire.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Employees of the Houston Independent School District shall not discriminate on the basis of, or engage in harassment motivated by: age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, marital status, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. A substantiated charge of harassment against a student or employee shall result in disciplinary action.

Application Closing Date: 
September 25, 2017
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Huntsville, TX
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
August 29, 2017

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