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New Heights-Adventures for Teens

Organization Overview:

New Heights has been providing experiential learning programs for youth since 1987.  At New Heights, we unleash the individual and collective potential of today’s youth by offering experiential learning opportunities through:
 

  • Exploration of their culture, community, and natural environment;
  • Expression of their unique talents, ideas, and creativity;
  • Engagement in science, technology, arts, and outdoor-learning.

 

Programs for 3rd through 12th grade students from throughout New Hampshire and Maine including:

  • Adventure: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Surfing, Canoeing, Camping, day and week-long wilderness expeditions to local, state and national parks
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM): Robotics, Destination Imagination, Coding, Geocaching, Board Game Design, Stilting, Design
  • Leadership Initiatives: Team-Building Workshops, Experiential Classrooms

 


Planning, leading, and co-facilitating afternoon, day, multi-week, and extended STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Adventure and Leadership experiences for participants in grades 3-12.

Requirements:

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education, Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Work, Recreation Management, Fine Arts, Outdoor Education, Experiential Education, or Environmental Studies. Must be currently certified in either CPR or wiling to get certified. Must possess valid drivers license and obtain defensive driving certification. Also, must be comfortable transporting adolescents in eleven and fifteen passenger vans. 

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to lead activities.
  • ​Working knowledge of current theories in adolescent behavior and development.
  • Maintain a consistent positive attitude and high energy level.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a changing and flexible work environment with a coinciding schedule.
  • Eagerness to generate new programs and persistence to make the new programming ideas a successful reality.
Responsibilities:
  • Plan and instruct age-appropriate programs.
  • Effectively lead a variety of programs for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, middle school students, and high school students.
  • Responsible for collaborating with full-time staff, part-time staff and interns to develop and implement activities during and after school, during school vacations, day and extended summer programming, and multi-week formats.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team. Participate actively in staff meetings, and apply learned information effectively, Give input to team decisions and share/ receive points of view in a healthy constructive manner.
  • Participate in regular communication with parents via telephone, email, and in person. This communication includes topics such as upcoming schedule, mentor relationship, and any behavior issues/concerns.
  • Market New Heights programs in elementary, middle and high school. This may include various means of communication, including face-to-face interaction in the schools, phone calls to parents, and creating flyers and/or brochures
  • Facilitate collaborations with other youth programs or schools.
  • Work with University practicum students and interns.
  • Assist with the inventory purchasing and maintenance of program equipment.
  • Assist with fundraising and public relations events as it relates to the New Heights program.
  • Seek out supervision on a regular and as needed basis from Assistant Director and/or Executive Director.
How to Apply:

Please forward cover letter and resume to Meghan Rice, mrice@newheightsonline.org

Job Location:

Portsmouth

Date Added: September 21, 2017

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