Position Information

Nov 9, 2020

Jan 1, 2021



Outdoor and Sports Learning Instructors are responsible for the care and management of groups while delivering high-quality outdoor and educational programming. They are expected to create a positive atmosphere while establishing opportunities for experiential learning and authentic growth for students and clients. As we consider the outdoors to be a classroom, the instructors are expected to take on a teacher mentality while providing team building and personal development programming, outdoor adventure, and science and environmental education classes among other programming. Our clients include students from Harrisonburg City Schools and Rockingham County Schools. Instructors will also be responsible the logistics before, during, and after programming. This includes preparing program areas and facilities, facilitating meals and transitions, developing programming, and cleaning and general maintenance.

This position is sponsored by Horizons Learning Foundation who has partnered with Harrisonburg City Public Schools to provide experiential learning opportuinties as well as facilitation of virtual learning.


• 1 year outdoor recreation experience, student teaching/ substitute teaching or camp counselor preferred
• Experience working with children
• Must have completed or be in the process of completing an undergraduate degree. Or have commensurate work experience.
• Must have the status to work legally in the United States.
• Good driving record and ability to drive a 15-passenger van (training provided)
• Must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.
• Must deliver a clean Virginia criminal background check.
• Must be able to: lift 50 pounds, be continually physically active for up to 8 hours a day, and work outdoors in inclement weather.
• Must possess excellent communication and group management skills, and ability to teach
• Ability to work irregular hours
• Strong listening skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task
• Able to maturely play the role of educator and entertainer

How to apply:


Specific hours
Monday-Friday 7:00-3:00 (options to work until 5:00)

Duration of position
6 months

Employer Information

Katie Hanley




325 Cornerstone Lane, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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