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Outdoor School - Instructor - East Hanover (Sports Management/Finance/Admin)

Company Name:
Sports Equipment
Position Type:
Full-time
Accepting Applications for FUTURE OPENINGS
The REI Outdoor School is a place where people can learn the basics needed to embark on a new adventure. We provide the gear and instruction for activities which include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Natural History, Outdoor Photography and Navigation Outings for both Map & Compass and GPS. Combine your passion with your work! Inspire, lead, and educate!
Join our Outdoor School team where you will find supportive leadership, a committed staff and an engaging work culture.
THE JOB:
The OUTDOOR SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR is a key member of the Outdoor School Team. Specific responsibilities include:
Successfully lead REI Outdoor School programs
Teach in-store educational classes and in-the-field programs for REI customers to include delivery of class content, customer service during the outing, and the safety of all the participants
Maintain equipment and coordinate outing logistics
Coach large groups of people and lead instructional events and give effective individual feedback
Thorough knowledge in the course content, demonstrating the designated activity or sport with safety and skill
Partner with store management teams, outreach teams, local business partners as well as local outdoor organizations
This position reports to the REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach Market Manager
THE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 3 years' experience in outdoor education with experience teaching and/or guiding outdoor education programs.
Demonstrated outdoor leadership skills to include outstanding teaching and presentation abilities, and exceptional planning and organizational skills
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
Commitment to outstanding customer service with the ability to effectively resolve difficult customer issues
Applicable certification or equivalent experience in technical outdoor education preferred
Regional knowledge of local outdoor venues and resources is highly desirable
Knowledge of legal and risk management issues related to outdoor education
Required Certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Valid driver's license with no negative incidents and ability to acquire commercial driver's license which includes medical screen and the ability to pass drug screen
Experience as a Wilderness First Responder (preferred)
Computer skills using MS PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and the Internet
THE PERKS:
At REI, we understand that benefits matter - we have a competitive offering which includes:
Comprehensive health and well-being programs
A competitive bonus/incentive program
REI Retirement Plan
Generous gear and merchandise discount
Paid time off
Professional growth and development opportunities
AND
A work environment where RESPECT, INTEGRITY, and BALANCE are just a few of our fundamental values!
REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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