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									                                          POSITION VACANCY
                                         Northern Illinois University

POSITION
Education Program Specialist
Effective August 16, 2007-May 31, 2008

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
        Under the direct supervision of the Outdoor Education Specialists, this person will be responsible
for the instruction of resident environmental education experiences for elementary and middle school
groups at Lorado Taft Campus, Oregon, Illinois.
        This person will work closely with other staff to develop and write curricula, complete projects
that benefit Taft Campus, and assist in the coordination of schools. This person will assist in the care and
improvement of a project area. Two Saturdays per year of leading groups on the challenge course with
the conference program are required. Additional optional weekend opportunities exist.
        On-site residence is required. A private, furnished room is provided. A background check is
required.

PRIMARY WORK ACTIVITIES

1.      Assist in the planning and implementation of resident outdoor education programs for 4 th to 8th
        grade students attending from public and private schools.

2.      Work with the Outdoor Education Specialists to determine the proper actions needed to
        coordinate programs for schools.

3.      Complete projects assigned by the Coordinator or Specialists.

4.      Investigate curricula and resource needs of the program. Research and write curricula, as needed.
        Assist in the care and upkeep of project areas.

5.      Assist the Outdoor Education Specialists or Conference Coordinator in planning and coordinating
        special events, workshops, programs, and weekend conference groups.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Prior experience in working or participating in outdoor/environmental education or recreation activities.
Prior experience in working with children in the role of teacher, coach, mentor, counselor or related
situations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION
Degree in education, science, history or related field.

COMPENSATION
$1100/month salary; private room, meals when dining hall is in operation; full benefit package, including
paid holidays, retirement, health, vision, and dental.

APPLICATION
Send a written letter of interest, resume, and the names and numbers of three references. Email to
cvargo@niu.edu or mail to Cheryl Vargo, Outdoor Education Coordinator, Taft Campus, P.O. Box 299,
Oregon, Illinois 61061. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until
positions are filled.

For further information, contact Cheryl Vargo at cvargo@niu.edu or (815) 732-2111, ext. 132. Additional
information about the program can be found at www.niu.edu/taft.

                    Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

								
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