Field Education Program Coordinator - Camping

Teton Science Schools

Jackson, Wyoming

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position Purpose:

Field Education Faculty work with trip leaders of youth, family, and adult groups to customize field science programs in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Faculty also train and coach field educators who may be paid instructors, graduate students, or AmeriCorps members. Additionally, Faculty manage the logistics and administrative work of the Field Education team, focusing on camping, including program systems and gear management systems that support frontcountry and backcountry camping programs within Field Education and across Teton Science Schools.


  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and in the workplace.
  • Master's degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching in a combination of formal (K-12) and informal (outdoor/environmental education) settings.
  • Experience leading front and backcountry trips, managing camping gear, and leading trainings for trip leaders.
  • Experience coaching educators.
  • Ability to manage risk and make leadership decisions in front and backcountry settings.
  • Organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Familiarity with Google Apps.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily based at the Kelly Campus of Teton Science Schools with potential meetings/interactions/work on all campuses.
  • Primarily indoors in an office setting: sitting and standing for long stretches while using a computer.
  • Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions.
  • May be expected to work evenings, holidays, or weekends to support programs and events.
  • Carry a backpack of 20+ lbs for 8 hours a day over uneven terrain.
  • Time spent hiking/camping in front and backcountry settings.
  • Able to drive 15 passenger vans for extended periods (up to 10 hours per day).


  • Hosting Programs 

    • Work with visiting groups to develop customized, high-quality, place-based education programs.
    • Facilitate the growth of educators through all aspects of programming including meetings and debriefs.
    • Complete administrative duties necessary for high-quality programs and efficient customer service including resource management, scheduling, and program logistics.
  • Focus Area 

    • Manage programs, systems, and gear for front country and backcountry camping programs.
  • Educator Development 

    • Coach field educators to develop and refine pedagogical, instructional, and leadership skills.
    • Plan and implement onboarding, training, and professional development for field educators to provide place-based programming in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that increases scientific literacy, understanding of place, and leadership skills.
  • Field Education Support 

    • Serve as a member of a Field Education faculty team focused on curriculum and instruction, operations, or staffing systems.
    • Serve in the faculty on-call rotation for Field Education.
    • Support and assist in the management of Field Education systems including food service, gear, hands to work, registration, operations, campus systems, and marketing.
  • One TSS Responsibilities 

    • Actively cross-market TSS to all program participants and support offsite marketing efforts.
    • Actively seek opportunities for internal and external collaboration through programs, resources, curriculum, and staff to efficiently and effectively support the mission of TSS.
    • Contribute to inclusive work and learning environments through continually developing cultural competency. Cultural Competence is one’s ability to interact effectively across various dimensions of diversity. It lies at the intersection of awareness of others, self-awareness, and applying skills & knowledge to promote inclusion and equity.

Please apply on the TSS website here

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Category Admin & Leadership , Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps , Outreach