Outdoor Science School Counselor – Starting January 2024

Love the great outdoors and the sciences?

Imagine teaching youth about these topics in our extraordinary location. Check out the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center!

We are centrally located in Southern California near many attractions with some housing available.

Projected start date: January 14, 2024 Projected end date: May 24, 2024


The Outdoor Science School Counselor is responsible to the Program Directors and works to instruct and lead participants in their activities while maintaining the safety of participants and the integrity of the program. Counselors should want to work with youth, appreciate the outdoors and follow the IROEC and BSA Mission.

The mission of the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County, and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Salary: $16.00-17.00/hour


Willing to work with all age groups; elementary, middle school, high school, and adult programming.
Ability to positively maintain a focused learning environment in a variety of situations and settings.
Exceptional attention to detail concerning participants’ needs.
Comfortable leading songs, skits, and large group games.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of California natural and cultural histories. Uses teaching techniques to dynamically present the facts and underlying principles of these disciplines to students.
Ensure that safety and protocol are followed in accordance with American Camp Association and the Boy Scouts of America.
Works with supervisors to promote positive behavior.
Assists in the inventory and maintenance of equipment.
Works as part of a team with other IROEC staff members and uses interpersonal communication techniques to ensure the success of the program and positive work environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Must be able to fulfill the essential requirements of the Outdoor Science Camp Counselor position
Must be at least 18 years old.
Ability to work a varying work schedule including weekdays and weekends
Ability to work independently
Has or is willing to obtain certification in Red Cross (or another approved vendor) Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED within 30 days of employment

Four-year degree in a field relating to education OR equivalent relevant work experience
Demonstrated experience working with children in an organized educational or recreational setting

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or hike outdoors for extended periods of time.
This job requires the use of hands to handle, control or feel objects or tools.
Employees must be able to lift or move items weighing up to 25 pounds unassisted.
This position requires the employee to work outdoors, exposed to varying weather conditions, plant life and insects.

The Outdoor Science School Counselor position is at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC). Working in a camp environment includes providing customer service, solving problems, and cooperation with others, regardless of your title. Working at the IROEC specifically requires a desire to develop and work with youth, which can occasionally lead to challenging interactions.

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

To apply for this job please visit ocbsa.workbrightats.com.

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