Overview

Commencing Term 1, 2019

Founded in 1881, St Joseph’s is an independent Catholic boarding and day secondary school for boys, under the care of the Marist Brothers. In 2018 enrolment is approximately 1100 boys from Years 7 to 12.

The College seeks to appoint an outstanding, committed and experienced Outdoor Education leader for the College’s Colo Outdoor Education Campus. This well-established centre is situated on 30 hectares bounded by the Colo River and the Wollemi National Park, with extensive facilities and equipment. The Campus is the base for the College’s sequential Outdoor Education program for Years 7-9, and offers multiple program activities including adventure ropes course, bushwalking, canoeing, mountain biking, expeditions, problem solving initiatives, rock climbing and orienteering.

The Coordinator of the Colo Outdoor Education Campus is responsible for the leadership and direction of the Campus. In consultation with the School Executive Team, the Coordinator will develop and implement programs to consolidate and advance current structures. The role includes responsibility for all aspects of delivery of the Outdoor Education program; risk management systems; management of the property and infrastructure; and leadership of Outdoor Education staff and support staff. The Coordinator is an essential member of the teaching and pastoral care team of St Joseph’s College.

The successful applicant will:

  • be a qualified Outdoor Education teacher with proven experience in this field
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the value of Outdoor Education and a vision for its development
  • have strong interpersonal, leadership and management skills
  • have sound knowledge and experience with risk management systems, and demonstrate the ability to identify and manage risks while operating in the field
  • be a proactive thinker with demonstrated strategic planning skills
  • be supportive of the Catholic ethos and traditions of the College and give witness to its values.

It is anticipated that there will be a handover process at a mutually agreed time during Term 4, 2018.

On site accommodation is provided with this position.

A comprehensive Role Description is available on the College website www.joeys.org

For further information, contact Mr Mark Brackenreg, Coordinator of the Colo Outdoor Education Campus, (02) 4565 9246 or colo@joeys.org

Applications should contain a cover letter, full curriculum vitae including university transcripts, a statement of educational philosophy, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees, including current employer.

Please address the cover letter to the Headmaster care of Mr Magdy Habib, Director of Personnel Services and complete the online application process via the employment page at www.joeys.org

Applications should reach the College by Friday, 18 May 2018.

Child Protection screening procedures apply.