Salary: $67,000 – $72,000 pa. + overnight allowances & super
Full-time position

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda. The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Kokoda Outdoor Education.

Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 7 self-sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

Purpose of the Role
The Outdoor Education Program Coordinator/Senior Instructor is an exciting opportunity for a ‘hands on’ highly motivated individual to join our team. Reporting to the Outdoor Education Operations Supervisor, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and have a passion for working with our younger school aged generation.

About You
To be successful in this role, you must be someone who enjoys working in the great outdoors, working collaboratively, and is not afraid of hard work. Your creative solution focused approach combined with a passion for connecting with people, the outdoors and the environments you work in will serve you well where no day is ever the same!

Key Duties (including but not limited to)

  • Attend to all pre and post-program duties to ensure the smooth running of all programs;
  • Coordinate all aspects of each program;
  • To effectively brief, oversee, conduct and debrief with a challenge by choice framework with activities such as high ropes, low ropes, giant swing, free fall, crate stack, abseiling, archery, initiatives, canoeing and expedition hikes;
  • Manage safe and efficient use of all activities, guide participants at any activity site and rescue, evacuate, or administer first aid if and when required;
  • Consult with the group to select appropriate meals including dietaries for the duration of the camp. Select the appropriate food and quantities and organise for movement of this food with the group. Supervise preparation and cooking of food;
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed during the program and before client departure;

As Senior Instructor, you may from time to time lead de-briefs and facilitate one on one training of new instructors;

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in Outdoor education or recreational program planning and program facilitation;
  • Expedition style program design and delivery experience and experience with varied age groups;
  • Recognised Outdoor Education/recreation qualifications (abseil, canoeing, high and low ropes, bushwalking);
    Wilderness First Aid;
  • Current drivers licence and Working With Children Blue Card (or the ability to acquire);
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter to zelda@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.


To apply for this job email your details to zelda@campkokoda.com.au.