Suffield Academy is seeking an experienced, vibrant, and inspirational leader for our SOLO (Suffield Outdoor Leadership Opportunities) program. The director is responsible for offering afternoon and weekend programming and develops initiatives to enhance leadership training and outdoor activities.
The SOLO Program anchors Suffield Academy’s long standing commitment to leadership education and experiential learning. With state-of-the-art and stunning facilities consisting of a Balance Barn and the Courtney Robinson ’88 Outdoor Leadership Center participants practice being self-reliant and collaborative through activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, snow shoeing, and other seasonal activities. From Suffield’s high ropes courses to indoor climbing wall, and close access to great areas for camping and day trips, SOLO uses outdoor experiences as an integral approach to learning leadership skills. It supports the school’s mission of challenging students in a structured and nurturing environment.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a value system that embraces the whole child, an educational philosophy based on the individual growth of students, and a deep understanding of adolescence. Strong communication skills are required as well as full involvement in as residential school, including teaching, advising and duty. A bachelor’s degree is required as well as experience in outdoor education and experiential learning.
This is a ten-month, academic year appointment that will also include some classroom teaching and other faculty responsibilities.
If interested, please send a letter of application and resume to: Sara B. Yeager, Dean of Academics and Faculty; Suffield Academy; 185 N Main Street; Suffield, CT 06078. firstname.lastname@example.org