Are you interested in youth development and experiential learning?
Join our Character Development team at LEAF Academy that are pioneers in building and delivering an innovative character education curriculum emphasizing self-discovery, wellbeing and ethics through a variety of weekly seminars, student centered activities, experiential programs and outdoor adventure education.
This exciting opportunity will engage with the following skills/tasks:
create and deliver weekly character seminars for students aged between 15 - 19
design and facilitate character driven, outdoor or experiential educational multi-day programs
work with other departments within LEAF Academy to create integrated cross-departmental programs
contribute to design and building of LEAF-wide methodology of developing character, including curriculum development, interventions, feedback mechanisms and building impact measurement systems
co-design projects and events in cooperation with students
Besides of the above listed tasks, you will be expected to assume some of these responsibilities:
advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary
residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend (every 4-5 weeks per semester) duties in the dormitory
club or committee (expected): act as member of at least 1 extra-curricular club or educational committee at the academy
Minimum 3 years experience working with youth groups post graduation
Passion for the LEAF Academy’s mission, passion for the tasks / responsibilities listed above and alignment with our team values
Enthusiasm for working with young people
Experience in group facilitation and group dynamics, coaching and mentoring
Proactive mindset and self-motivation
Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
Advanced level of English language
Prior experience designing and facilitating programs with teenagers
Experience in curriculum and program development
Experience working with groups on multi-day, experiential and adventure education programs
Background in either character education, positive education, outdoor adventure education/experiential education, psychology, ethics or moral philosophy (preferred)
College/career counseling experience is an advantage
If you are looking for an opportunity to follow your personal mission and contribute with your unique talent to a better life in Slovakia, LEAF Academy may be the right place for you.
We can offer you:
Dynamic international environment: You will become part of a diverse international team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st century education.
Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!
Learning opportunities: On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You will have a chance to dive into the experiential learning methodology, develop group facilitation skills, and learn about impact measurement of youth programs.