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Survival & Outdoor Skills- Club Facilitator

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Hours: 2-3 hours/week

Days: 1-2 days/week, Monday-Friday

Time: 1 hour club session once a week (club sessions last for 4-7 weeks); occasional evening meetings requested (usually via Zoom or phone call); time is flexible as needed to accommodate schedule

Club Facilitator Duties :

Learning Facilitation

  • Engage warmly and enthusiastically with students, helping them to discover and pursue their interests
    • Understand goals and methods of self-directed education and use as the framework for developing curriculum for the topics you’re teaching
  • Plan and lead the assigned, 1 hour a week for however many weeks the term lasts, club group:
      • Create a curriculum and lesson plan outlining skill progression, learning objectives, activities, projects, materials needed, etc.
      • Facilitate weekly club meeting
      • Facilitate reflection on learning
  • "Bridge the gap" between the goal setting aspirations of students and the reality of executing them
  • Balance predetermined learning goals with students interests and desires for learning
  • Communicate and share feedback with Outreach Coordinator, Program Manager, and Executive Director as necessary

Survival & Outdoor Club

  • We are seeking a facilitator who is knowledgeable about outdoor education and is capable of leading an online class that would teach students various aspects of survival skills.
  • Topics could include: tent building, tool use or creation, fire skills, techniques for wilderness survival, preparedness, etc.


  • Enthusiastic, lifelong learner who is looking to influence the next generation of students to also pursue a life of self-directed learning
  • Enjoys working with teenagers, experience working with teens is a plus but not required
  • Passion and sincere interest in club topic
  • Professional experience in club topic is great, but not required
  • Is excited to work with a small innovative organization
  • Has knowledge of self-directed learning methods
  • Has knowledge of Zoom and able to learn new technology quickly
  • Cleared by standard background check (completed post application)

To apply:

Email your materials to opportunities@didaacademy.org, addressed to Danielle Denver (Executive Director). Include a resume, two references, and in lieu of a cover letter please answer the following questions. Please submit your application as an attachment (PDF preferred).

  • Where did you find this posting?
  • 2-4 sentence bio about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in working with Dida Academy Students?
  • Describe in your own words what self-directed education is.
  • Describe a time in your life when you were motivated to learn something new, describe your process.
  • Explain in 4-5 sentences why you are interested in being the Survival & Outdoor Skills Club Facilitator.

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Mission Statement

Dida Academy is redefining education through a self-directed, homeschool hybrid model. We provide an education that serves students above bureaucratic interests. Our unique environment encourages students to follow their innate curiosity, learn through experience and build meaningful relationships. Through dedicated mentorship, we strive to guide young people on a journey towards finding a fulfilling present and a meaningful future.


Dida Academy is an alternate educational organization that seeks to promote self-directed learning for teens by allowing them to harness their inner intellectual curiosity and drive their own education in their preferred direction. We recognize the struggle of the children who feel forced to mould into the conventional education system and offer them a safe space where creativity is valued over competition. At Dida, students have the time and freedom to discover the passion and joy in learning. They are offered, but never forced, to participate in subjects that are considered core competencies (math, reading and writing etc.). However, our self-directed methods allow students to learn at their own pace and absorb information in a deep meaningful way.
 Dida facilitators provide coaching and resources to support students on their preferred learning path. In addition, they offer close mentorship to students to help them build self-awareness, collaboration skills and personal accountability. We curate activities and guest visitors that expose students to exciting opportunities and career paths. While at Dida students will interact with a host of community members that are the best and brightest in their fields. Providing students with extensive knowledge and expertise, our staff and volunteers give students information that can be transformed into deep and meaningful learning.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.





  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours: 2-3 hours/week Days: 1-2 days/week, Monday-Friday Time: 1 hour club session once a week (club sessions last for 4-7 weeks); occasional evening meetings requested (usually via Zoom or phone call); time is flexible as needed

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