Outdoor Education Assistant Director
Pali Institute

Join our amazing community of staff and help lead our Outdoor Education team!

Centrally located in Southern California, on the Mountain and close to deserts, beaches, and cities!


Outdoor Education Assistant Director

Pali Institute
Running Springs, California
up to $62,400.00 / year
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Sep 01, 2022)

Pali institute Outdoor Education Assistant Director

Are you ambitious, outgoing and driven in the field of outdoor education looking to propel your career to the top and run a successful OE program one day? Do you have the experience, and see yourself moving from the number 2 to the leader of a top education program? If the answer is yes, then we have an opportunity for you!

If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding career where you can live and work in the mountains as a part of a team of people equally as excited and motivated to give kids an experience, they will never forget! Then look no further!

An experience that never gets old, you will help show them what Outdoor Education is all about with an engaging curriculum, consisting of just the right amount of experiential learning, adventure, and fun!

Website: https://www.paliinstitute.com/               

Brief Description:

Pali Institute is hiring an Assistant Director for their Outdoor Education program. This is a full time, year-round position that oversees virtually all aspects of our large, fast paced Outdoor Education program. Pali Institute is a residential OE program that hosts over 30,000 students a year for 3-5 days at a time.

Job Requirements:

General Administration

  • Works with other department and program directors, assistant directors to meet program needs. Provides direction to other OE program supervisors and leadership staff, assists with staff training, discipline, and scheduling.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. 
  • Three years in a management or supervisor position in a similar styled program required, demonstrating strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to tactfully provide feedback, and appropriately communicate information to staff, administration, teachers, and parents. 
  • Experience working with large groups and programming in an overnight camp setting.
  • Must be able to walk 3-4 miles daily on steep hills at elevation. 
  • Must be diverse in philosophies to work with various types of school groups.  
  • Must demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and decision-making ability in time sensitive situations. 
  • Organized, ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently. 
  • Must be approachable and flexible, with excellent time management skills.
  • Accepting of feedback with a desire to grow professionally. 
  • Experience with certification process, ACA, WASC, AEOE, or any similar certification preferred. 

Essential Functions/Duties

  • Act as a mentor and supervisor to 18 leadership staff, providing constructive direction and coaching to help develop their professional skills.
  • Create the weekly leadership and meal schedule, manage, and respond to time-off requests.
  • Responsible for the supervision and general oversight of 90+ instructor staff, including staff discipline. 
  • Assist in planning and executing staff training twice a year, any other program support as needed.
  • Assist with medication distribution and Wellness Center functioning as needed. 
  • Assistance with training, logistical planning, and customer service for Pali Outback programs. 
  • Understand and apply pertinent personnel policies, laws, rules, and regulations. 


  • $62,400 salary. This is a year-round position including 2 weeks paid vacation, holidays, as well as medical benefits, dental, vision and paid sick time. Schedule will vary to accommodate the program needs and calendar throughout the year.

Pali Perks:   

Full-Time Employees:   

-Free Lunch   -Education Assistance Program -Matching Contribution Program -Camper Benefit Program -Pali has Heart – Get Paid to Volunteer -Thanksgiving Turkey -Birthday Bonus -Anniversary Bonus  

This Company Describes Its Culture as:  

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative  

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