Outdoor Leadership Field Courses

Greenfield, MA
Jun 26, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,200 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

Category: Potential Adjunct Faculty
Department: Outdoor Leadership
Posted: Oct 28, '16
Type: Part-time
Ref_No: DCE16-39


Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy and principles of the outdoor skill or, if course is for training instructors, introduces instructor competencies and curriculum for certification in the relevant field course. Topics covered include hazard evaluation, equipment selection, safety systems, technical knowledge and skills development, and decision-making and judgment. Instructors accompany students on extended overnight trips to out-of-state wilderness locations. Attends a limited number of faculty meetings.


Requires one or more of the following certifications:
  • Whitewater Canoe Instructor
  • Flat Water Canoe Instructor
  • Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor
  • Technical Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Indoor Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Challenge Course Instructor
  • Wilderness Travel Instructor
  • Nordic Ski Instructor
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Avalanche Safety
  • Wilderness First Responder
Collegiate teaching experience
  • Successful community college teaching experience
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting domestic diversity and/or global multiculturalism in the curriculum where appropriate.

Additional Information:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
Review of applications is ongoing as dictated by need. Official transcripts and/or copies of certifications must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background check may be required.
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***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty,staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



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