We’re growing like crazy these days and we’re ready for another facilitator to join us! Spread the word that we are looking for an awesome human who is interested in self-directed education and helping us create an intentional culture with project management tools for our mixed-age kids.
Here are the details:
Free to Learn was founded upon the following principles:
- Children are people;
- Learning is natural and cannot be measured;
- Education is most precious when the learner is inspired and interested;
- A mixed-aged community promotes learning that is beneficial to all;
- People learn from culture;
- Personal development is encouraged through cycles of intention, creation, reflection and sharing;
- A community seeking and embracing diversity facilitates a more holistic education.
We exist to serve children: we cultivate the joy and benefits of lifelong learning in a safe and positive social environment. Our collaborative culture brings forth satisfied, successful adults from a rich and joy filled, happy childhood.
Free to Learn Facilitator
We are looking for an experienced and/or aspiring educator who wants to engage with young people in a way that is authentic and purposeful. Applicants should be attuned to children and teens in a way that inspires and encourages fun learning experiences. Free to Learn Facilitators are expected to model what it means to be a lifelong learner. They are simultaneously educators, members, artists, scientists, explorers, counselors, entrepreneurs, tacticians, philosophers, leaders, and service workers.
Position Title: Facilitator
Starting Pay: $11/hour
Hours Available: approx. 18 hours/week from mid-April thru mid-June, possible contract for 2017/18 educational year. Opportunity for additional hours & possible summer camp.
Possibility of Room & Board if not local
- Alignment with the principles and mission of Free to Learn and the ALC Model
- Understanding of progressive and alternative models of education: self-directed learning, play based learning, Sudbury etc.
- Experience working with children & teens
- Ability to keep track of several members of varying ages and developmental stages
- Ability to manage large group of members
- Passionate about personal skills, hobbies, and interests and willing to share with members in authentic and non-coercive ways
- Experience in leadership roles
- Experience working collaboratively as part of a team
- Strong non-coercive conflict resolution skills
- Strong communication skills
- High emotional intelligence
- High cultural competency
- Proactive and solution oriented
- Reliable and consistent
- Flexible and adaptive
- Support rhythms set by Lead Facilitators
- Run morning and afternoon meetings
- Mind daily/weekly schedules for members and community
- Be attuned to what members are playing, interested in, and working on
- Offer activities to extend on and further support member interests, play, and work
- Offer activities based on personal interests, talents, and experiences
- Engage and play with members
- Intentionally take part in co-creating the community’s culture
- Attend staff, family, and community meetings
- Communicate effectively with co-facilitators, members, and parents, as needed
- Commit to engaging in crucial conversations, as needed
- Commit to a self-directed process of personal development as a facilitator
- Become more familiar with the Free to Learn/ALC model of education and ALC network through resources from our partners and support programs
To be considered for this position please email cover letter and resume to Emily@FreetoLearnCommunity.com and call Emily Quandt (815) 2WE-PLAY.
We can’t wait to hear from you!