Outdoor Education Curriculum and Teaching Specialist

Website Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)


Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) is an award-winning nonprofit providing hope for children and youth in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley. Our mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to a range of positive programs. At R.O.C.K., we serve more than 900 children (grades K-12) with a framework that develops healthy social and emotional skills, instills strong academic behaviors, and broadens horizons. Our programs span the entire year and take place during the school day, after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. We provide sports/fitness activities, academic support, learning enrichment, community service, outdoor adventures, and leadership training. Please visit www.rocksf.org for more information.


Job Title: After Outdoor Education Curriculum and Teaching Specialist


Pay: $20.00 – $25.00/hour depending on experience


Hours: 10-12 hours per week

  • 6-10 hours per week on site between the hours of 2pm-6pm
  • Some Saturdays required
  • Flexible or work from home opportunities available outside of required site hours


Sites: R.O.C.K. runs in-school, weekend, and after-school programs at 3 school sites (this person would work between all 3 sites)

  • El Dorado Elementary School (K-5 grade) – 70 Delta St, San Francisco
  • Visitacion Valley Elementary School (K-5 grade) – 55 Schwerin St, San Francisco
  • Visitacion Valley Middle School (6-8 grade) – 1971 Visitacion Ave, San Francisco


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate outdoor education curriculum
  • Work alongside the Outdoor Education and Recreation Director to develop Nature Scouts Program for elementary students
  • Effectively manage classrooms using positive discipline philosophy and restorative practices
  • Attend and assist in facilitation of all scheduled Saturday travel programs or events
  • Assist with planning and attend all five scheduled outdoor adventure trips
  • Yosemite, White Water Rafting, Mountain Camp, Snow Trip and Family Camp
  • Create and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Develop positive relationships with students, teachers, and staff and maintain positive rapport with parents/guardians
  • Be a leader and role model to youth and co-teacher
  • Set-up and clean-up program spaces
  • Maintain communication with Site Coordinator and Director



  • Passion for working with urban youth of color, many of whom are low income and have experienced trauma.
  • Experience working with school-age children
  • Experience designing and implementing curriculum
  • Knowledge of gardening, outdoor education, hiking, nature, or any related field
  • Reliable means of transportation to and from program sites
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, and/or Samoan is a plus
  • Provide proof of a negative TB screen within the past four years
  • Candidates must go through a background check after a conditional offer is made. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record.


R.O.C.K. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


How to Apply:

Check out www.rocksf.org to make sure R.O.C.K. is a good fit. Send an email to jobs at rocksf.org with “Outdoor Education Curriculum and Teaching Specialist” in the SUBJECT line and attach the following:

  • Cover letter (no more than one page, single spaced) telling us about what drew you to R.O.C.K.
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references


R.O.C.K. is an incredible organization and we hope to be able to serve you on your career path! Apply today!

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