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New Heights Portsmouth

Organization Overview:

New Heights has been providing experiential learning programs for youth since 1987.  At New Heights, we unleash the individual and collective potential of today’s youth by offering experiential learning opportunities through:

  • Exploration of their culture, community, and natural environment;
  • Expression of their unique talents, ideas, and creativity;
  • Engagement in science, technology, arts, and outdoor-learning.

Programs for 3rd through 12th grade students from throughout New Hampshire and Maine including:

  • Adventure: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Surfing, Canoeing, Camping, day and week-long wilderness expeditions to local, state and national parks
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM): Robotics, Destination Imagination, Coding, Geocaching, Board Game Design, Stilting, Design
  • Leadership Initiatives: Team-Building Workshops, Experiential Classrooms

Reporting to the Assistant Director, with oversight from the Executive Director, Plan, Leading, and Co-Facilitate day, afternoon, multi-week, and extended STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Adventure and Leadership experiences for participants in grades K-12.

  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Education, Science, Mathematics, Psychology, IT, Social Work, Recreation Management, Outdoor Education, Experiential Education, Environmental Studies or similar
  • Previous experience working with youth, to include knowledge of current theories in adolescent behavior and development
  • Ability to exhibit and maintain contagious enthusiasm (a consistent positive attitude and high energy level)
  • Willingness and ability to work in a changing and flexible work environment, participating in a variety of roles, with a coinciding schedule
  • Eagerness to generate new programs and persistence to make the new programming ideas a successful reality
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Currently certified in CPR or wiling to obtain CPR certification
  • Possess valid drivers license and obtain defensive driving certification
  • Comfortable transporting adolescents in passenger vans

Leadership and Management:

  • Plan and instruct age-appropriate programs.
  • Lead a variety of programs for elementary, middle school, and high school students
  • Collaborate with full-time staff, part-time staff and interns to develop and implement activities during and after school, during school vacations, day and extended summer programming, and multi-week formats.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team and positively contribute to New Heights staff organizational health. Actively participate in staff meetings, and apply learned information effectively. Give input to team decisions and share/ receive points of view in a healthy constructive manner.
  • Facilitate collaborations with other youth programs or schools.
  • Work with University practicum students and interns.
  • Assist with the inventory purchasing and maintenance of program equipment.


Communication and Marketing:

  • Participate in regular communication with parents, schools and general public via social media, telephone, email, and in person. This communication includes topics such as upcoming schedule, programming updates, mentor relationship, and any behavior issues/concerns.
  • Market New Heights programs in elementary, middle and high school. This may include various means of communication, including face-to-face interaction in the schools, phone calls to parents, and creating print or social media.
  • Assist with fundraising and public relations events as it relates to the New Heights program.
  • Seek out supervision on a regular and as needed basis from Assistant Director and/or Executive Director.
How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Meghan Rice,

Salary Range:

salary based on experience

Job Location:


Date Added: August 27, 2019

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