CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                             P.O. BOX 39                                                        ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                     Bad River Youth Outdoors (BRYO)-Assistant (2)

Department:                Bad River Social and Family Services

Hourly Rate:                $10.00/hr         40 hrs. /wk, 6 weeks                 Full Time-LTE

Exempt:                       No

Supervisor:                  TANF Program Manager

Summary: BRYO is a tribal youth paddling and watershed education program. Tribal youth participate in activities that involve canoe and kayak paddling, GPS use, and traditional Ojibwe water use and water stewardship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assistant will assist in preparing daily programming-instruction, logistics, clean up and debrief. Attend staff trainings-life guard training, CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid training. Coordinate and lead day to day operations of BRYO- teach paddle sports-canoeing and kayaking, cultural teachings, activities and stories, teambuilding activities, environmental education about local geology, stream and wetland ecology, flora, and fauna, and relevant issues affecting the Bad River watershed. Other activities may include; water quality monitoring and invasive species removal, traditional ceremonies with Bad River spiritual leaders, campouts, and harvesting. Oversight of safety of group at all times: during transport and during on-water and on-land activities.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, physically fit, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience in environmental education, adventure education, place-based education, wilderness education, outdoor pursuits, or outdoor recreation.
  • Experience canoeing and kayaking on rivers and lakes
  • Ability to teach and lead as a team with assistant instructors and student leaders
  • Ability to teach and be active outdoors with no facilities for the extent of the workday
  • Ability to adapt to continually changing conditions of working and teaching in the outdoors
  • Keen cultural awareness and sensitivities about working with community members
  • Ability to work with people with diverse values and traditions
  • Open-mindedness, flexibility, and patience
  • Life guard training, CPR and First Aid Certifications-program will provide training

Educational and/or Experience


High school diploma or its equivalent.

Must be 19 years of age or older.

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Must maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with the Privacy Act.

Preferred skill:

Experience teaching or working with youth 14-18.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required for eligibility a Caregiver Background check regarding working with children and elderly, and required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

Language Skills:

Must be able to communicate effectively with youth, partners and community members.

Reasoning Ability:

Must be able to provide leadership and lead youth by example.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Walking and standing required. Bending, stooping, lifting, paddling, carrying a canoe or kayak and occasional lifting up to 75 pounds and/or carrying for short distance. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

Working Environmental: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Outdoor environmental factors for example, weather, & mosquitoes,

Outside environment weather factors-rain, wind, extreme heat.

Drug-Free Workplace Act in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

                                                                                                                                       Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                      Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                      Attn: Personnel Office

                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                      Odanah, WI 54861


Opens: July 10th, 2017

Closes: Open until filled.