L.L.Bean, Inc

  • Outdoor Discovery Schools Instructor (Kayaking and/or SUP)

    Job ID
    13450-2018
    State
    New York
    City
    Yonkers
  • Overview

    Outdoor Discovery Schools Instructor (Kayaking and/or SUP)

     

      

    Overview:

    L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years.  Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business in 1912 on a passion for the outdoors, a profound believe in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.   Since we opened for business, the principles of innovation, integrity, service and respect have helped develop our brand and fueled our success.


    As an ODS Instructor for L.L.Bean you'll be joining one of the most respected retailers in the country.  Satisfy your craving for problem solving in an active, busy job in a great work environment.  You'll have the opportunity to use your ability to improve processes and organize to create efficient merchandise receiving and replenishment processes.  Develop your leadership skills as you assist the area supervisor in creating a positive, engaged and focused work environment.


    Position description:
    Our ODS Instructors are confident self-aware leaders who are passionate about the outdoors and the environment. They maintain highly technical expertise and possess the ability to lead and inspire others to participate in ODS activities. They are able to quickly build strong connections with people through open communication, excellent speaking skills and compassion. They recognize how ODS fits into LL Bean’s retail business. They are sales oriented. Instructors are sufficiently fit to participate in all relevant ODS activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to assist participants and instructors with physical and emotional obstacles.

     

    Outdoor Discovery Schools Goals:     

    •Promote and retain new and younger customers with our dynamic, creative classes and new activities.
    •Inspire people to engage in new outdoor activities.
    •Increase participation by providing exemplary service.
    •Increase sales conversion rate of ODS customers especially in equipment, outer and active wear categories.

     

    Responsibilities:
    •Safety
    •Demonstrates ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants.
    •Understand and consistently perform all responsibilities associated with our safety protocols and program procedures.
    •Confirms all equipment used is in appropriate working condition.
    •Report any unsafe acts or conditions to the appropriate person.

     

    Communication:

    •Conducts self at all times according to the highest ethical and moral standards.
    •Represents the teaching profession at its highest level at all times.
    •Communicates and lives our company core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Safe and Healthy Living.
    •Communicate professionally with all stake holders.
    •Participates in daily start up meetings.
    •Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arisesKnows and maintains expertise of equipment and products (as relevant) utilized in the courses you teach.
    •Knows specifications (uses, materials, pros and cons) of relevant L.L.Bean equipment and apparel and effectively shares information with customers to encourage product sales.
    •Participates in promotional events when equipment expertise is needed.
    •Is knowledgeable about regional ODS programs, and promotional offerings.

     

    Course curriculum:

    •Has a firm understanding of course content.
    •Possess the ability to teach in a relaxed, clear and confident manner to a variety of participants and demographics.
    •Effectively delivers all components of the curriculum in the allotted time.
    •Delivers all key points required for course openings and closings

     Perform daily administrative duties associated with instructing classes.
    •Accurate and daily completion of the Daily Activity Reports (DAR’s)
    •Participant agreements
    •Roster
    •Incident report
    •Vehicle log
    •ADA documentation
    •Facilities Inspection log
    •Other as assigned
    •Assume additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

     

    L.L. Bean offers a generous (20-33.3%) employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at www.llbeancareers.com

    We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization.  L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.

    Responsibilities

    Position Purpose: Promote and retain new customers with our dynamic creative classes and new activities.
    Inspire people to engage in new outdoor activities. Increase participation by providing exemplary service. Increase sales conversion rate of ODS customers especially in equipment outer and active wear categories. 

    Responsibilities: Safety  
    Demonstrates ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants
    Understand and consistently perform all responsibilities associated with our safety protocols and program procedures
    Confirms all equipment used is in appropriate working condition
    Report any unsafe acts or conditions to the appropriate person
     
    Communication
    Conducts self at all times according to the highest ethical and moral standards.
    Represents the teaching profession at its highest level at all times
    Communicates and lives our company core values of Outdoor Heritage Service Respect Integrity Perseverance Safe and Healthy Living
    Communicate professionally with all stake holders
    Participates in daily start up meetings
    Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arises
     
    Knows and maintains expertise of equipment and products (as relevant) utilized in the courses you teach
    Knows specifications (uses materials pros and cons) of relevant L.L.Bean equipment and apparel and effectively shares information with customers to encourage product sales
    Participates in promotional events when equipment expertise is needed
    Is knowledgeable about regional ODS programs and promotional offerings
     
    Course curriculum
    Has a firm understanding of course content
    Possess the ability to teach in a relaxed clear and confident manner to a variety of participants
    Effectively delivers all components of the curriculum in the allotted time
    Delivers all key points required for course openings and closings
    Perform daily administrative duties associated with instructing classes
     
    Accurate and daily completion of the Daily Activity Reports (DAR’s)
    Participant agreements
    Roster
    Incident report
    Vehicle log
    ADA documentation
    Facilities Inspection log
    Other as assigned





    Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors evaluate risk and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.

    Education Level: High School or GED

    Min Years of Experience:

    Max Years of Experience:

    Comments:

    Skills and Qualifications: Certification or specialized training in outdoor related activities
    Proven experience planning organizing and leading outdoor experience trips
    First Aid/CPR certification/training  
    Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate participants
    Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm motivation and a positive attitude
    Established time management and organization skills
    Demonstrated interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
    Expertise in active gear for appropriate activity
    Retail experience a plus
    Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights weekends and holidays

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