Lead our Victorian Outdoor Education team to provide exemplary outdoor education to more than 12,000 students a year.

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Outdoor education influences young people’s preparedness for their future by building and harnessing vital skills to ensure they are real world ready. Students need to be engaged in designed learning to prepare them with skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.


The General Manager Outdoor Education Vic is a senior leadership role in outdoor education in one of the world’s largest providers. You will provide inspirational leadership to the Victorian delivery and operations team, as well as the broader organisation.



The Outdoor Education Group is one of the largest providers of outdoor learning in Australia with a reputation for quality and innovation.


Lead our Victorian Outdoor Education team to provide exemplary outdoor education to more than 12,000 students a year.


This role requires you to build a planning and delivery team that will balance excellence in all aspects of on the ground program delivery while responding to client demands and expectations to deliver sustainable business outcomes. Your primary attention will be focussed on ensuring Victorian operations achieve the expected business outcomes.

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This is a fulltime role based in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood East, Victoria.


Applications are to include:
• Resume
• Cover letter addressing job criteria (see below)


Applications close at 5pm on Friday 5th March 2021.


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As a member of The Outdoor Education Group Outdoor Learning Division and a direct report to the Executive Director of Outdoor Education, you:

  • Take responsibility in the scope of your role for the performance, reputation and growth of The Outdoor Education Group.
  • Work collaboratively with your colleagues to manage and support day to day activities.
  • Role model passion for the benefits of outdoor education for the development of young Australians.
  • Role model The Outdoor Education Group values of respect and taking responsibility for self, others and the natural world.
  • Support the implementation of key strategies and actions that support the achievement of The Outdoor Education Group’s strategic vision and objectives.
  • Participate in and support the overall work of The Outdoor Education Group.


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As the General Manager Outdoor Education Vic, you:

  • Stay in tune with delivery in the field to ensure OEG and client outcome expectations are met
  • Champion change and lead the team in provision of contemporary sector leading programs
  • Seek out and implement improvements to increase efficiencies in all aspects of program delivery
  • Excellent planning and preparation to minimise program variation post contract
  • Onboard the team with the product and program model to include a range of categories from signature (packaged) to fully bespoke
  • Embed experiential learning as the primary program teaching/learning framework
  • Increase the focus on program impact through solidifying staff familiarity with venues and programs rather than seeking new and novel locations
  • Lead innovation to increase access to our programs to a broader client mix


To The Outdoor Education Group you bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Outdoor Education, Education, or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated extensive (8 - 10yrs +) experience in developing and delivering exceptional Outdoor Education programs in a journey-based context
  • Demonstrated ability to provide inspirational leadership to a team across multiple functions to build a cohesive business unit
  • Strong business acumen leading to achieving sustainable business outcomes
  • Highly effective communication skills, both interpersonal and written, with the ability to provide high level of customer service internally and externally
  • A collaborative working style, ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate a proactive approach to engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexibility and responsiveness and the initiative, attitude and ability to thrive within a dynamic, challenging and changing environment
  • Attention to detail with a demonstrated ability to develop processes and systems to achieve both operational and strategic goals
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The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians. We design and deliver dynamic and inspiring outdoor education programs to help students thrive in the real world.


Founded in 1984, our not for profit position enables us to provide outdoor education to schools and community groups across the country, while investing to improve the opportunities offered to more young Australians.


The Outdoor Education Group works with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and supports students to become real world ready.


Our team support and deliver outdoor education for more than 48,000 students each year in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australian, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.