We are hiring a full-time Program Facilitator for our Community Leadership Program in Tahoe, which partners with North Tahoe High School in Tahoe City, CA and engages students at other local high schools. Applicants must live in the Tahoe/Reno region. The Community Leadership Program Facilitator will work closely with the ARC Program Coordinator to support program goals and student outcomes. Because our cohorts engage in weekly meetings and participate in a progression of outdoor and overnight experiences, this position involves some mid-week and some weekend work. Our ideal candidate will begin work as a Summer Instructor on our Tahoe Summer Immersion Course on May 26 and will transition to the Program Facilitator role in late August.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Facilitate first-year (9th grade) cohort(s) each week, implementing ARC’s integrated leadership, literacy, and outdoor curriculum and support the implementation of second and third-year programming.
Support the planning and implementation of up to ten weekend day or overnight outdoor trips throughout the school year, including driving students to and from trips.

Required Skills:

Has strong interpersonal skills and can connect effectively with high school aged youth, parents, and community members
Has experience facilitating, teaching, tutoring, or coaching youth development
Is excited about mentoring youth using a strengths-based approach
Has experience or is interested in learning outdoor activities such as hiking and camping in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter
Has bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English

Preferred Skills:

COMPENSATION: Pay for this position starts at $50,000 per year. ARC offers a generous benefits package including over five weeks of paid leave, excellent health and dental coverage for employees and their immediate family members, coverage of many transportation expenses, and a monthly cell phone reimbursement.

About Adventure Risk Challenge

Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) is a youth development non-profit founded in 2004. Our programming engages high school youth in Tahoe-Truckee and the Central Valley whose identities are underrepresented in the outdoors and higher education, especially first generation and English language learning students. Our Community Leadership Program has four main goals: to support students in developing literacy skills (writing, reading, and public speaking), positive relationships, leadership skills, and outdoor experiences and connection.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: Please email your resume, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and why you would be a great fit to Mel Hoffman at [email protected] The deadline for applications is February 17, 2023. Candidates who are from communities underrepresented in the outdoor education field are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about our programs, please visit our website www.adventureriskchallenge.org.