We are hiring a full-time Program Facilitator for our Community Leadership Program in the Central Valley, which partners with Dos Palos and Firebaugh High Schools and may engage students at other local high schools. Applicants must live in this 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 Yosemite Summer Immersion Course on May 26 and will transition to the Program Facilitator role in late August.

Tagged as: 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.
Mentor students individually throughout the year.
Ensure all protocol and risk management guidelines are adhered to during ARC program activities.

Required Skills:

Has strong interpersonal skills
Has experience facilitating, teaching, tutoring, or coaching
Is excited about mentoring youth using a strengths-based approach
Has experience with outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and snowshoeing
Has bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English
Has a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
Is adaptable and can work well in a team and independently
Is able to work effectively in a variety of settings

Preferred Skills:

COMPENSATION: Pay for this position starts at $42,000 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 Central and Northern California whose identities are underrepresented in the outdoors and higher education, especially first generation and English language learning students. Our programs have 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 24, 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.