Overview

ARCC is looking for Program Leaders who are enthusiastic about working with students ages 13 -18, and who have strong experience working with groups. ARCC leaders focus on fostering constructive group dynamics, facilitating games, activities and initiatives, overseeing outfitted activities, and ensuring that each person in the group is able to safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. Trip Leaders also provide natural and cultural history education relevant to their location as well as teach the curriculum designed for our community service & focus programs. Leaders will guide groups of up to eighteen students, with a co-leader, through rigorous service projects, cultural immersion, and adventure programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with programs ranging from 14 to 21 days in duration.

ARCC seeks leaders who will be a positive influence on the participants, supporting them throughout the trip and creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. Our leaders and students participate in a variety of activities including backpacking, rafting, SCUBA diving, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, international service projects, and cultural exchanges. Experience in these areas is helpful, but not required. Other leader responsibilities include travel logistics, keeping a daily trip log, communicating with office staff about the status of the trip, and making crucial decisions along the way that may affect the outcome of the trip.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

• Minimum 21 years of age.
• Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2022.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or in the process of completing a degree.
• Excellent health and physical condition.
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Clean background check.
• Available for employment late May 2022 through late July or early August 2022.
• Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States.

About ARCC Programs

ARCC Programs (www.arccprograms.com) was founded in 1983 with the goal of introducing young adults to outdoor challenges in a fun, safe and educational environment. Over the years we have evolved from offering primarily wilderness-based programs to a roster of both domestic and international service and educational based programs.

ARCC summer programs and Gap Semesters take place in locations all over the world. ARCC programs are structured to strike the balance between hard work and hard play while exploring off-the-beaten-path locations. ARCC students return home with a willingness to face new challenges, a greater sense of responsibility and, most importantly, confidence in themselves.

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete the online application. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application. Upon completion of the application, you will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter, you will also be given the opportunity to submit your references’ email addresses. Your resume, cover letter, and three references are required for a complete application. Our hiring deadlines are the first of each month November 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022 (November 1, December 1, etc.).