Avid4 Adventure, voted on Outside Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Work list for multiple years in a row, is hiring a seasonal Director for our Expedition programs in California. Our leadership team forms the backbone of the Expeditions experience, and work tirelessly in order to create a program that serves our 3 Bottom Lines: Safety First, Stellar Programs, and Happy Staff. During staff training week, will provide you with the hard and soft skills you need to succeed in this position. We are seeking staff that share our core values and will:
Live Environmentally Connected
At Avid4, we embrace inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity, and we acknowledge that the outdoor/adventure education industry has been and remains a space dominated by white privilege and those from a higher socio-economic status. We are actively working to improve diversity and inclusion both within Avid4 Adventure and in the outdoor industry! Visit our Inclusivity page to learn more about our commitment and progress.
PLEASE NOTE that the Director position is primarily an office-based position that is primarily an administrative role with some time spent in the field doing staff observations.
Oversee safety & risk management components of all program operations
Aid in resolving concerns to ensure physical and emotional safety for all campers and staff
Practice servant leadership for the teams that you directly support
Take pride in the facets of the camp that you oversee
Get out into programs to interact with kids and staff in the field
Share gratitude, listen always, and deliver an incredibly high level of communication
Minimum 25 years of age and a sincere passion for working with kids
2+ years of experience leading multi-day expeditions
Significant personal or teaching experience in one of the following sports: climbing, mountain biking, paddling, backpacking
Camp leadership and aptitude for technology (Google Suite, etc) strongly preferred
Wilderness First Responder and CPR prior to the start of camp (we provide financial support to obtain your WFR)
About Avid4 Adventure
The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.