4-H Mentors will act as professional liaisons between the 4-H Center and schools, area families, students, and community networks to cultivate, establish, and leverage meaningful relationships and collaborations. This position requires service members to work flexible hours that allow for out-of-school, overnight travel. Service members will work directly with students to support academic and social-emotional success during the school day and provide after-school and weekend experiences around adventure and leadership, cultural exchange, community engagement, sparks, and future aspirations. In addition, service members will be asked to collaboratively and continually evaluate and update policies and procedures around youth development, expedition policy, and risk management as part of the NorthStar staff team. The driving of 12-passenger vans and other reasonably related duties may be assigned. Program job skills training is provided.

Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service, stipend, health coverage, site-specific training, on-camp housing, meals in season, travel opportunities, and outdoor equipment use.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Full Time, Teaching/Education, Therapeutic Counselors


Self-motivated with a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and independence
Excellent organizational skills
Effective public speaker
Volunteer or community service knowledge
Ability to use various types of technology
Reliable transportation or the willingness to drive a 12-passenger van/clean driving record
Be at least 21 years of age

Required Skills:

Essential Functions:
Develop and maintain caring, professional relationships with participating students, families, school staff, and community partners
Commit to ensuring the physical, mental, and emotional safety of all participants
Engage youth in group programming, facilitate relationship building with a diverse group of youth and adult volunteers
Create safe spaces for youth to take risks, reflect, and share personal experiences
Inspire problem-solving and listening skills among peers

Preferred Skills:

Training is Available for:
Outdoor skills/outdoor teaching
Experience working with vulnerable teen populations
12-Passenger van driving
Wilderness First Responder medical training

About Bryant Pond 4-H Center/AmeriCorps

The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Center at Bryant Pond is to encourage and inspire people of all ages to lead sustainable lives through affordable, experiential learning. We model leadership and life skills development, community collaboration, self-reliance, wellness, and stewardship for our natural world. The work is done in service of the University of Maine's broader mission of helping Maine people improve their lives through research-based information and education. We carry out this mission through immersive programs utilizing best practices in outdoor education, positive youth development, and mentorship.

Application Instructions

Please send resumes to [email protected] or call 207-665-2068 to inquire.