The Lead Program Staff works with a small team of co-workers to provide a summer adventure-based program for youth. Our mission is to inspire confidence and leadership in children and teens from Washington, D.C. We provide a multi-year experiential curriculum focusing on outdoor adventure, backcountry trips and personal growth during three 16-19 day summer sessions. Base camp is our beautiful property, Broken Arrow Ranch, in Hoback Junction just south of Jackson Hole.
The Lead Program Staff works directly with 2 Trip Leaders & Counselors to facilitate outdoor experiences for 1 cabin group. Primary responsibilities include staff management, trip coordination, and decision making responsibility for the group. Please review full position description here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VSfz1OAx6C40YpONBEnH7VUM9xU1PPP0/view
Wilderness First Responder, CPR
Previous trip leading experience
Cultural competency, the ability to work in diverse communities and a commitment to social justice, equity & inclusion, and anti-racism
Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, proactive communication style, flexibility and energy
General to advanced knowledge and ability in several or all of the following activities: canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, outdoor education, group dynamics, experiential education, games & initiatives, orienteering, and outdoor living.
About City Kids Wilderness Project
City Kids Wilderness Project’s mission is to build resiliency, broaden horizons, cultivate community, and develop skills for success in DC youth through a long-term, cohort-based model that utilizes both the wilderness and urban environment to encourage growth. City Kids aims to inspire youth to use their personal power to shape the future of their own lives and change in the greater community. We envision a world where individuals, communities, and systems evolve to create a bright, inclusive, and just future for all youth. Programs take place throughout the year in and around Washington, D.C. and during the summer at our ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Youth enroll as sixth graders and continue their engagement with City Kids through middle school, high school and beyond. Current staffing includes approximately 45 full and part-time/seasonal employees in the Washington, DC region and Jackson, WY.