Eagle Rock will engage eight Public Allies members to work between September and July. In their apprenticeship positions, fellows will create, improve and expand services offered by Eagle Rock, specifically in the areas of youth development and education. This position includes instructional, residential, and professional development responsibilities. Fellows participate in a rigorous leadership development program, ongoing training and community-building activities, and the design and implementation of team service projects (TSPs).

Work in conjunction with the Outdoor Education Instructional Specialist and other members of the outdoor education and student services team to co-instruct wilderness trips; develop and facilitate on- and off-campus adventure-based programming; and create and enhance outdoor education curriculum, student mentorship, and best practices in wilderness trip management and instruction.

Program Benefits

$20,500 living stipend

Private room in a communal house

Meals while students are on campus

AmeriCorps healthcare (fully covered)

On-going professional development, coaching, and mentorship

Use of laptop for the year

$500 professional development stipend

$6,095 AmeriCorps education award once the program is completed

Student loan forbearance

Teaching License: Opportunity for educator fellows to apply for and participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock (for Educator Fellows with a bachelor’s degree)

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


College degree or equivalent life experience post-high school

Required Skills:

Current CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification

Solid basic mountaineering, backcountry travel, and top-rope climbing skills

Strong organizational, logistical, trip planning skills; Sound judgment in the outdoors

Ability and willingness to work long hours, both indoors and outside

Experience on extended expeditions (14+ days)

Experience working with adolescents in the outdoors and facilitating group learning

Preferred Skills:

Relevant experience working with youth in non-profit or educational settings, ideally HS age

Self-starter who is flexible and possesses the energy to meet the demands of a residential community life

Strong ability to work independently

Strong communication skills (clear, direct, honest communication preferred)

Ability to give and receive feedback

Awareness and knowledge of cultural competencies and social justice issues, with demonstrated actions toward creating more just and equitable communities

About Public Allies at Eagle Rock Fellowship Program

The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship selects promising young educators to participate in an advanced year of service and leadership development focused on education and youth work. Located at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado, Public Allies Eagle Rock is an opportunity for young leaders who are passionate about working with 15-21-year-old students from diverse backgrounds for whom having voice and agency in their education is the pathway to success. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices to serve all students equitably. Eagle Rock is proud to be an antiracist, social justice organization.

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