The Wilderness Program at UWC-USA invites applications for our 2022 Fellowship Program, which will bring those starting out in a career in outdoor education to the UWC-USA campus in Montezuma, New Mexico to assist the wilderness program and residential life. We are seeking a fellow who represents our diverse student body and strongly encourage applicants from under-represented communities in the outdoors. Fellows will gain experience working directly with the expeditionary learning co-directors in logistical planning, risk management, and trip leading. Fellows will share from their areas of expertise both formally and informally, and work with students in small groups. Fellows will split their time between leading students in the field, administrative tasks, and preparing trip logistics.
Position runs from August – October (some flexibility with these dates). Room and board are provided as well as a monthly stipend of $1500.
- Ability to work independently on assigned tasks
- Experience traveling in the backcountry, including at elevations above 10,000 feet, and on
trips of at least 5 days.
- Experience and a desire to develop expertise in assessing and managing backcountry terrain and
hazards; backcountry risk-management, including lightning, rockfall, river crossings, and map &
compass navigation on- and off-trail.
- Fluency with Leave No Trace principles and a strong wilderness preservation ethic.
- Wilderness First Responder certification
- Current drivers license
About United World College
UWC-USA is one of 18 United World College (UWC) campuses located on five continents. A two-year residential school, UWC-USA serves students age 16-19 who typically represent more than 85 different countries. They participate in a unique program that combines academic challenge with an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. We are seeking instructors who represent our diverse student body and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented communities in the outdoors. As a program we welcome individuals from every nation, racial and ethnic group, socioeconomic and political background. Our effectiveness as a program is based on building community in the wilderness that embodies diversity in all its forms.