ARCC Programs is seeking Summer Program Leaders. Spend the summer leading, teaching, and inspiring teenagers while traveling to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world!
ARCC is looking for Program Leaders who are enthusiastic about working with students ages 13 -18, and who have strong experience working with groups. ARCC leaders focus on fostering constructive group dynamics, facilitating games, activities and initiatives, overseeing outfitted activities, and ensuring that each person in the group is able to safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. Trip Leaders also provide natural and cultural history education relevant to their location as well as teach the curriculum designed for our community service & focus programs. Leaders will guide groups of up to eighteen students, with a co-leader, through rigorous community service projects, cultural immersion, and adventure programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with programs ranging from 14 to 24 days in duration.
ARCC seeks leaders who will be a positive influence on the participants, supporting them throughout the trip and creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. Our leaders and students participate in a variety of activities including backpacking, rafting, SCUBA diving, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, international service projects, and cultural exchanges. Experience in these areas is helpful, but not required. Other leader responsibilities include travel logistics, keeping a daily trip log, communicating with office staff about the status of the trip, and making crucial decisions along the way that may affect the outcome of the trip.
• Minimum 21 years of age.
• Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2021.
• Excellent health and physical condition.
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Available for employment May 30, 2021 through late July to early August 2021.
• Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States.
We recommend applying as early as possible as most of our applications arrive early in the year, but we will accept applications until all positions are filled. Applications for 2021 will open in the fall of 2020. Upon receipt of all materials, we will review applications and notify you of a decision shortly afterward. If this is a time-sensitive matter for you, please let us know and we will accommodate accordingly. Any positions available after March 1 will be filled on a rolling basis, and applicants must be prepared to respond promptly.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete the online application on our website. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application: https://www.adventurescrosscountry.com/learn-more/job-opportunities/#toggle-id-1. Upon completion of the application, you will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter, you will also be given the opportunity to submit your references’ email addresses. Your resume, cover letter, and three references are required for a complete application.
Thank you in advance for your interest in working for ARCC Programs! We look forward to hearing from you and potentially working together this summer.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
- Wilderness First Responder
ARCC leaders are contracted to lead one or two trips, ranging from 2 to 3.5 weeks each. All new leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training in Bend, OR from approximately May 30, 2021, to June 5, 2021 (dates are subject to change). The first-year leader salary ranges from $1,400 – $2,300 depending on the length, location, and the number of trips led. All living and travel expenses will be paid for while on program. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.