Trip Leader
Lifeschool/ Go Adventure

Love working with kids, exploring the outdoors and having fun? Come work with Go Adventure!

Go Adventure leaders get to work in beautiful locations all over the United States - including Yosemite, the Channel Islands, Point Reyes, the Eastern Sierra, New Hampshire, Maine, and Boston

Seasonal
Location:
Bodega, California
Wages/Pay:
$120.00 / day + tips
Experience:
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (Apr 25, 2018)

COMPANY​ ​DESCRIPTION:

   Go​ ​Adventure​ ​is​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​program​ ​of​ ​Lifeschool,​ ​a​ ​non-profit​ ​organization​ ​whose​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to empower​ ​teens​ ​from​ ​all​ ​backgrounds​ ​with​ ​life​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​environmental​ ​ethics​ ​through​ ​wilderness​ ​travel, cultural​ ​tours​ ​and​ ​service​ ​projects.​ ​We​ ​offer​ ​groups​ ​customized​ ​itineraries,​ ​individualized​ ​curriculum​ ​and uplifting​ ​programs​ ​based​ ​in​ ​nature.​ ​​ ​Our​ ​participants​ ​are​ ​mostly​ ​public​ ​and​ ​private​ ​7th-8th​ ​grade​ ​school groups​ ​with​ ​class​ ​sizes​ ​ranging​ ​anywhere​ ​from​ ​10​ ​-​ ​40​ ​students.​ ​​ ​We​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​programs​ ​that can​ ​vary​ ​from​ ​full​ ​backcountry​ ​backpacking​ ​experiences,​ ​sea​ ​kayaking​ ​and​ ​rock​ ​climbing​ ​to​ ​front-country stays​ ​in​ ​hostels​ ​and​ ​community​ ​service​ ​volunteering.  

   In​ ​addition,​ ​Go​ ​Adventure​ ​works​ ​with​ ​Summer​ ​Search​ ​during​ ​June​ ​and​ ​July.​ ​​ ​The​ ​small​ ​group​ ​of Summer​ ​Search​ ​students​ ​who​ ​attend​ ​these​ ​programs​ ​are​ ​high-achieving​ ​sophomores​ ​and​ ​juniors​ ​from urban​ ​areas.​ ​​ ​These​ ​students​ ​face​ ​a​ ​multitude​ ​of​ ​systemic​ ​inequalities​ ​that​ ​act​ ​as​ ​barriers​ ​to​ ​obtaining​ ​a college​ ​education,​ ​and​ ​are​ ​provided​ ​with​ ​an​ ​all​ ​expense​ ​paid​ ​14-21​ ​day​ ​program​ ​with​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​service, community​ ​engagement,​ ​and​ ​backcountry​ ​travel!

   At​ ​Go​ ​Adventure​ ​we​ ​look​ ​for​ ​Trip​ ​Leaders​ ​who​ ​thrive​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mentor​ ​role,​ ​are​ ​experienced​ ​in​ ​group facilitation,​ ​and​ ​demonstrate​ ​flexibility,​ ​patience,​ ​and​ ​enthusiasm​ ​for​ ​connecting​ ​with​ ​students.​ ​​ ​We​ ​pride ourselves​ ​in​ ​hiring​ ​amazing​ ​staff​ ​who​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​positively​ ​influence​ ​students​ ​while​ ​maintaining​ ​a​ ​safe, fun​ ​and​ ​supportive​ ​environment.​ ​​ ​This​ ​season​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​running​ ​programs​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​settings​ ​such​ ​as Point​ ​Reyes,​ ​Yosemite,​ ​Channel​ ​Islands,​ ​Hells​ ​Canyon,​ ​Idaho,​ ​Santa​ ​Cruz​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Eastern​ ​Sierra.​ ​We also​ ​have​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​of​ ​East​ ​Coast​ ​programs​ ​as​ ​well! 


 RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Lead​ ​3​ ​–​ ​21​ ​day​ ​Adventure​ ​Programs​ ​for​ ​youth​ ​ages​ ​12​ ​-​ ​17

*​ Mentor​ ​and​ ​empower​ ​groups​ ​of​ ​10-40​ ​youth,​ ​typically​ ​broken​ ​into​ ​smaller​ ​hiking​ ​groups,​ ​from​ ​different backgrounds​ ​and​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​outdoor​ ​experience

*​ Manage​ ​risk,​ ​safety,​ ​logistics,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​group​ ​and​ ​individual​ ​needs

*​​Implement​ ​our​ ​core​ ​curriculum​ ​of​ ​Active,​ ​Instructive​ ​and​ ​Reflective​ ​activities

*​ Organize​ ​and​ ​facilitate​ ​games,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​initiatives​ ​that​ ​foster​ ​positive​ ​group​ ​dynamics

*​ ​Drive​ ​SUV’s​ ​or​ ​minivans​ ​w/​ ​a​ ​tow​ ​trailer,​ ​15​ ​passenger​ ​vans​ ​(previous​ ​experience​ ​required),​ ​up​ ​to​ ​8 hours​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​wilderness​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​urban​ ​centers

*​ ​Establish​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​positive​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​co-leader(s)​ ​and​ ​admin​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​top​ ​quality outdoor​ ​programming

*​ ​Facilitate​ ​/​ ​educate​ ​/​ ​support​ ​students​ ​in​ ​preparation​ ​of​ ​healthy​ ​meals,​ ​while​ ​maintaining​ ​industry​ ​food and​ ​sanitation​ ​standards

*​ ​Maintain​ ​flexibility,​ ​positivity​ ​and​ ​humor​ ​in​ ​all​ ​situations,​ ​especially​ ​difficult​ ​ones

*​ ​Complete​ ​pre​ ​and​ ​post​ ​trip​ ​paperwork,​ ​peer​ ​evaluations​ ​and​ ​daily​ ​trip​ ​logs​ ​for​ ​each​ ​program

*​ ​Attend​ ​a​ ​6-day​ ​staff​ ​training​ ​(stipend​ ​paid​ ​upon​ ​completion​ ​with​ ​minimum​ ​two​ ​trip commitment):​ ​Dates:​ ​TBA​ ​-​ ​potentially​ ​beginning​ ​as​ ​early​ ​as​ ​April​ ​25,​ ​2018.​ ​Bodega,​ ​CA

MINIMUM​ ​QUALIFICATIONS:

*​ ​21​ ​years​ ​of​ ​age​ ​or​ ​older

*​ ​Hold​ ​a​ ​driver’s​ ​license​ ​and​ ​clean​ ​driving​ ​record *​ ​Current​ ​Wilderness​ ​First​ ​Responder​ ​and​ ​CPR​ ​(or​ ​greater​ ​medical​ ​training)

*​ ​Good​ ​physical​ ​health,​ ​able​ ​to​ ​hike​ ​with​ ​40lb.​ ​backpack​ ​for​ ​up​ ​to​ ​10​ ​miles

*​ ​College​ ​Degree​ ​preferred,​ ​but​ ​significant​ ​life​ ​experience​ ​and/or​ ​travel​ ​are​ ​valued​ ​equally

*​ ​Previous​ ​professional​ ​experience​ ​working​ ​with​ ​youth​ ​in​ ​an​ ​outdoor​ ​setting,​ ​and​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​effectively with​ ​students

*​ ​Experience​ ​in​ ​group​ ​management,​ ​time​ ​management​ ​and​ ​facilitation​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​team​ ​building​ ​and​ ​group initiative​ ​games

*​ ​Comfort​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​facilitating​ ​backpacking​ ​trips,​ ​day​ ​hikes,​ ​student​ ​cooking,​ ​service​ ​projects​ ​and cultural​ ​experiences 

*​ ​Excellent​ ​leadership,​ ​organization,​ ​attention​ ​to​ ​detail,​ ​and​ ​time​ ​management​ ​skills

*​ ​Flexibility,​ ​adaptability​ ​and​ ​openness​ ​to​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​plans *​ ​Strong​ ​personal​ ​motivation,​ ​initiative,​ ​and​ ​follow​ ​through.

*​ ​A​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​outdoors,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​share​ ​this​ ​love​ ​with​ ​young​ ​adults 


 DATES​ ​OF​ ​EMPLOYMENT:  

*Late​ ​April​ ​–​ ​Late​ ​September​ ​2018​ ​(lots​ ​of​ ​flexibility​ ​with​ ​scheduling) 
 

BENEFITS:

*​ ​Starting​ ​pay​ ​is​ ​$120​ ​per​ ​day

*​ ​Go​ ​Adventure​ ​provide​ ​workmen's​ ​compensation​ ​insurance,​ ​outdoor​ ​equipment​ ​pro-deals,​ ​meals​ ​during field​ ​and​ ​prep​ ​days,​ ​camping/lodging​ ​in-between​ ​trips,​ ​and​ ​high​ ​quality​ ​staff​ ​training. 

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website and fill out the online job application at www.goadventure.org/employment.  Feel free to contact the logistics coordinator,  Melissa Elbert, at Melbert@goadventure.org for any questions!

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