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“The leaders were awesome—completely professional, fun and reassuring.”

—Parent of John T., Seattle, WA

ARCC Programs is seeking Summer Trip Leaders & Fall Gap Instructors. We are delighted that you are considering a job with ARCC.  Spend the summer or fall leading, teaching, and inspiring teenagers while traveling to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world!  ARCC positions are competitive, but those who make it through the process find it to be one of the most rewarding jobs they have ever had.

Summer Trip Leader Positions

Job Opportunities

Adventures Cross-Country is seeking Trip Leaders. Spend the summer leading, teaching, and inspiring teenagers while traveling to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world!

Job Description

ARCC is looking for Trip 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 programs. Leaders will guide groups of up to eighteen students, with a co-leader, through rigorous community service projects and adventure programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with programs ranging from fourteen to thirty-six 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 backpacking, sailing, 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 may 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.

Requirements

• Minimum 21 years of age.
• Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT  by June 2017 (You do not need to have this certification at the time you are hired. ARCC will organize a WFR course for hirees who are not already certified in early June 2017 – call for details).
• Excellent health and physical condition.
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Available for employment June 13, 2016 through late July to early August.

Salary and Benefits

ARCC leaders are contracted to lead one or two trips, ranging from two to four weeks each. All leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training (June 13 – 19, 2016*). The first-year leader salary ranges from $1,000 – $1,600 depending on the length and number of trips you lead. All living and travel expenses will be paid for while working for ARCC. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.

*Staff Training dates subject to change.

Available Positions

Trip Leader

Application Deadlines

Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Monday, January 11, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016

Our hiring season has five application deadlines. We recommend applying by the earliest possible deadline, as most of our applications arrive early in the year. Upon receipt of all materials we will review applications and notify you with a decision shortly after the deadline date. If this is a time-sensitive matter for you, please let us know and we will accommodate accordingly. Any positions available after the March 14th final deadline 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. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application. 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. If you have any questions or problems with the online application – please email: employment@adventurescrosscountry.com

Gap Instructor Positions

ARCC GAP SEMESTER FIELD INSTRUCTOR

Program Description
ARCC Programs is the leading provider of Adventure, Community Service, International Travel and Wilderness Travel programs for teenagers and young adults in the United States. ARCC Gap Semester programs offer an educational and cultural bridge between high school and college. The ARCC Gap Semester programs are an opportunity to live, work, learn and explore in some of the greatest classrooms on earth. ARCC Gap Semesters have a rich academic fabric complementing each location. Going beyond the weekend visit, students take the time to plant their feet in each location, becoming part of the community at large. Eating, sleeping and living among the local people, students are welcomed as friends. Working in partnership with area leaders, students pinpoint worthwhile service projects and collaborate with community members to achieve a common goal. Refurbishing a school, building a community center or working with orphans, hard work supplements their education, organized around five major themes including Literacy and Education, Public Health, Urbanization and the Movement of Peoples, Environment and Conservation, and Microfinance and Economic Growth. Students come away from their Gap Semester not only with memories that will last them a lifetime, but also with skills and experience that will be invaluable in their future educational goals.

Job Description
ARCC is looking for Instructors who are enthusiastic about working with students aged 17-20 and who have strong experience working with groups. ARCC Instructors provide an academic framework and structure relevant to their location, as well as teach the curriculum designed for each location and global theme. In addition, Instructors focus on fostering constructive group dynamics, implementing ARCC’s leadership progression, 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. Two Instructors will guide a group of up to twelve students through rigorous international settings, while facilitating academic curriculum. These semesters are both mentally and physically challenging for instructors and participants, with many unexpected obstacles and issues.

ARCC seeks Instructors who will be a positive influence on the participants, supporting them throughout the semester and creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. Our Instructors are not supervising each student 24 hours a day for the semester, but rather helping them develop their own comfort in each regional location, setting them up to achieve positive development in a safe environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Travel logistics (including border crossings, money exchanges, etc.)
  • Food buying and food management for group
  • Management of group budget
  • Organization of community service projects
  • Facilitation of educational curriculum
  • Troubleshooting cultural differences
  • Being available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to create and foster educational experiences
  • Management of group safety
  • Communication and updates with ARCC office

Qualifications

  • Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or WEMT)
  • Excellent health and physical condition
  • Prior experience leading programs for ARCC Programs (preferred)
  • Basic proficiency in Swahili for our Africa Semester (preferred, but not required)
  • Comfortable or fluent in Mandarin for our Asia Semester (preferred, but not required)
  • Intermediate to advanced fluency in Spanish (required)
  • Preferred applicants are 24+ years old.
  • Experience traveling in the developing world
  • Experience leading groups (preferably ages 17-20)
  • Demonstrated experience working with a co-leader
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating educational curriculum at a high school level
  • Experience leading volunteer groups
  • Experience hosting discussion, debate, lecture, mediation or town council style meetings focused on controversial issues
  • Professional, fun, motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are flexible and creative
  • Available for Staff Training from June 13 – 20 & for Semester employment from September 9, 2016 through December 16, 2016 for Fall Semester

Salary and Benefits
ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead a three month long semester program. The Instructor salary is competitive within the market. All living and travel expenses will be paid for while working for ARCC. Travel insurance and workers compensation will be provided for the duration of your program. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.

How to Apply
To apply, please complete the online application. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application. Upon completion of the application you will be asked to upload your resume and a 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.

If you are a return ARCC Summer Leader or have been hired as a Leader for this summer, we do not require a new online application or additional references.  You can submit your resume and cover letter to gap@adventurescrosscountry.com.

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