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11 Dec 2017

Other Outdoor Program Leader (2018)

Rustic Pathways – Posted by erosin@rusticpathways.com Anywhere

Job Description

Program Leader (2018)

Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world’s finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. Our destinations stretch from the white-sand beaches of Fiji to the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, the high Himalayan mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, and many places in between. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries for students around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

Program Leader at Rustic Pathways

The Position

As a Program Leader, you’ll work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead our programs for high school students. In 2018 we will have three windows of employment. Please indicate any/all windows of time you are available in 2018.

January 1- June 1
June 1 – August 20
August 20 – December 31

Expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, community service professionals, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. Rustic Pathways is committed to increasing diversity in our staff and recognizes the benefit of having a diverse, inclusive work environment. We want our students to see diverse perspectives represented in our leaders.​

Must have stamina and be safety oriented, with a passion for experiential education.

This is a seasonal exempt position.

Responsibilities

– Embody Rustic Pathways’ mission, vision, and values
– Act as a role model and mentor to students
– Follow Rustic Pathways’ safety protocols during interactions with students and program activities
– Facilitate discussions drawing from your own personal experience and Rustic Pathways’ discussion guides
– Deliver specialized program-specific curriculum
– Manage day-to-day program logistics, financial responsibilities, and administrative tasks
– Create positive and inclusive group dynamics
– Monitor and manage student well-being and respond calmly to issues as they arise
– Act as a liaison between Rustic Pathways and our community partners
– Demonstrate responsible leadership and judgment

Job Qualifications

Education:
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university OR equivalent work experience with some college

Experience:
– At least 2 years of relevant experience in service learning, tourism, outdoor –
leadership, youth mentorship, or experiential education.
– At least 2 years of experience working with young adults and/or adolescents.
– At least 6 months of experience living and/or working in an international, multicultural, or cross-cultural environment.

Requirements:
– Must be 22 years of age or older by May 30, 2018.
– Demonstrated maturity and leadership skills.
– Professional working proficiency in English.
– Basic CPR and First Aid certification from a licensed provider.
NOTE: Certifications must be obtained through classroom or in-person training only. Online certifications are no longer acceptable. Certificates must be submitted to Rustic Pathways at least three weeks prior to start of program leader training.
– Fluency in Spanish required for employment in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Peru.
– Professional working proficiency in Arabic, Burmese, French, Hindi, Khmer, Lao, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian, Swahili, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese a plus.

Working knowledge in the following areas and/or roles:
– Outdoor Education
– Leadership Instruction
– Teaching and/or instruction, specifically middle school or high school, in a multicultural environment
– Teaching (any subject) to non-native english speakers
– Volunteer with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and/or national service, or comparable positions
– Sociology or Anthropology
– Marine Biology
– Environmental Studies or Conservation
– Mountaineering or Technical Climbing
– Community Service Coordinator
– Surf Instructor
– Soccer Coach
– Camp Counselor
– Adventure Guide

Preferred Certifications (Including but not limited to):
– Wilderness First Responder
– Wilderness EMT
– Ocean Lifeguard
– Teaching Certifications (ex. TEFL/TESL)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Appreciation for diversity in cultures and experiences
– Excellent communication skills
– Patient, enthusiastic, analytical, flexible, and solution-oriented
– Passion for discussion-based learning and helping students make meaning of their experiences
– Understands the value of experiential education and travel for high school students
– Eager to learn from colleagues and enjoys open collaboration and teamwork
– Able to maintain excellence under pressure and ever-changing conditions

Location

Ability to work in one of our 16 country destinations for at least 6-10 consecutive weeks at a time (some schedule requirements may apply for program leader training in country).

***Critical Issues Programs***

Our Critical Issues programs take a closer look at global issues as they are lived on-the-ground. These are programs are designed for students seeking to become change makers in their local communities or affect change on a global scale. On these programs, students explore specific issues with program leaders who have experience delivering content related to the program’s area of focus, local experts, and like-minded peers, giving them the skills to become global citizens and impactful leaders. Critical Issues topics we are tackling in 2018 include global climate change, wildlife conservation, refugee and migration challenges, access to quality education, access to health and social services, international development, peace-building, to name a few.

Equal Opportunity

Rustic Pathways is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At-Will Notice

Each employee of Rustic Pathways is employed “at will,” which means either the Company or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any or no reason, with or without advanced notice. No individual or representative of the Rustic Pathways can change this at-will relationship absent a specific, written contract signed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or designee.

If an applicant needs reasonable accommodation when applying for an open position, please email careers@rusticpathways.com.

Application deadline: February 12, 2018

This position is currently hiring on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

http://jobs.rusticpathways.com/apply/mgGNac7sRr/Program-Leader-2018?source=Adventure+Jobs

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: #education, High School Travel, International, Service Learning, and travel.

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