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16 Jan 2023

Temporary Summer Program Leader – Posted by Bend, Oregon, United States

Job Description

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!

Job Description

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 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 21 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 2023.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or in the process of completing a degree.
• Excellent health and physical condition and fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Clean background check.
• Available for employment June through early August 2023.
• Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States.

Salary and Benefits

ARCC leaders are contracted to lead one or two trips, ranging from 2 to 3.5 weeks each. All leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training in Bend, OR. Dates are June 16- 21, 2023. The first-year leader salary ranges from $1,600 – $5,000 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.

Available Positions

Trip Leader

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. 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.

Thank you in advance for your interest in working for ARCC Programs! We look forward to hearing from you and potentially working together this upcoming summer.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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. Our hiring deadlines are the first of each month November 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023 (November 1, December 1, etc.). If you have any questions or problems with the online application – please email:

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 76 days.

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