JOB OPPORTUNITIES

“The leaders were fabulous and well trained. The program, travel, experiences, group instruction, and intentionality were beyond our expectations. We are thrilled!”

— Parent of Grace R., Nashville, TN

We are delighted that you are considering a job with ARCC. Spend the summer, fall, or spring 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 Program Leader Positions

Hiring for Summer 2022 will begin in the Fall of 2021. We have a monthly application deadline on the first of each month until all positions are filled, starting on November 1st, 2021 (Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, March 1, and April 1).

Job Opportunities

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.

Requirements

• Minimum 21 years of age.
• Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2022.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or in the process of completing a degree.
• Excellent health and physical condition.
• Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Clean background check.
• Available for employment late May 2022 through late July or early August 2022.
• 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 new leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training in Bend, OR in late May or early June (dates TBD). 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.

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.

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, 2021 – April 1, 2022 (November 1, December 1, etc.). If you have any questions or problems with the online application – please email: employment@arccprograms.com.

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.

Gap Instructor Positions

ARCC Programs is currently accepting applications for Spring 2022 instructor positions. If you’re interested in applying for the Spring 2022 semester, we encourage you to submit an application. Fall 2022 applications will be reviewed in February 2022. Thank you!

 

ARCC GAP SEMESTER 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 educational fabric complementing each location. Going beyond the weekend visit, we take the time to plant our feet in each location, becoming part of the community at large. Eating, sleeping, and living amongst our host communities, we are welcomed in as friends. Working in partnership with area leaders and organizations, we participate in meaningful projects while collaborating with community members to achieve a common goal. Lending our hands to coral reef restoration work, building clean water filters, planting saplings, or working alongside local NGOs, our hard work supplements our education organized around ARCC Gap’s Global Themes: Literacy and Education, Public Health, the Movement of Peoples, Environment and Conservation, Indigenous Rights and Histories, and Social Justice topics. 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 thirteen students through rigorous international settings while facilitating an educational 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 hands-on 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:

  • Must possess at least a BA or BS degree
  • Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or WEMT) is a preferred qualification, but not required for spring 2021
  • CPR and AED certification, or able to obtain before the start of your employment
  • Excellent health and physical condition
  • Prior experience leading programs for ARCC Programs (preferred)
  • Basic proficiency in a relevant foreign language for Asia, East Africa, and the Pacific Islands (preferred, but not required)
  • High intermediate to advanced fluency in Spanish (required for Centro-Caribbean and South America)
  • Preferred applicants are 24+ years old.
  • Experience traveling in the developing world (international programs)
  • Experience guiding in the outdoors, including camping and cooking skills (domestic programs)
  • 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

Salary and Benefits
ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead a 60-to-70-day 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 worker’s compensation will be provided for the duration of your program. We provide adequate professional and leadership development opportunities through our seven-day staff training course and six-day semester prep. We encourage instructors to take time off as needed throughout the semester as long as there is communication with the co-instructor and the office, as self-care is the most important way for instructors to give their best selves to their students and the experience. We ensure adequate co-instructors for all of our gap instructors, as well as opportunities for future employment given a successful semester. With our spring gap programs, custom program opportunities, and summer trips, there are ample opportunities for nearly year-round employment. As we recognize that seasonal employment can be challenging to come by, we do everything we can to provide opportunities for our instructors in every season. 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. We do however require you to submit your gap resume and cover letter to gap@arccprograms.com.

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

ARCC In-House Opportunities

Regional Director

Posted: 09/21/2021

ARCC Programs is seeking a Regional Director to join our team full-time in our Bend, OR office. ARCC is looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about working with students and who have strong experience working with groups in an educational or outdoor setting.

Company Description:
ARCC Programs was founded in 1983 with the goal of introducing young adults to outdoor challenges in a fun, safe and educational environment. Over the years we have evolved from offering primarily wilderness-based programs to a roster of both domestic and international service and educational based programs.

ARCC summer programs and Gap Semesters take place in locations all over the world. ARCC programs are structured to strike the balance between hard work and hard play while exploring off-the-beaten-path locations. ARCC students return home with a willingness to face new challenges, a greater sense of responsibility and, most importantly, confidence in themselves. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Two years related experience 
  • Proficiency in Spanish helpful but not required

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sense of customer service 
  • Independent self-starter, curious and constantly learning
  • Superior organization and project management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort using PC computers with MS Office and Google Suite
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision 
  • Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems 
  • Ability to troubleshoot in stressful situations 
  • Experience working in the outdoor industry, specifically facilitating groups and working with teenagers 
  • Finally, we are looking for professional, fun, and charismatic individuals who are flexible and easy going! 

Responsibilities:
The Regional Director is the primary person responsible for the successful planning, management, and supervision of the ARCC adventure travel programs assigned under their directorship, including financial success. All ARCC staff play a critical role in parent and student communications, including speaking with families on the phone as the primary form of sales of trips. Regional Directors are also integral members of ARCC’s central operations; assisting with Staff Training and providing logistical support to staff and groups out in the field as well as any emergency situations that may arise. Highlights of this position are: 

  • Coordinating and planning trip logistics for assigned programs
  • Assuming financial responsibility of assigned programs (such as cost-benefit analysis, contract management, collecting fees or monies owed, and maintaining the profitability of programs). 
  • Supervising trip leaders assigned to RD’s programs during trip operation and providing leaders and company with evaluations and feedback of staff under their direct supervision. 
  • Providing logistical assistance or help with emergency situations that may arise with any of ARCC’s operations. 
  • Answering telephones and providing information/support/sales assistance or routing calls to appropriate staff members. 
  • Performing other related duties as required – these duties may vary depending on skill set and operational period but can involve the following additional categories: 
    • Marketing 
    • Sales 
    • Staff Recruitment
    • Promotions 
    • Risk Management 
    • Operations (Food, Equipment, Transportation) 
    • Staff Training
    • Curriculum Development

Compensation:
$45,000 annual salary with benefits including 3 weeks of paid vacation per year (plus holidays), health insurance, workers compensation coverage, and 401K participation (after 9 months of employment). We provide a fun and flexible work environment, potential travel opportunities, and access to pro-purchase programs with top outdoor equipment manufacturers. We are proud of what we do and are looking for colleagues with a similar outlook.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to: employment@arccprograms.com.

ARCC Programs is committed to upholding a hiring process that is legal, ethical, and nondiscriminatory. We value diversity in our office staff, summer leaders, gap instructors, and student population. ARCC Programs provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees as well as all student applicants regardless of race, sex, religion, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including hiring, recruitment, promotion, training, regional placement, termination, leaves of absence, and compensation. We are committed to upholding these standards in all aspects of our organization.