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Gap Semester Field Instructor

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ARCC Programs
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Bend, OR

ARCC Programs


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Published 29 days ago

February 1, 2021
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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 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:

  • 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, Himalaya and Pacific Islands (preferred, but not required)
  • High intermediate to advanced fluency in Spanish (required for Latin America and New Frontiers)
  • 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

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead an 60-to-80-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.

ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead an 60-to-80-day semester program. The Instructor salary is competitive within the market. All living and travel expenses will be paid for…

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Additional language skills are appreciated but not required.

English. Additional language skills are appreciated but not required.

Location

19800 Village Office Court, Bend, OR 97702

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.

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…

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