Williamsburg Learning

Williamsburg Learning

Adventure Guide – Fort Collins, CO

About Us:

Williamsburg Learning (WL) is an educational services provider that provides curriculum, mentors, and courses for Williamsburg Academy of Colorado, Leadership Academy of Utah, and other partner schools. Our mission is to prepare promising students for meaningful lives as principled leaders and we do that by providing transformational learning experiences.

We have several values that are very important to all team members. If these values speak to you, you are excited about the job description, and you meet the listed qualifications, we want to hear from you!

Growth: We seek to be constantly learning and growing both personally and professionally.

Right Action: We strive to do the right thing for colleagues and customers at all times.

Culture of Belonging: We’re real. We’re authentic. We know there’s more to life than just work, so we try to make it fun and build real connections with each other as we go.

About the Position:

*Applications must include a cover letter that describes why this role + you = match made in heaven.

Williamsburg Adventures Guides are outdoor and leadership enthusiasts who support an Adventures Lead in one of our Adventures courses in Colorado. Students in this course will earn PE credit for participating in activities like rock-climbing, hiking, skiing, survival skills, first-aid, outdoor games, and more. Students will earn elective leadership credit for activities such as attending museums, visiting colleges, going on fieldtrips, service projects, and applying leadership skills in simulations and various activities.

Adventure Guides will be responsible for the following:

Assist with Facilitating Transformational Learning Experiences

– Adventures Guides will be trained on the Williamsburg Adventures formula for infusing each experience with meaning.

– Adventures Guides need to be comfortable participating in 1:1 and group discussions and processing before, during, and after an activity.

– Adventures Guides are required to attend all online and in person trainings as a requirement of this position. A schedule of trainings will be provided in advance of the school year.

Inspire, Challenge, and Engage Students

– Adventures Guides serve as partners to Adventures Leads at each event. There are 10 adventures per semester held on predetermined Fridays. Most adventures take place between school hours (9am – 3pm) and typically run for two to five hours at various locations.

– Adventures Guides may be asked to guide students, lead discussions, take attendance, and/or administer first aid.

– Adventures Guides are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the adventure, and help clean up and care for equipment

Follow the Direction of Adventures Leads to Ensure Student Safety

– Adventures courses will involve large groups of students.

– Adventures Guides will support Adventures Leads in their responsibility to oversee the safety of students at all times between drop-off and pick-up.

– Adventures Guides report to the Adventures Leads in each respective geographical area.

Represent WL in Positive Manner During all Activities/Trips

– Adventures Guides should conduct themselves in such a way as they earn the full trust of the group by serving as a role model to students and fostering a sense of belonging between students at each adventure.

– Adventures Guides extend their influence and contribute to a sense of community .

Minimum Qualifications

    • Minimum of 18 years old AND 1 full year post high-school
    • Outdoor and leadership experience preferred
    • Current first aid & CPR certification
    • Valid and current driver’s license
    • Excellent administrative skills (planning, organizing, communication)
    • Ability to:

    • Provide transformational mentoring to youth
    • Be vulnerable and authentic
    • Show energy and enthusiasm for being in the outdoors and challenging oneself in various settings
    • Pass background check
    • Adventures Guides must be able to use various programs (SIS, Canvas, Zoom, Abacus, google suite), you will be trained on these

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in similar leadership and outdoor programs.
    • Experience working with students in grades 6-12.

Physical Abilities

    • This position requires physical agility and stamina.
    • Walking, hiking, running, standing, lifting, and bending will be a routine part of this position.
    • Employees will need to be able to keep visual cues on students and be able to hear them.
    • Leads must have the physical ability to facilitate and lead students safely on adventures in various settings.

Compensation & Schedule

    • Pay rate is $18 per hour, to include training and preparation time.
    • Mileage reimbursement for traveling to and from Adventures.
    • This is a part-time position 5 hours per week with most of the hours taking place on Adventure Fridays during normal school hours. Most adventures are 2-5 hours in length. The majority of the job will be performed on Fridays. Typical time spent per week for the position will be under 5 hours.
    • There are 10 adventures per semester held on predetermined Fridays. Most adventures are 2-5 hours in length. The majority of the job will be performed on Fridays. Typical time spent per week for the position will be under 5 hours. There will be required participation in short trainings held each semester on predetermined Fridays and is paid.

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