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Corporate Facilitator

Job Title: Positive Adventures Corporate Team Building Facilitator

Position Overview:
This is a part-time, as-needed position for our corporate and organizational team building programs. Each program is a 1/2 day to full day in length and can range from Philanthropic/Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Team Building, and Team Consulting/Development Programs. The role of a Facilitator is to assist with set-up of the event, manage a station or assigned role during the program, and to help strike the location after the event. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, out-going individuals who like to have FUN! We will provide all tools and resources for you to be successful.

Job Responsibilities:

      • Facilitate groups of 10-12 people through multiple team building activities
      • Location Setup, Strike, and Risk Management
      • Facilitate team building initiatives, group games, ice breakers, and warm-ups
      • Scorekeeping
      • Group Management


Position Requirements:

      • 1-3 years of team building or event management experience preferred but not required
      • Excellent Communication, Leadership, and Teamwork Skills (loud voices needed!)
      • Reliable Mode of Transportation
      • Proficient Skills in the following: team building initiatives, group games, risk management, and group management

For More Information or to Apply:
Email your resume and favorite superhero to Abbie Lovell: abbie@positiveadventures.com

 

Outdoor Education – Seasonal Facilitator

Positive Adventures Outdoor Facilitator Job Posting

 Job Title: Full Time Seasonal and Part Time Seasonal Outdoor Education Facilitator

 Position Overview:

Positive Adventures will begin taking resume’s in April for Outdoor Educators to support our 2017 Fall Outdoor Education season. Our programs are generally 3-5 days in length and are implemented in a variety of settings including residential camps, desert and coastal base camp programs, and backcountry excursions.

 Our participants range from 12-17 years of age and are accompanied by school chaperones.  Courses are held in and around Southern California including Long Beach, Idyllwild, Big Bear, Santa Barbara, Joshua Tree National Park and the Sierra Mountain Range.

 Programs with increased complexity will demand higher certifications. WFR, Lifeguard, and AMGA Certs are in high demand for our programs. Once contracted for a program, each instructor is expected to arrange transportation to and from each location.  Many carpooling opportunities will available by way of our equipment vehicle and other staff carpools.  

 Meals are provided beginning with dinner on the first night (byo lunch) and continue until the students depart.  Healthy groceries are provided and staff work together to prepare staff meals the majority of the time. When the students arrive, we will have “Logi” preparing everyone’s meals (you perhaps?) or the camp will cook for everyone, if we are staying at a residential camp.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a trail group of 13-15 students through multi-activity OE curriculum in the residential camp and/or backcountry settings.
  • Facilitate team building initiatives, group games, ice breakers and warm up activities for 3+ hour blocks with a trail group.
  • Manage the risk involved with OE programs including group management, activity specific risks and emotional and social boundaries.
  • Manage belay stations effectively in both the ropes course and top-rope rock climbing site environments.
  • Lead groups through activity rotations such as: high ropes course, scrambling and hiking, environmental education hikes and lessons, low ropes team building. Night adaptation and astronomy.Position Qualifications:
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid Recommended
  • Wilderness First Responder Required for Back Country Programs and Strongly Recommended for All  
  • 2+ years of experience working in the outdoor education field with youth.
  • Proficient skills in the following: group facilitation, team-building initiatives and games, risk management, environmental education and interpretation, ecology and natural history. Experience in belaying and ropes courses is a plus although we cover this in training.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to manage youth groups.
  • Reliable mode of transportation and cell phone.
  • Availability to attend a training 8/7- 8/10/2017 (paid at minimum wage)
  • Ability to pass a background check/live scan.

 

Dates of Employment:

 We require that all new employees attend our four-day training 8/7- 8/10/2017 paid at minimum wage.  Most of the training will take place at our office and warehouse in San Diego, at a local ropes course and could include other activities like rock climbing or hiking.  Accommodations will be made available for overnight.  Please do not apply if you are unavailable for these dates.

Full time seasonal employment begins after training and we remain busy until the end of October. Part time staff will be asked to work the programs with the highest demand for staff.  If you qualify for backcountry programs, they will take place from September 26 – October 7 in Escalante, UT, Rae Lakes, CA and Havasupai, AZ.

 Compensation:

Positive Adventures is proud to compensate our facilitators at a highly competitive rate. We value your expertise, hard work and dedication to our field.

 

When working on programs, compensation is arranged as follows:

Prep-Day(s) defined as the day(s) before the client arrives.

$110.00/Day

Field Day(s) defined as full day of facilitation with clients.

$177.50/Day

Debrief Day: Typically, a partial day client facing, plus cleanup/debrief hours.

$95.00/Day

 

Example: A three-day program from Wednesday-Friday, will include one additional prep-day, would be paid as follows:

 

Prep Day (scout hikes & schedule initiatives): begins in Big Bear 10am on Tuesday at $110.00

Field Days: Begin morning around 7am with breaks, ending 9pm Wednesday + Thursday at $177.50 + $177.50

Debrief Day: Students depart at 11am, staff depart around 4pm Friday at $95.00

Total 3-Day Program Pay: $560.00

 

Application Procedure and Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed starting in April and accepted until July 31nd, 2016. If you have an interest in a position at Positive Adventures, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume, Expiration dates of relevant certificates, three professional references, and answers to the questions below to the Director of Outdoor Education, Amy Amodio at amy@positiveadventures.com.  Please also title this email: Outdoor Education Facilitator Application (so I can find everyone easily and email updates on hiring). Thank you in advance for your complete application!  

 

Application Questions

1: Please provide 2 examples of risk management issues that you have observed or experienced while working in our industry. Describe how you did, or would handle the same situation.

2: Please list 3 Team Building initiatives and their basic instructions that you like to facilitate.  Why do you prefer these specific activities?

3: Describe how you would arrive prepared for a 3 day tent-camping youth program in an unfamiliar course area. 

 

Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to create a complete the application.  We look forward to meeting you!

 


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