ARCC Gap Instructor
ARCC Gap Instructor
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 academic fabric complementing each location. Going beyond the weekend visit, students take the time to plant their feet in each location, becoming part of the community at large. Eating, sleeping and living among the local people, students are welcomed as friends. Working in partnership with area leaders, students pinpoint worthwhile service projects and collaborate with community members to achieve a common goal. Refurbishing a school, building a community center or working with orphans, hard work supplements their education, organized around five major themes including Literacy and Education, Public Health, Urbanization and the Movement of Peoples, Environment and Conservation, and Micro-finance and Economic Growth. 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.
East Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Asia: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
Himalaya: India, Nepal
Pacific Islands: Sumatra, Bali, Fiji
Latin America: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru
New Frontiers: Patagonia / Cuba
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 twelve 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.
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
Compensation & Benefits
ARCC Instructors are contracted to lead a three month long 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 workers compensation will be provided for the duration of your program. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.
Fall Semester 2018: September 8th - December 16th
Potential for Second Semester Employment as well: February 13th - May 12th
Ideal Applicants Qualifications
Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or WEMT)
Excellent health and physical condition
Prior experience leading programs for ARCC Programs (preferred)
Intermediate to advanced fluency in Spanish (required for Latin America Semester)
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
Available for Summer Staff Training from June 14, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (preferred)
Available for Semester employment from September 8, 2018 through December 16, 2018 for Fall Semester
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. You can submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].