Part-time Adventure Guide working with kids in an after-school program

Posting ID : A1068514727
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Education Teaching

Part-time leaders needed to deliver a youth "Adventure" program up to 28 hours a week at youth-serving organizations during after-school hours in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You will work primarily with youth in grades K-5, and will interact with community coordinators. Meetings are usually held once a week in the afternoons between 2 PM and 6 PM, with occasional field trips/events held on some weekends. An open, creative mind with a passion for sports, fitness, recreation, service learning, creative arts, personal development and the outdoors is highly preferred. This is an excellent opportunity to mentor youth and gain valuable youth-development experience. We are willing to work with post-secondary schools to fulfill requirements of internships and/or college credits based on your part-time employment. While you will work at a variety of program sites, staff meetings held at Base Camp located on the Fort Snelling campus (Bloomington).

Responsibilities include organizing and delivering weekly adventures based on a modular curriculum you help design. Enjoy the flexibility of planning an experience that excites kids, engages parents, and opens new doors. Kids have faced an "Opportunity Gap" and that's what has contributed to the "Achievement Gap." The right person can use this job to help narrow these gaps and make a difference in the lives of youth. Is that person you?

Qualifications: Must be age 21 or older. Should have some youth- serving experience, or be working toward a degree in elementary education, social services, youth development, recreation, or after-school/community programming; experience working with inner city youth is preferred. Must be willing to be a leader, serve as a positive role model for youth, and create opportunities for adventure. Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation, ability to pass a background check, ability to drive to multiple program sites, and current automobile insurance at levels of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000.


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