Xploregon Road Trip Co-Leader Position

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position summary:

To work in conjunction with Xploregon Program Coordinator and other counselors to safely facilitate a series of 4 road trip programs for teenagers 14-17 years of age. Based out of Portland’s Camp Fire USA office and its campsite Camp Namanu, Xploregon is a 12 day youth leadership road trip that travels across Oregon following an itinerary of youth led volunteer projects, outdoor activities and leadership opportunities. Four trips will be running through July and August this year, and each trip will have 14 teens and 4 staff and will travel to 8 communities or roughly 900 miles.

Salary / Pay Rate:A $1,132 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $125/month summer stipend
Required Skills and Abilities:Previous experience working with teens in a leadership or service-learning setting Ability to work in and facilitate a team environment Ability to perform throughout the intensive 12 day road trips Ability to model appropriate behavior, boundaries and conversations with youth Ability to communicate effectively with co-counselors and program director
Qualifications:This position holds a minimum age requirement of 21 A minimum of two years experience working with youth in camp setting, preferably 5+ years Minimum CPR/First Aid & Oregon Food Handlers Certification required prior to employment Ability to safely lift at least 50 pounds and hike long distances over natural terrain Clean driving record with 3 years of driving experience and comfortable driving large box/moving trucks and 12 passenger vans
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:http://portlandcampfire.org/our-programs/xploregon/