We are adding to our leadership team.
The successful candidates will be invited to attend a volunteer leadership training camp in early July. There are 8-10 spots available for training. And 2 spots available for 2021 camps. Everyone who comes to training has the opportunity to lead Girl In The Wild camps in the future.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our current leadership team consists of 4 cis-gender, straight white women. Our organization serves ALL teenagers who identify as girls. So it’s imperative that our leadership represents that, and we will be giving preference to BIPOC and LGBTQ2S* applicants.
That said, the right women will get the gig. Every time.
You’re our kinda leader if:
- You have lived experience with tough stuff—bullying, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, depression, mental illness, self-harm, addiction, etc.
- You are comfortable being open and honest about the shit you’ve been through. Being vulnerable is your jam.
- You connect easily and naturally with teenagers.
- You are the least non-judgemental person your friends know.
- You have solid listening skills.
- You have significant hiking and backpacking experience on a variety of terrain, including off-trail. You really stinkin’ LOVE being outside.
- You can navigate in alpine- and sub-alpine terrain in good and poor visibility with both electronic and analog tools
- You practice Leave No Trace protocols always
- You have trad and alpine rock climbing experience, and can set up safe and accessible top rope climbs on unestablished low- to mid-5th class terrain.
- You are available for:
- Leadership Training (July 11-13)
- Camp 1 (July 24-30)
- Camp 2 (Aug 26-Sept 1)
Guiding Skills and Qualifications
- You feel comfortable taking a group of inexperienced teen girls into a remote (sub-) alpine environment in summer
- You can set and adapt an all-day hiking pace for a group with varying fitness and experience levels
- You have experience in client- and group-care in a wilderness environment including injuries, blisters, environmental exposure (frostbite/cold injuries, hypo/hyperthermia etc.), common medical issues, stings/bites, fear, and a variety of other things that may come up
- You possess Wilderness First Aid Responder (80-hour) certification or are willing to get
- You can teach and supervise top rope belaying and climbing to beginner climbers
- You can exercise good risk management and judgement when making go/no-go decisions based on the group capabilities, weather forecast, conditions, terrain, and other factors
- Guiding certifications (ACMG or similar) are an asset but not a must.
- You can swim and care for others while swimming
- You have a Class 4 Unrestricted driver's license
- You have worked with teenagers in a learning/growing capacity before.
- You have mad photography skillz.
- You have some other rad applicable skills that you want to tell us about: are you a backcountry cuisine chef? a slackline aficionado? an ecology or geology buff? can you share some traditional ecological knowledge about the area? Etc.
If this is you, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close May 20, 2021.