Outdoor Adventures Mentor

Outdoor Adventures Mentor

02 May 2020

Outdoor Adventures Mentor

Job Description

Note: We are seeking Outdoors Adventures Mentor candidates in Bountiful, SLC, and Ogden areas.

We are ALSO seeking Outdoors Adventures Trail Guides for Logan, Pleasant Grove, Bountiful, Ogden and SLC areas. If you are interested in this position and do not meet the minimum requirements listed below or simply wish to be involved at the actual activities but not in the planning, administration, and logistics, please apply for the Trail Guide Position listed at https://www.williamsburgacademy.org/about-us/jobs.

Outdoor Adventures Mentors will be responsible for the following:


Facilitate Transformational Learning Experiences

  • Mentors will be responsible for building in transformational experiences, touch-points, and discussions into each adventure.

  • Williamsburg Adventures will provide training on our formula for infusing each experience with meaning. Mentors are required to attend all online and in person trainings as a requirement of this position. A schedule of trainings will be provided in advance of the school year.

  • Mentors will provide thought-provoking context for each adventure and provide meaningful touch points throughout each adventure which may include 1:1 conversations, group discussions and processing, etc.


Planning & Logistics for Site-Specific Adventures

  • The planning in advance and execution of adventures in their local area each semester. There are 10 adventures per semester held on predetermined Fridays. Most adventures will be held between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM and run for two to four hours. Fall semester events may include hiking, climbing & rappelling, kayak & stand-up paddleboarding, outdoor games, first-aid training, self-defense, and ice skating. Other events need to be proposed to Williamsburg Adventures and approved in advance to make sure the events are in keeping with our model.

  • Making logistical arrangements with vendors in advance and working out payment. A credit card will be provided for you for this purpose. All expenses will be reviewed monthly by the OA Program leader and Williamsburg COO.

  • Serve as the leader at each event and provide direction for Trail Guides.

  • Mentors should conduct themselves in such a way as they earn the full trust of the group, including students and parents.


Ensure Safety of Assigned Participants

  • Outdoor Adventures Mentors are responsible for the safety of students at all times between drop-off and pick-up.

  • Mentors provide on-site first aid and will maintain a list of contacts and first-aid resources, in addition to carrying basic first aid supplies and medical waivers and releases for all students in attendance.

  • Log all safety incidents and report to OA Team Leader and, in the event of a serious emergency, the LAU Executive Director.

  • Take attendance at each event and be aware of all students’ whereabouts at all times.


Communicate about Site-Specific Adventure Details

  • Communicate details of each adventure to all participants and leaders within an established communication rhythm.

  • Coordinate with OA Team Leader and ILC site coordinators as needed.


Academic Coursework and Credit, where applicable

  • Track that student waivers and medical histories are completed BEFORE the first adventure (students who do not complete these may not participate)

  • Verify student completion of adventure reports prior to the adventure

  • Track attendance at each adventure

  • Assign grades in Canvas and SIS


  • Minimum of 21 years old

  • Valid and current driver’s license

  • Significant outdoor experience

  • Current First Aid & CPR certification

  • Excellent administrative skills (planning, organizing, communication)

  • Ability to:

    • Provide transformational mentoring to youth

    • Be vulnerable and authentic

    • Show energy and enthusiasm for being in the outdoors and challenging oneself

    • Pass background check

Essential Functions

  • This position requires physical agility and stamina. Walking, hiking, running, lifting, and bending will be a routine part of this position. Employees will need to be able to keep visual cues on students and be able to hear them. Must be able to demonstrate that you meet the following physical fitness requirements in order to guarantee physical ability to lead students on adventures:

    • Run 1.5 miles in under 14 minutes

    • Complete 20 push-ups (may rest at the top)

    • Complete 30 sit-ups in 1 minute

    • Vertically jump 17”

    • Swim 200m any stroke

    • Tread water for 10 minutes

Hours and Compensation

  • This is a part-time position with an estimate of 80-100 hours spread across 3 months.
  • Compensation will be on a per day rate.
  • There are 10 adventures per semester held on predetermined Fridays. The anticipated dates for fall adventures are: Aug 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 9, 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20. Additional trainings areusually held on Fridays.
  • This position is not eligible for benefits.

Additional Information

Stuff you should know about us

  • We like to laugh
  • We love what we do
  • We keep it real; we like working with people who are authentic

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