Facilitator Positions

Spring and Fall Positions Available

  • Facilitator

Facilitators

Age requirement: 18 years old

In the spring, summer and fall, our facilitators work with a wide variety of groups for day or multi-day programs. Each facilitator spends the day (~9am-4pm) with a small group of around 10-13 participants, safely and effectively leading the group through a goal-driven progression of activities. While all of our summer hires work summer camp, some counselors may facilitate occasional day programs in the summer, and many of our summer camp counselors remain on staff to facilitate in the fall and beyond.

Overview of a Typical Group Program Day

  • 7:30 Prepare for group (set up high element, grab gear, etc)
  • 8:00 Morning meeting
  • 8:30 More planning and prep
  • 9:00 Group arrives, greeting and introduction
  • 9:15 Icebreakers and name games
  • 9:30 Full Value Commitment (goal-setting)
  • 10:00 Problem-solving initiatives
  • 11:00 Low challenge course elements
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 High challenge course element
  • 3:30 Final debrief
  • 4:00 Group departure
  • 4:15 Clean-up responsibilities
  • 4:45 Facilitator debrief
  • 5:00 End of day

Facilitator to Participant Ratio

1:10 average

Types of Groups

  • Public and independent elementary, middle and high schools
  • Teachers and faculty
  • College students or faculty
  • Scout and church groups
  • Corporate workplaces
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Sports teams
  • Youth programs (ex: girls’ empowerment, adjudicated youth, community service programs)
  • Groups of friends or family

Seasons

Spring: Late March – 1st week of June
Fall: Mid August – 1st week of November

Have more questions?
For more information on job openings and the application process, please contact our office at 410-343-0101 or jobs@geneseevalley.org.