Position: CHALLENGE DAY LEADER
Supervised By: Training Department
Works with: Youth Centered Organizations (high schools, middle schools, junior high schools, youth clubs, camps, and other clients as contracted.)
Job Purpose: BRING HEALING, HOPE, CONNECTION AND LOVE TO TEENS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES by delivering high quality Challenge Day Programs to our clients. Committed to practice of Challenge Day principles including understanding issues of social oppression, personal accountability and healthy emotional expression.
1. Organized, accountable and self-motivated.
2. Open-minded and accepting of all forms of diversity including race, sexual orientation, class, age, religion, spiritual beliefs, and lifestyle choices.
3. Ability to embrace learning and growing.
4. Ability to work with young people and teen issues appropriately.
5. Excellent communication and facilitation skills; articulate, engaging and compelling in diverse group of hundreds of people with varied learning styles. Preferably experience in leading large groups (e.g. acting, performance, professional presentations).
6. Demonstrated experience in leadership roles.
7. Participated in some type of counseling OR 12-Step work OR other personal growth processes that may include understanding social oppression and the work related to it.
8. Committed to living a life of integrity, professionalism; and to model compassion, patience and kindness for youth and all beings.
9. Ideally will have education/training or equivalent experience in a related field.
10. Ability to memorize and deliver a consistent script.
11. Excellent physical health. Ability to lift training equipment (up to 50 pounds) is required.
12. Willingness and ability to fly to schools in other states (2 to 3 weeks per month), and possibly other countries.
13. Valid driver’s license issued in the United States.
14. Must have transportation.
15. Must have cell phone.
Program Delivery (75% of time)
o Lead Challenge Days in full partnership with a co-leader
o Actively uphold the Challenge Day Leader Code of Ethics.
o Act as organization representative and ambassador for compassion and love in schools and all professional interactions in and out of the training room.
o Travel with all necessary program equipment and materials, to sites throughout the United States and/or Canada, possibly overseas.
o Support successful marketing and development whenever possible to achieve outreach mission and sustainable revenue.
Professional Development (15% of time)
o Stay current and skilled in all youth program scripts and delivery.
o Commitment to continuous improvement of facilitation and coaching skills, knowledge and attitude.
o Attend and participate in company-sponsored leader trainings.
o Attend minimum of one leader-training workshop quarterly.
o Attend minimum of one group leader bonding/clearing meeting quarterly.
o Attend on-going monthly meetings, trainings, and/or retreats.
Paper Work (10% of time)
o Answer and respond to email requests and phone calls.
o Submit required reports on the conduct of Challenge Day programs.
o Submit expense reports within prescribed time.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Air and automobile travel, and work in large open rooms.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Duties require maintaining a physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Compensation & Benefits:
Junior Leaders are paid $325 for every Challenge Day led (plus additional stipends associated with travel; and are eligible for health benefits - after 90 days of employment). The number of Challenge Days led will vary month-to-month for each individual. Travel Stipend: $50 per program day traveled via air or car. Food stipend is provided for all travel program days. Health Benefits or Wellness Stipend as eligible and elected. Life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance (after 90 days). 401K.
Bilingual or multilingual preferred.
Must live in California’s San Francisco Bay Area or be willing to relocate (at your own expense).
Must audition for position. Auditions are by invitation and take place at the Challenge Day offices in Concord, California (any needed travel for auditions are at your own expense).
CHALLENGE DAY, an equal opportunity employer.
TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.challengeday.org. We highly suggest reviewing our website and watching the doccumentaries about our program in order to understand the unique position of Challenge Day Leader.
Complete the Leader application that can be found at: http://www.challengeday.org/downloads/LeaderApplication.doc
Please note: Partial applications will not be considered.
Submit Resume and application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Concord based, National Travel
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