Company Name:

College Excel


Bend, Oregon

Approximate Salary:


Job Category:


Position Type:

Full Time


July 14, 2017

This job has expired and you can't apply for it anymore. Start a new search.

Wilderness Transition Program Lead

College Excel job descriptions will be adjusted from time to time to reflect changes in the scope of the work, the company needs, or the structure within the company.  This document only contains short, but clear, instructions in a summarized format. 


This is a full-time, exempt position. Position requires availability to work late afternoons and potentially irregular hours including evenings and during weekends. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintains a safe and nurturing environment and provides positive role modeling

    • Monitors activities and whereabouts of residents

    • Leads residents through the day and evening schedules that may include: chores, shopping, meals, recreational and leisure activities

    • Assist residents in skill development

    • Provides transportation as needed

    • Serves as a liaison between students and night staff

    • Enforces program rules, expectations and boundaries with residents

    • Helps problem solve issues with residents and facilities

    • Observes and documents behaviors

  • Utilizes behavioral management and coaching techniques appropriately with residents

    • When residents need feedback it is clear, specific, timely and respectful

    • Effectively communicates behavior choices to residents, outlining the positive and negative consequences of their choices

    • Communication is adjusted to individual residents and based on their needs

  • Employs relationship and coaching skills effectively

    • Models healthy interactions and respectful communication with residents

    • Relates to residents objectively and fairly

    • Works with residents to problem solve and identify solutions to problematic behaviors or choices

  • Works effectively with co-workers

    • Maintains communication with other team members through the use of a Communication Log and shift-change meetings

    • Keeps other team members apprised of student issues that happened during shift

    • Consults with team members on residents or program issues and follows through with decisions. Remains aware of overall program climate and assists others when need arises

    • Participates and contributes to team meetings in a constructive manner

    • Communicates constructively and appropriately to problem solve differences

  • Completes all resident reports, protocols and records in a timely manner in accordance with program policies and procedures

    • Writes progress notes in accordance with policies and procedures

    • Writes clear incident reports when needed

    • Documents all relevant contact with others (parents, visitors, etc.)

  • Meets regularly with Director of Programs and actively participates in professional development initiatives

  • Supervise Weekend Manager and other individuals as hired for the Wilderness Transition Program

  • Oversees and keeps the larger vision for the Wilderness Transition Program

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs 





  • Bachelor degree or higher, preferably in psychology, education or recreation

  • Minimum one year experience in a Wilderness Therapy or Outdoor Adventure setting

  • Experience and high degree of skill in group facilitation

  • Effective risk management

  • Effective and assertive interpersonal communication

  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a professional manner

  • High degree of patience and empathy

  • Ability to direct a small team of coaches/other professionals 

  • Training in an established crisis/de-escalation modality

  • Flexibility of thought and approach

  • Experience working with families and parents

  • Experience with keeping detailed and accurate records

  • Experience or desire to work with struggling or at-risk young adults

  • Outdoor leadership skills (prefered)

  • Physically fit (recreational and fitness activities)

  • CPR and WFA or WFR certified



  • Conflict resolution techniques

  • Group facilitation and leadership

  • Interpersonal communication

  • Ability to be mindful of one’s own reaction

  • Ability to maintain rational detachment

  • Recognizes own limits

Salary for this position is $40K - $45K per year based on experience and includes a comprehensive benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Chiro,  paid Time Off, 401(K) plan)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  This job description is subject to change at any time with or without notice from the Executive Director(s).  College Excel is an at-will employer.

Company Name:

College Excel


Bend, Oregon

Approximate Salary:


Job Category:


Position Type:

Full Time


July 14, 2017

Similar Jobs

Eagle's Nest Foundation - Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Eagle's Nest Camp is seeking a Wilderness Logistics Coordinator for the summer of 2019!...

Posted - September 20, 2018
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Inc. - Nashville, Tennessee

Camp Director/Program Manager Create year-round program activities that meet diverse girls’ needs a...

Posted - September 10, 2018
Seattle Parks and Recreation - Seattle, Washington

Do you feel passionate about exposing diverse teens to outdoor recreation, environmental education,...

Posted - October 9, 2018
Eagle's Nest Foundation - Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Eagle's Nest Camp is seeking Wilderness Field Instructors for the summer of 2019!...

Posted - September 20, 2018
Elements Wilderness Program - Huntington, Utah

  Elements Wilderness Program is nestled in-between two great field areas: Joes Valley Reservoir and...

Posted - September 19, 2018
Apply Now
This job has expired and you can't apply for it anymore