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Seasonal Experiential Education Facilitator Immediate-Nov 22, 2019

The Experiential Education Facilitator is responsible for the safe and effective implementation of the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s (PBC) adventure-based experiential education curriculum at the Blairstown Campus. The Experiential Education Facilitator works predominantly on and around the Blairstown Campus. The Experiential Education Facilitator utilizes a youth development model that actively engages participants and supports them in achieving individual and group goals and helps students increase their social emotional learning (SEL) and problem solving skills.


  • Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, low and high ropes course, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and swimming, and restoration programming designed to help students develop social-emotional skills that include learning to communicate cooperatively, problem solve, and work together to achieve common goals.
  • Facilitate occasional unchaperoned groups and provide overnight supervision.
  • Design a sequence using PBC curriculum, create lesson plans, and develop new program activities appropriate to the participant population.
  • Remain current on the developmental needs of youth.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants at all times.
  • Correctly teach outdoor adventure and expedition specific skills to participants as per PBC expectation and protocols.
  • Lead off site day trips, river expeditions, and rock-climbing.
  • Work with university students to bring a college focus to our programs.
  • Assist with housekeeping and facility upkeep as needed.
  • Participate in job-related training and staff meetings.
  • Conduct a Survey Monkey survey with each group to help provide personal and organizational feedback.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external individuals to ensure the successful functioning of the Blairstown Campus and PBC programs.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor which is reflective of the values and standards of the Princeton-Blairstown Center in all formal and informal contacts with the organization’s constituencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however experience in the field can be substituted.
  • Documented experience working with young adults, individually and in groups.
  • Documented training and experience leading and or facilitating low and high ropes courses, canoeing, backpacking, expeditions, and rock climbing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, group facilitation skills, and logistical planning experience are a must.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR required. Wilderness First Responder certification preferred.
  • Comfort in and around water required. ARC Lifeguard Certification preferred.
  • Experience living or working with people from diverse cultures or backgrounds preferred.
  • Able to work well with a team of others and a co-leader on a one-to-one basis.
  • Able to work long hours, including evening and late night programs, in high stress conditions.
  • Able to live and work in both outdoor places and urban spaces.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40 plus pounds for extended periods at a time while backpacking.
  • Able to work in high places such as ropes courses and in trees.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, professionalism, a commitment to lead by example, and dedication to the mission of the Princeton-Blairstown Center.

    Salary starts at $450 per week, with room, board and training.

    Start date:  immediate- End Date - November 22, 2019

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