What It Takes to Become Part of Our Staff Team
Are you a seasoned Outdoor Professional or Program Facilitator looking for rewarding work and some very exciting assignments? If so: Leaders of the Day is involved with a wide spectrum of expeditions, programs and dynamic trainings that might be a perfect fit for your particular skills. Our programs range from High School Leadership Programs to powerful transition experiences for University age students; skills trainings and mentorship opportunities for Outdoor Pros and even white water canoe expeditions in the Arctic circle.
At Leaders of the Day, we hire talented Instructors with deep knowledge and experience of the outdoor world. We look for Instructors to join our Faculty who not only hold the essential industry standard certifications for given activities but also those with deep log books who have spent time truly honing their skills as wilderness Instructors, Leaders and Educators.
As well as being practiced Outdoor Educators and Instructors, we are looking for individuals who can also be strong mentors and role-models for our students and clients; individuals who truly thrive while living, teaching and traveling in the wilderness. We choose Instructors not only for their significant technical and facilitative skills but also for their wealth of unique life experiences that make them interesting and respectful people as well as creative and engaging teachers.
Our Directors continually seek out passionate professionals to teach what they love teaching most and then assign them to projects where their particular skills and aptitudes can best be put into action. When all these elements conspire to coincide, our Instructors are able to partner powerfully with participants and inspire them to dig deep to find their greatest gifts and strengths. Does this sound like you?
Leaders of the Day is seeking a diverse core group of qualified, experienced, mature, outdoor and experiential educators who are certified to a minimum industry-standard in:
- Wilderness First Responder
- Canadian Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross or NLS.
All of our very diverse projects have different hiring criteria, but preference will be given to experienced individuals who also possess experience, proficiency, and/or certifications in:
- ORCKA or Paddle Canada certifications in: Canoe tripping, moving water and/or lake water
- High and Low Ropes course program facilitation
- Leading back-country hiking expeditions
- Back-country navigation and G.P.S.
- Whitewater Rescue Technician – Level 1 or 2 (for those applying to instruct whitewater programs)
Interested individuals that meet the requirements of our virtual “Wanted Poster” should send a cover letter including their total number of field days in an instructional or leadership capacity plus current outdoor resume to: employment AT leadersoftheday DOT com. (the characters in this email address have been modified to avoid soliciting unwanted spam – but you get the picture – consider this your first challenge in demonstrating out of the box thinking!)
We are grateful for all inquiries and thank you in advance for sending your materials to us. Please note that only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We do keep resumes on file for future assignments that may be a perfect fit for your particular experiences and expertise.
If you are interested in acquiring additional experience and/or attaining many of the certifications listed above in a compressed course with real-life expeditionary training, please read about our industry-leading, Outdoor Educator Certification Program. Leaders of the Day offers many modular training programs that help Outdoor Pros get better and better at what they do. Become a part of our Team today!
Thank you in advance for your interest in Leaders of the Day,
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