Miniwanca Jobs

Community & School Program Facilitator


  • Program staff starting date April 17, 2023
  • Minimum juniors/seniors in college or 21 or older.
  • Traits of successful candidates: strong passion for positive youth encouragement programming, willingness to learn, strong work ethic, willingness to give/receive feedback, demonstrated flexibility
  • Experience required: basic facilitation, work experience with youth, work experience in the outdoors
  • Experience optional: ropes course, lifeguarding, outdoor skills, environmental education, summer camps, wilderness programming, wilderness emergency response (WFA/WFR)
  • Receive broad, interdisciplinary training, orientation, and experience in all aspects of year-round programming and management
  • Facilitate a broad spectrum of ages, curricula, and programs


  • Participate in staff training to include:
    • Experiential Pedagogy and Philosophy
    • High Challenge Course Facilitation
    • Team Challenge Course Facilitation
    • Waterfront/Boathouse Management
    • Ecology/Environmental Education Facilitation
    • Meal Procedures
    • Evening Activities
    • Tools for Team Leadership©
    • Framework for Facilitation©
  • Small Group Facilitation during spring AYF school programs (approximately April 17 to May 2)
  • Potential to re-hire for Small Group Facilitation during fall AYF school programs (approximately August 8 to October 20)
  • Facility opening and closing during first and last weeks of tenure
  • Individual project as approved/determined by Program Directors
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment

  • Position location is in Shelby, Michigan at the Miniwanca campus and it is required to work onsite during the spring and fall.
  • The Miniwanca site necessitates the capacity to move through rugged terrain.
  • All meals and housing provided during training and program


  • $600 per week
  • Housing
  • Meals provided for staff during program
  • Pro deals and other certifications according to job requirements