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WYOMING CATHOLIC COLLEGE
SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION
Summer Intern

 

Job Title: COR Summer Intern
Department: Outdoor Leadership Program & COR Expeditions
Reports to: Dr. Thomas Zimmer & Ms. Kristin Anderson
Compensation: Room & Board, Free WFR Certification, & 1 COR Expeditions Course
Work Schedule: 40 hours/week or more; schedule will vary. Weekend, early morning, and
evening hours should be expected.

Position Summary: Provides logistical support for the summer programs of the Wyoming
Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program and COR Expeditions.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:
1. Assist with the management of all WCC and COR backcountry gear. This includes
inventory, maintenance, allocating specific gear to each trip, ordering gear as needed,
and packing gear for trips. Help with maintaining order, organization, and cleanliness in
the OLP gear storage areas, including St. Joseph’s gearage and the storage units.
2. Assist with the provision of backcountry food for all WCC and COR summer programs.
This may include working with WCC staff to order food in a timely manner, managing a
food budget, coordinating food packing, and accommodating special dietary needs for
participants.
3. Serving as professional COR representative whenever interacting with clients or student
groups.
4. Assisting with course transportation needs, including but not limited to driving students
from the airport to course destinations and back.
5. General assistance to the Director and Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program as
well as other OLP and COR Expeditions staff.
6. Provide specific assistance to the PEAK high school programs in June and July, including
coordinating outdoor activities, providing food and gear, and assisting PEAK staff with
any outdoor-related aspects of the program.
7. Assist with WCC’s Wilderness First Responder course. Intern(s) may attend the training
and earn the certification for free. They will also be expected to help the instructors
with procuring necessary gear before the course and setting up as needed.
8. Provide logistical support for the Freshman 21-Day Trip in August, including but not
limited to: ordering, packing, and throwing food for the trip; coordinating re-rations;
supporting instructors; and assisting with de-issue after the course.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Education/Experience:
 Demonstrate commitment to the values and mission of Wyoming Catholic College and
COR Expeditions
 Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, organization, attention to
detail, creativity, and reliability.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.
 Must be self-motivated and able to maintain a challenging schedule.
 Experience working within the outdoor or summer camp industry preferred.
Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge:
 Willingness and ability to become familiar with basic procedures of the outdoor
program, including backcountry menus and gear repair.
 Strong communication needed with supervisors and co-workers as well as other college
staff, course participants, incoming freshmen, and parents.
 Ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently.
 Willingness and ability to professionally represent the goals of WCC, the outdoor
program, and COR to a wide audience.
 Ability to maintain a strong work ethic and positive attitude with a challenging schedule.
 Must have a current driver’s license and clean driving record.

Special Working Conditions: This will be a highly active position with wide variety of tasks and
responsibilities. May occasionally require working in a hot storage unit and may require heavy
lifting (>50 lbs) while moving equipment.

Level of Supervision Received/Given: Moderate – some projects will have a high level of
supervision while other tasks will have little to none.
1. Must be a self-starter in terms of working from a list of tasks with limited supervision.
2. Able to take initiative to address needs as they arise without specific directions.
3. Willing to work with others to accomplish selected tasks in managing the equipment
center.

To Apply: Complete the WCC job application online at wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application. Upload a cover letter and current resume when prompted in the application.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Preference given to applications received by Dec 1.

For More Information: Contact Kristin Anderson at 307-335-4422 or email
kanderson@wyomingcatholic.edu.

WYOMING CATHOLIC COLLEGE
SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION
Summer Field Instructor

Job Title: Summer Field Instructor
Department: COR Expeditions
Compensation: $70-$100/day, depending on experience and trip role
Reports to: Dr. Thomas Zimmer
Work Schedule: Extensive 24/7 time in the backcountry. In the frontcountry, morning, evening,
and weekend hours, driving and travel will be required. Employee availability and COR course
enrollment will dictate instructor’s course load and duration of employment.
About the Program: COR Expeditions is the wilderness ministry outreach of Wyoming Catholic
College in Lander, Wyoming. COR was born from the success of WCC’s Outdoor Leadership
Program. COR is fundamentally oriented towards sharing the spiritual and leadership goals of
this program with a wider audience beyond the college community and becoming the premier
Catholic wilderness ministry through its adherence to the professional and safety standards of
the outdoor industry. COR works with a variety of programs, including youth groups,
seminaries, high schools, colleges, and young adult groups, as well as running its own
wilderness trips.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:
1. Instruct various outdoor trips for COR Expeditions including, but not limited to,
backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, and river trips.
2. Work with full-time staff to coordinate travel plans, gear needs, and other logistics for
COR and WCC trips and ensure that registration paperwork, health forms, and payment
have been received for each trip.
3. Maintain a clean and organized equipment center and work with the logistics staff on
gear maintenance, ordering gear as needed, allocating and packing gear for trips, and
de-issuing, cleaning, sorting, and putting away gear after trips.
4. Professionally represent the goals of COR and the WCC Outdoor Program to all clients,
student groups, and others with whom you come in contact.
5. Maintain a high level of physical fitness while employed, adequate not only for the
demands of the average course, but also sufficient to carry a 60-100 lb. pack and
facilitate a rescue or evacuation.

Additional Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Lead technical activities for the PEAK high school program, as needed.
2. Lead technical activities at the COR Ranch and assist as needed with general operations
such as opening and cleaning up the property after the winter and coordinating outdoor
adventure activities.
3. Plan and organize outdoor trips for various groups: plan the route, apply for
backcountry permits and camping reservations, organize rental equipment, coordinate
travel for students and instructors, plan food menus, design trip-specific curriculum, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
 Ministry Experience: A COR Instructor primarily provides trips for Catholic
organizations and Catholic clientele. It is therefore imperative that this person not only
lives his or her Catholic faith but is able and excited to share his or her faith with others.
Many of these trips are designed to evangelize participants through God’s First Book. A
background and previous coursework in Catholic theology is recommended for this
position. Experience in youth or young adult ministry is a plus.
 Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certifications.
 2 years of experience working with a reputable outdoor program such as COR
Expeditions, WCC Outdoor Leadership Program, NOLS, Outward Bound, SROM, etc. This
should include leading trips in various outdoor activities, renting gear, gear maintenance
and repair, planning and packing backcountry food rations, etc.
 Demonstrated ability to lead or co-lead multiple outdoor activities such as:
backpacking, canyoneering, mountaineering, canoeing, kayak touring, rock climbing,
mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, winter backpacking, cross-country
skiing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, fishing.
 Working knowledge of risk management, wilderness safety, and industry standards.
 Experience in planning and organizing a variety of different outdoor trips including:
developing route plans, technical knowledge of the route, emergency and evacuation
routes/plans, working with co-instructors, etc.
 Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem solving skills.
 Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines.
 Self-motivated, proactive, and excels in working with a team to solve problems.
 Clean driving record. Experience driving 12 and 15 passenger vans.
Preferred Experience:
 Familiarity with AEE accreditation standards and its programming.
 Outdoor Industry Certifications: AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue training, Avalanche
certifications, WFR Instructor, etc.
 Experience with various trip and route opportunities in Wyoming and its adjacent states.
 Trailer driving experience.

To Apply: Complete the WCC job application online at wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application. Upload a cover letter, current resume, backcountry log (focusing on extended trips
greater than 2 days in length), climbing/river log if applicable, and copies of certifications when
prompted in the application.
Application Deadline: Preference will be given to applications received by October 26, 2020.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Thomas Zimmer at 307-335-4471 or email
tzimmer@wyomingcatholic.edu.

WYOMING CATHOLIC COLLEGE
SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Freshman 21-Day Expedition Co-Instructor
Department: Outdoor Leadership Program
Reports to: Dr. Thomas Zimmer
Compensation: $2,100 -$2,300. (Amount determined after Instructor Course evaluation.)
Dates of Employment: Instructors are required to attend a two-week Instructor Course at the
end of May/beginning of June (dates TBA). While the instructor course is a training, it is also a
two-week interview of each individual’s skills, leadership, and ability to deliver the college’s
goals through instruction and debriefing. At the end of the course, each instructor will either be
eligible to lead the freshmen course, will be required to have additional training or mentorship,
or will be removed from the position. Instructors will then work the Freshman Expedition
starting in late July with a mandatory backpacking refresher followed by course prep in Lander
the week before entering the field. Instructors will then work the full 21-day expedition.
Instructors must be present for all course dates and trainings; dates will be provided prior to
your acceptance of the position.

About the Program: Wyoming Catholic College requires all freshmen to begin their college
career with a 21-day backpacking expedition in the Rocky Mountains. Student to instructor
ratio will be no greater than 4:1. There are many goals of this course that instructors need to
work toward throughout their time in the backcountry. First and foremost is a deeper
connection with Christ and his creation in the natural world. Additional goals include
developing and improving each student’s leadership, character, virtues and other lifelong skills.
While teaching technical skills is not a long-term, post-college goal, this trip does emphasize the
technical outdoor skills that are fundamental to the students’ outdoor trips that follow
throughout the four-year curriculum at WCC. Another key element to the program is the use of
intentionally designed reflection such as debriefs throughout the trip. This use of Experiential
Education is foundational to the program and is the key to reaching the program’s goals.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:
1. Provide competent professional instruction for the freshmen throughout their 21-Day
Backpacking Expedition.
2. Plan and prepare for the course during the five days prior to the course departure.
Responsibilities include route planning, preparation of curriculum, food and gear
management, and safety and risk management considerations as well as teaching
students necessary pre-trip lessons.
3. Provide appropriate instruction and training in order for the freshmen to acquire the
skills necessary to travel in the backcountry on their own after two weeks of training.
4. Facilitate a set educational curriculum and spiritual programming designed to meet the
goals of the course.
5. Maintain a high level of physical fitness while employed, adequate not only for the
demands of the 21-day course, but also sufficient to carry a 60-100 lb. pack and
facilitate a rescue or evacuation.
6. Provide any needed emergency medical care and evacuation.
7. Evaluate, assess, and provide feedback for the students on a variety of specific aspects
of the course.

Additional Expectations/Responsibilities if Hired:
1. Study and know the COR Manual prior to the Instructor Course.
2. Attend a minimum of two group workouts a week throughout the spring semester. A
lack of attendance at group workouts will result in a pay deduction.
3. Attend the entirety of the professional instructor course in May/June.
4. Commit to following up and remaining involved with the students throughout your
remaining time at WCC.

Minimum Job Requirements:
● Demonstrated commitment to the mission of Wyoming Catholic College.
● Current WCC Sophomore or Junior in good academic standing.
● Minimum of eight weeks of field experience, including at least one three-week
expedition.
● WFR & CPR certifications valid until September 2021.
● Completion of the 15 Outdoor Leader skill tests from the WCC Leader Manual.
● Completion of the week-long WCC Leader Training Course (still possible to do this year).
● WCC freshmen winter course instructor (or equivalent, with permission).
● Personal proficiency in the outdoor skills necessary for the 21-Day expedition.
● Understanding and commitment to follow all permit rules and regulations.
● Commitment to COR spiritual programming and 21-Day course curriculum.
● Demonstrated ability to work well with others.
● Ability to communicate clearly and teach beginners.
● Organized and professional ethos in both backcountry and front country settings.

To Apply: Complete the WCC job application online at wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application. Upload a cover letter, current resume, backcountry log (focusing on extended trips
greater than 2 days in length), and copies of certifications when prompted in the application.
Application Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020
Interviews: Interviews for qualified applicants will take place throughout the two weeks
following the application deadline.
For More Information: Contact Kristin Anderson at 307-335-4422 or email
kanderson@wyomingcatholic.edu.

WYOMING CATHOLIC COLLEGE
SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION

21-Day Head Instructor

Job Title: Freshman 21-Day Expedition Head Instructor
Department: Outdoor Leadership Program
Reports to: Dr. Thomas Zimmer
Compensation: $2,800
Dates of Employment: Depending on experience, instructors are expected to attend a twoweek Instructor Course at the end of May/beginning of June (dates TBA). Instructors will then
work the Freshman Expedition starting in late July with a mandatory backpacking refresher
followed by course prep in Lander the week before entering the field. Instructors will then work
the full 21-day expedition. Instructors must be present for all course dates and trainings; dates
will be provided prior to your acceptance of the position.

About the Program: Wyoming Catholic College requires all freshmen to begin their college
career with a 21-day backpacking expedition in the Rocky Mountains. Student to instructor
ratio will be no greater than 4:1. There are many goals of this course that instructors need to
work toward throughout their time in the backcountry. First and foremost is a deeper
connection with Christ and his creation in the natural world. Additional goals include
developing and improving each student’s leadership, character, virtues and other lifelong skills.
While teaching technical skills is not a long-term, post-college goal, this trip does emphasize the
technical outdoor skills that are fundamental to the students’ outdoor trips that follow
throughout the four-year curriculum at WCC. Another key element to the program is the use of
intentionally designed reflection such as debriefs throughout the trip. This use of Experiential
Education is foundational to the program and is the key to reaching the program’s goals.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:
1. Instruct freshmen through an intentionally designed, three-week backpacking expedition. Competently teach fundamental outdoor skills.

2. Mentor co-instructors and provide leadership for instructor team with regard to all
aspects of the course, including the vision and implementation of educational goals and
spiritual programming.

3. Plan and prepare for the course during the five days prior to the course departure.
Responsibilities include route planning, preparation of curriculum, food and gear
management, and safety and risk management considerations as well as teaching
students necessary pre-trip lessons.

4. Provide appropriate instruction and training in order for the freshmen to acquire the
skills necessary to travel in the backcountry on their own after two weeks of training.

5. Facilitate a set educational curriculum and spiritual programming designed to meet the
goals of the course.

6. Maintain a high level of physical fitness while employed, adequate not only for the
demands of the 21-day course, but also sufficient to carry a 60-100 lb. pack and
facilitate a rescue or evacuation.

7. Provide any needed emergency medical care and evacuation.

8. Evaluate, assess, and provide feedback for the students on a variety of specific aspects
of the course.

Additional Expectations/Responsibilities if Hired:
1. Study and know the COR Manual prior to the Instructor Course.
2. Attend a minimum of two group workouts a week through the spring semester, if in
Lander.
3. Attend the entirety of the professional instructor course in May/June. (This requirement
may be waived if you completed the instructor course within the past year and have
also recently been in the field as an instructor.)
4. If you are a returning WCC student, commit to following up and being involved with the
students throughout your remaining time as a WCC student.

Minimum Job Requirements:
● Demonstrated commitment to the mission of Wyoming Catholic College.
● Previous experience as a Co-Instructor for the 21-Day Freshman Expedition (current
seniors and alumni may apply).
● Minimum of eleven weeks of field experience, including at least two three-week
expeditions.
● WFR & CPR certifications valid until September 2021.
● Completion of the 15 Outdoor Leader skill tests from the WCC Leader Manual.
● Completion of the week-long WCC Leader Training Course.
● WCC freshmen winter course instructor (or equivalent, with permission).
● Personal proficiency in the outdoor skills necessary for the 21-Day expedition.
● Understanding and commitment to follow all permit rules and regulations.
● Commitment to COR spiritual programming and 21-Day course curriculum.
● Demonstrated ability to work well with others.
● Ability to communicate clearly and teach beginners.
● Organized and professional ethos in both backcountry and front country settings.

To Apply: Complete the WCC job application online at wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application. Upload a cover letter, current resume, backcountry log (focusing on extended trips
greater than 2 days in length), and copies of certifications when prompted in the application.

Application Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020
Interviews: Interviews for qualified applicants will take place throughout the two weeks
following the application deadline.

For More Information: Contact Kristin Anderson at 307-335-4422 or email
kanderson@wyomingcatholic.edu.

W Y O M I N G C A T H O L I C C O L L E G E

SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: PEAK Counselor + Admissions Number of Openings: 8-10

Department: Admissions

Salary: $2,500 for PEAK Programs,
$12 per hour during other times

Reports to: PEAK Program Coordinator and Director of Admissions

Schedule: Full summer

Position Summary: This summer, we will again run two High School Summer Programs:
PEAK I (June 20- July 3): 9 days of classes; 3-night backpacking course
PEAK II (July 5-July18): 9 days of classes; 3-night backpacking course

In this position, you will strive to set an example of what it means to be a WCC student, spending each day interacting not only with the high school students, but also with the other Counselors. It is this model of genuine friendship that makes the PEAK experience powerful and one of the best means of student recruitment. It is also great opportunity to do what you love! You will give students a taste of wonder, the outdoors, camaraderie, conversation, prayer, critical feedback, music, dance, and more!

In addition to the work of a PEAK counselor, this employee will work for the Admissions Office preparing for the PEAK program, preparing for and welcoming the Freshmen, and helping out with various other office tasks.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:

1. Prepare campus and clean up facilities as needed (Work ethic required)
2. Drive Denver shuttles (Driver’s license and school certification required)
3. Act as authorities over high school students and enforce rules (Maturity required)
4. Lead runs, hikes, fishing trips, etc… (Working legs required)
5. Lead backpacking trips (Completion of a Leader Week strongly preferred)
6. Mentor PEAK students by sharing personal experience (Interpersonal skills required)

Education/Experience: High level of responsibility and maturity; Sophomores and Juniors are eligible to apply. Ideally, we would like a mix of both sophomore and juniors.

Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge: Must feel comfortable talking about their experience at WCC with a variety of people; must be able to lead outdoor trips for high school students.

Level of Supervision Received/Given: High supervision.

Application deadline: Friday, November 6th, 2020

Interested parties can apply here.

The application must include a cover letter (letter of interest) and a resume.

W Y O M I N G   C A T H O L I C   C O L L E G E

SUMMER JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: PEAK Counselor Number of Openings: 8-10

Department: Admissions

Salary: $2,500 for PEAK Programs

Reports to: PEAK Program Coordinator

Schedule: June 18 – July 21 (4.5 weeks)

Position Summary: This summer, we will again run two High School Summer Programs:
PEAK I (June 20-July 3): 9 days of classes; 3-night backpacking course
PEAK II (July 5-July 18): 9 days of classes; 3-night backpacking course

In this position, you will strive to set an example of what it means to be a WCC student, spending each day interacting not only with the high school students, but also with the other Counselors. It is this model of genuine friendship that makes the PEAK experience powerful and one of the best means of student recruitment. It is also great opportunity to do what you love! You will give students a taste of wonder, the outdoors, camaraderie, conversation, prayer, critical feedback, music, dance, and more!

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:

1. Prepare campus and clean up facilities as needed (Work ethic required)
2. Drive Denver shuttles (Driver’s license and school certification required)
3. Act as authorities over high school students and enforce rules (Maturity required)
4. Lead runs, hikes, fishing trips, etc… (Working legs required)
5. Lead backpacking trips (Completion of a Leader Week strongly preferred)
6. Mentor PEAK students by sharing personal experience (Interpersonal skills required)

Education/Experience: High level of responsibility and maturity; Sophomores and Juniors are eligible to apply. Ideally, we would like a mix of both sophomore and juniors.

Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge: Must feel comfortable talking about their experience at WCC with a variety of people; must be able to lead outdoor trips for high school students.

Level of Supervision Received/Given: High supervision.

Application deadline: Friday, November 6th, 2020

Interested parties can apply here.

The application must include a cover letter (letter of interest) and a resume.