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Join our team!

Working at Pathfinder Ranch can be a truly valuable and rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity to affect the lives of children by providing a safe environment for them to learn, grow and have fun. You will also become part of a family that believes if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.

How to apply:

  • Review the detailed job descriptions for each available position by clicking the appropriate links below.
  • Complete either our online application or paper application.
    • If you are completing the online application and wish to submit a resume, please have your resume ready prior to starting the online application process.

Year Round Employment

Now accepting applications for the following positions

 

Food Service Coordinator, Food Service Assistant

Food Service Assistant

Under the supervision of the Food Service Manager and the Food Service Coordinator, the Food Service Assistant maintains a safe and organized work environment in which to prepare meals for user groups and employees. The major responsibilities of this position include the following but are not limited to:

 

Job Requirements

  • Prepare and serve menu items
  • Clean all preparation/meal surfaces, areas, tools and utensils
  • Manage recycling and compost
  • Complete all required logs and documentation
  • Store all kitchen service and equipment
  • Clean after each meal (including sweeping, mopping, trash)
  • Restock and organize storage and serving areas
  • Secure designated areas after shift
  • Maintain continuous inventory and inform Food Service Manager of needs
  • Complete all required logs and documentation
  • Uphold Public Health Department rules and regulations as well as those of Pathfinder Ranch
  • Other duties as assigned

When calling about your application, please ask for Shannon at extension 28. 

Full job description

Food Service Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Food Service Manager, the Food Service Coordinator assists with general operations of the Food Service Department. The major responsibilities of this position include the following but are not limited to: creating menus and schedules supply inventory and ordering, food subsidy compliance, assist with personnel orientation and management, records and log maintenance.

Job Requirements

  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other
    employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Able to effectively supervise staff
  • Able to communicate with clients (including parents)
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Hold and maintain current Riverside County Food Handler Certificate
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

When calling about your application, please ask for Shannon at extension 28. 

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Summer Camp Employment

Now accepting applications for the following positions:

Cabin Counselor, Lodge Counselor, Team Lead, Program Assistant

Cabin Counselor

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, the Cabin Counselor will serve as the primary caregiver for Campers. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and carrying out activities for each cabin group and guiding Campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous experience working with children ages 7-17
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard
  • Must be 17 years of age or older

*Please note that while we encourage those of 17 years of age to apply, we are not able provide on-site housing except for instances of scheduled overnight cabin supervision. This includes training.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

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Lodge Counselor

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, the Lodge Counselor will serve as a caregiver for Campers and primary facilitator of camp activities. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and carrying out activities for each cabin group and guiding Campers and Cabin Counselors in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees.
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Previous experience working with children ages 7-17
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing).
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions.
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

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Team Lead

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, Team Lead(s) will assist in the overall administration of the Summer Camp Program including supervision of specialized program areas, Campers in Leadership Training (CILTs) and volunteer Junior Counselors.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous work experience within a residential camp, outdoor education program or similar setting
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, and evenings
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED; Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

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Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the Health Services Coordinator, the Program Assistant will facilitate adventure activities, assist with program projects, and provide for the health, wellbeing, and facility needs of user-groups.

Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must provide proof of legal ability to work in the U.S.
  • Must have experience in supervision and/or program development.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working with children.
  • Must be able to appropriately prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must remain able and eligible to operate camp vehicles.
  • Must reside on campus.
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Lifeguard, C-PRO, Wilderness First Responder, or higher medical certification. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor and Lifeguard.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description

 

Summer Camp Coordinator (Positions filled for 2020 season!):

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager, the Summer Camp Coordinator(s) will assist in the overall administration of and oversee day to day operation of the summer camp program.

Job Requirements

  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous work experience within an organized camp, outdoor education program or similar setting
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Able to effectively supervise staff
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, and evenings
  • Hold and maintain current child and adult First Aid, CPR and AED certifications from a nationally recognized provider
  • 21 years of age or older

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

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Outdoor Education Employment

Now accepting applications for the following positions:
Teaching Naturalist

Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education Director and Coordinators, the Teaching Naturalist uses established
curriculum and the California State Content Standards for instructing a variety of academic subjects and recreation
activities.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or related work experience
  • Current Adult/Pediatric First Aid & CPR certifications (see http://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/accreditation-standards/first-aid-cpr-recognized-certifications  for approved certifying organizations)
  • General knowledge of all classes offered at Pathfinder Ranch and a willingness to learn more about each class
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate ecological, recreational, and conservation concepts to 5th and 6th grade students of varying social and cultural backgrounds
  • Passion for teaching and building strong mentoring relationships with students
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and provide high quality customer service to clients
  • Ability to be a beacon of positive energy in a community that lives, works, and eats together
  • Must be detail-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, organized, and have good time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and office equipment usage
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must provide proof of legal ability to work in the U.S.
  • Must reside on campus
  • Past experience with ropes courses, horses, farm animals, reptiles and/or gardens is preferred
  • Current Lifeguard or Watercraft Guard certification is preferred (see P.A. Watercraft Guard section on http://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/accreditation-standards/aquatic-recognized-certifications for approved certifications and certifying organizations)

When calling about your application, please ask for Ryan at extension 12

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