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Field Director

Field Director

Summit Achievement & Summit Traverse

69 Deer Hill Rd
Stow, Maine 04037
United States



Posted on February 13, 2024


As a Field Director, you will play a pivotal role in managing guides and ensuring the smooth operation of our Achievement and Traverse programs. This position offers an opportunity for personal and professional development, allowing you to enhance your leadership, mentorship, logistical, and crisis management skills while making a meaningful impact on the lives of our students and promoting the professional development of our staff.


  • The schedule will rotate between the two below every 12 weeks with another Field Director
    • Monday – Friday: 8am – 2pm (in the field Thursday into Friday)
    • Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 7:30pm


  • Supervise, support, and mentor guides through regular check-ins and field visits.
  • Spend time supervising and participating in programming, fostering a hands-on approach to leadership and mentorship.
  • Facilitate meetings and trainings with current guides and new staff.
  • Provide actionable feedback to staff to facilitate their professional development.
  • Manage crisis situations and guide staff in crisis management in the field, on campus, and as the Director on Duty.
  • Coordinate new student intakes and orientations.
  • Manage inventory of expedition gear.
  • Emphasize professionalism in communication with staff, families, and external agencies.


-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Minimum 1 year of experience in a therapeutic environment working with adolescents
-Wilderness First Responder (or willingness to get it)
-Bachelor’s Degree (in a relevant field preferred)
-Outdoor leadership experience
-Experience leading and facilitating outdoor high angle roped activities (climbing, rappelling, tyrolean traverse)
-ACA and/or AMGA certifications


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