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Walkabout Discipleship Guide (Male Guide)


Walkabout Discipleship Guide (Male Guide)

Glorieta Camps, Glorieta New Mexico

We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a desire to live and work in a close community to serve in the much-needed role of Walkabout Discipleship Guide. We are passionate about our mission statement and are looking for a like-minded person who is willing to serve alongside us. Please thoughtfully consider each part of our mission statement, job description, and description of our ministry and community before applying.


To inspire Christ-like change through Outdoor Adventure, Authentic Relationships, and Biblical Truth.


The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have about 120 people who live on-site year-round, comprised of full-time staff, families, and gap-year students. Glorieta is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for somewhat remote living.


Title: Walkabout Discipleship Guide (male guide)

Department: Programs

Reports To: Wilderness Director

Direct Reports: Walkabout Students

Consults With: Wilderness Director, Female Discipleship Guide, Food Service Director, Retreats Director, Retreats Coordinators, Housekeeping Manager

Job Purpose: The purpose of the Walkabout Discipleship Guide is to assist the Walkabout Director in all aspects of the Walkabout program. This includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks: develop and maintain relationships with Walkabout students, mentor students one-on-one on a weekly basis, lead multi-day adventure and experiential trips, oversee and enforce Walkabout rules, lead Bible studies, teach Walkabout classes, marketing and advertising, oversee Walkabout meals, develop and maintain structures that assist Walkabout community living (chore charts, etc.), help with Walkabout training, and anything else necessary for successful program implementation.



Pray for the Walkabout students, leaders, and program

Teach Walkabout classes according to desire, personal skill and knowledge base

Train Walkabout students in Glorieta required skills according to personal skill and knowledge base

Facilitate, organize, and lead Walkabout off-site trips

Provide supervision and accountability for Walkabout-specific tasks including chores, food preparation and cleanup, cleaning of Walkabout facilities, and other Walkabout community tasks

Spend time with Walkabout students. (1) lead weekly Bible studies; and
(2) mentor students in a one-on-one format on a daily basis (except for personal days off)

Spend recreational and/or exercise time with Walkabout students on a regular basis (except for personal days off) and help guide them in decisions about their future

Monitor and help to maintain a healthy community environment for the Walkabout student

Monitor for quality in the Walkabout program in all areas and help remedy areas that need to be fixed

Help administer demerits to Walkabout students when needed

Create and organize weekly and hourly Walkabout schedules

Develop new program experiences for Walkabout

Create systems for Walkabout-specific tasks including chores, food preparation and cleanup, cleaning of Walkabout facilities, and other Walkabout community tasks

Help market for the Walkabout Program through phone calls, visits, print, e-mail, web, and other media

Occasionally help with other administrative tasks required for Walkabout program success

Meet with the Walkabout Director for weekly tactical meetings, daily prayer, and regular team meetings

Other Duties of ALL Glorieta Staff: We operate year-round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests are our number one priority, and therefore ALL staff must participate in guest service in some
capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of the camp property, and work projects as needed. There are often groups here on weekends, and all staff members will be required to work certain weekends as needed.

Character, Education, Abilities, Skills, Experience:
The “ideal” candidate will have:

Strong sense of calling to lead intensive Christian discipleship for 18-24-year-olds

At least 25 years of age

College Degree is preferred

Wilderness First Responder Certified

Ability to lead or help lead Walkabout students in outdoor adventure trips.

Love for the outdoors and outdoor adventure with a preference for outdoor adventure leadership experience

Willingness and ability to walk with 18-24-year-olds in an intimate life-on-life situation over a period of nine-months

Willing and able to live life in the Glorieta camp community.

Ability to help guide 18-24-year-olds in decisions about their future life direction

Ability to work flexible and often long hours.

Willingness to spend up to 50 days annually leading Walkabout trips

Ability to confront, encourage, and inspire Walkabout students towards excellence in their work and lives

Ability to administer appropriate consequences (using the system of demerits) to Walkabout students, when needed.

Ability to live in a setting where job duties may fluctuate and change on a daily basis

Ability to easily communicate with college-age students and other staff members in a professional and polite manner

Comfortable teaching Bible studies in small group settings

Administrative and organization skills

Ability to professionally represent the Walkabout Program in marketing situations

Ability to communicate with Parents of Walkabout students and sometimes mediate between students and parents

Work Context/Travel: This job will be performed primarily on location at Glorieta, but it does require up to 50 days of travel.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift 60 lbs, sit in the office, hike, stand all day, be willing to get your hands dirty.

Work Environment: Work will be done throughout campus & on several

Walkabout trips, including indoors and outdoors. This may include working in inclement weather conditions throughout the year.

Training: Employees will be given an opportunity for improvement through appropriate training.

Compensation: Salary, onsite housing, medical insurance, 401(k) retirement package after one year, and paid vacation time (Two weeks vacation around Christmas time. Five days of vacation for Thanksgiving. Additional days off with the approval of Walkabout Director). See HR and/or potential supervisor for details.

Disclaimer: This Job Description is not a complete description of all that is necessary to do your job. Also, all camp employees are expected to do what it takes to work as a team, even with other departments, to serve guests. This is not only an expectation but a value that we hold to as an organization. We will help each other get the mission done.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Wilderness



Updated: 2/13/2017 4:12:09 PM

Job Contact:
Scott Chapman
(505) 757-6161

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Why work at Glorieta Camps:

We are looking for people who believe wholeheartedly in our mission of inspiring Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.

11 State Road 50
    Glorieta, NM 87535

(505) 757-6161

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