International Trip Leaders:

Trip Leaders for LEAPYEAR Groups

LEAPYEAR: Guide 17-24 year olds through the first semester of a transformative year of college as they navigate their way into empowered adulthood (Jan - March or Aug - Nov):

  • 3 months in India or Latin America

We are looking for people with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 25. (Not negotiable unless you have done the LEAPYEAR program.)
  • Experience leading groups.
  • Experience coaching youth through personal and/or spiritual emergence.
  • Experience working with teens and young adults.
  • Work, study or travel in the relevant geographic region.
  • Proficiency in Spanish for Central/South America positions.
  • A basic knowledge of Hinduism and Buddhism for the India position.
  • Experience with a spiritual practice and ongoing demonstrable commitment to personal evolution.
  • Certificates in adult CPR and Wilderness First Aid prior to training.

If you are interested in being considered for a Trip Leader opening, please download the Leader Application Packet per the instructions at the bottom of this page. Please note that we are unable to hire anyone under the age of 25, or anyone who does not have experience in the relevant region, or with leading groups, or that we can't meet in person (regardless of qualifications). Spanish language proficiency is required to lead our groups in Central and South America. We are generally unable to hire non-US citizens.

Our Leader positions pay all (non-personal) trip expenses and medical insurance for the duration of the program and start at $3500 per three-month semester. LEAPYEAR leader positions require a high degree of experience and maturity. We also pay a travel stipend to our leaders to get to/from our retreat center in August of each year for our comprehensive and intensive 9+ day leader training.

No phone calls, please.

Download the LEAPNOW Trip Leader Application here:

PDF Version or Word Version


LEAPNOW Campus Positions:

Beyond the intrinsic benefit of doing work that is international in scope with a strong service commitment, is the fact that LEAPNOW's office staff and organizational mission is dedicated to raising consciousness. We are involved in work that is designed to transform lives and we are fortunate to be able to see the fruit of our work on a regular basis.

As a staff we are committed to our own growth and evolution, conscious exploration of life and the exploration of alternative educational possibilities. To this end, we keep our inter-staff relationships clear and harmonious and do on-going staff training. Our campus is drug and tobacco-free.

CURRENT OPENINGSThree positions are currently available:

1.  Student Journey Coordinator:   Work with ~33 students/year to learn about, then choose a 3-month internship from a database of over 6,700 opportunities.  Support students during 7 weeks of residential retreats.  This position involves an engaging mix of personal coaching and  mentoring, and logistical grounding of students pursuing volunteer work all over the planet.   Commitment through May '18.   Salary DOE, plus housing and other benefits.    

 2.  Administrative Assistant:  Entry level admin. support in an office with a year-round staff of 7.   This position is the first contact by students and parents with the organization, by phone, email and online.   8 weeks per year of residential retreat support which also includes student supervision, kitchen support, event setup, curricular tracking, and more.   We need an upbeat, organized person with strong phone and computer skills.   Commitment through May '18.  Entry level salary, plus housing and other benefits.

3.  Building & Land Coordinator  Maintain and care for 16 buildings and 11 acres of land at the LEAPNOW college campus in Calistoga.   Supervise up to 24 students working on the land for 17 weeks of the year doing basic construction, maintenance, landscaping and gardening.  Teach basic work safety, tool use and simple work skills.  Support activities during residential retreats:  driving, setting up classrooms, moving materials around campus. Work independently on the land and buildings for 35 weeks of the year.   Maintain tools, vehicles and tool rooms.    A chance to have a positive impact on up to 50 students per year at a critical time in their lives.    Salary plus housing on site and other benefits.   

Download a detailed job packet for all openings:    Word Version