Lead Retreat Facilitator

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Programs

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


At Youth Frontiers, we partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference for 30 years.

Our team has been handpicked to create the best possible experience for students, educators and schools. They are passionate, creative, fun people who believe that every student matters and can make their school environment and the world a better place.

Youth Frontiers is a 2015 Minnesota winner of the Psychologically Health Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.


We are seeking dynamic individuals to fill positions as Lead Retreat Facilitators who will help to lead interactive four to six hour-long programs for 100+ students, grades fourth-12th. If you enjoy public speaking, working in teams and inspiring kids to make their communities better, Youth Frontiers may be the place for you.


This is a full-time, 10-month position, and is eligible for full benefits.


  • You remember what it was like to be a kid. You can speak kid.
  • You are passionate about working with youth and posses a strong desire to make a difference in young peoples’ lives.
  • You bring excitement and energy to large-group settings, and you don’t mind looking a little silly to help create a welcoming environment for others.
  • You have the ability to connect with people one-on-one and in a large group, whether they are adults or youth.
  • You are curious and fearless, committed to personal growth and development.
  • You have pursued or plan to pursue higher education. If you haven’t pursued formal education, you have the experience and skills that allow you to communicate and function on a high level with diverse audiences.
  • You have the flexibility to travel overnight, 40-60 days over the course of the school year.
  • Although you may not be able to leap tall buildings (probably), you can lift and maneuver 50 lbs.


  • Have a couple of years of previous youth work experience.
  • Have previous experience with public presentation or performance.
  • Play a musical instrument like piano or guitar, have previous vocal performance experience or the ability to spontaneously burst into song.
  • Be completely fine with the occasional random, midday, dance party.


  • You will help to execute programs by being an active part of a program team.
  • You will help transport equipment to and from program sites.
  • You will help cultivate relationships with program participants including school staff and volunteers.
  • You will attend regular staff meetings and various work-related functions, including ongoing training, special events and projects throughout the year.
  • You will perform other job-related duties as apparent or assigned.


Initial information is provided year-round. See our website at youthfrontiers.org for more information.

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