Ramapo for Children – Rama Year Program Staff – Rhinebeck, NY

RamaYear – Paid Opportunity for Recent Graduates

Join Ramapo for Children and work alongside other driven and passionate young adults from across the country.  Our RamaYear

staff have a wide range of backgrounds and college majors, but all share a desire to engage in meaningful work and make a

difference in the world. At Ramapo, you will receive unmatched training, hands-on experience and the chance to impact the lives

of children and the adults who work with them. RamaYear staff members find that their own lives change as well, as they learn

essential lessons about leadership, relationship building and perseverance.

What You’ll Do

Make a difference and inspire change: impact thousands of children, young adults and educators each year by helping them to

realize their full potential.

•       Work with 8,000 children, young adults, educators and youth workers who visit campus each year

•       Facilitate outdoor adventure-based, community building retreats for groups of youth and adults from urban schools

•       Lead icebreakers, teambuilding activities and leadership development exercises

•       Manage all outdoor activities: lead hikes, facilitate ropes courses, build campfires, facilitate indoor and outdoor climbing walls, and much more

•       Live with and serve as a mentor, role model and job coach to a young adult with learning differences, ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders

•       Create emotionally safe environments for young people, and live and work in an inclusive community

•       Be part of a team of dedicated and passionate professionals

What You’ll Gain

Build a foundation for lifelong leadership: get an extraordinary professional experience and essential career and life skills to help you stand out in a competitive job market.

•       Develop exceptional team-building, leadership and management skills

•       Receive state of the art training in program planning and group management of the kind Ramapo provides to over 10,000 teachers and youth          service professionals in NYC

•       Gain intensive, hands-on experience with a wide range of populations

•       Learn to quickly build relationships with individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs

•       Improve your ability to manage projects, solve problems, resolve conflicts and communicate effectively

•       Increase your self-confidence and make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults

•       Master technical skills for outdoor leadership, such as putting people on belay; leading hikes, paddling tours and other expeditions; building     fires and more

Who You’ll Work With

Join the Ramapo family: be part of a supportive and tightly knit community of talented and engaged people.

•       Join a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals

•       Receive guidance and support from highly experienced, accomplished and caring senior staff members

•       Live and work alongside fellow RamaYear staff

•       Build lifelong friendships and connect with driven, like-minded peers

•       Gain access to the network of Ramapo staff and alumni

Qualifications and Additional Information:

What We Look For

•       Recent college graduate

•       Ability to live on Ramapo’s campus in Rhinebeck, NY

•       Motivation, and an interest in Ramapo’s mission

•       Experience in youth development, special education, community development, and/or adventure education is a plus


By Janet Kenney
Janet Kenney Assistant Director, Pulsifer Career Development Center, Employer Relations & Recruiting Janet Kenney