International Group Leaders:

Group Leaders for LEAPYEAR Trips

LEAPYEAR: Guide 17-24 year olds through the first semester of an experiential and transformational year of college as they learn to step into empowered adulthood.  Fall positions:  late August to early December.  Spring positions:  February through April. 

  • 3 months in Asia (North India/Nepal or South India/Sri Lanka)

  • 3 months in Central America:  Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua

We are looking for people with the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum age of 25. (Not negotiable unless you have done the LEAPYEAR program or worked at LEAPNOW.)
  2. Experience leading groups.
  3. Experience coaching youth through personal and/or spiritual emergence.
  4. Experience working with teens and young adults.
  5. Work, study or travel in the relevant geographic region.
  6. Proficiency in Spanish for Central America positions.
  7. Exposure to Hinduism and Buddhism (practice & philosophy) for the India positions.
  8. Experience with a spiritual practice and ongoing demonstrable commitment to personal evolution.
  9. Certificates in adult CPR and Wilderness First Aid prior to the leader training in September.

If you are interested in being considered for a Group Leader opening, please follow the link below to the Naropa University employment 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 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 $4000 per three-month semester.  We also pay a travel stipend to our leaders to get to/from our retreat center in early September of each year for our comprehensive and intensive 10-day leader training.

No phone calls, please.

To apply for the Group Leader position, visit the Naropa University Employment Page and locate the "LEAPYEAR Group Leader" opening.

LEAPYEAR Admin & Faculty 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 OPENINGS:  Later in March, 2018, we will be posting job descriptions for four positions to work within LEAPYEAR - one will be a faculty position, and three will be administrative.   Please revisit this page in the coming month to learn more and to download job descriptions.   Approximate start dates will be May/June 2018. 

Questions? Call us!

Phone: (707) 431-7265
Fax: (707) 431-8479


11640 Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515

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