Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with Summit Achievement!


Teacher/Academic Coach

(start date: mid-April 2018 but negotiable)
Summit Achievement is a residential treatment center for struggling teens offering a year-round traditional school in blended learning classrooms, clinical therapy, and wilderness adventures.
POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Science teacher/academic advisor will provide instructional support to co-ed middle and high school students taking online courses in Earth Space Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in a small blended-learning classroom. Teachers facilitate learning through an individualized self-paced online curriculum to students, grades 7th to 12th. The Science teacher additionally is responsible in serving as the academic advisor to a team of students managing their academic goals. Teachers work together as a dynamic team along with therapists and wilderness guides to support the Summit student and their family in their treatment goals.
This position is classroom-based and does not require a teaching certification. An undergraduate degree, solid knowledge of 7th-12th grade sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics), and significant experience working with adolescents is required. Experience with tutoring, academic coaching, or teaching is key. A background in special education is a plus. This individual should be patient, have a positive attitude, and be flexible in their approach to instruction with the soft skills to manage varying student behaviors in a dynamic environment. The chosen candidate will be a team player and eager to work collaboratively.
School runs year-round, even through summer. This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to bonnie@summitachievement.com Preferred start date is mid April but flexible.


We’re always looking for responsible and professional Guides to add to our team. To learn more about Summit Achievement and our work, click here.

Guide Position & ResponsibilitiesSummitAchievement

Guides are responsible for providing supervision, guidance, mentorship, and instruction to a small group of adolescents with mild to moderate social, emotional, and educational challenges. Guides will be competent and able to work for either program and should expect to rotate between both. This position is responsible for facilitating activities, group processing sessions, 4-season back-country expeditions, and working as a member of a team fulfilling the duties of a Logistician, Medic, or Team Leader. Guides serve as the liaison to the Clinical and Medical team and are responsible for participating in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings to review each student’s treatment and educational progress. Guides are expected to comply with all program policies and abide by all safety rules and practices. The work schedule is one week on, one week off.


  • Education – Must hold minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school. Preferred in Education, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development. Or equivalent life experience.
  • Experience – One-year experience working with adolescents. Preferred in educational, residential, or wilderness environments. Personal or professional experience in outdoor activities such as backcountry hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, skiing, climbing, etc.
  • Abilities – Must have excellent interpersonal skills, patience, and possess a strong desire to work professionally with adolescents and young adults in a residential environment. Preferred strong group facilitation skills, written and oral communication skills, and flexibility in delivery of services.
  • Physical Demands – Requires sufficient physical fitness to participate in a variety of physically demanding activities, including hiking over rugged terrain carrying a heavy backpack, camping, canoeing, running, etc.
  • Other – Must be at least 21 years of age.

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting daily rate of $178.10
  • 8 paid time off days in the first year
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching employer contribution
  • Beautiful campus with excellent amenities nearby
  • Continuing education compensation
  • Pro-deals with many manufacturersEmployment

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume:

Summit Achievement
Operations Director
69 Deer Hill Road
Stow, ME 04037

Phone: (207) 697-2020
Fax: (207) 697-2021
Email: jobs@summitachievement.com