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Graduate Assistantships


Graduate Assistantships at HoneyRock

Sharpen your skills and equip yourself to become an exceptional leader in experiential formational ministry to youth and young adults in camps, colleges and churches, by being a Graduate Assistant at HoneyRock, Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College.

All residential graduate students at HoneyRock learn and serve in teams as program and support role coordinators in this “leadership laboratory.” They also lead and facilitate the “place apart” experience as retreat staff for our guests at HoneyRock. They are guided and mentored by experienced professional staff and faculty in these roles, and are industry leaders in bridging theory and practice. See GA expectations here. 

Apply now for a Graduate Assistant position at HoneyRock. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and must be preceded by completed applications to the graduate program.

High School Ministries Team Graduate Assistantships

This position will work under the supervision of the High School Ministries Manager to coordinate the 2:22 High School program. This includes school year discipleship of the campers and the hiring and training of staff (through on campus seminars) during the spring semester. This role is based at HoneyRock year-round. The position will be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early May.

This position will work under the supervision of the High School Ministries Manager to coordinate the Service Team program. This includes school year discipleship and the hiring and training of the staff (through on campus seminars) during the spring semester. This GA will also work with the Site and Facilities staff to help coordinate all camp based service projects during the year (work-play weekends, Wheaton Passage service projects, etc.). This role is based at HoneyRock year-round. The position will be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from mid-May.

This position will work under the supervision of the High School Ministries Manager to coordinate all church, youth, and school group retreats at HoneyRock throughout the year. The role involves training all retreat staff, graduate students and Fellows, and guiding them in administrating and hosting winter retreats. During the summer this GA will run non-Wheaton retreats, and spend time recruiting, promoting, and developing the September to April retreat ministry. This role is based at HoneyRock year-round. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position helps coordinate wilderness trips and provide trip related support throughout the school year, and runs the Voyageur program during the summer. The role includes program planning and logistics, maintaining wilderness trip protocols, securing routes and permits; and managing trip equipment and food rations for trips throughout the year. The GA may facilitate some wilderness trips during the school year, and will help supervise Vanguards in related projects. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position will work under the supervision of the High School Programs Manager to coordinate the Challenge Course, which serves all areas of camp programs in the summer. During the school year, the role will coordinate challenge course activities for resident programs such as with Vanguards and graduate students, as well as for non-resident guests from visiting schools, churches and other organizations. The position will be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from mid-May.

Residential Programs Team Graduate Assistantships

Under the supervision of the Residential Programs Manager, this GA will coordinate the Assistant Counselors high school program at HoneyRock during the summer. The GA is located in Wheaton during the school year and coordinates administrative and registration needs of the Wheaton HoneyRock office. The GA also coordinates Wheaton College based retreats at HoneyRock during the year. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position will work under the supervision of the Residential Programs Manager to coordinate summer Residential Camps. It is based in Wheaton during the school year and at HoneyRock in the summer. The GA will help coordinate the Wheaton-based adventure trip program and assist with Wheaton-based student and camper recruitment efforts during the school year. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position will work under the supervision of Residential Programs Manager to coordinate all of HoneyRock’s winter and summer activity areas. This also involves hiring, training and supervising the 20 summer activity areas staff who serve all programs of camp each summer. This role is based at HoneyRock year-round. Applications are due on February 15, and applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early May.

This position will work under the supervision of the Residential Programs Manager to coordinate the Advance Camp program. It is based in Wheaton during the school year and at HoneyRock in the summer. This GA will help coordinate the Wheaton-based adventure trip program during the school year. They will assist with Wheaton-based student and camper recruitment efforts. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position will work under the supervision of the Ranch Supervisor to assist in all aspects of the HoneyRock equestrian program. This person will help select, train, supervise, and disciple summer staff wranglers. The position will be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock. Previous equestrian experience is preferred. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

This position will work under the supervision of the Site Manager to perform facility maintenance, assist with grounds care, trail maintenance, activity area support, and snow removal. The GA will coordinate the growing HoneyRock sustainability initiative. They will supervise Vanguard gap students during the school year. Applicants must be willing to commit to appropriate understudying roles from early-May.

Vanguard Program Team

These positions will co-lead the Vanguard GAP year Program and Fellows Program under the supervision of the Vanguard Manager. The GA’s will be involved in marketing and recruiting Vanguards as well as the day to day, ongoing discipleship and coordination of the program. They will also help recruit, supervise and care for HoneyRock Fellows, who serve as resident assistants for Vanguards. Applicants must be willing to participate in appropriate understudying roles from early May.

This GA will work closely with the Research and Passage Manager to support the 3CA partnership research as well as all HoneyRock related research and evaluation projects. Responsibilities will include literature search and reviewing, data collection and organization, presenting results and related administrative tasks. The position may be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock.

This position oversees the HoneyRock camp store, under the direction of the Food Services Manager. The GA is responsible for sustaining a business plan for the store that includes growing the coffee shop, maintaining a dynamic stock, related procurement, and developing innovations such as online shopping for store products. This is a school year position that may change during the summer. The position will be attached to a second listed assistantship, that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock.

This role will assist the HoneyRock Marketing Specialist with marketing, recruiting, gathering, and sharing stories and information with different constituencies. The role will include administrative support for assigned HoneyRock programs and other duties as directed by the Marketing Specialist. This role is resident at HoneyRock year-round.

Program Assistant Roles

The following Assistantship positions are half-roles that will be attached to coordinator positions, or combined with each other to complete a GA role. Assignment depends on gifts, skills and experience of applicants and the needs of HoneyRock. For more information, see the application.

Based at HoneyRock, this position will assist the Graduate Programs Manager with the care of students in the OAL program. The GA will help organize events and processes that foster authentic community for the graduate student community by facilitating healthy engagement within the group, with the wider HoneyRock family and with surrounding Three Lakes communities. It is offered to second year graduate students on a yearly basis.

This GA assists in the overall planning and facilitation of the Venture High School program. During the school year, duties include planning, marketing the program and recruiting participants, as well as hiring the necessary staff for the ensuing summer. In summer the GA trains staff and facilitates the program. The position will be attached to a listed coordinator role that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock.

This position provides IT and AV assistance to students, staff and guests. Responsibilities include management of computer lab software, assistance of office staff with IT needs, maintenance and operation of teleconference technology used for the graduate program and audio visual support of various school year events. This position will be attached to a listed coordinator role that suits the bearer and best serves the needs of HoneyRock.