Director of Eagle View Ranch
Benefits: Medical, Life, Dental, Vision Insurance, FSA, PTO, 401k, Sick Leave, Pro-deals and more!
SOAR, Inc. is looking for a dependable, skilled outdoor professional who has 8+ years of experience in organized camping or outdoor adventure programming and supervision. Who has the desire to do excellent work with integrity and to support SOAR’s mission by leading SOAR’s Wyoming adventure-based program location while maintaining the facilities with excellence. This person needs good people and organizational skills, plus a desire to serve and support others.
Will be primarily responsible for the planning and implementation of EVR’s summer programs in Wyoming (and California). Will supervise, implement, and maintain summer programs for participants ages 11 to 18 with ADHD and Learnings Disabilities. Will supervise and work with the team to staff and maintain the GAP Year Program, in Dubois, WY for SOAR, Inc. This individual would be directly supervising the GAP Year Program Director and Assistant EVR Director as well as the many seasonal staff throughout the year.
Job duties are including but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising staff. Tracking budgets, and expenses for all programs. Monthly expense reporting, making activity and camping reservations in a timely manner in multiple states. Planning logistical needs of all programs, maintaining relationships with local and national vendors.
Experience serving LD and/or AD/HD populations
Current certifications (or have the ability to obtain) WFR or higher and Lifeguard
Behavior management skills and strategies
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred: Master’s Degree.
Experience in facility management
Two years of supervisory experience
Valid driver’s license with no DUI’s on record
Clear background check
Desired Technical Skills: Rock climbing and rappelling instruction, riflery, canoeing instruction, alpine tower/challenge course management, fishing instruction, and/or backcountry camping in bear country. Sound risk management skills and decision-making ability.
Desired Maintenance Skills: Tractor operation in summer and winter, snow removal, knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, and/or plumbing.
Desired Administrative Abilities:
Work with little supervision
Be content living in a remote location
o Multitasking, problem solving, budgeting, file and record managing
o Basic computer skills and familiarity in: Gmail and Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel
o Comfortable in liaison with agencies such as the Health Department, NFS, NPS. etc.
o Implementation of an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
o Coordinate certification courses such as Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard
o Able to effectively hire/manage/train: field staff, course directors, activity specialists.
o Ability to work professionally with people in the field of education including; Educational Consultants, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, etc.
o Work with vendors and the small community of Dubois, WY, and remote programming in California.
o Ability to work with NFS/NPS on Commercial Use Authorizations, Special Use Permits, and Educational Fee Waivers, reports, etc. Reservations are extremely time-sensitive.
o Working understanding of American Camping Association (ACA) standards and accreditation process and ability to ensure continued compliance and accreditation of EVR.
o Ability to teach food planning and buying procedures to the cook as well as ensure proper kitchen operation to stay within ACA and state standards and pass inspections.
Expectations for the position include: Compliance with all policies and regulations of SOAR; understanding the personal needs of instructors are secondary to the emotional and physical well-being of our clients; utilizing behavior management techniques consistent with the program philosophy at SOAR; acting in a professional manner at all times to promote SOAR and the profession; developing an appropriate setting in which the participant may learn from example; understanding the care of participants in a 24 hour setting; and maintaining current records of participant progress and documenting strategies utilized during the course for parents and participant.
Expectations also include being able to fulfill the physical requirements including but not limited to: being able to hike with a backpack weighing 25-40 pounds over rough and mountainous terrain for 5-10 miles per day; being able to perform upper body tasks such as belaying; camping outdoors for extended periods of time in a variety of environmental conditions such as cold, heat, rain, lightning; standing and sitting for long periods of time in excess of 6 hours; ability to lift 50 lbs.; ability to bend, kneel, push and pull on a repetitive basis; ability to grasp small objects and work in confined spaces, etc.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. SOAR, Inc. provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.