Adventure Programs Manager

Job Description

The Adventure Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all our off-site and adventure programs including staff, administrative, and financial management.  Such programs include all school programming hosted off site and all teen Adventure programs in the summer.  The Adventure Programs Manager will provide oversight and supervision to program staff through specialized offsite and adventure trainings.  The Adventure Manager will also oversee all aspects of permitting, safety, licensing, equipment, and logistics associated with regional adventure programs.

 In collaboration with the other program managers and Director of Education, the Adventure Programs Manager also develops new curriculum, lessons, safety, and risk management plans for all Adventure Programs.  Particular attention will be focused on developing our teen program offerings including a leadership framework, itineraries, and progression.  Keystone Science School is in the process of bringing our climbing program in-house and the Adventure Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all climbing within Keystone Science School programs.  This could include training, risk management, permits, gear, etc. 

Keystone Science School invites candidates to apply who are energetic, enthusiastic, smart, hard-working, and fun.  We encourage women and people of color apply.  Our tagline, Science. Adventure. Fun!  Summarizes what we seek in our employees: passionate about our work, willing to seek adventure and take risks to improve KSS, and able to laugh along the way.  We work hard so we can play hard!   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

Staff Management 

  • Provide direct supervision and management to Lead Program Instructors, Program Instructors, and Adventure Instructors;
  • Oversee program specific staffing charts including all hiring, training, and coaching;  
  • Partner with other Program Managers and Program Coordinators to schedule, train, and evaluate program Instructors assigned to each program area. 

Administration and Financial Management 

  • Accountable for the creation and management of expense budgets for all programs under the responsibility of this position; 
  • Forecast and report on all expenses associated with the implementation of programs under the responsibility of this position; 
  • Partner with the Director of Education in the management and development of new curricula options;  
  • Oversee the implementation of Adventure and off site KSS programs in collaboration with the instructional team; 
  • Teach and facilitate programs on an as-needed basis; 
  • Work with the Safety Committee to manage Risk Management and Colorado licensure;   

Customer Service 

  • Partner with the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships and the Marketing department to support program marketing and outreach efforts; 
  • Support customer experience team on an as-needed basis. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Our required education, experience, and certifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree; 
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain within the first 90 days of employment;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience managing staff; 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching in outdoor education programs or classroom setting; 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience developing science and/or education curricula for a field and outdoor setting;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with current practices of risk management; 
  • Age 21+ with an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license; 
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skill sets: 

  • Completed the AMGA SPI course OR has similar experience;

Basic comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form. 

Application Closing Date: 
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Employment Type: 
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Job Location: 
Keystone, CO
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
January 2022

Job Details

Job Details: 
Adventure Travel
Environmental Education Program/Center
Expedition Support
Outdoor Education Center
Risk Management

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