Director of Eagle View Ranch - Camp and GAP Year Program
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.
Supervise, implement, and maintain year-round programs for participants ages 11 to 24 and their families with ADHD, and Learnings Disabilities in the context of summer camp, May to August, and GAP Year Program, August to May, in Dubois, WY for SOAR, Inc. This individual would be supervising the GAP Year Program Director and Summer Director.
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
Multitasking, problem solving, budgeting, file and record managing
Basic computer skills and familiarity in: Gmail and Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel
Comfortable in liaison with agencies such as the Health Department, NFS, NPS. etc.
Implementation of an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
Coordinate certification courses such as Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard
Able to effectively hire/manage/train: field staff, course directors, activity specialists.
Ability to work professionally with people in the field of education including; Educational Consultants, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, etc.
Work with vendors and the small community of Dubois, WY, and remote programming in California.
Ability to work with NFS/NPS on Commercial Use Authorizations, Special Use Permits, and Educational Fee Waivers, reports, etc. Reservations are extremely time-sensitive.
Working understanding of American Camping Association (ACA) standards and accreditation process and ability to ensure continued compliance and accreditation of EVR.
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.