Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Job Description

Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors? Love a great story and adventure? Do you have a penchant for entertaining? Help us make an irreplaceable impact in how people connect to nature. Whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator and guide, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, Trackers Earth is the place for you! Through your training and time working with our camps, you support and develop the skills needed to teach what we call Tracking.

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Tracking for Kids

From wilderness survival to fishing, from story camps to blacksmithing, the timeless Arts of Tracking define how we share these skills. Tracking develops incredible feats of observational awareness. Tracking maps lost puzzles and unseen connections. Tracking changes how we see the wilderness and our relationship with it. Through tracking, kids rediscover and remember their natural connection to family, what is wild, and multiple generations beyond their lifetime.

Learn About Trackers Earth

Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We commit to diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for participants and staff. We endeavor to grow with families, communities and individuals for the greater advancement and increased accessibility of these experiences. We define ourselves by multi-generational values and an ever deeper kinship to nature and the more than human world.

About the Rocky Mountain Regional Director

The Rocky Mountain Regional Director is a key, full-time operator role based out of the Portland market. As a seasoned people leader, educator, and operations head, the position is integral to serving thousands of families in the Trackers Earth community.

Our team environment can be demanding, requiring intense dedication and caretaking for program safety and standards. Our programs are dynamic--including format, location, and ages of participants; we are seeking team members who will not just assimilate but thrive in variable environments while delivering fun and inclusive outdoor experiences for kids and families.

Responsibilities (What you’ll do):

  • Lead a large number of adult teams across locations and disciplines. Responsibilities include daily scheduling, managing complex program logistics, and HR
  • Be accountable for program safety, quality and standards
  • Provide fun, engaging, and safe experiences for program participants and co-workers
  • Exceed the expectations of Trackers Earth customers and families
  • Organize, analyze, and respond to customer / parent communication.
  • Report to management team on a daily and weekly basis
  • Liaise with operations, talent, and HR teams daily and weekly
  • Evaluate the performance of and provide feedback and reporting to team members with the goal of making programs better and more impactful.
  • Organize, communicate and own relationships with external stakeholders including government agencies and community partners.
  • Be responsible for administering risk management and governance frameworks and policies of Trackers Earth across teams and locations.
  • A high level of communication effectiveness across: families, kids, and adults in group and individual settings.
  • Liaise with product, marketing, finance, and strategy teams as directed
  • Organize and deliver Trackers Earth curriculum and program experiences
  • Ensure group activities for each age group are developmentally appropriate and engaging.
  • Be a mentor, and remember what it’s like to be a kid
  • Through Trackers Earth training, learning, and development, become familiar with company mission and values, and be additive to our team experience. Must like fun and a little edge and creativity !
  • Recognize, mitigate, and respond to hazards to ensure a healthy and safe program for all staff and participants.
  • Fulfill assigned duties in an emergency situation.
  • Communicate health and safety information clearly and effectively to the Guild Director, Office Camp staff, other Team Coordinators, Teachers, Educators, Assistants, and other staff.
  • Maintain and safeguard confidential information.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have worked with kids and submit to a background check
  • Must meet CO guidelines and be eligible (or have) licensure as a director of a large child care center. Please only apply if you meet these requirements. Refer to PDF pages 8 and 9, Parts A and B, on this document provided by CO DHS
  • Must love connecting kids and families to the outdoors while creating safe and fun experiences
  • 7+ year experience in leading and operating educational programming (or demonstrable equivalent)
  • 5+ years experience in managing teams
  • Must reside in area / city of program delivery
  • Must be physically able to lead students in hikes of up to 10 miles in a day.
  • Must have visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability to: recognize and respond verbally to health and safety concerns and appropriately mitigate and respond (ie handle!) improper behavior.
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Work environment includes open flames, toxic or caustic chemicals, and all season outdoor weather conditions.
  • Noise level is very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test) to loud (examples: blacksmithing workshop, large earth-moving equipment).
  • This position occasionally requires overnight camping in traditional and Better Than LNT shelters or possibly a tent during programming.
  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting, 30% Standing, 20% Walking, 35% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 - 80 lbs
  • CPR/First Aid certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
  • Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
  • Food handlers certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
  • State fishing license (if working with programs that fish)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • P&L Responsibility
  • Relevant outdoor education experience

We support the advancement, growth, and accessibility of outdoor education with enthusiasm, creativity and compassion. We are committed to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for our customers, families, and staff. We are committed to working with organizations, communities and individuals for the advancement, growth, and increased accessibility of outdoor education.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday (typical)
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
following strict health and safety protocols

Application Closing Date: 
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Job Location: 
Portland, OR
Job Experience: 
5 - 10 years

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