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Assistant Program Director

April 2017


General

The Assistant Program Director will be the direct assistant to the Program Director and will assist with daily program office operations.  The job includes coordinating and performing office operations and administrative functions as will as interacting with clients and volunteers during programs and events.

This position is a salaried, full-time, year-round position. The position is structured as an 11-month position, with four weeks (20 days) of unpaid vacation and two weeks (10 days) paid vacation. ASA also offers health insurance and an employer matched IRA. Extended time away from the program must be cleared with the Program Director and in most cases MUST be taken during the shoulder seasons (Fall and Spring). Access to pro deals for both winter and summer gear will be provided, as well as a Purgatory season pass during the winter.

The organizational culture is that of a team rather than a hierarchy, which requires each staff member to work with one another to complete tasks in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of the program. Personal interaction is the hallmark of our organization, and as a small non-profit, staff are required to fulfill many different roles. Oftentimes duties will arise that do not fall into this position description, and it is expected that tasks will be completed with a positive attitude.

  1. General Skills
    1. In the absence of the Program Director, supervise the daily activities of the program
    2. Ability to embrace the vision and philosophy of the programs, both summer and winter
    3. Ability to work effectively with those involved in the program, including but not limited to volunteers, students, families/caregivers, co-workers and auxiliary program staff (i.e., counselors, leaders, and educators)
    4. Ability to work in a high-stress environment while possessing a calm and flexible demeanor
    5. Fantastic verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail are a must
    6. Ability to complete a variety of administrative tasks
    7. Ability to see the big picture and willingness to perform all tasks that are required to achieve it
    8. Knowledge of risk management procedures
    9. Ability to drive 15-passenger van
    10. Ability to continually market the program to prospective clients, volunteers, and donors

Summer Programs – Approximately 60% of work will be in the field, 40% in the office. The summer program office is located at 125 E 32nd Street, Durango, CO

  1. Office Skills/Duties
    1. Excellent organizational skills
    2. Program promotion, recruitment, reservations and follow up
    3. Maintain volunteer and student database
    4. Update website and other promotional materials
    5. Maintain inventory
    6. Maintain Sales logs
    7. Assist with volunteer recruitment, appreciation, retention, and training
  2. Field Skills/Duties
    1. Ability to plan and assist in program activities, including but not limited to canoeing, kayaking, camping, rafting, sailing, water skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking
    2. Ability to lead canoe and kayak trips, hiking trips, cycling excursions, and rafting trips (if certified)
    3. Must possess or have the ability and desire to attain Colorado Commercial River Gide Certification, Wilderness First Responder Certification, White Water Rescue Technician Certification

Winter Program – Approximately 75% of work will be in the office, 25% in the field.

The Winter Program office is located at Purgatory Ski Resort

  1. Office Skills/Duties
    1. Excellent organizational skills
    2. Program promotion, recruitment, reservations and follow up
    3. Coordination of student and volunteer assignments for daily lessons
    4. Maintain volunteer and student database
    5. Update website and other promotional materials
    6. Maintain inventory
    7. Maintain sales logs
  2. Volunteer Management Skills
    1. Effectively work with a large number of very diverse volunteer instructors
    2. Assist with recruitment, retention, appreciation and training
  3. Field Skills/Duties
    1. Must possess or have the ability and desire to attain at minimum PSIA Level 1 Certification
    2. Continue to design with Program Director an effective training program for all ASA volunteers. This includes the ability to work with our existing volunteer training staff
    3. Must be able to “float” through lessons on busy days, assisting volunteer instructors and provide constructive feedback. This will be required on average once a week
  4. Atmosphere
    1. On days when the Program Director is not present, Assistant Program Director must possess the ability to open and close the building and carry on operations in a friendly and professional manner that is consistent with the philosophy of the program.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Klancy Nixon – Klancy@asadurango.com