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The Aspiro Group
Sandy, UT

Staff Training and Development Coordinator

Position Overview: The primary role of the department is to train guides in the adventure disciplines and skills necessary for guiding at Aspiro. They will need a well-rounded skill set in training guides for biking, skiing, backcountry navigation, and general outdoor living hard skills. They must also be able to observe and coach on guiding non-negotiables and the intricacies involved in keeping our students safe.

This person needs to be a self-starter who can recognize things that need done and act without prior instruction. He/She needs to be able to give constructive feedback and be an active participant in a fast moving, motivated team.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
  • Train Guides in hard skills, judgment, and day-to-day guiding
  • Collectively responsible for two field visits per month.
  • Assistance in checking and maintaining the equipment fleets
  • Ability to step in and help on bike fleet maintenance
  • Ability to facilitate and train on the Aspiro Challenge Course
  • Teaching backcountry living skills and land navigation
  • ?Maintaining the guide credentials levels and other training documentation
  • Participate in guide briefings related to performance eval data collection

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a positive mentoring relationship with the field team
  • Assist the Training Team in adventure specific trainings; including all disciplines and outdoor living skills.
  • Itinerary Development
  • Develop training material and coursework
  • Assess guide advancement to assist in guide growth plans
  • Will be in rotation on the response schedule
  • Needed for incident response in the field.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

Logistics Coordinator

Commitment: Two years minimum
Tentative Start Dates: Training begins Aug 4, assume full-time role Sept 10
Expected Work Load: Average of 40-60 hours/week
Pay: salary to be discussed

Job Description: The Logistics Coordinator works to create more effective and efficient systems to better support the many Field Department needs. This position functions as a support role to the Logistics Director and Field Leadership Team.


Mt. Pleasant:
  • Be present in Mount Pleasant each week by Sunday at 3 p.m. till Tuesday afternoon.
  • Field-House & Base-Camp Facilities Maintenance:
    • Building repairs
      • Coordinate contractors where necessary
      • Coordinate off-shift Guide opportunities and Injured Guide opportunities
    • Building Development
      • Additions/and remodel
  • Motor Pool
    • Vehicles:
      • Maintenance scheduling
    • Trailer:
      • Maintenance scheduling
  • Weekly itinerary vehicle assignment
  • Itinerary support:
  • Gear/equipment inventory and oversight
    • Aspiro issued
      • Ropes / Water / Snow / bike / Social Awareness
  • Resupply
    • Weekly facilitation from Sunday afternoon - Tuesday afternoon
  • Supply closet
    • Inventory
    • Issue / re-issue
    • Organization
  • Lost and found room
    • Inventory
    • Issue /re-issue
    • Organization

Other Duties:
  • Pro-deal acquisition
    • Ropes / water / snow / Bike
    • Tradeshow/gear advancement awareness etc
  • Be available for:
    • Emergency Response including the likelihood for multi night group support
    • A Call-In rotation every 4-6 weeks
  • Assist with logistics, transports, and other office duties as needed

Job Requirements:
Must meet Field Guide requirements, as well as the following:
  • Minimum of 8 month's on trial field experience
  • 1 - 2 years relevant experience
  • 25+ years old
  • Solution focused
  • Team player
  • Able to provide relevant, concise feedback
  • Developed interpersonal communication abilities
  • Advanced motivational interviewing capabilities
  • Strong capacity for leadership as well as collaboration within a group
  • Must take initiative and have strong follow-through

*NOTE: This list is not comprehensive. Responsibilities are subject to change based upon Aspiro's ever-evolving needs.

We expect all employees to actively live The Agreement.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

Vantage Point Program Coordinator

Full Time nonexempt Position

Reports to: Carl Smoot, Ph.D., for administrative supervision and Jamie Kaczmarek, LCSW, for weekly planning and clinical supervision.

Salary: $30-40 based on experience.

Job Description. Recreation therapists employ leisure activities to help students with ASD. Through the use of adventure activities, including climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor modules. Supervise and train field staff to work with ASD, executive deficits, anxiety management, social skills training, and efficacy building.

Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in social science, recreation therapy, or related field. Applicants should have 2-3 years full time experience working in residential or therapeutic outdoor programs with a specialization in ASD.

Stay at base camp in Mt. Pleasant for two full days of events.
Independently program all activities when students are at base camp.
Supervise and train field staff to work with ASD, executive deficits, anxiety management, social skills training, and efficacy building.
Become proficient in adventure activities, including climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor modules.
Assist in the development of Vantage Point program.
Stay overnight in the field with groups on occasion.
Develop typed plan for weekly program.
Document Activities.
Respond to family needs and communicate by email with parents and referral sources.
Work with parents by phone or internet to complete assignments, readings, and letters of intent.
Complete other duties as assigned.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at


Department: Clinical
Reports to: Clinical Director
  • Conducts weekly individual, family and group therapy session.
  • Evaluate each student to better understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Communicate results to parents and referral sources to better understand the youth's needs and how to best intervene on the youth's behalf.
  • Create a master treatment plan and oversee field guides in their implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Identify the criteria necessary for parents and referral sources to recommend appropriate aftercare treatment.
  • Create a discharge summary of treatment including aftercare recommendations to help assist in the implementation of the treatment plan.

Certifications / Qualifications:
  • Must be a Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC licensed in UT.
  • Minimum of (5) years experience with inpatient, outpatient, and/or mental health care preferable in a residential program setting and two years of post-licensure experience required.
  • Must have direct clinical and case management experience, group leadership experience.
  • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and direct work of others, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate level PC skills required.

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field, or Ph.D. or Psy D. in Psychology from an accredited college or university.

Please email resumes and references to Joe Nagle at

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