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
Maintain a positive mentoring relationship with the field team
Assist the Training Team in adventure specific trainings; including all disciplines and outdoor living skills.
Develop training material and coursework
Assess guide advancement to assist in guide growth plans
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.
Be present in Mount Pleasant each week by Sunday at 3 p.m. till Tuesday afternoon.
Field-House & Base-Camp Facilities Maintenance:
Coordinate contractors where necessary
Coordinate off-shift Guide opportunities and Injured Guide opportunities
Weekly itinerary vehicle assignment
Gear/equipment inventory and oversight
Ropes / Water / Snow / bike / Social Awareness
Weekly facilitation from Sunday afternoon - Tuesday afternoon
Issue / re-issue
Lost and found room
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
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.
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.
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.