As the Operations Assistant, you’ll be primarily working at the front line of customer support for our climbers, guiding them through the registration process and pre-climb preparation. You will also assist the guide department with administrative and logistical support through tasks such as assisting with guide scheduling, and helping with our equity and inclusion initiatives. When not working directly with our clients, you will take responsibility for aspects of the many day-to-day administrative tasks and office support functions that keep our business running smoothly. There will also be opportunities to put your creativity to work through crafting eye-catching social media, blog posts, and website content.

A successful candidate for this position will have a strong personal work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm for knowledge, and excellent communication skills. This position presents a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working in the outdoor industry.

Compensation & Benefits:
The hourly compensation for this role is $21/hr. We also provide no-cost medical/vision/life-insurance and a 3% SIMPLE IRA retirement plan match. You’ll start out with 15 days of paid vacation in addition to federal holidays and three days off during the winter holidays.

The perks here are great, including:

-Opportunities to join our world-class mountaineering climbs and courses for free.
-Access to outdoor industry pro deals
-Team building work events like cragging sessions, mini golf, and cocktail hour!
-In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning bike commute.
-Full in-office kitchen for midday frozen pizza or fruit smoothies depending on your culinary vibe.
-Excellent company culture with a focus on work/life balance and inclusivity.
-We are a dog friendly office and welcome well behaved canine associates with open arms and dog treats!
-Use of our extensive rental gear fleet for personal adventures
-Access to our huge mountaineering literature / guidebook library.
-Secure, indoor bike parking.
-Flexible work week

Working Environment:
Full time in-office position (remote work not available)
Small personal office with excellent natural light (two windows), a desk that can be used for standing or sitting, a gear closet, and a couch.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Alpine Ascents is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff

Required Skills:

To be considered for this role, here are the skills we are looking for:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to adapt to varied tasks with a flexible, patient, and go-getter attitude
Ability to manage several projects and tasks simultaneously.
Desire to continually increase your knowledge of Alpine Ascents programs
Ability to self-manage tasks and deadlines
Experience with Word, Excel, and Adobe programs
Detail oriented.
Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to work with people

About Alpine Ascents International

Alpine Ascents International is a Seattle-based mountain guiding company which offers guided climbing expeditions and training courses on every continent, from 3-day climbs of Tahoma (Rainier) to 3-month expeditions in the Himalaya. We help climbers at all levels to achieve their personal aspirations through challenging, safety oriented, environmentally friendly, ethically sound courses, climbs and expeditions.

Application Instructions

If you are interested, please send a resume with three recent references to [email protected]. The application period closes on August 25, 2023