Operations Manager

Location: Reno-Tahoe region preferred, or close proximity to Yosemite, however a remote role

Position Type: Part-time Independent Contractor (Option for Employee Status in 2024, Year Round)

About Us: Alpinistas Adventures is dedicated to providing female outdoor enthusiasts with unforgettable experiences in the pristine landscapes of Yosemite, Tahoe, and surrounding regions. We’re looking for a passionate individual to help us build and strengthen the Alpinistas brand and support our guide team.

Position Overview: As the Operations Manager, you will be a key player in our team, responsible for the following key categories:

Trip Operations:
-Coordinate all trip logistics, including gear coordination, pre-trip communications, and monitoring weather and road conditions.
-Facilitate on-trip communication between the office and guides.
-Host virtual group meeting with clients for larger trips.
-Plan pre-season trips and secure wilderness permits and reservations.
-Ensure all trips meet Alpinistas brand quality and safety standards.

Safety Operations:
-Review and manage training materials.
-Maintain trip logs and reporting to Federal Agencies.
-Lead quarterly training sessions
-Provide gear inspection and maintenance.

Strategic Partnerships:
-Develop relationships with industry partners, affiliates, and local affinity businesses.
-Plan collaboration and sponsorship opportunities.
-Source new guides for hire.
-Source athletes for sponsorship.
-Execute category-specific events.

Other Support:
-Potential to lead trips.
-Host local events.
-Equipment transport for events and guide gear hand-off, requires pick up/drop off in Reno, NV.

Hiring Details:
Part-time independent contractor position with potential for employee status in 2024.
Contract consists of ten hours per week, paid bi-weekly.
Wilderness First Aid & CPR training reimbursement available.

Flexible and remote-style work but required to be on call for trip dates.
40% discount at the Alpinistas Store.
Opportunity to join domestic trips for free and international trips at a reduced rate.
Potential partial or full reimbursement for industry-specific training certifications.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Mountaineering Skills, Sales and Marketing, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor


Key Qualifications:
-Experience in managing trip and event operations.
-Strong decision-making skills.
-Knowledge of Yosemite and Tahoe, particularly Donner & Carson Pass regions (preferred).
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification (or willingness to obtain).

Required Skills:

-Excellent organizational and communication abilities.
-Ability to use Gsuite applications, Notion, AirTable, or other program management tools or savviness to learn.

About Alpinistas Adventures

Alpinistas is a women's outdoor brand that was created to encourage and empower women to explore the outdoors. We do this through a female-focused shopping experience (thealpinistas.com) and with our education and recreation programs at our guide service, Alpinistas Collective (thealpinistascollective.com).

Alpinistas Adventures
We're a female-run, female-led guide service based in Reno, NV that offers women's outdoor education and recreational trips. We are commercially permitted and insured to offer programs all over northern California (Sierra Nevada, Tahoe, Yosemite, Lassen) and climbing in the Eastern Sierra. We are continuing to expand our region of service with other commercial permits for different land agencies pending.

We are currently the ONLY FEMALE LED GUIDING OPERATOR offering Mountaineering, Backpacking and Climbing programs in our region. woo hoo!

Alpinistas is the winner of the Outdoor Retailer 2023 Inspiration Award in the retailer category.

Application Instructions

If you'd like to learn more about this exciting opportunity and be part of our team, please submit your resume and a email summary detailing your relevant experience to [email protected].