The Education Director is the primary leader of Colorado Canyons Association’s (CCA) education programs for students and adults on the land and rivers within Western Colorado’s three National Conservation Areas. The Director is responsible for overseeing the administration and implementation of all education programs, supervising education staff/interns, and developing curriculum. Other key duties include community outreach and grant writing to sustain and expand education programs.

For a full list of duties, please visit the website listed below.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Teaching/Education


• B.A. or B.S. in a related field.
• Five to ten years of experience in the educational field. Time in a school district setting is especially desirable.
• Outdoor educational experience with students and/or adults.
• Experience with curriculum and program development.
• Must be able to pass a background check.

Required Skills:

• Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive in the tri-county area.
• Must be willing to work an established schedule in the CCA office and some weekend and evening hours.
• The Education Director uses a computer/phone, bends, climbs stairs, and spends time working outside in remote settings. Occasionally, long hikes and multiple hour floats in river rafts are required. Must be able to maneuver, lift and carry materials, packages and supplies up to 35 pounds.

Preferred Skills:

• Supervisory experience is helpful but not required.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to convey CCA messages across a range of audiences.
• Strong leadership skills with an ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of communities and individuals.
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to manage time, workload, and stress in a fast-paced environment.

About Colorado Canyons Association

Colorado Canyons Association fosters community stewardship, education, and awareness of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on McInnis Canyons, Dominguez-Escalante, and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Areas (NCAs) in western Colorado.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three reference (name, email, and phone) to [email protected] by 5 PM on Friday, October 22nd. Please, no phone calls.