The Southwest Program Manager works within the Program Leadership Team to support program operations. The Program Manager is an entry level position who is primarily responsible for course oversight. The Program Manager holds administrative responsibilities, serving as the primary overseer of Course Directors and field staff teams, as well as being accountable for ensuring a safe and quality experience for staff and students. Key Program Manager responsibilities include developing, training, coaching and mentoring staff in their capacity to deliver our educational framework, curriculum and ensure student outcomes are met.

Additional duties include staff performance: site management and course visits; and developing and maintaining records and resources.

Although we operate in several different environments, at our Southwest program there is an emphasis on river running. This position needs experience with whitewater, which includes the ability to coach, mentor and manage a variety of craft up to class IV whitewater. The position can have varying work agreement lengths. With this current open position starting in the middle of February and continue through the middle of September. Work agreement lengths are based on program needs.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Water Skills

About Colorado Outward Bound School

Working for COBS is so much more than just a job. We are in the business of changing lives – those of our students and of our staff. Whether joining for a few seasons or continuing on as a “lifer”, your experiences with COBS will impact the rest of your life – both professionally and personally. We are always on the lookout for mission-driven professionals who are excited to bring their unique experiences and skills to our team. In exchange, we provide the incredible growth opportunity that comes with living and working in a community of amazing people unafraid to shine, as well as offer elite training and professional development.

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