CGOA is inviting applications for the position of Programs Manager, year-round, full-time position. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Programs Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs, management of program staff and volunteers, and assistance with outreach, promotion, and grant reporting. The Programs Manager spends approximately 75% of their time in the field and 25% in the office planning and reporting programs. Programs Manager can expect to attend one multi-day trip per month (February – November). Programs Manager can expect to manage snow sports operations at Beaver Mountain Ski Area during the winter months.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Ski Industry, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Oversee all aspects of outdoor recreational program (recruitment, planning, implementation)
Purchase, maintain, and inventory program equipment
Prepare and submit program budgets/ maintain program expenditures
Maintain relationships with land use agencies, community partners, and negotiate use contracts
Assist with community relations and fundraising efforts where appropriate
Meet monthly and annual program goals and objectives, reporting on these efforts on a monthly basis
Keep up to date on

Required Skills:

BS/BA degree in related field or equivalent experience. Certified Rec Therapist (CTRS) preferred.
Proven and effective supervisory and management experience
Direct work experience in adaptive outdoor adventure programming
Excellent interpersonal skills & a love for working with special populations
Proven ability to motivate, lead by example, work well with others, problem solve
Ability to thrive in a quick paced environment managing multiple tasks and priorities at the same time
Demonstrated ability to work

Preferred Skills:

Alpine ski skills with knowledge of adaptive ski techniques (PSIA certifications a plus)
Experience working with people with disabilities
Certified Rec Therapist (CTRS)
Whitewater rafting skills (oar and paddle raft)
Cycling & Mt. biking experience and certification
Swift water rescue certification

About Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

CGOA provides adaptive outdoor recreational activities and trips for individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

Direct pertinent cover letter, resume, and references to SaQuoyah Boxx, Program Director at [email protected] and Sammie Macfarlane, Executive Director, [email protected] Email is preferred.