Overview

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:
1. Lead various outdoor trips for COR Expeditions including, but not limited to
backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, river trips and winter trips. The spring and
summer months may include several months of back-to-back wilderness trips while the
rest of the year will have more time in the office. This position may consist of over 150
days in the backcountry annually.
2. Proficiently facilitate COR’s spiritual programming on courses by leading talks and
discussions and creating course culture through conversation and personal example.
Assist in the continuing development of both spiritual and outdoor education
curriculum.
3. Acquire and maintain a support team. Upon hire, attend a two-day fundraising seminar.
After the seminar, spend approximately six weeks, some of which will be traveling,
towards initial fundraising efforts.
Support the Outdoor Leadership Program of Wyoming Catholic College. For
approximately 10 weeks of the year, COR staff time will be devoted to planning and
leading outdoor trips for the students of WCC, as well as high school students who
participate in the WCC summer programs. This will include leading multiple WCC
week-long trips each year and leading day trips and trainings for WCC students and
outdoor leaders. It may also include being a head instructor for the 21-Day Freshman
Expedition or leading technical aspects of the PEAK high school program.
5. Promote COR Expeditions courses to Catholic organizations, homeschool programs,
youth groups, parishes, private Catholic schools, seminaries, dioceses, and individuals
around the country. This may include extensive travel.
6. Be a liaison, either directly or through the COR Admin Assistant, to organizations that
contract courses through COR to help them facilitate registration paperwork, health
forms, payment methods, travel plans, gear needs, and other logistics.
7. Plan and organize outdoor trips for various groups: plan the route, apply for
backcountry permits and camping reservations, organize rental equipment, coordinate
travel for students and instructors, plan food menus, design trip-specific curriculum, etc.
8. Conduct various administrative duties including but not limited to: designing and
updating website content, social media content, creating promotional material,
managing and updating trip paperwork such as registration and payment forms,
reviewing participant health forms, creating and managing budgets for trip proposals
and actual trips, etc.
9. Attend professional development opportunities in the fields of both outdoor education
and Catholic ministry.
10. Acquire and maintain permits with state and federal land management agencies.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree (outdoor ed. preferred). Current WFR. 1+ years working in outdoor education or commercial guiding.

Required Skills:

Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to lead multiple outdoor activities such as: backpacking, canyoneering, mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, winter backpacking, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, fishing. Working knowledge of risk management, wilderness safety, and industry standards in the previously mentioned outdoor activities.

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with AEE accreditation standards and its programming.
● Outdoor Industry Certifications (or ability to acquire within a year): AMGA SPI, ACA
Swiftwater Rescue training, Avalanche certifications, WFR Instructor, etc.
● Experience with various trip and route opportunities in Wyoming and its adjacent states.
● Previous fundraising experience.
● Trailer driving experience.

About COR Expeditions

COR Expeditions is an outreach program of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander Wyoming. COR serves to both provide the WCC collegiate outdoor program as well as courses for outside students. COR Currently operates over 100 courses a year in permitted wilderness areas throughout the US and internationally. For more information, please visit our website: www.corexpeditions.org.

Application Instructions

To view the complete job description or apply, please visit our website. Questions can be directed to [email protected]