Deer Hill Expeditions (DHE) is seeking to hire a skilled, motivated and experienced individual for the Staff Manager position. This administrative position is year-round. Primary responsibilities include the hiring, training, and management of seasonal Field Staff. This includes the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating of Program Leaders, Instructors & Assistant Instructors. Other responsibilities include managing the state regulations as it pertains to staffing, upholding the DHE accreditation standards through the Association of Experiential Education, leading the Deer Hill risk management committee, and updating staff manuals. The ideal candidate is attentive to details and deadlines, organized, self-motivated, and adaptable. This position requires clear communication skills, patience, and humor.
Additional Position Details:
Deliver current briefing and debriefing topics, address risk management issues, and promote instructor development through ongoing education and feedback.
Ensure that Field Staff deliver the DHE mission, values, and culture.
Optimize existing sources and develop new ones for staff recruitment.
Process and manage staff paperwork including background checks, licenses, certifications, and employment requirements.
Develop and deliver annual field staff trainings
Review and maintain staff manuals, curriculum and written educational tools.
5-6 day work weeks when programs are in progress (March-October).
Manager on Duty 1-2 days per week when programs are in progress.
Salary: $38k-$48k DOE. Year round, Full time
$200 per month QSEHRA health plan reimbursement
Up to 3% IRA matching contribution
Meals available during programming season
Access to industry pro purchase plan
Access to Deer Hill equipment and gear
Temp housing may be available
Passionate about outdoor programming.
Prior experience and success in supervision
An ability to multitask and perform job responsibilities well under pressure
Excellent verbal and written communication skills via in-person, phone, text, video & email.
Commitment to the success of the program and participants.
Skilled with Apple computers, Google Workspace, Slack, and email correspondence.
Reliable access to a cell phone
Familiarity with outdoor experiential education.
Professional and well organized with a high attention to detail
Demonstrated tolerance for adversity and uncertainty.
Outgoing, friendly, positive attitude, strong listening skills with ability to deliver and receive feedback.
Ability to adapt in a growing and fast-paced environment.
About Deer Hill Expeditions
Deer Hill’s wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects offer participants profound growth and selfdiscovery
as well as good fun and adventure. Participants raft the river canyons of Utah, ascend the peaks of
Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, and work with families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities in the Southwest.
Deer Hill’s mission is to inspire the individual through experiences which affirm the essential relationships
Humanity discovers in Service and the Natural World. Trough Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge
and cross-cultural interaction, participants learn to bring their best selves forward in community.
A small company, founded in 1984, Deer Hill Expeditions is committed to personal development through
excellence in technical skills, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and authentic service that connects