Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (Eagle Rock / ERS), is seeking an experienced and passionate Outdoor Education Program Manager (OE-PM) to direct the outdoor education department. The OE-PM is responsible for the oversight and facilitation of outdoor and adventure-based experiences and corresponding curricular development, risk management, and administrative tasks. Our 24-day Wilderness Orientation course is a primary focus for the OE department and the OE-PM is tasked with facilitating meaningful courses incorporating outdoor education and social-emotional learning through an anti-oppressive lens. These 24-day courses occur 2-3x/year in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico and the OE-PM is responsible for the hiring and management of staff, oversight of curriculum and facilitation, coordinating logistics, and ensuring sound risk management. The OE-PM serves as part of Eagle Rock’s student services team and accordingly contributes to both the residential life and academic aspects of the boarding school experience. The OE-PM plays a significant role in the onboarding of new students and expanding outdoor-based and personal growth-oriented opportunities throughout the students’ time at ERS. The OE-PM also serves as a supervisor and mentor for 2-6 staff and wilderness instructors and is responsible for managing the Wilderness Gear and Food Shed as well as the operating budget and AEE accreditation.

Extensive (3 years minimum) course director/proctor in a variety of course settings AND fieldwork as lead instructor
Outdoor Education or related Degree(s) or equivalent experience
Wilderness First Responder (or WEMT) required
Experience hiring, training, and managing & mentoring field instructors
Experience managing logistical operations, inventories, and budgets
Experience developing policies and overseeing risk management systems
Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) highly preferred
Competence in a variety of outdoor skills such as, but not limited to, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, and skiing
Teaching experience in a wide variety of course designs and program models
Strong organizational, leadership, and administrative skills
Experience working with diverse populations including a mix of LGBTIQ students; students from low-income backgrounds; and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education

Preferred Skills:


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:

Salary range for this position: $65,000-$80,000, based on education and experience
Annual Bonus
Medical/dental/vision plan
Vacation/sick time/additional paid time off
Attractive vehicle lease and purchase program
Educational assistance program available

About Eagle Rock School

Eagle Rock School is a co-ed, residential, tuition free, private, non-profit, full academic curriculum high school in Estes Park, CO designed to work with students who chose to enroll and want to engage more fully in their education. The school is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. All new students go on a 24-day wilderness course as the orientation to the school. www.eaglerockschool.org

Application Instructions

See full job posting here: https://eaglerockschool.org/job-listing/outdoor-education-program-manager/ To Apply Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as ONE document submitted through https://tinyurl.com/EagleRockOutdoorEducationPM. Clarifying questions can be sent to Christi Kelston, [email protected] No phone calls please. We will ONLY accept electronic submissions through the link above.