The Expedition Wellness Manager supports the youth, parent/guardian, and volunteer expedition experience from start to finish. As the main point of contact for these stakeholders, the ability to communicate and collaborate skillfully is essential. This position is also responsible for managing the application process, including reviewing participant health and dietary information, following up with parents/guardians and participants, and ultimately supporting decisions about accommodations and eligibility. Each expedition is customized to the needs of the group; the ability to manage constantly changing details is very important.
The Expedition Wellness Manager is responsible for on-call duties during the expedition season, is an integral part of the Expeditions Team, and works closely with the Expedition Design Manager.
Expedition Management (90% of position)
Manage and support day-to-day communication with youth, parents/guardians, and volunteers
Review applications and conduct thorough health and dietary follow-ups to determine participants’ expedition eligibility
Manage the online application and expedition rosters/reports
Create expedition menus, order food, and support other on-expedition food preparedness
Ensure expedition data integrity and annual improvement planning
Work alongside the Expedition Team to evaluate, provide, and synthesize expedition feedback
Participate in on-call duties as assigned
Administrative/Fundraising (10% of position)
Manage incoming office visitors and phone calls
Participate in fundraising efforts, as needed
Support cross-organizational initiatives, as needed
See Grand Canyon Youth website for full job description.
Bachelor’s Degree and/or lived experience demonstrating ability to learn, think critically, and work well with others of varying backgrounds.
Minimum of one year professional rafting/outfitting experience
Pass a pre-employment background and drug test
Clean driving record
Current Wilderness First Responder, CPR, and EPI Auto-Injector Certifications
Current Food Manager Certification, or willingness to get certified
Comfortable using common office equipment,
General understanding and ability to communicate the nuances of remote outdoor expeditions
Ability to maintain a strong risk management mindset to determine on-expedition participant support
Willingness to work as part of a small professional nonprofit team
Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and accomplish responsibilities with minimal supervision
Ability to function as part of a busy work environment (including shared office with frequent interruptions)
Strong ability to multitask and prioritize short and long-term needs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Maintain professional and empathetic communication when navigating complex situations
About Grand Canyon Youth
Grand Canyon Youth, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Flagstaff, Arizona. We offer educational outdoor expeditions that connect youth to the transformative power of the river and canyons of the Southwest. GCY is a small organization where most staff have multiple responsibilities and roles. We strive to uphold community values in everything we do. Our ideal candidate will be dependable, trustworthy, and able to follow up with and complete tasks in a timely manner. Applicants must be very organized and whole-heartedly embrace our values and mission. We actively seek diversity in our candidate pools. Applicants of all identities are encouraged to apply.