Overview

Safety and Training Manager
Job Description
2021
Job title: Safety and Training Manager
Department: Programs
Employment Class: Regular Full-Time
Pay Status: Exempt, $48,000-$60,000/year DOE
Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week
Dates of Employment/Start Date: ASAP, June 2021
Reports To: Director of Education
Housing Available: No
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary:
The Safety and Training Manager is responsible for developing, upholding, and training for all risk management practices for all departments and programs of Keystone Science School utilizing a collaborative approach with all staff members of KSS. This includes the adherence of all policies and procedures of the KSS Risk Management Plan, Colorado State Child Care Licensure Rules and Regulations, Summit County’s Public Health Department, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation standards, and guidelines within the Pinnacol Safety Program.
Keystone Science School invites candidates to apply who are energetic, enthusiastic, smart, hard-working, self-directed, dedicated and fun. Our tagline, Science. Adventure. Fun! summarizes what we seek in our employees: passionate about our work, willing to seek adventure and take risks to improve KSS, and able to laugh along the way. We work hard so we can play hard!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The main areas of focus for this position are:
• 50% Licensure, ACA, and Risk Management
• 30% Training Development and Facilitation
• 10% Safety Committee Management and Facilitation
• 10% Site Visits and Implementation Oversight

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Support Staff

Qualifications:

Our required education, experience, and certifications:
• Bachelor's degree;
• At least 2 years of knowledge and experience within industry risk management (backcountry, front country and
classroom);
• At least one year of experience writing and upholding risk management policies for an outdoor education program;
• An understanding of or experience in leading adventure based programs in the backcountry;
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience leading and training staff;

Required Skills:

The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice:
• Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
• Ability to teach, lesson plan, and provide on-going coaching;
• Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
• Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
• Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;

Preferred Skills:

In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skillsets:
• Experience working outdoor education or camp programs within the state of Colorado;
• CPR and First Aid instructor in good standing with an approved provider;
• Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);
• Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form.

About Keystone Science School

At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.

Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!

Application Instructions

Please submit the online Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. All applications require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. In your cover letter, please address your philosophy of education, and describe how your previous experiences have prepared you for this position.