Job Title: Seasonal Climbing Coordinator
Department: Summer Programs
Reports to: Adventure Program Manager
Supervises: KSS Summer Program Climbing Programming
Housing Available: Based on Availability
Start Date: April 1st, 2024
Salary: $1000 per week base rate, 10% increase for Spanish speakers
The Seasonal Climbing Coordinator is a six month position responsible for the successful implementation of Keystone Science School’s Programs rock climbing. The Seasonal Climbing Coordinator will share responsibility with the Program Managers for the day-to-day climbing operations, and will be responsible for logistics coordination of all climbing programming with support from Program Managers. The Seasonal Climbing Coordinator will maintain a high standard of safety and excellence of KSS climbing programming across program areas . As part of the Programs team, the Seasonal Climbing Coordinator will oversee logistics, help the manager organize and systems, serve as a point of contact for staff, collaborate with other administrative staff, support program needs as they arise, and assist in coaching and mentoring seasonal staff. The Seasonal Climbing Coordinator will also be responsible as part of an on-call system, with the Seasonal Adventure Logistics Coordinator, to fill an instructor role as necessary for successful programming.
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!
The job duties of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
The main areas of focus for this position are:
60% Logistics and Planning
20% Staff Coaching and Mentorship
20% In-field Responsibilities
Exceptional Leadership skills and ability to mentor program staff;
Have an understanding of mobile adventure trip logistics systems, and the ability to adapt systems to the program goals as necessary;
Experience with risk management as it pertains to outdoor education and youth rock climbing programming;
Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends;
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification is a requirement for this position;
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor before the start of employment;
Minimum of 6 months experience in adventure education;
Ability to guide staff on decision-making regarding changing logistics in the field;
Experience with teaching advanced climbing skills to program staff and field professionals;
Familiarity with climbing crags associated with the KSS climbing program is a plus but not required
Prior experience working with school-age children: at least three (3) months (460 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time satisfactory and verifiable experience with school-age children;
About Keystone Science School
With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org
With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team.