Mountain Recreation Outdoor Programs offer a fun, exciting environment to our participants and staff alike; one that fosters opportunities for expanding our outdoor knowledge, learning new skills, and enjoying the outdoors! Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working outdoors with children, enjoy being part of a team-focused environment, and have strong communication and group management skills.

We’re looking for a talented individual to help support our Outdoor Recreation department and its operations, as well as oversee various programs such as camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle sports, hiking, fly-fishing, and backpacking. The coordinators will assist the Outdoor Recreation Supervisor to coordinate and supervise recreation programs in their assigned area(s), providing high quality recreation opportunities for the community in partnership with SOS Outreach.

You are welcome at Mountain Rec for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what keeps you active. Recreation is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our organization, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So, bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way we PLAY.

Schedule: Full Time; Year Round

Salary: $47,636 – $50,000; Exempt

Location: Edwards, Eagle County, Co

Benefits: Comprehensive and low cost/no cost medical, dental, and vision insurance. Up to 10% retirement match after one year of service. Paid time off and medical leave. For more information on benefits, check out our website at mountainrec.org/benefits-overview

For more information about this position please contact Megan Carter at [email protected] or call 970-688-7333.

General Statement of Duties: Assist the Outdoor Recreation Supervisor to coordinate and supervise recreation programs in assigned area, providing high quality recreation opportunities for the community in partnership with SOS Outreach.

Job description can be accessed here: https://mountainrec.org/careers/

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Full Time


21 years of age. Two years of college in related field; AND Two years of work experience in related recreation position; OR Any satisfactory combination of experience and education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform. Pass a federal background check, possess a valid driver’s license, can operate a van and trailer combination, and pass a Motor Vehicle check. Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or WEMT and CPR, or ability to obtain prior to beginning employment.

Required Skills:

Demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, planning, and problem-solving skills.
Proficient in the use of office equipment including computers.
Work cooperatively with others and create positive relationships with other staff and the public.
Physical ability to: Backpacking trips average 5 – 8 miles per day at altitudes between 8,200’ – 13,000’ in varied weather. Must be able to carry 70lbs. pack. Day hiking involves 2-4 miles and up to 2,000’ elevation gains. Must be able to carry 30lbs. guide pack.

Preferred Skills:

Spanish language proficiency
Prior experience working with youth and youth outdoor adventure programs.
Knowledge of Leave No Trace principles and best practices.
Considerable knowledge of outdoor recreation program theory, development, practices, implementation, and evaluation.

About Mountain Recreation

Mountain Recreation is an Eagle County, Colorado metro recreation district that primarily serves area residents. Founded in 1980, the Mountain Rec district has grown significantly over its history to include three large indoor facilities, athletic fields, outdoor activity areas, plus a variety of recreational programs and services. We create experiences that make our community better than yesterday, where lifelong goals are achieved, and dreams are born. We don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every area of our organization. We have the courage to be honest and adapt to change. Regardless of role, those values are embedded into our organization making us a true leader in recreation. We believe everybody deserves to be healthy and happy.

Application Instructions

Please apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Apply/1265421 Please fill out your application at the provided link along with your resume, cover letter, and 3 reliable references.