Available to Start Date: March 1st, 2022
Salary Range: $52,000 – $65,000 DOE
Benefits: Medical, Life, Dental, Vision Insurance, FSA, PTO, IRA, Sick Leave, Pro-deals and more!

SOAR Inc. is looking for a dependable outdoor professional to further the mission of SOAR by developing, planning, and managing programs that provide an environment for our future world leaders to grow and develop as human beings in a safe outdoor experiential environment. The Director is responsible for the success of the summer camp programs in North Carolina and the Florida Keys. They work closely with other members of the organization including their Assistant Directors to provide positive experiences throughout all programs. This person needs to be a self-starter, independent, collaborative, and creative.

Summer program planning and reservations
Create and manage program calendars and course itineraries
Assist with accreditation preparation and maintenance
Summer Preparation with an early emphasis on Reservations, Staff Hiring, Cultivation of veteran SOAR staff.
Prepare summer programming materials such as flags, arts & crafts materials, team folders, etc.
Prepare the Study Skills Materials for Academic Discovery
Update and prepare Lesson Plans
Prepare Field and Resource Manuals
Update and prepare Site Plan Manuals
Prepare Staff Training and Summer Duty Rosters
Interacting with Forest Service and other government land agencies

Hiring & Staff Supervision
Conduct staff recruitment efforts such as job fairs and job announcements
Conduct staff interviews and reference reviews
Oversee pre-summer communication with summer staff and preparation for their arrival
Oversee Course Directors, Outdoor Trip Leaders, and Activity Specialists
Assist with supervision of Academic Discovery teachers

Summer Programming
Provide lifeguard and CPR training to SOAR staff as needed
Manage Lifeguard in-service training during summer.
Plan and facilitate Staff Training (focus on Wilderness Skills)
General oversight of summer programming
Assist with on-call duties
Assist with program days such as rock climbing, high ropes, whitewater, caving, mountain biking, etc.
Assist with review of Achievement Reports
Manage Florida Summer Program – Campsite and program reservation, budget, trainings, and additional tasks as needed.
Ensure students are assigned to teams appropriately
Daily check of cabins when at Base
Complete “Campsite Observation Checklists” for each team during Session 1 and then on-going, including spot checks of Achievement Plans, Medication Forms, and Student Health Checks.
Oversee administration of In-Between periods
Oversee staffing and execution of Airport P-U / D-Os, including phone calls to families
Oversee preparation of course paperwork

And more! You can view the whole job description at https://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/current-openings/

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Trail Supervisor


Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum age: 21
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
Must have previous experience in a managerial or supervisory position
Must have at least 5 years working with youth/young adults, preferably with ADHD or LD
Experience in Outdoor Education, Recreation Management, or other related fields is highly desired
Must currently have WFR and Lifeguard Certifications (or be able to obtain)
Experience leading adventure activities preferred

About SOAR, Inc.

For over 45 years, SOAR outdoor adventure summer camps have helped youth and young adults ages 8-25 with ADHD and learning differences develop self-confidence, social skills and life skills. SOAR staff and instructors provide a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts, where they come to make friends, and where they have the freedom to be themselves. Campers get the opportunity to live in tents during the majority of their course and participate in exciting outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more! We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Our camps offer outdoor adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, and wild and wonderful Wyoming. We also offer international camp courses in tropical Belize and Costa Rica (offered in alternate years).

Application Instructions

Please send your resume and references to Director of Programs John Rogers at [email protected]