Job Description:

The Program Manager (PM) Position at TEENS, Inc is an exciting opportunity to collaborate within various programs across the TEENS, Inc. organization; both out of school activities (Teen Center, youth employment and outdoor leadership) and working with our alternative high school Chinook West. The PM will work directly with youth in a supervisory role focused on building strong relationships and upholding high expectations. This is a direct service position, meaning that the applicant should expect to be working directly with youth 30-35 hours per week.

Job Duties may include any of the following depending on program development and previous experience:

Support students in Chinook West through advising, teaching classes as necessary, helping prepare lunches, and helping with field trips. (Aug-May 25-35 hrs a week).
Plan, recruit and carry out after school activities including BBQ’s, game nights, movie nights and other activities in our Teen Center.
Plan, recruit and help carry out outdoor leadership initiatives including hiking, rock climbing, and / or fly fishing.
Supervise youth employees in various youth employment programs including youth corps, peer supervisors, youth leadership academy and / or TeamWorks.
Assist staff in the development and implementation of various extended learning adventures ranging from 2 – 10 days long (2 – 4 times / year).

Job Details:

Start at the beginning of August at 40 hours per week.
Pay: Depending on experience, plus great benefits, PTO, and an IRA.
Must be able to commit to working in the summer (no extended vacations mid May-mid August).
Flexibility is of the utmost importance in this position.
Application due by July 20th!
Position is based in Nederland, Colorado

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Teaching/Education


At least 1 year previous leadership experience with youth
Ability to work collaboratively with co-leaders/workers
Bachelor's degree and previous experience working with teens and young adults.

Required Skills:

Exceptional organizational, leadership and communication skills.
Ability to drive a 15-passenger van in both urban and rural environments.
Risk management and decision making proficiency
Flexibility and adaptability
Effective and inclusive leadership skills
High capacity for communication and feedback
Must be aligned with our Core Values: Youth Voices, Believing in Possibilities, Relationships, Honesty and Integrity.
Experience and excitement for working with youth in various settings and capacities.

Preferred Skills:

Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification
High level of group management and facilitation skills
Basic knowledge of, or willingness to be trained in, Positive Youth Development, Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Care.
AMGA single pitch instructor or higher
Two years of experience working with youth in wilderness and/or backcountry settings.
Knowledge or experience in working with conservation corps.

About TEENS, Inc. - TeamWorks

TEENS, Inc. is a Nederland, Colorado based non-profit organization with the mission to support, educate and empower youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. TeamWorks is a youth educational-based employment program which aims to connect young people with nature and community. TeamWorks combines a diverse group of youth from rural and urban areas to carry out projects alongside both public land managers and non-profits.

Application Instructions

Please fill out the application online: https://form.jotform.com/201885150034145 Direct any questions to [email protected] Interviews will be held on Friday, July 23rd or 28th. Please plan accordingly.