The Outdoor School Manager is responsible for overseeing the Whitewater Center summer camps, outdoor education, instruction/certification Programs and staff within the Outdoor School (OS). While supporting the vision and continued expansion of the school, the OS Manager will oversee a team of full-time staff and up to 50 part-time staff. The OS Manager is a full-time, on-site, benefits eligible position, and reports directly to the Outdoor Activities Director.


Daily management of program operations, including but not limited to; engaging customer needs, staff forecasting and scheduling, emergency response call and logistical support.
Oversee recruiting, hiring, training, and daily management of all program staff
Oversee ongoing program development and expansion
Organizing and managing both logistical and operational needs for Whitewater Center instruction and certification courses
Work directly with the OS Team to ensure all logistical needs are set to ensure program success
Other duties as assigned


Must be 21 years of age or older
Possess a 4-year degree in Outdoor Recreation, Business, or another related field
Minimum 3 years of experience managing a summer camp program
Certifications in CPR and First Aid
Wilderness medicine certifications (preferred)
Prior experience in teaching outdoor education programs; Wilderness Medicine, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, or other related topics
Prior experience in managing overnight camps (preferred)
Safety-oriented, patient, organized, enthusiastic, and flexible
Able to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and guests
Excellent driving record with no major infractions or unsafe conduct – position occasionally requires driving a 15-passenger van while towing utility trailers of varying sizes
Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and other Whitewater events as needed

Physical Demands

Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space
Must be able to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather conditions
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
Must be able to lift and move at least 50 pounds
Must be able to bend, stand, lean, and kneel on a regular basis


Access to Whitewater Center’s pass activities

Staff discount program and pro deals

Medical, Vision, Dental, FSA


Tagged as: Teaching/Education

About U.S. National Whitewater Center

Working at Whitewater

Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.

Legal Disclosures

The Whitewater Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Whitewater Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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