Wild Nature Wellness, a dynamic and growing nature-based mental health practice, is seeking a Program Coordinator for their Wild Youth Passages program. Wild Youth Passages is an ecotherapy and adventure-based therapy program for youth ages 13-18 struggling with mental health challenges in Summit County, CO. Participants in the two existing cohorts are all adolescents with moderate to severe mental health diagnoses, including trauma, anxiety and/or depression, suicidality and self-harming behaviors. This ecotherapy and experiential therapy program utilizes trauma-informed interventions in combination with CBT, DBT, art therapy and mindfulness practices. Weekly experiential activities and retreats include nature walks, art therapy, hiking, cooking classes, teambuilding and leadership activities, rock climbing, high and low ropes courses, forest bathing walks, camping, cross-country skiing, backpacking, horticultural therapy, yoga, equine therapy, animal shelter visits, paddleboarding, mountain biking, winter hut trips, and more.
Teen groups meet on a weekly basis and embark on weekend retreats on an average of once every three months. WYP focuses on building emotional regulation skills, social skills, healthy communication skills, resiliency, and an increased connection to nature among Summit County youth by incorporating in-society and retreat-based outdoor programming on a year-round basis.

Key Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Clinical Director, Logistics Coordinator, Clinicians, Interns, and Wilderness Guides to implement weekly programming.
• Schedule weekly program events, retreat venues, and work with logistics coordinator to create healthy retreat menus and ensure appropriate gear/accommodations etc. are provided.
• Communicate with parents and teens about programming logistics as necessary.
• Track budget and make budgetary decisions with Executive Director and Clinical Director.
• Work with Clinical Director to develop quarterly curriculum and select appropriate nature-based sites.
• Maintain and build partnerships with local organizations.
• Attend relevant community meetings; conduct and oversee outreach.
• Oversee vehicle maintenance and driver safety trainings.
• Secure and maintain Forest Service Permits, liability insurances, deliver grant reports to county at the end of year, complete grant requests annually.
• Compile clinical data from program participants, deliver summaries to team.
• Conduct payroll monthly, send and pay invoices, track budget.
• Secure new staff positions as necessary.
• On-board and train new staff.
• Develop program policy.
• Work with Clinical Director and Executive Director to develop 501c3 structure.
• Miscellaneous administrative tasks.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Development, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Therapeutic Counselors


Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field outdoor or administrative field.
• Previous experience with outdoor activity program coordination, implementation, and supervision of staff highly preferred.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Experience with Microsoft (Excel, Word) required, Canva and website management experience (preferred).
• Ability to think creatively and flexibly to deliver desired outcomes.
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

About Wild Nature Wellness.

Please see https://www.wildnaturewellness.org/home for more information about our nature-based therapy private practice.

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and three professional references to [email protected]