• River Trip Leader & Educator

Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) is a growing nonprofit organization fostering community stewardship of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on Dominguez-Escalante, Gunnison Gorge and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Areas (NCAs) in western Colorado. CCA brings nearly 3,000 students out on the land for science-based education and recreation while completing a wide-range of restoration and public lands interpretive activities.

Position Description: Full-time seasonal position (early March through October)
Compensation: $15-17/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

Primary Responsibilities
The river education program at CCA is multi-faceted and educators must possess a diverse skillset. River educators are responsible for planning and executing all aspects of our river education and restoration programs. River educators work as raft guides, outdoor instructors, and restoration planners.

Educational trips are led on the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River, and various sections of the Gunnison River. Educators are in the field from 1-5 days at a time and must be comfortable providing meaningful learning experiences for youth, as well as, high-end adventures for adults.

When not actively leading trips, river educators are responsible for support work which includes food shopping, trip preparation and clean-up, and equipment upkeep. They also assist in curriculum development.

The ideal candidate is professional, personable, proactive, enthusiastic, and dependable. They possess extensive physical and mental stamina. They can successfully maneuver a raft, read river currents, and prepare meals, while teaching and entertaining enthusiastically in varied environments for many days in succession.

Ideal candidates possess:
Colorado raft guide qualifications with Trip Leader credentials in good standing
Undergraduate degree in related field
Previous experience working with youth, outdoor/environmental education and teaching preferred
Leadership and staff management experience preferred
Proficient, conservative, and safe boat handling skills in paddle rafts and/or oar rafts.
Familiarity with the Colorado & Gunnison Rivers as well as Colorado Plateau
Current Advanced First Aid and CPR certification
Clean driving record
Capacity for sustained physical activity, including but not limited to rowing, paddling, hiking, loading and unloading gear, and swimming in swift current

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and list of three references (name, email, phone) to dawn@canyonsassociation.org by no later than December 20th.
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Full Time
Colorado Canyons Association
Dawn Cooper
543 Main Street #4,Grand Junction,Colorado,81501
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PostedNovember 30, 2018

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