Tahoe Site Manager – Adventure Risk Challenge

North Lake Tahoe, California

Position Description:

Bring your full self and be a part of an intentional, experienced, and passionate team! This is a full-time seasonal outdoor Site Manager position based in the North Lake Tahoe area. Our 33-day wilderness experiences (4-8 day backpacking trips, rock climbing, &/or whitewater rafting) are interwoven with intensive literacy & leadership components at an outdoor basecamp (English & science classes, writing workshops, & facilitated community conversations).

The Site Manager will attend our 12-day paid training but should come to us with the skills & experience to run a smooth and safe course. The Site Manager position is ideal for candidates who have extensive professional outdoor education experience and a proven record of effectively overseeing logistics, supervising staff, and managing group dynamics.

Contract Dates:

Required & Paid Training in Yosemite National Park: Lead Training: June 4-5, All Staff Training: June 6-15

Tahoe Immersive Course (33 days with students): Prep: June 25-27 & 30, Course: July 1-Aug 3, Post: Aug 4-5

Site Manager Responsibilities:

  • Create a safe, open, & inclusive culture for students & staff & work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Oversee all aspects of running an ARC summer course in collaboration with the Lead Instructor, including:
  • Course logistics: manage all logistics of running expeditions & basecamps including maintaining rigorous daily schedules, gear organization, food shopping & organization, meal preparation, transportation, and more.
  • Risk Management: ensure all risk management protocol and guidelines are followed by staff team and student group and manage incidents that may arise
  • Supervision: provide feedback, coaching, support, and formal & informal feedback for staff team and oversee management of student issues
  • Teaching/curriculum: ensure high quality curriculum integration and implementation
  • Be on call for consultation and emergency response for the entire length of the course
  • Assist with incident response and evacuations as needed

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills & can connect effectively with high school aged youth & community members
  • Has self-awareness to responsibly facilitate conversations about identity, including race & gender, in demographically mixed groups
  • Has extensive professional experience backpacking and leading wilderness expeditions
  • Has extensive experience managing risks outdoors
  • Has had extensive student contact time with high school aged youth
  • Has experience teaching curriculum
  • Has a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Has strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Is flexible & adaptable under changing circumstances
  • Is able to work well in a team & independently
  • Has bilingual proficiency in Spanish & English (preferred but not required)
  • Has Wilderness First Responder & CPR certifications (required; can be obtained after hiring before work begins)

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