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Tahoe Site Manager – Adventure Risk Challenge
North Lake Tahoe, California
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.
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)