Outdoor Education Instructors - Fall Season

Teach outdoor education in beautiful Grand County at Snow Mountain Ranch this fall season!

Sponsoring YMCA

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA


Winter Park, CO 80482-0169

Camp Information

Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 Co Rd 53
Granby, CO 80446

Camp Description

YMCA of the Rockies operates two family resorts and conference centers located on both sides of the Continental Divide, as well as a residential camp for kids. Each center offers a unique experience and a variety of employment opportunities throughout the year.

Job Description

Dates: Mid August - Mid October 2019

Facilitate adventure/outdoor-based programs including low/high elements challenge course, environmental education, climbing wall and day hike interpretations.


  • High school graduate or GED equivalence.
  • Minimum of one season of experience facilitating adventure and outdoor education programs.
  • Experience working with multiple populations ranging from school age to adults in an outdoor setting.
  • Knowledge of interpretive natural history of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Read and speak English.
  • Teach ecological concepts in an experiential setting.
  • Experience leading hikes up to eight miles in length.
  • Experience with low and high elements challenge courses including belay techniques.
  • Current first aid and adult/child CPR.
  • Become familiar with Snow Mountain Ranch adventure/outdoor education programs through in-service training and independent study.
  • Development of adventure/outdoor based programs to be implemented for clientele.
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Facilitate challenge course operations, and lead interpretive hikes.
  • Maintain YMCA standards of behavior while working with clientele.
  • Supervise participants of program areas in which they are responsible.
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests and staff

Essential Functions

  • Prefer BS or BA degree in environmental education, adventure education, environmental science or related field.
  • Prefer wilderness first responder.
  • Provide general program/YMCA information for guests.
  • Development of curriculum in adventure/outdoor education programs.
  • Administrative duties.
  • Work in other program areas as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the position
  • meet acceptable criminal background check standards



Other Compensation


This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position paying $250/week with additional employee benefits including:

  • Room(shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board(3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, climbing wall, library, and craft shop
    • Free Grand Passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort – limited number available, first come first served basis)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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