NWAC (Northwest Avalanche Center)

Position: Part-time Education Coordinator

The Northwest Avalanche Center is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator to assist the Education and Operations Manager in administering NWAC educational programs. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a professional environment and gain both nonprofit and avalanche safety experience.

The Education Coordinator will run the day-to-day of our education programs. Duties include:

• Fielding requests from host organizations

• Maintaining the internal program calendar and its counterpart on the NWAC website

• Outreach to local schools, clubs, and outdoor organizations

• Staffing programs

• Handling correspondence with hosts and instructors

• Collecting participant data from programs

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Colorado Mountain School

Position: AIARE Instructors and Course Leaders for 2017/18 Season

Colorado Mountain School is looking for experienced AIARE instructors and course leaders to join our program for this upcoming season and beyond.  We are the largest AIARE provider in the country and are looking for qualified applicants.

Our ideal candidate has three years of experience leading groups in the winter environment, at least five AIARE courses taught and professional guide training.

This is an opportunity to join our experienced team and potentially teach up to 10 courses this winter.  We will have a required two day pre-season training on November 14 and 15.  Our compensation is competitive and you will be hired as an employee covered by our workers compensation insurance.  We also have a lodge in Estes Park that is available to our instructors at no cost.

Offers will be closed and submitted on October 20.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Russell Hunter, CMS Owner:
russell@coloradomountainschool.com and

Joey Thompson, CMS Avalanche Program Director:
Joey@coloradomountainschool.com and

Eric Whewell, CMS Head Guide

Flathead National Forest

Flathead National Forest
Meteorological Technician (GS-1341-07 and GS-1341-08)
Avalanche Specialist and Lead Avalanche Specialist

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Steamboat Powdercats

Position: Ski Guide for 2017-18 Season

Steamboat Powdercats is hiring a ski guide for the 2017-2018 season and beyond. This is a full time, seasonal position running from December 4th, 2017 through April 2nd, 2018.

Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Eric Deering at eric@steamboatpowdercats.com

CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

POSITION: Backcountry Avalanche Forecaster – Leadville, CO

DATE POSTED: 2017-04-25

CLOSING: 2017-08-04

CONTACT: ethan.greene@state.co.us

Organization: Colorado Avalanche Information Center Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Leadville Office – Primary for Sawatch and Gunnison Backcountry Zones Class: Temporary Seasonal (Training in October and full-time November 1 through April 30) Compensation: $20-25/hour DOE

For more details go to this link and look for the CAIC post.



POSITION: Education Coordinator
DATE POSTED: 2017-04-13
CLOSING: 2017-07-31
CONTACT: Holly@sierraavalanchecenter.org

The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) functions as a private-public partnership between a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization known as Sierra Avalanche Center and the USDA Forest Service. The mission of Sierra Avalanche Center is to inform and educate the public about backcountry avalanche conditions in the greater Lake Tahoe area. This position is funded and managed by the nonprofit arm of SAC. Position Summary The SAC Education Coordinator will administer the educational programs for Sierra Avalanche Center. This position requires working on a variety of tasks in a dynamic nonprofit environment. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Administer and coordinate SAC�s avalanche education programs, budgets and payroll. Hire, coordinate, schedule, and oversee a pool of paid and volunteer instructors. Maintain/expand SAC�s Avalanche Awareness programs and Know Before You Go program. Oversee and implement SAC�s snowmobile specific avalanche education program. Teach avalanche education classes, as needed. Lead educational partnerships with other local organizations. Maintain the educational section of the SAC website. Work in conjunction with SAC�s Executive Director on grants targeting education. Work with the Executive Director to build and maintain sponsorship with industry companies who support SAC�s educational programs. Reports to the Executive Director for assignments. Prepare brief written progress reports for monthly Board of Directors meetings. Prepare annual report summarizing program accomplishments. May be assigned other tasks as needed in the operation of SAC. Attend SAC fundraising events. Attend SAC monthly board meetings. Required Skills and Qualifications: A qualified applicant will, at a minimum, work (or have worked) in the snow and avalanche industry. The qualifications are as follows: Completion of AIARE or AAA Level 1 and Level 2 avalanche classes. AAA Certified Instructor or AIARE Qualified Instructor. Thorough knowledge of avalanche hazards and a minimum of five years of experience recreating in backcountry avalanche terrain. Extremely strong technological skills including mobile, web, desktop; ability to learn and implement new platforms and software. Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor�s Degree or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of people in a variety of settings. Recommended Skills and Qualifications: Professional avalanche training such as: National Avalanche School, AIARE III, AVPRO, CAA Level II, or equivalent training courses. Professional member of the AAA. Working Conditions: The Sierra Avalanche Center Education Coordinator work schedule will include weekends, evenings, and field work. This position will require 10-20 hours per week. Annually this is a six-month position beginning in October 2017. Benefits: $26.00-$30.00 /hour DOE SAC cell phone number Flexible schedule Discounted skiing and gear Fun and rewarding work atmosphere How to Apply: Interested applicants can send resume and cover letter to Holly Yocum at the email address above. Please write �Education Coordinator� in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2017. The expected start date is October, 2017. However, some orientation may be required earlier. Visit www.sierraavalanchecenter.org for more information about Sierra Avalanche Center.

Andy Anderson
Avalanche Forecaster – Tahoe National Forest www.sierraavalanchecenter.org