Program Manager

Website Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country

Job Title: Program Manager – Northeast Kingdom Region of Vermont (Burke, VT)

Status: Full-time, year-round; 40 hours / week

Reports To: Executive Director

The mission of Adaptive Sports Partners is to empower individuals with disabilities by building community, confidence and skills through sport, recreation, and adventure.

Job Summary – Support the mission of Adaptive Sports Partners by coordinating safe, quality, year-round recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Plan and facilitate adaptive sport and recreation programs including alpine skiing & snowboarding, Nordic skiing, kayaking, biking, swimming, rock climbing and hiking. The Program Manager is responsible for a wide range of duties including program planning and logistics, volunteer and athlete recruitment, volunteer training, scheduling and communication, leading lessons, post-program reporting, database and equipment management.  This position is often the first point of contact for Adaptive Sports Partners’ volunteer instructors, athletes, family members, community members, and partner organizations. It requires keen attention to detail with top-notch customer service skills.

Areas of Responsibility

Responsible for the planning, on-site coordination and reporting for all Adaptive Sports Partners’ programs in the NEK that serve a wide variety of individuals with disabilities, all ages
Manage recruitment, registration, scheduling, and billing of Adaptive Sports Partners’ athletes, groups and volunteers
Manage the registration process; tasks may include speaking to prospective athletes, groups, and volunteers, sending out registration information, receiving and reviewing incoming documents, and communicating in a timely manner
Maintain the programming software system for each program’s planning materials and documentation
Update the program calendar and software on a rolling basis
Communicate efficiently and effectively with a volunteer team of over 100 individuals
Schedule and communicate lesson assignments for volunteer instructors
Monitor, answer, and return messages for regarding program and volunteer inquiries
Develop and maintain good relationships with Adaptive Sports Partners’ community partners
Coordinate and uphold risk management policies and procedures related to programs
Assist in the maintenance of equipment, including documentation
Provide instruction in adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities
Drive the program vehicle, including hauling various equipment trailers, to weekly activities
Be a positive and professional representative of Adaptive Sports Partners in our community
Comply with all Adaptive Sports Partners’ policies and procedures
Adhere to Adaptive Sports Partners’ values and culture
Participate fully as a member of Adaptive Sports Partners’ staff and volunteer team
Take on other duties and projects as identified

Qualifications

A deep passion for the great outdoors with experience and confidence in working in an outdoor setting
Experience working with individuals with disabilities
PSIA/AASI L1 ski/snowboard instructor certification desired, or willingness to obtain
Ability to assist in the maintenance and repair (or willingness to learn) of adaptive equipment and facilities
Must possess a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative
Independence in completing tasks, decision making, and risk management
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment
Excellent group facilitation and team management skills
Ability to work flexible hours; regular schedule includes weekend work
Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance
Clear background check
Compensation: Salary starting at $40,000 – DOE

Benefits:

Season ski pass to multiple ski resorts
Professional development support
Generous time off policy
Flexible schedule
Room for growth and upward mobility
Opportunity to establish and grow adaptive sports and recreation programs
Hours: Dependent on program schedule; includes weekend and occasional evening work

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.

Adaptive Sports Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Adaptive Sports Partners is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Adaptive Sports Partners are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Adaptive Sports Partners will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to kelly@adaptivesportspartners.org