Adventure Program Coordinator
Park City, Salt Lake City & surrounding areas, UT Programs - Adventure/Groups

Job Summary

The Adventure Program Coordinator develops, coordinates, promotes and implements individual and group adventure and recreation programs and activities. This is an administrative and program delivery position with a primary focus on program development, implementation and program events. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.

Job Information

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt

Salary: $29,850-$45,600

Supervisor: Northern Utah Program Manager

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and evaluate a wide range of adaptive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, the following: Overnight retreats, outdoor rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping and backpacking 
  • Deliver NAC programs and activities on and offsite in line with annual plan and goals, and with great attention to the development of industry trends and innovative techniques, equipment and facilities within the industries of outdoor recreation, military, disability and adaptive programs
  • Work with Northern Utah Program Manager to recruit, hire, mentor, train, and schedule staff and volunteers, to develop future recreation leaders and ensure use of best practices and program excellence
  • Coordinate logistics involved; including travel planning, transportation, overnight accommodations, meals, activity schedules, etc
  • Implement, maintain and supervise safety/risk management protocols and equipment in a caring and fun environment for participants, volunteers and staff
  • Assist with and coordinate program equipment maintenance and care, including maintaining accurate equipment inventory and updating wish list regularly
  • Support Northern Utah Manager with grant administration and fulfillment as needed. Could include: program delivery, statistics, evaluation and final reports 
  • Support administrative duties for program management which can include the collection and processing of activity requests, scheduling staff, timeclock approvals and other program related information and assignments
  • Prepare, present and review reports and other correspondence, including seasonal program debrief and review sessions
  • Lead and implement programs and activities as required
  • Document key information for analysis including, but not limited to, NAC satisfaction survey, verbal group feedback, incident report forms and more
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
  • Ensure the accurate tracking of all in-kind contributions and other related documentation
  • Promote opportunities for partner programs, vendors and funders to engage with National Ability Center programs and events
  • As needed, assist with special event, fundraisers and other targeted National Ability Center activities
  • Actively participate as a team member in all required staff meetings and trainings
  • Communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully with all staff, participants, parents, and volunteers
  • Be a positive representative and promoter of National Ability Center programs, events, and activities in our community
  • Compile presentations of a thoroughness and quality suitable for senior level audiences, including the National Ability Center leadership team, Board of Directors, partners and industry leaders
  • Commit to continuing education in your field utilizing internal and external resources to ensure our programs sustain continual responsiveness and improvement
  • Represent the National Ability Center at conferences and outreach events
  • Comply with National Ability Center safety and health policies and procedures
  • Other duties as identified


Required Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years increasing responsibilities in adventure or recreation program management, including prior experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Proficiency in a range of outdoor skills including but not limited to rock climbing, whitewater rafting/paddling, mountain biking, challenge courses/group facilitation and more
  • SPI, IMBA/PMBI, Swift Water Rescue, WFR certifications preferred. Wilderness First Responder required within 6 months of employment
  • Experience with professional outdoor industry associations preferred (i.e. AEE, AORE, ACCT, ACA) 
  • Military experience or history of working with a military population preferred
  • Ability to remain calm in busy highly populated and/or stressful environments and to be amendable to change
  • Considerable knowledge of adaptive recreation philosophy, planning and administration
  • A working knowledge of all abilities
  • Solid computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Salesforce and other business and internet applications. Database management preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community partners and the public
  • Must be able lift and maneuver equipment weighing 50 lbs and occasionally more
  • Must be comfortable working in inside and outside 
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively within a team
  • Flexible with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple responsibilities and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work weekend days and evenings as needed
  • Ability to obtain UDOT certification
  • Food Handler’s Permit


• Medical, employer contribution to HSA, dental, long-term disability, life insurance and optional vision, short-term disability and other benefits

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