Colorado Nonprofit Association

Eagle County Mentor Program Coordinator

Job Title: Mentor Program Coordinator

Job Site: Eagle County, CO Reports to: Program Manager Salary Range: Starting at $23/hr

Employment Term: Full Time, seasonal (40hrs/week – 9 month contract)

Employment Start: 8/15/2024

Organizational Overview

At SOS, we empower our youth to belong everywhere. Whether it’s on the ski slopes, the trail, or at home in their community – we are committed to creating supportive spaces where everyone is welcome.

SOS Outreach has transformed the lives of over 80,000 youth from underserved communities since 1993. While providing outdoor recreation experiences for that many kids is impressive, it’s only a partial demonstration of SOS’ impact. Using a unique combination of outdoor adventure experiences, positive adult mentorship, and leadership development opportunities, SOS enables participants to unleash their full potential to thrive. Serving over 3,000 youth each year, across 24 mountain resorts in 15 locations across 9 states, SOS provides opportunities for personal growth for the kids in our communities who need it most.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with students, as well as how we work together as a team. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a justice-centered organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Learn to Ride Program Coordinator Overview

The purpose of the Program Coordinator position is to manage and lead SOS Outreach’s introductory Learn to Ride/Ski programs.. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, management, evaluation, media collection, and reporting of SOS on hill learning programs. The position will manage partnerships with schools, youth agencies, and mountain resorts and will oversee part-time staff (e.g., on-hill staff, youth agency coordinators, etc.). This position may be tasked with supporting the organization at local events and collaboration with other local businesses and nonprofit organizations. In addition, this person will be a critical team member in supporting the Program Manager and mentor programs.

Essential Job Responsibilities

1. Program Management

● Primary lead of the first two years of the mentor program, including: communications, logistics, scheduling, registrations, curriculum delivery, fee-for-service collection, and mentor support

● Assist the program manager in mentor recruitment, hiring, and training

● Primary lead in all communications with year 1 & 2 program stakeholders including youth, families, and mentors

 

● Tracking for program-related data, including: student registrations, attendance, program evaluations (i.e., surveys), and fee-for-service collection using SOS’ Civicore database

● Manage program gear – organize, pack, and distribute soft goods for on-hill programs

● Attend Mentor Program days including evening trainings and workshops and weekend ride days and service projects

● When needed, assist the Learn to Ride Program Coordinator with Learn to Ride registrations and ride days

2. Program Facilitation

● In conjunction with the Program Manager, facilitate workshops for the Mentor Program. This includes managing and facilitating workshop curriculum and objectives, working with participants and volunteers and continued follow-up throughout the winter season to ensure workshop goals are met – requires evening commitment

● Assist Program Manager in facilitation of the Junior Mentor Program for high school youth including workshops, ride days, and industry days; help to supervise cohort of Junior Mentors with Year 1 and 2 of the Mentor Program

3. Volunteer Management

● Assist with recruiting, managing, and background checking mentors – providing clear direction, expectations, and training on SOS program risk management and curriculum

● Maintain on-going communications and active engagement of mentors

4. Partner and Community Engagement

● Conduct outreach to individuals and community partners for assistance with recruitment of youth, volunteers, and seasonal staff creating awareness for SOS programs in the community

Other Job Duties

Contribute to the overall management of the organization to successfully achieve the SOS Outreach mission. Maintain and develop knowledge of the community needs & resources and best practices in the youth development & outdoor education fields. Develop best practices to achieve strategic priorities, program efficiency, and successful time management. Represent SOS Outreach in the larger community. At times, support non-program functions that may include: fundraising, marketing, special events, and program design. Develop and maintain a diverse workforce – maximizing the potential of all workers by assuring a culture of competence and respect. Create a work climate that is inclusive, free of bias, and culturally sensitive.

Minimum Education and Experience

A combined minimum of one year of experience in the following: program development, management, implementation; or administration; youth development & engagement; and/or outdoor education. Comparable experience in terms of time and background in similar fields and education/degrees will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate should be organized, a self-starter, a strong communicator, able to effectively manage varied tasks, and have strength in managing and supporting a diverse group of youth, families, and volunteers. The candidate should have experience and familiarity in youth program implementation and ability to manage staff/volunteers.

Preferred candidates should demonstrate some or all of the following:

● Strong computer and time management skills – with proficiency with Google Suite and online databases (e.g., Civicore)

● Ability to communicate and organize effectively – both verbal and written

● Experience in program implementation, management, and evaluation through a race equity lens

 

● Experience facilitating team building and SEL curriculum with youth and adults

● Knowledge of sports-based/outdoor youth development, public education, and youth engagement

● Experience, comfort, and passion in working with youth with a variety of risk factors

● Experience in volunteer recruitment and management

● Passion for working cooperatively with community groups and stakeholders

● Familiarity and excitement for outdoor adventure sports

● Snowboarding/skiing proficiency and knowledge of mountain safety

● Valid Driver’s License required – comfort and familiarity with mountain driving conditions a plus

● Preference given to Bilingual (Spanish) candidates

● Dedication to leading, stewarding and supporting SOS Outreach’s culture statement across all interactions and with all members of the team

Physical Aspects of the Job

This position requires the ability to: travel within the service area (including mountain regions); sit at a desk for extended periods of times using the computer, telephone, and e-mail systems; lift 50 pounds; lead meetings & speak in public; and familiarity & comfort with high alpine, winter environments.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position. Rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.