Colorado Nonprofit Association

Summit County Program Manager

Summit County Program Manager Position Description

Job Title: Summit County Program Manager

Job Site: Frisco, CO

Reports to: Colorado Senior Program Manager

Salary: Starting at $27/hr

Employment Term: Full-time hrs (40/week) August 15th – April 30th transitioning to Part-time average hrs (13/week) May 1st – August 14th hourly, year-round position

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.


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.

Program Manager Overview

The purpose of the Program Manager position is to manage and support SOS Outreach’s Mentor and Learn to Ride Programs. The Program Manager is responsible for the curriculum delivery, management (including volunteers), evaluation, media collection, and reporting of the mentoring program and on hill learning programs within Summit County. This requires collaboration with other Colorado-based SOS sites in Summit and Eagle Counties. 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.). In addition, this person will be a critical team member in supporting other programs in Colorado when necessary. This position may be tasked with supporting the organization at local events.

Essential Job Responsibilities

1. Program Management 

2. Program Facilitation

3. Mentor, Coordinator, and Volunteer Management

4. Partner and Community Engagement 

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 two-three years 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:

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.