Hiking Leader (Room & Board Provided!)
YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch

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YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch-Winter Park, CO-30 mins from Rocky Mountain National Park

Seasonal

Hiking Leader (Room & Board Provided!)

YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch
Location:
Granby, Colorado
Wages/Pay:
$220.00 / week
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 21, 2018)

Responsible for leading interpretive/educational day hikes of up to 6 hours duration for adults and children.

Essential Functions / Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to lead interpretive/educational day hikes of up to 6 hours duration for adults and children over a diverse terrain.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • Knowledge of mountain ecology is useful. Some evening hours work may be required.
  • Previous experience working with people in the service, recreation or teaching areas.
  • Ability to work in all environments including outdoors in potentially cold and snowy weather.
  • Ability to use a variety of cleaning chemicals.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work with people of all ages.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a diverse environment
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.

Other Functions / Requirements:

  • In addition to leading hikes, hiking leaders may be required to work in the Kiva as a rec attendant, tubing hill or other areas in programs to make sure our guest enjoy their experience with Snow Mountain Ranch.
  • Hikes will be on property at Snow Mountain Ranch starting at 8,750 above sea level ranging up to 9,700’ and 10,600’ in altitude. Together with excellent customer service skills, volunteer hike leaders need to be in excellent physical condition.
  • Would at times have program facilities related cleaning responsibilities.
  • Supervise guests within the facilities for which you are responsible.
  • Operate telephone, climbing wall equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Make change and balance cash box.
  • Train peers.
  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive and problem-solving atmosphere at all times.
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members and staff.
  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions.
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies and programs.
  • All other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:

This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, paying $220/week, with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, climbing wall, library, and craft shop
    • Free Grand Passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort - limited number available, first come first served basis)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)

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