National Sports Center for the Disabled
Therapeutic Sports and Recreation – All ages, all disabilities
Program Coordinator - Winter
Location: Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, CO
Reports To: Program Manager
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
About the NSCD:
The NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. Each year more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities participate in our programs to learn more about sports and themselves. With specially trained staff, a custom adaptive equipment lab, and over 800 volunteers, the NSCD teaches lessons in a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis. Year round programming is based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The NSCD program coordinator oversees specific weekly winter programs including the supervision of volunteers, staff and clients. Teaches skiing and/or snowboarding to individuals with disabilities. Teaches instructor and volunteer training clinics.
- Oversees one or more weekly programs, including scheduling and direction of staff, volunteers and participants.
- Oversees and ensures awareness and completion of group program participant assessments, evaluations and recommendations.
- Maintains participant records, group accounting, and reports statistics for specific groups.
- Plans and coordinates special events and races for assigned programs.
- Acts as agency liaison to coordinate weekly program needs.Keeps volunteer attendance, reviews volunteer performance, and makes recommendations for continued volunteer participation.
- Instructs individual or group lessons using appropriate teaching progressions and exercises.
- Performs individual student assessments and determines adaptive equipment and modifications.
- Selects appropriate teaching system, sets goals and plans lessons according to therapeutic recreation concepts.
- Documents individual student progress maintains accurate records and makes recommendations for future lessons.
- Facilitates and participates in mentorship program for instructors and volunteers.
- Submits training plans and proposals; leads and/or attends NSCD training sessions.
- Assists with NSCD special events.
- Actively participates with NSCD fundraising efforts.
- Drives snowmobile and company cars as necessary.
- Follows consistently safety procedures and utilizes appropriate safety equipment.
- Possesses and maintains a friendly, congenial, and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with guests and other employees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Required:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Skiing or riding ability at Level 7
- Current PSIA/AASI Certification in any of the following areas: Alpine, Adaptive (DD, Blind, 3 Track, 4 Track, Mono ski, or bi ski), Snowboard, Nordic.
- Two years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities.
- Two years teaching skiing or snowboarding.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of disabilities.
- Capable of teaching levels 1-6 alpine skiing or snowboarding
- College degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, or related field
- Current Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
- One season internship / employment with NSCD or other adaptive recreation program
- PSIA Level II certification in adaptive or alpine
- Must be able to work a majority of the time outside at high altitude in varying conditions including uneven and slick terrain, and unpredictable winter weather and situations.
- Must be physically able to assist participants with adaptive equipment, position adjustments, transfers and movement during activities.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. with assistance.
- Must have dexterity to operate computer, office equipment daily.
- Must have auditory and visual acuity to operate computers and phones or mobile devices.
- Must have auditory and visual acuity to interact with guests, participants and staff on a daily basis.
- Must be able to successfully manage multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced and often times crowded and noisy environment.
- Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet criteria to drive company vehicles.
- Able to utilize snowmobiles, surface and aerial lifts, 16 passenger vans and load trailers
- Submit resume, application and cover letter with answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Why do you want to work for the NSCD?
- Describe your successes scheduling and coordinating programs.
- What type of opportunities have you encountered with people with disabilities?
- Describe your current ski / snowboard ability.
- Tell us something about yourself that others have told you is interesting.
- An answer to a question we should have asked!
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
NSCD is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.
NSCD will consider providing reasonable workplace accommodations if needed.
NCSD is committed to a drug free work place.