Universal Program Staff

Job Title: Universal Program Staff

Up to 25 hours per week. Weekend, evening, night and holiday work as required

Salary: $10 - $20 hour 

Location: National Ability Center Ranch, Mountain Center and Partner Venues, Park City, Utah

National Ability Center

Universal Program Staff 

National Ability Center, a rapidly growing national nonprofit, seeks Universal Program Staff to assist the Program Department with the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of adaptive sports, recreation, and competitive activities for people of all ages and abilities. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of the National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.


• Assist in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating specific adaptive recreation activities including some or all of the following: ski and snowboard, cross country skiing, biathlon, snowshoe, sled hockey, camp activities, climbing wall, ropes course, team building activities, cycling, archery, aquatics, equestrian, and water sports.  

• Communicate instructions verbally to students during the activity, including but not limited to directives, technique, and feedback.

• Implement and supervise safety/risk management protocols in a caring and fun environment for participants, volunteers and staff.

• Enforce program policies and procedures.

• Assist with overseeing proper use of facility, equipment and supplies.

• Assist with preparing site and equipment for activity and with proper clean up and storage at the end of each activity.

• Inform supervisor of any program delivery issues or concerns, equipment concerns or equipment maintenance needs. 

• Conduct and maintain lesson documentation as assigned, including participant assessments, lesson plans, progress notes, evaluations, and incident reports.

• Act as Lead Program Staff, if applicable. 

• Train and coordinate instructors and volunteers, if applicable. 

• Evaluate and offer regular feedback to Supervisor on instructors’ and volunteers’ performance. 

• Provide general feedback in a solution driven, appropriate manner utilizing existing established means.

• Attend required program staff meetings and trainings.

• Pass required safety checks.

• Track and report statistics, including information about participation and volunteers.

• Document and report all accidents, incidents and disciplinary concerns to supervisor. 

• Create a nurturing, positive and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst staff, volunteers and community.

• Support and promote National Ability Center programs and staff when out in the community.

• Abide by all policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and relevant program specific manuals. 

• Commit to continuing education in your field utilizing internal and external resources to ensure our programs sustain continual responsiveness and improvement.

• Communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully with all staff, participants, parents, and volunteers.

• All other duties as specified.


• Knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities.

• Ability to work effectively with children and adults.

• Ability to multi-task in a hectic environment. 

• Demonstrates responsibility, dependability, and maturity. 

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Experience teaching adaptive recreation to a wide variety of individuals preferred.

• Relevant activity specific certifications preferred (PSIA, AASI, WSI, PATH)

• Willing and able to tolerate extended periods in the elements, including sun, snow, and water.

• Able to lift adaptive equipment up to 50 lbs.

• Current First Aid and CPR.

• Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance.