Resort Program Coordinator (On-hill Coordinator) Needed - SOS OUTREACH


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Tue Nov 15, 2016 - Sun Apr 30, 2017


5331 SW Macadam AvePortland, OR 97239


Resort Program Coordinator Description

SOS Outreach offers a value-based leadership curriculum that enhances the experience for students by promoting self-respect, positive relationships, social justice, and positive values. Students discuss and discover the meaning of our 5 core values; courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, and compassion. SOS Sherpas (adult mentors) encourage the students to uncover the way these values affect their everyday actions.

We partner with youth-serving agencies and mountain resorts in the winter and spring to provide multi-day snow sports programs that incorporate the SOS core values. Resort Program Coordinators (RPC’s) oversee our five day Learn-To- Ride and Learn-To-Ski Programs.

Sessions typically takes place over the course of five, eight-hour, consecutive weekend days, and consists of roughly forty hours of work per session.

Resort Program Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Attending Resort Program Coordinator training sessions
Calling volunteers and youth agency coordinators before the start of a session to introduce yourself and to make sure everyone is set on the meeting location and time for each ride day
Managing paperwork packets: lift tickets and liability waivers, emergency contact sheets, incident reports, core values, mountain safety codes, attendance sheets, clothing and equipment sheets and post-evaluations
Collecting and tracking clothing for all participants throughout a session
Ensuring clothing is properly dried out and pockets are emptied between each ride day
Meeting adult volunteers before groups arrive each morning to prepare for the ride day
Distributing clothing at the beginning of each ride day
Tracking attendance each ride day
Collecting clothing at the end of each ride day
Ensuring all youth get properly outfitted with rental equipment each ride day
Facilitating the Circle of Love each morning and afternoon
Working together with youth agency coordinators and school teachers to evenly split groups into appropriate ride levels
Checking in on groups while students are riding on the hill with volunteer instructors
Providing instructor support to groups
Serving as the main point person in case of any emergencies
Bringing all the groups together for lunch
Arranging and announcing end of day meeting time and location
Tracking student and staff attendance and progress on the SOS online database
Preparing for and facilitating a graduation ceremony on the final ride day
Maintaining strong communication with the Regional Program Director, Malee Lucas, and reporting on information such as attendance and injuries within 1 day of each ride day
Maintaining positive relationships with resort contacts and rental shop staff
Participating fully in every ride day

Helpful Skills and Interests

Experience, comfort, and passion in working with underprivileged youth and low-income families
Awareness of factors impacting the lives of urban youth
Willingness to learn about privilege, racism, and oppression and how these social constructs impact students and staff
Experience with snowboarding and teaching snowboarding
Experience in a leadership position


  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 Saturdays in Winter/Spring + training once/month

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