Rock Tech Position

Women’s Wilderness is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls and women, through the challenge and support of backpacking expeditions, creative expression within the wilderness, rock climbing, and leadership-focused courses.

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Women’s Wilderness courses take place in the Snowy Range and Vedauwoo areas of southern Wyoming, on the northern rim of Rocky Mountain National Park, and in Boulder county. Staff are hired on course-by-course contracts.

Applicants are required to have the following skills and experience:

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Current certification as a Wilderness First Responder and in CPR.
  • A minimum of two years experience working in a wilderness setting for a mission-driven outdoor education or wilderness therapy program.
  • A minimum of two years experience leading or instructing youth.
  • Extensive personal experience rock climbing.  Ability to lead trad level 5.7 or higher.
  • Experience leading rock programs in an institutional setting.  Current AMGA (SPI or higher) certification desirable.
  • Available for staff training in late May.
  • Good driving record.
  • Personal experience overcoming adversity (such as trauma, addiction, or challenging life experiences) is seen as an asset. Being able to role model and articulate your personal growth and character development is the gift.
  • Experience working with diverse populations (socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, or culturally) is considered an asset.

 

Field Staff Responsibilities and Expectations: Girls’ and Women’s Programs

  • Co-instruct 1-5 day climbing programs for women and girls
  • Teach technical skills such as: belaying, knots, crag safety, gear placement, anchors, etc
  • Locate and assess crags in front-country setting.  Set up institutional anchors via walk-ups or lead climbing.  Supervise participants at the crag.
  • Lead and promote awareness of interpersonal and character development through teachable moments and group process.
  • Focus on building confidence, leadership, authenticity, and self-expression through new challenges, relationship-building, and self-reflection.
  • Have an understanding of women and girl-specific issues and topics.  Facilitate group discussions, promote awareness, and identify teachable moments surrounding these issues.
  • Position includes logistical pre-course prep and post-course feedback.

 

Pay:  Dependent on experience.

Dates of commitment:  Late May -Mid August.

 

  • To apply, please complete the Women’s Wilderness Field Staff Application by February 28th, 2019. Complete applications require a resume, cover letter, and three references.
  • Application materials accepted on a rolling basis for Rock Techs. Applications submitted by February 28th, 2019 will have the greatest chance at being considered for summer programs.