COR Operations Manager

Job Title: COR/OLP Operations Manager

Department: COR Expeditions / Wyoming Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program

Reports to: COR Executive Director

Status: Salaried – dependent on fundraising, Full Time w/ benefits

Work Schedule: 40+ hours/wk, schedule will vary. Usual schedule is 8:30am – 5:30pm, but some evening and weekend shifts should be expected, as well as multiple days/weeks in the field each year.

Position Summary: Management of logistics and logistics staff for WCC OLP & COR Expeditions.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

1. Staff Management: Supervise and mentor Shift Supervisors, Logistics Staff, and Interns by coordinating tasks and schedules. Assist with interviews, training, and on-boarding of new Logistics Staff and Interns.

2. Manage the Equipment Center: Ensure that logistics staff maintain a clean and organized equipment center. This includes the OLP/COR “gearage,” COR office (lobby, climbing closet, laundry room, first aid area), and boathouse storage units.

3. Maintain Program Records: Develop and maintain systems/records for gear inventory, repair, replacement, and organization.

4. Coordinate Course Transportation: Work with other senior level COR Staff and WCC Facilities/Maintenance Manager to coordinate course transportation needs and reserve the vehicles needed from the fleet manager or rental agencies as needed.

5. Issue and De-issue of Course Equipment: Plan for and ensure that appropriate gear is packed for all trips. Work with WCC trip leaders & COR staff to create gear manifest, “throw” gear for trips, coordinate gear pack with leaders/instructors, and coordinate the de-issue of gear when a trip returns.

6. Provision of Course Food: Oversee the provision of backcountry food for all trips. Work with WCC & COR staff to create menus, order food in a timely manner, manage food budget, coordinate food packing, and accommodate for special dietary needs.

7. OLP Equipment Rentals: Oversee rentals of outdoor clothing and equipment to WCC students, staff, and faculty.

8. Inventory Management: Make & track gear orders. This includes researching products, obtaining quotes/pricing, opening group accounts, ordering, and receiving.

9. Property Management: Assist with management and development of COR properties in Lander, Moab, and Buena Vista and the Box R and Hawkeye Ranches. This may include ordering location equipment (fire pits, picnic tables, porta potties, etc.) as well as on-site maintenance and development.

10. On-call & Risk Management: Frequently serve as an emergency (or ‘on-call’) contact for both the WCC Outdoor Program and COR Expeditions. Provide evacuation support and/or field instruction back-up as needed.

11. Fundraise: build and maintain a personal support team based on the fundraising training and program of COR Expeditions.

Additional Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Provide mentorship and training for WCC student leaders.

2. Additional duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

● Mission-driven and excited to represent the goals of Wyoming Catholic College and COR Expeditions to a wide population.

● Motivation and energy to fundraise support for the program as well as acquire and maintain a personal support team – training will be provided.

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

●  1+ years of experience working in Outdoor Education & Leadership, Management, an educational setting, or similar.

● Organized and attentive to detail.

● Strong interpersonal skills – able to consistently communicate on a professional level both verbally and in writing.

● Reliable – able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.

● Self-motivated, proactive, able to work both independently and collaboratively

● Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines and to be creative with time management.

● Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem solving skills to meet and adapt to the needs of a growing non-profit organization.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

● 4+ years of operations/logistics experience with an outdoor program, including familiarity with backcountry menus and trip equipment for a variety of activities, including backpacking, rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, river trips, winter camping, etc.

● Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) CPR certifications as well as other outdoor industry certifications.

● Prior experience with COR Expeditions and/or Wyoming Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program.

● 4+ years of outdoor instructional/guiding experience in a variety of activities, including field courses longer than 2 weeks, trips in all four seasons, and trips in course areas around the country.

● Experience with or certifications through other outdoor industry leading institutions or accredited bodies.

● Experience with the Association of Experiential Education accreditation process and standards (or similar)

● Clean driving record, experience driving 12 passenger vans and trailers.

● Proven ability to take initiative, recognize needs, and brainstorm creative ideas/solutions to better meet the needs of the Wyoming Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program and COR Expeditions.

Level of Supervision Received/Given: Moderate; some projects will have a high level of supervision while others will have little to none.

Special Working Conditions: This will be primarily an office position with occasional duties in the field. Both office and field work will require a variety of tasks and responsibilities. This position requires the occasional need to lift heavy equipment and work in inclement weather and conditions.

Employer

COR Expeditions

Location

Lander

Wyoming

Type

Full-time

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