ETC River Program Associate/Assistant
Posted by Environmental Traveling Companions on 03/14/2023
Industry Sector: Outdoor, WaterSports
Job Categories: Admin/Clerical, Camp Staff & Counselors, Outdoor Education, Outfitter- Adventure Travel Staff
Company Type: Conservation, Intern, NaturalResources, Recreation, TravelandTourism
Country: United States
Required Experience: 0 - 1 year
Contact Name: Jerry Lam
Contact Phone: 530 642 8189
Job Type: Seasonal Full Time
Required to Relocate: Yes
Required to Travel: No
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within:
Job Description & Requirements
Description of Organization: ETC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides outdoor adventure and environmental education experiences for people of all abilities. ETC conducts Sea Kayak, Whitewater, Rafting, and Cross Country Skiing trips for youth and adults from under-resourced backgrounds and people with disabilities as well as extended Youth Leadership Programs for disadvantaged youth.
Position Title: River Program Associate
Position Description: The River Program Associate is a full-time seasonal position (May-September) based at the ETC River Camp in Lotus, California. This position works with the Program Manager to ensure that program communication and administrative duties are successful, while also assisting with program operations. Duties include pre-trip and ongoing communication with participant groups, assisting the Program Manager in guide scheduling, and various office work tasks as needed. The Program Associate also guides whitewater rafting trips for diverse groups of participants. In addition, this position will support the Operations Manager in planning weekly staff meetings, and supervision of interns. This is a residential position at the ETC River Camp in Lotus, California.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Trip scheduling, communication, and outreach with participant groups, including pre-trip check-ins and post-trip follow-up.
Prepare trip paperwork for Trip Leaders and ensure accurate data entry.
Assist in River Program office maintenance and organization.
Be part of the River Program Management team and assist in supervision of the River Program Field Interns and Volunteers
Support Volunteer Guides and Trip Leaders
Act as a guide or assistant guide on one-to-three-day whitewater rafting trips for diverse groups of participants
Take on the role of Camp Manager when the Program Manager and Operations Manager is not onsite
Assist with the scheduling of Volunteer and Staff guides on trips
Assist in meal planning and food buy logistics
Drive company vehicles and comply with Environmental Traveling Companions Driver’s Policies
Participate in program and self-evaluation at mid-season and end of season
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications / Requirements:
Background in Environmental Education/Environmental Sciences strongly preferred.
Enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with people of all abilities and backgrounds
Minimum of 3 years guiding rafts in a commercial setting
Well-organized, thoughtful and clear in communication
Strong administrative skills (especially time-management, logistics, and problem-solving)
Experience supervising staff and volunteers preferred
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks with deadlines
Current CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications, WFR or WEMT preferred
Start Date: Mid May 2023
End Date: August 31, 2023
Additional work in September paid per diem rate (Part – time options for remote administration tasks)
Commitment: 22 or 23 days per month, with 8 days off scheduled no later than the first day of the month
Reports To: River Program Manager
Salary Range of $90-120/Per Day
Tent platform living space
Access to ETC river equipment for personal use, and access to various pro deals
Ongoing training opportunities, including Swiftwater Rescue Training
Criminal Background Check: Employment with ETC is contingent upon a criminal background check
Motor Vehicle Record Check: Employment with ETC is contingent upon a motor vehicle record check
Work & Living Location: River Program staff live on covered, open-air platforms at the ETC River Camp in Lotus, California
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume with three references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2023 River Program Associate / Trip Leader application”.