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Employment Inquiries

Listed below are our employment opportunities at Open Sky, including current open positions that we are actively seeking for our administrative and/or field teams. We regularly hire for our Field Guide positions throughout the year in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Our next hire dates for Field Guides are in April and May of 2019. For application information and deadlines, see details below.

Finally, Open Sky hires some positions on a seasonal, part-time, or as-needed basis. As our needs frequently evolve, we are interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the roles listed below under “Seasonal Positions”.  Please follow specific application instructions (as outlined below) for each job title.

 

Business & Administration Positions

Family Care Coordinator
Administrative Assistant

Field Positions

Field Director
Assistant Field Director
Field Medic
Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Administrative Assistant
Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist


 

Business & Administration Positions

 

Family Care Coordinator

Accepting applicants until filled. Preference given to those with Open Sky work experience.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Lead Family Care Coordinator, this is a full time, year-round position based out of Open Sky’s office in Durango, CO. The Family Care Coordinator is the primary administrative contact and resource for Open Sky families, Education Consultants, Other Professionals, Therapists, Admissions Counselors, and Open Sky staff. Duties include facilitating effective communication, scheduling, record keeping, and compliance throughout each student’s stay at Open Sky. This includes supporting the Admissions team with processing enrollment information for accuracy and completeness, updating student and family-related data in Salesforce, and supporting all aspects of the student intake process.

The Family Care Coordinator supports the Administrative functions of the Clinical and Family Services teams with items such as scheduling, communicating with family members and healthcare professionals, coordinating psychological testing, processing releases and other documents, and filing and tracking clinical paperwork required by our state licensure. This position may also answer the main phone line, support general office clerical duties, and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma required, associates or bachelor’s degree in business (or equivalent) preferred. One-two years of administrative experience in an office environment preferred. Open Sky experience in any position preferred (high preference for field experience). Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and comfort learning new software programs including Salesforce. Excellent written and verbal communication. Impeccable customer service skills combined with strong problem-solving skills.

Pay / Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to Joanna Hayes-Rupe at joanna@openskywilderness.com.


 

Administrative Assistant

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: 

The Administrative Assistant is a full-time, year round position based out of our main office in Durango, CO. The schedule is Monday through Friday. Ideal candidates will have an administrative background and enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Responsibilities include being the first phone contact with families and professionals, filing, additional clerical duties and support for multiple departments.

Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Min. requirements: Phone and clerical work experience is required; excellent communication and customer service skills; computer literacy, including Outlook, Excel, and Word, at a minimum; attention to detail and organizational skills; has a service-oriented mindset; possesses good stress management; has a professional demeanor; creativity, enthusiasm and ability to work with others a must.

Pay / Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and a cover letter or email to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for our next two orientations: April 22 – May 3, 2019, and May 20 – June 1, 2019. To be considered for the April Orientation, please submit your completed application no later than Friday, April 12. To be considered for the May Orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, May 3, 2019We look forward to interviewing both seasonal and full-time candidates for our April and May orientations.

Field Guide

If you are interested in joining the Open Sky team in this unique and vital role, please visit the following link for specific application requirements and additional information:  Open Sky Field Guide

Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation generally begin working in the field within 3 weeks.

To Apply:  Provide a cover letter, current resume, completed Application Form, three letters of recommendation, copy of First Aid or higher (WFR/EMT) medical certification, and copy of current CPR certification.  Please use “Orientation (Month) Application: (Last Name)” in email subject line and send completed application, including letters of recommendation, to recruiter@openskywilderness.com

Field Director

Accepting applicants until filled 

Job Description

This position is based out of the Open Sky Durango, Colorado office with required days on a weekly basis at our Mancos, CO operations facility as well as our Colorado and Utah base camps.  Weekday and weekend departmental on-call duties required combined with the requirement to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional overnights in the field. The Field Director will lead the Field Team and will be responsible for the day to day operations of the program including, but not limited to, field operations, field personnel, risk management, and some base camp facilities management.  The Field Director will contribute to the strength and vision of the Field Department through leadership-level inter-departmental collaboration and department management.  This is a leadership position requiring the ability to balance the overall needs of the business with departmental and/or individual needs.

The Field Director job duties include addressing current and future staffing needs, department-wide and individual professional development, implementation of human resource policies and procedures, evaluating and maintaining training programs, overseeing employee relations program, and ensuring legal and HR compliance.  Also responsible for approving leave requests, approving employee and department expenses, and performance management and personnel actions.  Serves as resource for consultation and advice for subordinate and professional team-members. This position reports to the Program Director.  Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Three years Wilderness Therapy or comparable field experience combined with management experience.   CPR, WFR, de-escalation and crisis prevention training preferably in PCS or AEGIS; risk-management experience; experience working on an emergency response team preferred; off-road and winter driving skills preferred; computer experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word are preferred. Will have a complete knowledge and understanding of relevant licensing rules. Ability to work alone and with a team; demonstrated commitment and passion for working creatively on continuous development of the Field Department.

Pay/Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience; Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Paid Time Off and Sick Leave; EAP; Professional Development Funding; 401k Retirement Plan.

Apply

Provide a current resume and a letter of intent describing your skills and salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com

Assistant Field Director

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This position is based out of our Durango office and base camps working a combination of office days and field days each month with an estimate of 20-35 field days per year.  Weekday and weekend departmental on-call duties is required.  The Assistant Field Director (AFD) will provide leadership for field guides including supervision, training and mentorship with emphasis on risk management and student safety.  Responsible for developing and managing systems to support the department’s organizational needs. Responsible for working with HR to manage Human Resources compliance for the field department. Overseeing the systems that support Field Guide development and advancement including the guide pathways, field manual, professional development funding process, and guide recognition.

The AFD effectively works and collaborates with the Field Department leadership team as well as all other departments; primarily but not limited to HR, Clinical, Operations, and Medical. Will work with field leadership to enhance organization’s safety and risk management practices. Attend meetings as needed (in-service, risk management, incident debriefs, planning sessions, emergency response team, program meeting, clinical, all hands, etc.)  Support field staff exchange including debriefing staff teams and Field Managers and manage field guide in-service schedule. Manage company-wide pro-deal benefit system.  Support emergency response team as incident command or other capacities as needed.  Work alongside the Field Director, Assistant Field Director – Mentor, Recruiter, Program Director, and Open Sky leadership team in leading the Field Department.  Assume Field Director duties in the director’s absence.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements

Two years’ experience in the field in at least the Senior Guide/Instructor role; experience working with students with therapeutic needs; experience working in emergency field situations; exceptional communication, leadership and risk management skills; clean driving record; excellent organizational skills; strong computer skills and writing skills; ability to take initiative; ability to work alone and with a team; demonstrated commitment and passion for working creatively on continuous development of the Field Department.

Preferred experience

Significant prior experience in the industry, preferably in a leadership capacity; management experience in a wilderness therapy or similar outdoor program, preferably in a Field Director, Field Manager, or Assistant Field Director type role; De-escalation and crisis prevention training preferably in PCS or AEGIS; risk-management experience; experience working on an emergency response team; off-road and winter driving skills; computer experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Pay/Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience; Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Paid Time Off and Sick Leave; EAP; Professional Development Funding; 401k Retirement Plan.

Apply

Provide a current resume and a letter of intent describing your skills and salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com

Field Medic

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position based out of Open Sky’s base camps in Colorado and Utah.  Primary responsibilities include providing emergency medical treatment, primary care and health protection, and evacuation from a point of injury or illness for our program participants and staff. The Field Medic will collaborate with the clinical and field teams to coordinate appropriate care, provide field guide medical training, communicate with parents regarding student medical care, review applications for new students regarding medical issues, develop and review in-field medical protocols; and support field and operations teams with logistical needs. Other duties as assigned. The Field Medic will demonstrate alignment with the Open Sky Culture Pathway and values including excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.  Will present a professional demeanor at all times, with the ability to work with others and maintain confidentiality.  This position reports to the Health Director. All duties are performed in a wilderness therapy setting working with youth and young adults with mental health, behavioral health and substances abuse issues.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) preferred.  Must have two years of medical experience, preferably with phlebotomy and IV certification; experience with adolescent and young adult care emergency response and wilderness medicine experience preferred.  Current W-EMT and CPR Certification are required.  Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position including walking and hiking at high altitudes on uneven terrain and lifting up to 55 pounds regularly.  This position is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions; subject to extreme cold and heat; subject to noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions. Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. May be exposed to infectious diseases.

Pay / Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and a cover letter or email to: employment@openskywilderness.com

 


Seasonal and Part-Time Positions

The following positions may become open seasonally and based on our staffing needs. While we may not immediately be hiring, we always accept talented and qualified individuals for these positions. If interested, please follow the specific instructions under each job title.

 Administrative Assistant

Job Description: Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is hiring a seasonal, full-time, year-round Admin Assistant in our Durango office. Ideal candidates will have an administrative background and enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Applicants will align with our core values, including contributing in a positive manner, demonstrating respect, and performing with excellence. This is a great opportunity to build skills in a medical and mental health environment. Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D. For more information go to www. openskywilderness.com/ careers. Email resume and cover letter to employment@ openskywilderness.com.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and a cover letter or email to employment@openskywilderness.com.

 

Family Services Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for our Family Services team based in Durango, CO. Primary duties include working 3 days in the field (2 overnights) and 1 day in the office. Primary responsibilities include facilitating Family Quests and Wellness Weekends, offering weekly phone sessions with parents, and participating as a member of an integrated treatment team. Position reports directly to the Clinical and Family Services Director.

Minimum Requirements: PhD/Master’s therapist; licensed or license-eligible in UT and CO. Prior experience: clinical work with adolescents, young adults, and families. Strong preference for clinician with Family Systems background and prior wilderness experience. Must be open to research-based mindfulness aspect of program, computer literate, have excellent communication and writing skills, and have a passion for adolescent and family treatment. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent with salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Clinical Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents based in Durango, CO. Responsibilities include: carrying a caseload of young adult clients; providing individual and group therapy; facilitating weekly phone calls with parents and referral sources; delivering clinical training to field guides; marketing, including attending national conferences; working 2 days in the field (1 overnight) and 2 days in the office.

Minimum Requirements: Clinical Master’s, Ph.D., or Psy.D. (Focus in family systems preferred); licensed, or able to be licensed, in UT and CO; minimum of 3 years’ clinical work with individual, group, and family therapy with young adults; wilderness therapy experience; openness to mindfulness aspect of program; presentation skills; computer literate; excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Must be living or willing to relocate to Durango, CO. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay/Benefits: Competitive wages; Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy with Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program; sabbatical opportunity.

To Apply: Please email current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com


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