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Family Services Therapist
Accounts Payable Clerk
Family Services Wilderness Guide
Operations Coordinator
Marketing Intern/Seasonal Assistant
Admissions Assistant
Family Services Transition Mentor
Transporter
Human Resources Director
Clinical Therapist
Field Guide


 

Family Services Therapist

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position. 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.

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, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Position opened until filled.


 

Accounts Payable Clerk

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a part time position working 20-25 hours per week, during regular business hours (Monday-Friday) in Open Sky’s Durango Office. Primary duties include coding and entering invoices into QuickBooks, getting approval for payments of invoices, printing checks, matching checks with invoices for signature, mailing checks and filing invoices. Additionally, entering and coding credit card charges, collecting credit card receipts, filling all credit card statements and receipts, and working with insurance companies regarding reimbursement for our clients. This position is part of the Finance Team.
Minimum requirements: Knowledge of Accounts Payable using QuickBooks is a plus; experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications; positive attitude, strong work ethic, team player, resilient; attention to detail; investment in Open Sky’s Mission; impeccable internal and external customer service skills.

Preferred Experience: Experience in wilderness therapy, customer service, phone management or Salesforce.com are a plus.

Pay: Wage commensurate with experience. This position is part time and is eligible for sick leave and the Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Position opened until filled.


 

Family Services Wilderness Guide

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: Open Sky’s holistic wilderness program assists struggling teens, young adults and their families in discovering their true nature as honorable, capable, worthy people with lasting and healthy coping skills. We do this by integrating the best of contemporary clinical modalities, healthy living, and mindfulness practices of yoga and meditation alongside the best of conventional wilderness therapy. Open Sky offers programs for teenage boys and girls ages 13 to 17 and men and women ages 18 to 28. We also recognize the integral role of the family, and involve families of currently enrolled students in a comprehensive range of offerings over the duration of the program. This is a full-time, year-round position. It involves working 3 days in the field (2 overnight) and 1 day in the office. Primary responsibilities include co-facilitating the 3 day, 2 night intensive family therapy experiences, ensuring physical and emotional safety of clients, and participating as a member of an integrated treatment team.

Min. requirements: Minimum of three years of Wilderness Therapy field experience. Must be skilled in working collaboratively, computer literate, have excellent verbal 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/Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability & Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Position opened until filled.


 

Operations Coordinator

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: The Operations Coordinator (OC) is responsible for managing the day-to-day logistical efforts of the Operations Department and the Open Sky program as a whole, including but not limited to:

  • Supervisory responsibilities of (4) Operations Assistants, Farm Manager, and Food Coordinator
  • Safe and effective management of field-based vehicle fleet.
  • Facilitation of company-wide driver training program.
  • Overseeing maintenance and improvement of facilities.
  • Directing basecamp moves between Summer and Winter sites.
  • Communications management, including radios and satellite phones.
  • Support of transport staff while at Mancos facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Position operates primarily out of Mancos facility, with occasional time spent in both Durango and our course areas
  • Participation in on-call rotation, one week per month. These on-call shifts will require remaining available throughout.

Min. requirements:

  • 21 years or older
  • First Aid and CPR certifications. WFR preferred.
  • Clean Colorado and Utah background checks.
  • Clean MVR and valid driver’s license. Off-road driving experience preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude (vehicles, structures, facilities) preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Steadfast commitment to risk management and safety.
  • Personnel management experience and passion for supporting and developing others.
  • Must be an excellent, clear, assertive communicator.
  • Good judgment, positive attitude and strong, consistent work ethic. Must be resourceful and able to work effectively both alone and with others.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and professional demeanor.
  • Proven ability to support positive workplace culture and teamwork.
  • Previous field experience in wilderness therapy, adventure education or similar strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required prior to interview.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Standard Schedule: Full-time, non-exempt position, typically M-F 9:00a-6:00p, but this role is task-driven and schedule will vary.

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

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


 

Marketing Intern/Seasonal Assistant

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: The Marketing Intern/Seasonal Assistant supports Open Sky’s Marketing and Communications team. Primary responsibilities include managing the company’s conference and marketing events schedule and logistics; coordinating tour logistics for key accounts visiting Open Sky; performing marketing administrative tasks; and all other job duties as assigned from time to time.

Responsibilities:
1. Assist or lead in managing all visitor/tour logistics in accordance with established process and protocol.
2. Assist or lead in managing all marketing trip and conference logistics in accordance with established process and protocol.
3. Assist in maintaining website staff pages, bios, and photos (on-boarding new staff, removing departing staff).
4. Assist with administrative tasks, mailings, gathering info, following up, and organizing.
5. Other duties as assigned periodically.

Min. requirements: High school diploma or GED; excellent organizational, communication, and customer-service skills; attention to detail; computer literacy; proven administrative, clerical and phone experience; professional demeanor; courteous, positive and enthusiastic.

Preferred Experience: Experience in marketing, customer service, and administrative roles are a plus.

Pay/Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience. This position is temporary and is not eligible for benefits.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and three signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


 

Admissions Assistant

Accepting applicants until filled.

Job Description: This position is a full-time, temporary position based out of Open Sky’s main office in Durango, CO. The schedule is 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend/afterhours coverage and could lead to full time employment. Primary responsibilities include supporting the Admissions team, its processes, and the intake of new students; answering the Admissions phone line to screen and qualify incoming calls before passing inquiries to the Admissions team; reviewing applications and enrollment information for accuracy and completeness; managing student-and family-related data in Salesforce.com; helping secure required information/documentation for enrollment; preparing new student documentation; and supporting the new student intake process. Other responsibilities include ongoing collaboration and planning with Admissions and Administrative Team, scanning and electronic filing of paperwork, physical paperwork maintenance, HIPAA compliance support, Salesforce.com maintenance, and additional clerical duties as needed. This position is part of the Administrative team. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Min. Requirements: High school diploma or GED; excellent organizational, communication, and customer-service skills; attention to detail; computer literacy; proven administrative, clerical and phone experience; professional demeanor; courteous, positive and enthusiastic.

Preferred Experience: Experience in wilderness therapy, customer service, phone management or Salesforce.com are a plus.

Pay: Wage commensurate with experience. This position is temporary and is not eligible for benefits.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, cover letter and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


 

Family Services Transition Mentor

Accepting applicants until filled.

Program Description: Open Sky’s holistic wilderness program assists struggling teens, young adults and their families in discovering their true nature as honorable, capable, worthy people with lasting and healthy coping skills. We do this by integrating the best of contemporary clinical modalities, healthy living, and mindfulness practices of yoga and meditation alongside the best of conventional wilderness therapy. Open Sky offers programs for teenage boys and girls ages 13 to 17 and men and women ages 18 to 28. We also recognize the integral role of the family, and involve families of currently enrolled students in a comprehensive range of offerings over the duration of the program.

Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position. It involves working 2 days in the field (1 overnight), 1.5 days in the office and a period of being on-call every other week. Primary responsibilities include facilitating the graduation experience, teaching mindfulness and meditation to large groups of clients and parents, facilitating Monday night calls, and providing brief follow-up phone sessions to recent graduates and their families.

Min. requirements: Minimum of two years of Wilderness Therapy field experience or Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (or related field). Prior experience: clinical work with adolescents, young adults, and families. Must be skilled in teaching and leading mindfulness exercises, 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 (unless you are an internal candidate).

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

To Apply: Provide a current resume, a letter of intent describing your skills, references and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Transporters

Accepting applicants until filled.

Job Description: This is a part-time, year-round position with a variable schedule,1-4 shifts bi-weekly, 8-14 hrs. per shift. Primary responsibilities welcoming new students, including interface with parents and professionals; overseeing the safety of students during transport to and from our course area; facilitating the proper outfitting of students with field clothing and gear; communicating effectively with treatment team members about student needs and issues; safe driving, attention and care of Open Sky vehicles; using good judgment and following Open Sky policies and procedures.

Min. Requirements: 21 years of age; high school diploma or equivalent; clean driving record and valid driver’s license; First Aid and CPR; must pass CO and UT background checks (unless you are an internal candidate); must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate); no CDL required.

Pay/Benefits: Non-exempt position; $13-17 per hour, wage commensurate with experience; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Please email resume, a letter of intent describing your skills, 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com.


Human Resources Director

Open Sky is seeking a Human Resource Director to shape our future by having the Human Resource Department serve as a strategic and solutions-oriented business partner across the organization. This is a new position, historically part of the Finance Team. Having grown in size, complexity, and sophistication, Open Sky is dedicated to building capacity and providing leadership through Human Resources to make our organization stronger and more effective and to reflect our commitment to excellence.

Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position that reports to Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer to provide timely and comprehensive service for company HR needs. Impact our success and vitality through recruiting and hiring the best employees and providing them with the compensation, benefits, training, development, and systems they need to be successful. Make Human Resources integral to Open Sky by aligning the entire organization with our mission vision, values, and goals. The complete job description can be found here, with more information about the position here (blog).

Min. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Human Resources Management or closely related field, and a minimum of 7 years’ experience as an HR Manager/Business Partner/Administrator/Director; or equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis.  A minimum of 2 years demonstrated leadership/personnel management experience. Candidates with PHR/SPHR or SHRM – CP/SHRM – SCP highly desirable. Strong persuasion and negotiations skills and experience. Business acumen and effective communication skills are a must, as are excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Strong proficiency using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous experience with HRIS system and Salesforce.com a plus. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Working for Open Sky: Since 2006, Open Sky has provided the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience through its programs in the mountains of Southwest Colorado and Canyonlands of Southeast Utah. Our mission is to inspire people to learn and live in a way that honors values and strengthens relationships. Our culture is fun-loving, positive, and mission-focused. We value excellence, innovation, courage, integrity, and community. You will be most successful at Open Sky if you are agile, autonomous, team-oriented, and accountable.

Pay/Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, and STD Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan with match; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, a letter of intent describing your skills and salary requirements, 3 signed letters of recommendation to hrmanager@openskywilderness.com

 


Clinical Therapist

Job Description: Open Sky Wilderness is seeking a full-time Clinical Therapist to join 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.

Min. 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. Our website: opensksite.wpengine.com. 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, salary requirements and 3 signed letters of recommendation to employment@openskywilderness.com. No calls please. Position opened until filled.

 


Field Guide

Open Sky is pleased to receive completed applications from qualified Field Guide candidates during any time of the year. To be considered for our September Orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, August 31st.

Open Sky typically holds four Field Guide orientations each year, in: January, March, May, and September. Additional orientations are occasionally held due to increases in student enrollment.  Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation generally begin working in the field within 3 weeks.

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

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

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