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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 date for Field Guides is in September. 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

Assistant Transport Manager

Field Positions

Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Medical Assistant
Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist


 

Business & Administration Positions

Assistant Transport Manager

Job Description: The Assistant Transport Manager is a full-time, year-round position based out of Durango, CO. The schedule is Friday through Tuesday, overtime is required.    Acting as the weekend Transport Department Manager responsibilities include overseeing the department’s assets and employees; staffing student transports; training, scheduling; monitoring and maintaining Open Sky vehicles; supporting the Admission and Family Care Coordinator Teams by helping complete Admissions paperwork during the weekend time frame; and assisting the Office and Operations Departments with projects as needed. Duties also include actively transporting on Fridays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Duties may require a commute to our Mancos facility in your personal vehicle.  Other duties may be assigned. This position is part of the Open Sky Transport team.

Strong communication skills are required.  Other attributes include a positive demeanor; ability to be self-directed and direct the work of others;  organized and detail-oriented; discrete and professional.  Physical requirements include the ability to regularly lift 20 pounds and occasionally lift up to 55 pounds; adequate hearing to hear/talk with others in person and on the telephone; may also require long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs.  Position requires frequent to occasional strenuous physical activities such as running at a fast pace for short to extended periods and hiking up to 15 miles at a time.

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; external candidates pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay/Benefits: Full-time salary, wage commensurate with experience; paid time off; paid sick leave, health, dental, vision, and life insurance; Employee Assistance Program; 401k retirement plan.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and 3 signed letters of recommendation to employment@openskywiliderness.com. Position open until filled.

Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for our next orientation: September 16-27. To be considered for the September orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, September 6, 2019We look forward to interviewing both seasonal and full-time candidates for our September orientation.

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 Wilderness First Responder or higher (W-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

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.

Seasonal Medical Assistant

Job Description: The Medical Team Assistant position is a full-time position operating seasonally out of our Administrative Facility in Durango (and 1 day each week in Mancos). Reports directly to the Health Director. Job duties include:

  • Filling prescriptions for all student medication
  • Counting and tracking all student medications
  • Medical paperwork processing (scanning, filing and tracking)
  • Medical errands
  • First aid & medical bag assembling/restocking
  • Tracking medical lab results, physicals and immunization records
  • Restocking medical supplies
  • General support of Medical Case Managers
  • Additional medical team support as assigned

Min. requirements: Meticulous and detail oriented; excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; mature and calm in crisis situations; strong written and verbal communication skills; flexible; excellent time management and organization skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Clean driving record and background checks. QMAP certified or willing to be certified. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To Apply: Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements, and 3 signed letters of recommendation to employment@openskywiliderness.com. Position open until filled.

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; 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 in 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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