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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 of 2018. To be considered for our September Orientation, please submit your completed application no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

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.

 

Clinical Positions

Clinical Director

Family Services Positions

Family Quest Guide and Team Leader
Transition Mentor

Operations Positions

Operations Assistant

Field Positions

Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist
Transporter


 

Clinical Positions

 

Clinical Director

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a full time, year-round position based in Durango, CO. The Clinical Director oversees excellence in Open Sky’s programmatic and clinical service delivery, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. Primary duties include providing leadership-level collaboration; clinical team management and development; interdepartmental and treatment team coordination; on-call and case consult; and relationship development with referral sources and involved professionals. The Clinical Director carries a small caseload of students (up to 5), with the support of an Assistant Therapist. This leadership position requires the ability to balance the overall needs of the business with departmental and/or individual needs.

Minimum Requirements: Clinical Master’s, Ph.D., or Psy.D.; licensed (or licensable) in UT and CO; 3+ years clinical experience with adolescents and/or young adults; wilderness therapy experience; excellent verbal communication, writing, and administrative skills. Must be living in or willing to relocate to Durango, CO.

Pay: Competitive wages; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy with Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

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


 

Family Services Positions

 

Family Quest Guide and Team Leader

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: This is a full time, year-round position. Primary duties include supporting the treatment team to deliver a powerful and transformative experience for our students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. Co-facilitate, and actively participate in, three-day, two-night intensive family therapy experiences, supports the physical and emotional safety of clients, and participates as a member of an integrated treatment team. This position is a working supervisor position responsible for guiding Quests, staffing, training, and development of Family Quest Guides. This includes collaboration with the Field Director for weekly staffing of Family Quests with appropriate Guides from the Field team.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of two years of Wilderness Therapy field experience. Skilled at working collaboratively with others and passion for adolescent and family treatment. Computer literate, excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Skilled in teaching and leading mindfulness exercises, and passion for family treatment. Current First Aid and CPR certification (within the last year). Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical and pass Colorado and Utah background checks.

Pay: Competitive wages (hourly, non-exempt); Health, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

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


 

Transition Mentor

Job Description: This is a full-time, year-round position. It involves working up to 3 days in the field (with up to 2 overnight stays), up to 1 day in the office, and being on-call every other week. Primary responsibilities include facilitating the graduation experience for students, training guides to lead and support graduation, teaching mindfulness and meditation to large groups of clients and parents and communicating with parents of graduating students. Additionally, the Family Services Transition Mentor supports Wellness Weekends. Periodically, the Transition Mentor will serve as a guide for Family Quests, a three-day, two-night intensive family therapy experience.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of two years of Wilderness Therapy field experience. Skilled at working collaboratively with others and passion for adolescent and family treatment. Computer literate, excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Skilled in teaching and leading mindfulness exercises, and passion for family treatment. Current First Aid and CPR certification (within the last year). Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical and pass Colorado and Utah background checks.

Pay/Benefits: Competitive wages (hourly, non-exempt); Health, Dental, Vision, 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.


 

Operations Positions

 

Operations Assistant

Accepting applicants until filled

Job Description: The primary responsibilities of the Operations Assistant include executing the day-to-day logistics and tasks of Open Sky. These include performing necessary tasks to support current field needs (guides, students, teams, and basecamp), while also accomplishing tasks with future plans for guides, students, teams, and basecamp; communicating consistently and efficiently with Operations Director, Operations Coordinator, Field Manager, Operations Assistant II, and guides daily and throughout an entire shift. This includes hearing day-to-day requests as well as remaining ready for any immediate risk management response; working collaboratively with the Operations Director and Operations Coordinator to support the maintenance of Open Sky facilities. This position works primarily out of locations in Mancos, both basecamps, and Open Sky field vehicles. A particular focus of responsibility is Open Sky vehicles and ensuring that the Operations Coordinator receives timely and accurate information about their condition and potential necessary maintenance; directly supports field teams as needed. This includes travel to and from multiple groups on most days, providing necessary provisions (food, water, necessary gear) and packing up recently used campsites; active role within Emergency Response Team, to include responding to immediate concerns, providing consistent feedback, and participating in significant incident review. This position works a “field guide” schedule of 8 days on/6 days off (beginning on a Wednesday).

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED; 21 years or older; First Aid, CPR, and Aegis certifications; must pass Colorado and Utah background checks (unless you are an internal candidate); clean driving record and valid driver’s license; must be an excellent, clear, assertive communicator; must have good judgment, positive attitude and strong, consistent work ethic. Must be flexible, collaborative, resourceful and able to work effectively both alone and with others. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical (unless you are an internal candidate).

Preferred Experience: Off-road driving and/or hauling trailer experience; construction experience; mechanical aptitude (vehicles, structures, facilities); and previous field experience in wilderness therapy, adventure education or similar.

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.


 

Field Positions

Our next hire date for Field Guides is September 17-29, 2018. To be considered for our September Orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, August 31st.

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


 

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.

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


 

Transporter

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 include welcoming new students, (including interfacing 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.

Minimum 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, and 3 signed letters of recommendation (unless you are an internal candidate) to employment@openskywilderness.com.


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