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Director of Programs and Courses

Woman's Wilderness
Boulder, Colorado, USA
$75,000 - $80,000 USD yearly
About Us:

Women’s Wilderness is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting girls, women and non-binary
people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and
community. Click here to learn more about us.


Boulder, Colorado.

Requires multiple onsite days (especially during the summer season). Must be able
to work nights and weekends as needed.

Purpose of the Position:

The main function of this position is to research, strategize, and implement Women’s Wilderness
programs and ensure programmatic success. This role works collaboratively with all members of the
Women’s Wilderness team and is a key leader in contributing to organizational leadership, strategy,
and vision.

This position manages program budgets, takes an active role in resource mobilization, and
leads on a number of key external partnerships. This role supervises a team of year-round and
seasonal employees. This role reports to the Executive Director. Our ideal candidate has an
entrepreneurial spirit and vision, is a team player, and thrives in dynamic environments.

Core Accountabilities

1. Lead on Design & Implementation of WW Programs
● Collaboratively work with leadership team to develop new program opportunities
● Envision and create new course offerings
● Create strategies for revenue, enrollment, and impact across multiple programs, in
collaboration with Executive Director and Grants, Learning, and Evaluation Director
● Streamline, improve, and oversee the permitting process for Commercial Use Authorizations
(CUA) and annual reporting
● Create course calendar including: planning technical outings, events, overnights, and
expeditions and ensuring each course is staffed and resourced adequately
● Contract outside outfitters and technical instructors to facilitate programming (ex: rock techs,
rafting guides, etc), including but not limited to: scheduling, risk management, and payment
● Lead on ensuring programs are designed and implemented in alignment with organizational
strategy and funder requirements
● In partnership with Director of Grants, Learning, and Evaluation, contribute meaningfully to
grant proposals
● Regularly review program data to identify trends, areas for opportunity and organizational
● Lead on implementing program evaluation plans
● Create and develop course binders
● Work with the Coordinator of Admissions on financial aid strategies, publishing courses to the
website, and event registration forms
● Work with marketing committee to instill overall vision of programs, promote and sell courses,
and maximize enrollment numbers
● Be intimately familiar with child care licensing requirements so that programs (curriculum,
registrations, handbooks) and staff training and files are in compliance

2. Hire, Train, and Manage Team
● In collaboration with the Director of People & Operations: a) review and revise job descriptions
for all supervisees, b) support recruitment efforts for relevant positions, c) screen and
interview applicants and make employment offers, d) generate offer letters
● Plan periodic staff trainings for new and returning instructors, including but not limited to:
curriculum and learning objectives, scheduling and location
● Work with Director of People and Operations to maintain accurate and up to date employee
paperwork, background checks and certifications
● Facilitate pre-course briefings, course start days, course deissue days, and post-course
debriefs for instructors
● Work with accounting to ensure instructors are paid accurately and on time
● Manage instructors with regular meetings, communication and ongoing evaluations and
provide meaningful and timely feedback to support instructors’ professional development
addressing any performance issues as necessary
● Create professional development plans, track growth and performance, provide mentorship
and support programs staff
● Serve as escalation point for program managers/coordinators

3. Oversee Risk Management, in Collaboration with Operations Manager
● Lead development, evaluation and revision of all Policy and Procedural documents
● Maintain and manage all risk management paperwork and documentation related to
programmatic incidents or injuries
● Complete reports of injury, illness, or other incidents with childcare, health departments, land
managers, worker’s compensation, general liability insurance, and other internal and external
stakeholders as needed
● Conduct annual risk management review of programs, in addition to tracking incidents and
trends in real-time
● Respond to program-related emergencies and incidents, as needed

4. Budget Management
● Support Executive Director in creating yearly budget, lead on creating, managing and tracking
programs budget
● Collaborate with the Finance Committee to manage programs budget lines that ensure
appropriate spending in alignment with any grantor requirements
● Track expenses and reimbursements related to programming, manage Women’s Wilderness
debit cards, and petty cash for courses

5. Organizational Partnerships
● Develop and maintain positive reciprocal relationships with community partners, outfitters,
● Collaborate with other community organizations as relevant to our work in delivering fee for
service tools and services
● Meet with potential partnerships to ensure participation, roles, needs, and address issues as
they arise
● Create signature courses that fit the needs of partners and Women’s Wilderness’ mission
● Work in collaboration with Director of Development and Engagement to identify potential
partners and cultivate meaningful and mission-aligned relationships

6. Team Engagement
● Participate in weekly 1 on 1 meetings with Executive Director
● Hold regular check-ins with program leads and supervisees
● Support WW events and fundraising efforts

Experience, Skills and Attributes:

Below are the experience, skills and attributes we are looking for as we evaluate applications. If you
think you are a good fit for this position, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet every
qualification. If you meet 70% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

Experience & Skills:

● 5-7 years experience in delivering or supporting outdoor programs focusing on
gender-informed environmental, or physical and mental health indicators for youth and
● 5-7 years experience effectively managing groups/teams, facilitating curriculum and trainings
for diverse audience
● 5-7 years experience demonstrating culturally responsive best practices in working with
racially, ethnically, socioeconomically diverse populations
● Experience researching, creating, and facilitating risk management protocols and trainings
● Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs
● Demonstrated experience in leading and building strong and diverse teams
● Experience managing budgets and tracking expenses
● Proficient in with Google, Microsoft Spreadsheet, Powerpoint, and database management


● Entrepreneurial spirit, creative thinking, and ability to tangibly deliver on visionary ideas
● Ability to work in dynamic, fast-paced and at times, ambiguous non-profit environment
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and/or environmental conservation/
stewardship, public health and/or mental health
● Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
● Ability to work well independently and collaboratively. Give and receive feedback well
● Results-orientation, ability to self-organize, manage time, set and meet deadlines, and
consistently meet or exceed deliverables
● Detail-oriented, proactive, and solutions oriented energized by the work involved in creating
new programming
Job type
● Full time (average of 40 hrs per week), exempt
● Benefits include 14 days PTO, 6 days sick leave, 10 public holidays, health benefits, a tech
stipend, and access to pro deals/discounts with dozens of leading outdoor companies

How to apply:

Click here to apply for this position. The form includes uploading a resume and cover letter.
Women’s Wilderness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it,
we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. We
are proud to be an affirmative action employer, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion of ALL
people in our hiring and employment practices.

We encourage applications from people who are
typically underrepresented in the outdoors, based on race, ability, age, gender identity, sexual
orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.

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