Program Manager

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to
[email protected] no later than 11:59 pm MT on January 31, 2022.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis with the interview process starting in January.

No Barriers Job Description

General Description:
This is a programming role within the Programs team. The primary role of this position is
to manage and provide oversight for all phases of program planning and implementation
to serve people with significant and persistent barriers. This includes the supervision of
office and field staff to ensure excellence, safety, and meaningful engagement. The
Program Manager works closely with participants, partners, outfitters, sponsors,
program leaders, and other No Barriers staff. Programming roles may include camps,
expeditions, events, virtual experiences, and online courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Oversee the design, planning, coordination, and successful execution of
● Develop and oversee program registration and the application process for
scholarship programs
● Manage logistical planning for in-person programs and oversee coordination of
● Manage implementation of policies and procedures including risk management
● Create and reconcile individual program budgets, managing for financial
● Collaborate with Program Director and Chief Operating Officer to manage the NB
mountain campus located in Red Feather, Colorado
● Manage and provide oversight for the gear and supplies inventory and check
out/check in procedures in the NB warehouse located in Fort Collins
● Supervise Program Coordinators and Program Leaders, including hiring,
onboarding, training, direct supervision of work, and performance reviews; may
supervise interns or volunteers
● Oversee post-experience recovery (experience debriefs, equipment recovery,
financial reconciliation, program summaries, incident documentation, evaluation
surveys, and follow-up communications)
● Provide input into strategic planning process, program design refinement, critical
programmatic review, and annual program schedule development
● In collaboration with the Program Director, manage partner relationships
(outfitters, equipment sponsors, funders, etc.)
● Utilize the project management system
● Collaborate with Program Director to provide assets and information to Marketing and Development teams
● Manage all systems and processes related to running experience-based
programs, and develop new systems and processes as needed
● Be on call during programs as assigned
● Facilitate programming in-person and virtually
Other Duties and Responsibilities
● Provide input during the budget development process
● Contribute to No Barriers communications and marketing efforts
● Provide support for emergency evacuation operations
● Work across departments to create and improve upon operational systems and
processes while enhancing interdepartmental relationships
● Contribute to positive organizational culture through intentional actions
● Represent No Barriers at social, informational, professional, and developmental
events – participate in synchronization meetings prior to execution

● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Excellent collaboration skills
● Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
● Ability to foster and manage individual relationships
● Creative problem-solver; ability to multi-task and manage several moving parts at
once; ability to remain calm and productive under stress
● Strong desire to positively impact the lives of people with barriers
● Outdoor adventure and backcountry skills
● Excellent facilitation skills
● Ability to create and manage budgets
● Ability to collaborate and work with diverse co-workers and partners
● Live the No Barriers Life in his/her past and present work, exhibiting a
combination of vision, innovation, teamwork, grit and resilience
● 5 + year experience working in a professional environment
● Non-profit and/or outdoor recreation/travel/events production industry
experience preferred
● Experience working with either veterans, youth, or people with disabilities
● Experience coordinating logistical and operational details for experiential
programming, either frontcountry, backcountry, or both.
● Familiarity with outdoor recreation best practices
● Experience leading and designing wilderness programs
● Experience executing adaptive programming
● Ability to develop and facilitate virtual/online experiences
● High-level skills using the Google suite

Education and formal training—
● Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to communications, education,
business management, or recreation or related professional experience
● Wilderness First Responder certification

Work environment—
● Based out of the Fort Collins home office requiring use of a computer
● Option to work remotely some of the time
● Occasional field work to support and/or lead programs
● Occasional field work at the NB mountain campus located in Red Feather,
Colorado and at the NB warehouse in Fort Collins

Physical activities–
● Ability to lift 50lbs and carry 50lb pack
● Ability to move boxes that contain program gear and equipment
● Possible travel to domestic or international destination that includes activities
such as walking for extended periods of time, carrying luggage and gear, riding in
boats, engaging in service projects (that may include painting, construction,
planting), and hiking (possibly at high altitudes)
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Compensation Package includes:
● Salary commensurate with experience
● Health insurance benefits
● Flexible work schedule
● Generous PTO policy
● 401k matching program

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
No Barriers has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees, including contract
staff who have reason to be in contact with program participants. Our goal is to protect the
health and safety of our staff and participants. We do allow staff to apply for an exemption to
this vaccination policy, which may be granted for medical contraindications or sincerely held
religious beliefs. However, because of the nature of most program positions it is likely that
approval of an exemption will cause an undue hardship for No Barriers.

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