Program Assistant

$15.00 - $17.00 hourly
  • SOS Outreach
  • Park City, UT, USA
  • Jul 29, 2022
Part time Entry Level Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

Organizational Overview
At SOS, we empower our youth to belong everywhere. Whether it’s on the ski slopes, the trail, or at home in their community - we are committed to creating supportive spaces where everyone is welcome. SOS Outreach has transformed the lives of over 80,000 youth from underserved communities since 1993. While providing outdoor recreation experiences for that many kids is impressive, it’s only a partial demonstration of SOS’ impact. Using a unique combination of outdoor adventure experiences, positive adult mentorship, and leadership development opportunities, SOS enables participants to unleash their full potential to thrive. Serving over 3,000 youth each year, across 24 mountain resorts in 15 locations across 9 states, SOS provides opportunities for personal growth for the kids in our communities who need it most.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with students, as well as how we work together as a team. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a justice-centered organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Position Overview:
The Program Assistant assists and supports in the delivery of safe and high quality programs for SOS Outreach.


Responsibilities:
● Assist Program Manager/Coordinator in working with families to register youth for SOS programs
● Communicate with families via email, phone, and text message using SOS’s online system and email
system
● Attend program days to support the Program Manager/Coordinator at workshops, registrations, and/or
ride days
● Support program logistics including gear, food, and material preparation


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate should be organized, a self-starter, a strong communicator, able to effectively manage varied tasks, and have strength in managing and supporting a diverse group of youth, families, and volunteers. The candidate should have experience and familiarity in youth program implementation and ability to manage staff/volunteers.

● Experience, comfort, and passion in working with youth
● Candidates with Spanish language proficiency and cultural literacy preferred
● Awareness of factors impacting the lives of youth who are at risk
● Strong compassionate communication skills
● Experience in outdoor based sports and activities: specifically skiing or snowboarding
● A desire to make a positive difference in the community
● Valid Driver’s License required – comfort and familiarity with mountain driving conditions a plus

Physical Aspects of the Job
This position requires the ability to: travel within the service area (including mountain regions); sit at a desk for small periods of times using the computer, telephone, and e-mail systems; lift 50 pounds; lead groups & speak in public; and familiarity & comfort with high alpine, summer environments. The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position. Rather,
they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.


Compensation
This is a part-time, seasonal, position. Benefits include paid sick leave, Pro Deals, and a season pass (must be employed during the ski season and not guaranteed) to the Vail Resorts Mountains.


How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter (optional) to Palmer Daniels, Program Manager,
pdaniels@sosoutreach.org. Please include “Program Assistant” in the subject line.

SOS Outreach follows an equal employment opportunity policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, pregnancy or marital status.