Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy Banff Program Coordinator

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy
Banff, AB
$250–$275 a day - Temporary, Full-time, Fixed term contract
Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy
Banff, AB
$250–$275 a day
Job details

$250–$275 a day
Job type
Fixed term contract
Shift and schedule
Evenings as needed
Monday to Friday

Banff, AB

Pulled from the full job description
Casual dress
Extended health care
Flexible schedule

Full job description
Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy is delighted to be hiring a full-time Program Coordinator to join our leadership team for the 2024/2025 winter season in Banff.

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy is Canada’s largest post-secondary outdoor adventure college and is based in Banff National Park. We offer outdoor adventure career programming ranging from four weeks to our two-year Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma. We have over 100 students annually from all over the world. Our programming includes ski/snowboard instructor training, wilderness first aid, avalanche search & rescue, ski guide foundations, conservation & local ecology, indigenous relations, whitewater canoe/raft guide training and mountaineering.

The fundamental role of a Program Coordinator is to help to organize the effective delivery of programming during our busy winter season (October - April). This is a very dynamic workplace where every week of the season presents its own unique opportunities and deliverables. This position comes with opportunities for career development within the organization.


- Coordinate and oversee the successful planning and execution of programming.
- Develop program objectives, goals, and strategies in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
- Create and manage program schedules, social events and support tasks related to housing, transport and field based programs.
- Monitor program progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure goals are met.
- Collaborate and multi-task with internal teams across a variety of tasks.
- Provide guidance and support to students ensuring they have the necessary resources and supports to have a quality learning experience.
- Evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.
- Prepare reports on program activities, outcomes, and impact on student experience.


- Organizational and problem-solving experience in Western Canada's ski industry.
- Previous experience in a leadership capacity in the outdoor adventure industry.
- A personal interest and passion for ski/snowboarding and the outdoors.
- Excellent proven organizational and time management skills.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and multi-task with colleagues.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in related field (ideal, but not a firm requirement).

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

-Highly motivated, adaptable, and passionate about being an educator. Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to write professional emails on behalf of the business.

- Always prioritizes the quality of the student learning experience. Great interpersonal skills; this person should be a natural connector.

- Strong work ethic and willingness to take on a variety of tasks as needed.

- The ability to be somewhat flexible in hours is required. Most of the programming takes place during normal business hours; however, there will be times when you need to be available in the evenings.

We offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for professional growth. If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for the outdoors and working with young people, we would love to hear from you. All applicants must be Canadian Permanent Residents or Citizens. Please submit a cover letter and resume to James McCutcheon at jmccutcheon@timberlineacademy.com.

Please note that all positions at Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy are paid positions. We do not offer unpaid internships or volunteer opportunities.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 7-8 months

Pay: $250.00-$275.00 per day


Casual dress
Extended health care
Flexible schedule
Flexible Language Requirement:

French not required

Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay

Secondary School (preferred)
Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2024-10-01

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