Rocky Mountain Adaptive Banff Winter Program Lead Instructor

 Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Banff, AB
$17–$21 an hour - Full-time
Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Banff, AB
$17–$21 an hour
Job details

$17–$21 an hour
Job type

Banff, AB

Full job description
About RMA
Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enable children and adults with physical, developmental and/or cognitive challenges to participate, learn and excel in all sports and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. As a multi-sport, year-round organisation who provides access to mountain sport and recreation, RMA offers adaptive sports equipment, specialised instructors, trained volunteers and unique training opportunities. Activities include biking, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, white water rafting and much more!

The Lead Instructor will assist with the planning, organizing, leading and delivery of winter programs; and, split instruction and group program supervision with the Program management team.

Roles & Duties
The Lead Instructor performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Teach a variety of adaptive ski lessons (about 80% of role)
Assist with Instructor and Volunteer training
Assist in the organization of Camps & Programs
Carrying out pre-lesson assessment calls for all participants.
Maintain weekly record keeping of Lesson Report Forms and Equipment Logs. Follow up with instructors who are not keeping up to date. Forward forms to instructors as needed.
Be ready to work on a variety of RMA programs, that may be outside of the regular downhill Ski & Ride programs & lessons; can include private lessons, group bookings, etc;
Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
Follow up with volunteers at the end of each day, share guest info as needed.
Pursue options to engage more volunteers
Monitor the day-to-day operations of all programs, providing direction, input and feedback where appropriate, communicate with participants and families/guardians/caregivers to solicit input to improve the program, handling and resolving complaints, and ensuring that programs have required supplies and equipment
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
Assist with Fundraisers where needed
Enforce organization policies and procedures for all instructors, volunteers and participants
Prepare reports describing and evaluating programs at completion of activity and identify methods and areas to improve
Create and share content for Social Media
Assist with raising awareness for RMA and fundraising events
Perform other such duties as may be assigned
Working Conditions

Full-time position
Required to work outdoors in Winter conditions up to 4 days a week
Office environment 1 day a week

Full Time (Average 35/week), November 6, 2023 – April 30, 2024 (possibility of extension to end of May).
Vacation black out periods: December 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Advanced skiing abilities
Strong leadership skills
Ability to teach All Adaptive Disciplines (Sit Ski, VI, 3 and 4 Track, Neurodivergent) to all age groups
CSIA certifications or international equivalent
CASI and/or CADS certifications or international adaptive equivalent an asset
Mandatory background check

$17-$21/hr depending on experience and certifications
Season Pass for Sunshine Village
Training opportunities for CADS, CSIA, CASI and CSCF certifications
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00-$21.00 per hour

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-11-30

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