South Tahoe Program Coordinator Position Description

Job Title:  Program Coordinator

Job Site:  South Lake Tahoe, CA 

Reports to:  Program Manager

Salary Range:  Starting at $20/hr

Employment Term: Full Time, seasonal (40hrs/week – August 15, 2022 - April 31, 2023)

Employment Start: ASAP

Organizational Overview

SOS Outreach, founded and headquartered in Colorado’s Vail Valley, is a national youth development nonprofit utilizing outdoor experiential learning to inspire positive decision making in youth for healthy and successful lives. Working with youth aged 9 to 18, every SOS program incorporates the SOS core values of courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion and humility. SOS mentors help students define and practice these core values as they provide a consistent adult presence for students who may not otherwise have a positive role model in their lives. The program targets youth with a wide variety of risk factors. SOS offers a multi-year, progressive curriculum beginning with a five-day introductory program, continuing with the four-year mentor-led curriculum and culminating when students return to SOS in a junior mentor capacity. Throughout the curriculum, SOS students focus on outdoor experiential learning, character development, service learning, values-based leadership training and community engagement.

Program Coordinator Overview

The purpose of the Program Coordinator position is to manage and lead SOS Outreach’s introductory Learn to Ride/Ski programs out of South Lake Tahoe, CA. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, management, evaluation, media collection, and reporting of SOS on hill learning programs within the Tahoe region and traveling to mountain resorts. The position will manage partnerships with schools, youth agencies, and mountain resorts and will oversee part-time staff (e.g., on-hill staff, youth agency coordinators, etc.). This position may be tasked with supporting the organization at local events. In addition, this person will be a critical team member in supporting the Program Manager and mentor programs in South Lake Tahoe.

Essential Job Responsibilities

1. Program Management 

2. Program Facilitation

3. Volunteer Management 

4. Partner and Community Engagement 

Other Job Duties

Contribute to the overall management of the organization to successfully achieve the SOS Outreach mission. Maintain and develop knowledge of the community needs & resources and best practices in the youth development & outdoor education fields. Develop best practices to achieve strategic priorities, program efficiency, and successful time management. Represent SOS Outreach in the larger community. At times, support non-program functions that may include: fundraising, marketing, special events, and program design. Develop and maintain a diverse workforce – maximizing the potential of all workers by assuring a culture of competence and respect. Create a work climate that is inclusive, free of bias, and culturally sensitive.

Minimum Education and Experience

A combined minimum of one year of experience in the following: program development, management, implementation; or administration; youth development & engagement; and/or outdoor education. Comparable experience in terms of time and background in similar fields and education/degrees will be considered.

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.

Preferred candidates should demonstrate some or all of the following:

Physical Aspects of the Job

This position requires the ability to: travel within the service area (including mountain regions); sit at a desk for extended periods of times using the computer, telephone, and e-mail systems; lift 50 pounds; lead meetings & speak in public; and familiarity & comfort with high alpine, winter 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.


This is a full-time, seasonal, hourly position based in the SOS office in South Lake Tahoe, CA structured around a Monday-Friday work schedule - with many evening and weekend commitments (especially throughout the fall and winter seasons). Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays and vacation, retirement matching, pro deals, and a season pass to all Vail Resorts Inc. (VRI) mountains.  

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Morgan Edwards (she/her), South Lake Tahoe Program Manager, Please include “South Lake Tahoe Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Please submit applications by 07/15/2022

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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.


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.