Program Manager - Steamboat Springs, CO

Job Title:        Program Manager

Job Site:        Steamboat Springs, CO

Reports to:        Colorado Senior Program Manager

Salary:        Starting: $46,000-$47,500

Employment Term: Full-time, salaried

Employment Start: Mid-Late September, 2022

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.

Program Manager Overview
The purpose of the Program Manager position is to lead and oversee all SOS Outreach programming in Steamboat, CO. The Program Manager is responsible for planning, managing, executing, operating and evaluating all SOS programs and staff in the region as well as collaborating with SOS staff across program sites. The position will manage a team of mentors and volunteers.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Program Management
  1. Mentor, Coordinator, and Volunteer Management
  1. Partner Management, Community Engagement, and Regional Development

Other Job Duties

Contribute to the overall management of the organization to successfully achieve the SOS Outreach mission. Maintain knowledge of community needs and resources, and of youth work and outdoor education best practices. Represent SOS Outreach in the larger community. Work to foster top quality experiences for adult volunteers and partners and improved services to children. Support and assist development staff in non-program functions, including development, fundraising, marketing and community outreach.

Develop and maintain a diverse workforce. Manage in ways that maximize the potential of all workers by assuring sensitive and respectful treatment by and toward all employees and volunteers. Ensure that services are delivered with cultural sensitivity and competence. Create and maintain a work climate that is inclusive and free of bias.

Minimum Education and Experience

A combined minimum of three years 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 and independent, able to effectively manage and direct a dynamic team and capable of big-picture thinking while simultaneously paying attention to detail. Candidates must be willing to take on a variety of tasks: from cataloging program equipment inventory to scheduling volunteers to implementing the core value curriculum to supervising a diverse team. The candidate should have experience seeing projects and programs through to completion and evaluation.

Candidates should have a foundation in the following:

Valid Driver’s License required.

Physical Aspects of the Job

This position requires the ability to: travel within the service area; use the computer, telephone, and electronic mail systems; lift 50 pounds; and lead meetings and speak in public.

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 salaried position. Salary is $46,000-$47,500. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long term disability, paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick leave, Pro Deals, and a season pass to Steamboat Mountain.

This position starts in mid-late September, 2022 and is based in Steamboat, Colorado, structured around a Monday-Friday work schedule - with many evening and weekend commitments (especially throughout the fall and winter seasons).

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Alison Canavan, Colorado Senior Program Manager (she/her) (acanavan@sosoutreach.org). Applications will be accepted until the position is hired. For more information, please visit www.sosoutreach.org.  


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.