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Job Title: Maintenance Manager

Salary: $35,568

Reports to: Director of Physical Plant

Benefits: Non-exempt, Full Employee Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week Monday – Friday (flexible)

Position Summary: Wyoming Catholic College is seeking a full-time Maintenance Manager for campus located in Lander, Wyoming facilities. The Janitorial Supervisor will be responsible for the cleanliness of all buildings of Wyoming Catholic College, as well as managing the janitorial aspects of Holy Rosary parish facilities. The Janitorial Supervisor will direct the student janitorial work study staff, training and supervising the work study students to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation. In addition, he/she will be responsible for communicating with the Physical Plant Director and assisting with other jobs associated with the Physical Plant. This posting is a full-time position with benefits.

Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent

Skills

  • Strong attention to cleanliness
  • Experience with maintenance and cleaning tools
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well organized, strong attention to detail, creative, and reliable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to supervise college work study students, which both includes encouragement as well as formal and informal discipline
  • Able to effectively represent the college to Holy Rosary Parish
  • Work collaboratively with others as well as independently
  • Basic computer and spreadsheet skills
  • Any additional maintenance skills, such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, etc. are a plus
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Gary Michaud at gary.michaud@wyomingcatholic.edu.

Job Title:  Missionary Instructor               

Department:   COR Expeditions

Status:  Full Time w/ benefits

Compensation:  Determined by ability to acquire and maintain a support team. 

Reports to:  Zach Carlstrom, Assistant Director

Work Schedule:  This is not a typical Monday through Friday, 9-5 position. Morning, evening, and weekend work as well as travel around the US and extensive 24/7 time in the backcountry are required. Field work is typically week on week off, alternating with office work. Busy seasons and long courses may require extended periods in the field. Typically around 150 field days a year, 40 hours a week when in the office. 

About the Program:  COR Expeditions is the wilderness ministry outreach program of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. COR exists to reclaim the wealth of people’s identity and purpose in Christ through a wide variety of wilderness experiences. We accompany people through relational ministry by exposing them to encounter Jesus in wilderness, adventure, and community.  COR seeks employees who are passionate about that mission, dedicated, solution oriented, and motivated to improve their skills. 

COR was born from the success of WCC’s faith-based Outdoor Leadership Program. COR is fundamentally oriented towards sharing the spiritual and leadership goals of this program with a wider audience beyond the college community and becoming the premier Catholic wilderness ministry through its adherence to the professional and safety standards of the outdoor industry. 

COR works with a variety of programs, including youth groups, seminaries, high schools, colleges, and young adult groups, as well as promoting its own open enrollment trips. This variety also impacts the various roles and teachings COR field staff facilitate and guide. COR also partners with other Catholic ministries and secular groups to provide a faith-filled professional guiding presence. 

COR is based in Lander WY and provides courses in over 20 wilderness areas throughout the mountain and desert west. COR operates base camp properties in both Buena Vista, Colorado and Moab, Utah as well as a family ranch program in Cody, Wyoming. 

Position Summary:  

There are two primary roles of this position: field instruction and fundraising personal support. Within field instruction there are many pedagogical, ministry, and technical skills which require consistent development and training. Because of the unique relationship between COR and Wyoming Catholic College, COR field instructors also have a role in mentoring and instructing WCC students in particular. 

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead various outdoor trips for COR Expeditions including, but not limited to backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, river trips and winter trips.  The spring and summer months may include several months of back-to-back wilderness trips while the rest of the year will have more time in the office. This position may consist of over 150 days in the backcountry annually. 
  • Proficiently facilitate COR’s spiritual programming on courses by leading talks and discussions and creating course culture through conversation and personal example. Assist in the continuing development of both spiritual and outdoor education curriculum.
  • Acquire and maintain a support team. Upon hire, attend COR fundraising training.  After the training, spend approximately six weeks, some of which will be traveling, towards initial fundraising efforts. COR assists with ongoing fundraising coaching, resources, and covers initial costs during fundraising. 
  • Support the Outdoor Leadership Program of Wyoming Catholic College. For approximately 10 weeks of the year, COR staff time will be devoted to planning and leading outdoor trips for the students of WCC, as well as high school students who participate in the WCC summer programs. This will include leading multiple WCC week-long trips each year and leading day trips and trainings for WCC students and outdoor leaders.  It may also include being a head instructor for the 21-Day Freshman Expedition or leading technical aspects of the PEAK high school program.  
  • Promote COR Expeditions courses to Catholic organizations, homeschool programs, youth groups, parishes, private Catholic schools, seminaries, dioceses, and individuals around the country. This may include extensive travel. 
  • Be a liaison, either directly or through COR administrative staff, to organizations that contract courses through COR to help them facilitate registration paperwork, health forms, payment methods, travel plans, gear needs, and other logistics. 
  • Plan and organize outdoor trips for various groups: plan the route, apply for backcountry permits and camping reservations, organize rental equipment, coordinate travel for students and instructors, plan food menus, design trip-specific curriculum, etc.
  • Conduct various administrative duties including but not limited to: designing and updating website content, social media content, creating promotional material, managing and updating trip paperwork such as registration and payment forms, reviewing participant health forms, creating and managing budgets for trip proposals and actual trips, etc.
  • Attend professional development opportunities in the fields of both outdoor education and Catholic ministry.
  • Acquire and maintain permits with state and federal land management agencies.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ministry Experience:  A missionary instructor primarily provides trips for Catholic organizations and Catholic clientele. It is therefore imperative that this person not only lives his or her Catholic faith but is able and excited to share his or her faith with others. A background and previous coursework in Catholic theology is recommended for this position. Experience in youth or young adult ministry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree that includes involvement with Outdoor Education & Leadership.
  • Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certifications, and ability to teach and run WFR scenarios. 
  • 3 years of experience working with a reputable outdoor program such as COR Expeditions, WCC Outdoor Leadership Program, NOLS, Outward Bound, SROM, private guiding company etc. This should include leading trips in various outdoor activities, renting gear, gear maintenance and repair, planning and packing backcountry food rations, etc.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to lead multiple outdoor activities such as: backpacking, canyoneering, mountaineering, canoeing, kayak touring, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, winter backpacking, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing/splitboarding, ice climbing, fishing.  
  • Working knowledge of risk management, wilderness safety, and industry standards in the previously mentioned outdoor activities.
  • Experience in planning and organizing a variety of different outdoor trips including: developing route plans, technical knowledge of the route, emergency and evacuation routes/plans, choosing and finding qualified leaders/instructors, etc.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem solving skills to meet and adapt to the needs of a growing non-profit organization.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines and to be creative with time management. 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to excel when working with a team to solve problems.
  • Clean driving record. Experience driving 12 and 15 passenger vans. 
  • Must have the motivation and energy to fundraise support for the program as well as acquire and maintain a personal support team – training will be provided. 

Preferred Experience:

  • 2 years experience training trip leaders in the previously mentioned outdoor activities.
  • Familiarity with AEE accreditation standards and its programming.
  • Outdoor Industry Certifications (or ability to acquire within a year): AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue training, Avalanche certifications, WFR Instructor, etc.
  • Experience with various trip and route opportunities in Wyoming and its adjacent states. 
  • Previous fundraising experience.
  • Trailer driving experience.

To Apply:  Complete the WCC job application online at wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application. Upload a cover letter, current resume, backcountry log (focusing on extended trips greater than 2 days in length), climbing/river log if applicable, and copies of certifications when prompted in the application.

For More Information:  Contact Zach Carlstrom at 307-335-4333 or email zach@corexpeditions.org.

Job Title:  COR Registrations Coordinator               

Department:  COR Expeditions

Status:  Full Time w/ benefits 

Reports To:  COR Administrative Director

Work Schedule:  Office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.

Position Summary:  The COR Registrations Coordinator receives all general inquiries submitted via the COR information phone number and email address, collects all registration information and payments, and maintains and develops the registration system.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Respond to general inquiries about COR by phone and email and connect interested parties with the appropriate COR or WCC staff.
  • Dialogue with clients and course participants to provide information and forms, screen participants, communicate trip logistics and transportation, and work with clients and participants to ensure all paperwork is received and accessible by COR staff by the registration deadline (waivers, medical forms, food allergies, gear rental requests, travel information, etc.).
  • Maintain and improve the COR registration system in order to make the registration process and all necessary course information as clear and easily accessible to participants as possible: updating forms, clarifying instructions, writing and sending or scheduling email notifications to trip participants, and answering frequently asked questions.
  • Promote both open-enrollment and contract courses through the creation and/or distribution of course-specific promotional materials and networking efforts. For contract courses, this will be done in close collaboration with the client’s trip coordinator. 
  • Invoice clients and follow up with participants for the final balance due on their course.
  • Course follow-up to ensure completion of post-course surveys/debriefs with clients, participants, and/or instructors, and enable effective communication from the WCC Office of Internal Advancement and WCC Admissions Office with course participants.
  • Assist with COR marketing efforts such as website maintenance, COR “store” merchandise orders and tracking, and general communications with partner organizations and diocese contacts to promote COR programming.
  • Recruit Chaplains for COR and WCC outdoor trips and coordinate their registration, transportation, and lodging.
  • Daily administrative duties including but not limited to printing, copying, scanning, filing, retrieving and distributing mail, shipping, stocking office supplies, answering phones and emails, and keeping office clean and organized.

Additional Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Support the WCC Outdoor Leadership Program through assistance with course paperwork, tracking student payments, selling merchandise to students, and coordinating trip logistics such as trip meetings, comms assignments, gear issue, and de-issue.
  • Drive clients and participants to and from courses/airports and escort them if they come to visit the WCC campus and/or Pinedale Ranch.
  • Additional duties as required. COR is a young organization and the requirements of this position may change as we grow.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mission-driven and excited to represent the goals of Wyoming Catholic College, and specifically COR Expeditions to a wide population. COR exists to “reclaim the wealth of people’s identity and purpose in Christ.” All COR employees must be excited and willing to engage in this mission.
  • Extremely organized and attentive to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to consistently communicate verbally and in writing on a professional level.
  • Reliable – able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines and to be creative with time management. 
  • Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem-solving skills to meet and adapt to the needs of a growing non-profit organization.
  • Motivation and energy to fundraise and maintain a personal support team (training will be provided).

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Prior experience working with COR Expeditions and/or the WCC Outdoor Leadership Program.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Management, Business Administratration or similar.
  • 1-2 years prior administrative/office experience.
  • Clean driving record and experience driving 12 passenger vans and trailers.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, recognize needs, and brainstorm creative ideas/solutions to better meet the needs of COR Expeditions.
  • Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certifications. 

Additional Details:

Initial two-year commitment for the position is requested, though employment is at-will. The position will be half support based and half paid, meaning that the employee is expected to fundraise half of their salary. This will help the Registrations Coordinator to develop additional buy-in with the mission of the organization, join in the fundraising with the rest of the COR staff, and build the COR support team.

Level of Supervision Received/Given:

Moderate; some projects will have a high level of supervision while others will have little to none.

Special Working Conditions:

This is primarily an office position but may employ a more active role with a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Timeline:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

To Apply: 

Complete a Wyoming Catholic College Job Application at https://wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application/ (including resume, cover letter & certifications).  

For More Information:  Contact Zach Carlstrom at 307-335-4333 or email zach@corexpeditions.org

Job Title:  COR/OLP Operations Manager              

Department:  COR Expeditions / Outdoor Leadership Program

Status:  Full Time w/ benefits 

Reports To:  COR Executive Director

Work Schedule:  Office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30. Some evening and weekend hours will be required as well as multiple days/weeks in the field each year.

Position Summary:  Management of logistics and logistics staff for WCC OLP & COR Expeditions.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Staff Management: Supervise and mentor Shift Supervisors, Logistics Staff, and Interns by coordinating tasks and schedules. Assist with interviews, training, and on-boarding of new Logistics Staff and Interns.
  • Manage the Equipment Center: Ensure that logistics staff maintain a clean and organized equipment center.  This includes the OLP/COR “gearage,” COR office (lobby, climbing closet, laundry room, first aid area), and boathouse storage units.
  • Maintain Program Records: Develop and maintain systems/records for gear inventory, repair, replacement, and organization.
  • Coordinate Course Transportation: Work with other senior level COR Staff and WCC Facilities/Maintenance Manager to coordinate course transportation needs and reserve the vehicles needed from the fleet manager or rental agencies as needed.
  • Issue and De-issue of Course Equipment: Plan for and ensure that appropriate gear is packed for all trips. Work with WCC trip leaders & COR staff to create gear manifest, “throw” gear for trips, coordinate gear pack with leaders/instructors, and coordinate the de-issue of gear when a trip returns.
  • Provision of Course Food: Oversee the provision of backcountry food for all trips. Work with WCC & COR staff to create menus, order food in a timely manner, manage food budget, coordinate food packing, and accommodate for special dietary needs.
  • OLP Equipment Rentals: Oversee rentals of outdoor clothing and equipment to WCC students, staff, and faculty.
  • Inventory Management: Make & track gear orders. This includes researching products, obtaining quotes/pricing, opening group accounts, ordering, and receiving.
  • Property Management: Assist with management and development of COR properties in Lander, Moab, and Buena Vista and the Box R and Hawkeye Ranches. This may include ordering location equipment (fire pits, picnic tables, porta potties, etc.) as well as on-site maintenance and development. 
  • On-call & Risk Management: Frequently serve as an emergency (or ‘on-call’) contact for both the WCC Outdoor Program and COR Expeditions. Provide evacuation support and/or field instruction back-up as needed.

Additional Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide mentorship and training for WCC student leaders.
  • Additional duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mission-driven and excited to represent the goals of Wyoming Catholic College and COR Expeditions to a wide population.
  • Motivation and energy to fundraise support for the program as well as acquire and maintain a personal support team – training will be provided.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  
  • Minimum 4+ years of experience working in Outdoor Education & Leadership in an educational setting. 
  • 2+ years of administrative/office experience.
  • 4+ years of operations/logistics experience with an outdoor program, including familiarity with backcountry menus and trip equipment for a variety of activities, including backpacking, rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, river trips, winter camping, etc.
  • Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certifications. 
  • Organized and attentive to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to consistently communicate on a professional level both verbally and in writing.
  • Reliable – able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines and to be creative with time management.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem solving skills to meet and adapt to the needs of a growing non-profit organization.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Prior experience with COR Expeditions and/or Wyoming Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program.
  • 4+ years of outdoor instructional/guiding experience in a variety of activities, including field courses longer than 2 weeks, trips in all four seasons, and trips in course areas around the country. 
  • Experience with or certifications through other outdoor industry leading institutions or accredited bodies.
  • Experience with the Association of Experiential Education accreditation process and standards (or similar)
  • Clean driving record, experience driving 12 passenger vans and trailers.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, recognize needs, and brainstorm creative ideas/solutions to better meet the needs of the Wyoming Catholic College Outdoor Leadership Program and COR Expeditions.

Additional Details:

Initial two-year commitment for the position is requested, though employment is at-will. The position will be partially support based and partially paid, meaning that the employee is expected to fundraise a portion of their salary. This will help the Operations Manager to develop additional buy-in with the mission of the organization, join in the fundraising with the rest of the COR staff, and build the COR support team.

Level of Supervision Received/Given:

Moderate; some projects will have a high level of supervision while others will have little to none.

Special Working Conditions:

This will be primarily an office position with occasional duties in the field. Both office and field work will require a variety of tasks and responsibilities. This position requires the occasional need to lift heavy equipment and work in inclement weather and conditions.

To Apply: 

Complete a Wyoming Catholic College Job Application at https://wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application/ (including resume, cover letter & certifications). 

For More Information:  Contact Zach Carlstrom at 307-335-4333 or email zach@corexpeditions.org

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