Seeking 2018 Program Director

For the summer 2018 season, GUP is seeking a Program Director with outdoor education, leadership, and managerial skills combined with an entrepreneurial spirit to assist us in growing GUP’s reach and accomplishing our mission to introduce youth to adventure-based, outdoor activities.


  • Create written advertising and promotional materials for the organization and its activities;
  • Expand our web and social media presence;
  • Manage our Boathouse on the Red, which rents canoes, kayaks and SUPs to the public on weekends Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; includes supervision of 4-6 staff;
  • Develop youth paddling clinics/events, teaching paddle technique and river safety;
  • Plan and direct our 4-day Summer Adventure Camp for 10-15 youth, at a local state park; includes supervision of 2 counselors;
  • Plan and direct our Family Adventure Race, a 3 hour multi-sport race in the local Greenway; and
  • Strageize with the GUP Board for new ways to fulfill our mission and expand our outreach.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Preferred:

  • Three years of Outdoor Education program coursework, especially Outdoor Leadership and Teaching Outdoor Skills
  • Significant flatwater paddling experience (canoeing and/or kayaking)
  • Orienteering knowledge and experience
  • Ability to work with and educate youth about outdoor skills and natural phenomenon
  • Ability to serve as a role model for outdoor endeavors
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Strong customer service skills

For Outdoor Education students needing to fulfill Intern/Extern requirements, and/or looking to fill out resume experience, this is a great way to put recreational programming knowledge to good use, as well as build and enhance aspects of teaching outdoor skills as outdoor educators.
This is a part-time position with flexibility. Apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to

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