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COR Expeditions

  • 306 Main Street, Lander, WY
  • www.corexpeditions.org

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Operations Manager

COR Expeditions offers a strong community of Catholic outdoor professionals who are passionate about sharing the gospel, playing in the mountains, and living a faith filled life.  COR Employees are offered a holistic and challenging balance of being excellent outdoor professionals, spiritual leaders, and thriving individuals.


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$30k - $60k / year

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Job Overview

Job Title:  COR/OLP Operations Manager  

Department: COR Expeditions / Outdoor Leadership Program   

Reports to:  COR Executive Director

Status:  Salaried – dependent on fundraising, Full Time w/ benefits

Work Schedule:  40+ hours/wk, schedule will vary. Usual schedule is 8:30am – 5:30pm, but some evening and weekend shifts should be expected, 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Maintain Program Records: Develop and maintain systems/records for gear inventory, repair, replacement, and organization.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. OLP Equipment Rentals: Oversee rentals of outdoor clothing and equipment to WCC students, staff, and faculty.
  8. Inventory Management: Make & track gear orders. This includes researching products, obtaining quotes/pricing, opening group accounts, ordering, and receiving.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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.
  11. Fundraise: build and maintain a personal support team based on the fundraising training and program of COR Expeditions. 


Additional Functions/Responsibilities:

  1. Provide mentorship and training for WCC student leaders.
  2. 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 2+ years of experience working in Outdoor Education & Leadership in an educational setting. 
    • 2+ years of administrative/office experience or similar.
    • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.


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 WCC Job Application at https://wyomingcatholic.edu/employment-application/.

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