Job Description

Shift Type
Job Title
Hikemaster - Volunteer
Education
Location
Estes Park Center - Estes Park, CO US (Primary)
Career Level
Category
Recreation
Date Needed By
Job Type
Volunteer
Travel
Job Description

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
Job Description

Job Title: Hikemaster Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Status: Volunteer
Employee Classification: Seasonal
Reports to: Hiking Supervisor                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Revision Date: June 2019

The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is the largest YMCA conference center in the world. At nearly 900 acres in size and serving over 200,000 guests each year, a dedicated team of individuals work to provide guests with a world-renowned experience.

Position Summary:
The Hikemaster leads guests, members and YMCA staff on hikes and provides interpretation in and around the YMCA grounds, Rocky Mountain National Park and regional national forests. The Hikemaster also provides customer service and administrative support at the hiking desk. 

Essential Functions / Requirements:
*     Must have up-to-date certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
*     Must have successfully completed the Hikemaster In Training (HIT) program
*     Must be able to hike 5-20 miles per day in remote areas 
*     Must have knowledge of RMNP and surrounding areas
*     Must have a high degree of skill working with people of all ages 
*     Must be at least 21 years old
*     Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards
*     Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays

Other Functions / Requirements:
*     Safely lead groups on hikes and nature walks of 2 to 20 miles in a variety of weather conditions
*     Engage in conversation for long periods of time and keep people involved and educated
*     Sign up to lead hikes by the deadline each week
*     Attend and participate in weekly hikemaster staff meetings
*     Know and adhere to hiking policies and procedures set forth by YMCA of the Rockies
*     Answer questions and give guidance and hiking suggestions at hiking desk in Mountain Center
*     Use a computer to assist guests in enrolling for guided hikes and enter data prior to and after hikes  
*     Handle cash/credit cards and use a cash register to record deposits for borrowed hiking equipment and merchandise sales
*     Call hikers prior to hikes to confirm attendance and make logistical arrangements
*     All other duties as assigned

General YMCA of the Rockies Requirements:
*     Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
*     Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
*     Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, helpful, patient, and professional
*     Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
*     Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
or qualifications associated with the job.
 

Exemption Type
Non-Exempt
Job Requirements

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