Thanks for your interest in working with Paradox Sports! We currently have 1 job opening for a Training & Curriculum Manager and 1 internship position in our Programs department. Please see below.
We are always looking for office volunteers too. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate some hours to helping us out.
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Training & Curriculum Manager
Competitive salary based on qualifications
Based in Boulder, Colorado
In 2014 Paradox Sports published the first-ever Adaptive Climbing handbook. This ground-breaking achievement combined with a significant grant from the North Face Explorer Fund has set us up to begin to train and teach groups and clubs around the country in the pedagogy, philosophy and techniques of adaptive climbing.
Paradox Sports seeks a full-time qualified person based in Boulder, Colorado to oversee the delivery of the trainings (the curriculum), and the formation and support of Adaptive Climbing Clubs around the US
The Training and Curriculum Manager must have a solid base of skills and experience, experience in training and experiential teaching techniques, technical knowledge and expertise in climbing systems, a high level of organization and initiative in the set-up of clinics and trainings, and disability/adaptive experience.
This person must also have a deep understanding and proven track record of solid risk management and climbing site management.
The Training and Curriculum Manager will help develop the curriculum from the Paradox Adaptive Climbing handbook and teach both instructors and climbers in clinics around the US. She/He will be the coordinator of the curriculum and lesson plans, and oversee the delivery of the curriculum in clinics and trainings. She/He will be the liaison between Paradox Sports and the local clinic coordinators, universities, participants, corporate sponsors and other supporters.
She/He will also develop and manage a volunteer and professional technical instructor/trainer corps locally and throughout the US to teach the curriculum, support Adaptive Climbing Clubs, develop techniques and update the handbook. The Training and Curriculum Manager will also perform an important support role and help to network people with updated technical information and a forum for continued communications and the continual updating of the manual.
She/He will be responsible for logistics, equipment management, budgeting and accounting for each event or clinic. She/He will also be responsible for documentation, evaluation and tracking the effectiveness of the clinics by following up each event and/or clinic with the goal of improving our clinics and demonstrating our impact and effectiveness to potential funders.
In coordination with the PR coordinator She/He would also contribute to our outdoor industry sponsor’s co-branding and promotion through the use of social media, visual promotion, video and photos of the clinics for press releases, and using sponsor equipment.
The Training and Curriculum Manager will also coordinate with others at Paradox in the creation of fundraising events to be run in conjunction with clinics.
If interested please send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and skills to email@example.com.
Internship – Program Assistant
Part time approx. 15-20 hours a month
Unpaid position, but we have some perks to offer! Plus school credit if applicable.
Based in Boulder, Colorado
This position will be an assistant role to the Program Director. He/she will be responsible for helping to run the local Adaptive Climbing Club, an adaptive climbing night offered in conjunction with our partner organization, Adaptive Adventures. The club currently runs 3 times per month in Boulder at the Boulder Rock Club, in Thornton at Rock’n and Jam’n Climbing Gym and in Golden at the new Earth Treks Climbing Gym. More information on the program can be found at www.paradoxsports.org/climbing-club.
Duties will include assisting with the following:
– Marketing of the club to recruit new participants and welcome back past participants
– Registration management
– Partner relations with the various gyms
– Fostering relationships with the club attendees
– Managing adaptive gear and rentals
– Photos and video at events as needed
Candidate must have own transportation options for getting to/from events with gear. Training provided. To be considered, candidates must have some climbing experience and knowledge, a passion for adaptive sports, excellent communication skills, patience, a keen attention to detail and a positive attitude. This is an unpaid internship but can qualify for school credit. We also offer many perks such as gear, climbing experiences, training, etc. It is incredibly rewarding work, excellent resume building experience, and we are a casual and fun environment to work in!
If interested, please email a short cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!