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 info@paradoxsports.org if you can donate some hours to helping us out.

Please consider becoming a member of Paradox Sports to support our mission and programming: www.paradoxsports.org/donate. Thank you!

 

Training & Curriculum Manager

Part time approx. 16 hours a week
$18.75 – $20 an hour based on qualifications
Based in Boulder, Colorado

Job Description:

In 2014 Paradox Sports published the first-ever Adaptive Climbing handbook. This ground-breaking achievement combined with a significant grant from the North Face Explore 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 part time 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 skill base and experience in training and experiential teaching techniques, technical knowledge and expertise in climbing systems, a high level of organization and initiative in the setup 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 implementation of the curriculum in clinics and trainings. She/He will be the liaison between Paradox Sports and the local clinic coordinators, participants, corporate sponsors and other supporters.

She/He will develop and manage a technical instructor/trainer corps throughout the US to teach the curriculum, support Adaptive Climbing Clubs and 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. 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 person she/he would also contribute to the sponsor company branding and promotion through the use of social media, video and photos of the clinics for press releases, using sponsor equipment, hanging banners and giving their gear and pro forms to the clubs in the equipment kit we provide them with.

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.

There is potential for this job to become Full-Time after January 1st, 2015.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and skills to jobs@paradoxsports.org.

 

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

Internship Description:

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 events@paradoxsports.org.  Thank you!