REI How to Ride a Bike Instructor- Denver, CO in Denver, Colorado
How to Ride a Bike Instructor- Denver, CO
Job Function:Outdoor Education
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What's cool about this job
Do you want to play outside for a living? Are you thinking to yourself, what could be better? Great news! REI is currently hiring Instructors/Guides for our Outdoor Programs! REI Outdoor Programs is a place where people can come and enjoy a day in the great outdoors and learn the skills needed to embark on a new adventure. In this role, you will provide the gear and instruction to REI members and customers for activities which include: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle boarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Natural History, Outdoor Photography, Navigation Outings for both Map & Compass and GPS, and more. Combine your passion with your work. Responsibilities for this position include:
Successfully lead REI Outdoor Programs outings and classes
Teach in-store educational classes and in-the-field programs for REI customers to include delivery of class content, customer service during the outing, and the safety of all the participants
Maintain equipment and coordinate outing logistics
Coach large groups of people and lead instructional events and give effective feedback to participants
Knowledge in the course content, demonstrating the designated activity or sport with safety and skill
Partner with program management teams, market coordinator teams, local business partners as well as local outdoor organizations
This position reports to the REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach Market Manager
Bring your passion and expertise
Do you thrive in the outdoors and want to help others do the same? REI Outdoor Programs provides entry-level to intermediate-level guided outings and outdoor education programs. Here are the skills and experience levels we look for in our Outdoor Instructors:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in outdoor program leadership with experience teaching and/or guiding outdoor programs.
Required Certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Experience as a Wilderness First Responder (preferred)
Applicable certification or equivalent experience in technical outdoor education preferred
Demonstrated outdoor leadership skills to include excellent teaching and presentation abilities, and planning and organizational skills
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
Commitment to extraordinary customer service with the ability to effectively resolve difficult customer issues
Regional knowledge of local outdoor venues and resources is highly desirable
Knowledge of legal and risk management issues related to outdoor programs
Valid driver’s license with no negative incidents and ability to acquire commercial driver’s license which includes medical screen and to pass a drug screen
Computer skills using MS PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and the Internet
The starting pay rate for this role is $16.25/hr.
For more information about benefits, please visit our benefits website.
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.
REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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