Grand Canyon Youth needs Program Director


Job Title: Program Director, Grand Canyon Youth, Inc.

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

Salary: $32,000

Benefits: Health, Dental and Retirement

Work Hours: Flexible schedule that varies by season; some nights and weekends; average 40 hour work week

Position Open: July 15-August 15, 2013

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and references to Executive Director, Emma Wharton



The Program Director for Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) is responsible for the preparation, correspondence and coordination of the programmatic aspects of Grand Canyon Youth’s river education programs. The Program Director must have the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with GCY staff, youth participants, parents, guides, drivers, volunteers, and community partners.



Program Development (5%)

• Manage program documents

• Develop and implement educational curriculum/goals

• Collect, create and distribute educational resources


Program Preparation (90%)

• Orient the teachers, partnership agencies, and community members who work with Grand Canyon Youth to the goals of Grand Canyon Youth.

• Act as the main point of contact with groups and participants

• Maintain and facilitate on-going communication through email, phone and in-person meetings

• Schedule and lead informational meetings

• Manage the financial aid approval process

• Conduct post-season debriefs and evaluations


Other Responsibilities (5%)

• Adhere and be familiar with the GCY risk management policies, procedures, and protocols.

• Coordination of an on-river educational program



• Enthusiasm for working with middle and high school age youth

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Superior organization skills and ability to formulate efficient systems

• Ability to document and communicate details

• High interest in experiential education & development of educational resources for outdoor and site-based education

• Creative and effective problem-solving skills

• Strong work ethic

• Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks

• Demonstrated ability to innovate, rather than maintain status quo

• Ability to function well in a busy work environment (including a shared office with multiple interruptions)

• Practical knowledge and experience using a variety of office equipment and programs (including, but not limited to, desktop computer, shared documents, printer, fax machine, multi-line telephone, copier, email, word processing, spreadsheets)

• Flexibility

• Sense of humor


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and/or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position

• Clean driving record

• Ability to pass a background check

• Minimum age of 21



• At least two years experience working with youth and/or working in nonprofit management

• River experience

• Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid training



• This position is subject to the availability of grant funds.

• This job description may evolve as the needs of the organization change.

• Grand Canyon Youth, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Grand Canyon Youth, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide an experiential education for youth along the rivers and canyons of the Southwest in an effort to promote environmental awareness, community involvement, personal growth, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.

Our ideal candidate will be dependable, trustworthy and able to follow up with and complete tasks in a timely manner. The GCY Program Director must be very organized and whole-heartedly embrace the values outlined in our mission.



Emma Wharton

Executive Director

Grand Canyon Youth

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Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center Fundraiser Orpheum Theater November 16


The Mission Of Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center, Inc. Is To Provide Support For And To Engage In Avalanche Education, Safety Training And Information Exchange Specific To The San Francisco Peaks In Northern Arizona.

Dear KPAC Friends,

Hope you are all well and enjoying a lovely fall. It’s almost time for our 7th annual fundraiser at the Orpheum Theater, 15 West Aspen St., Friday November 16. Two showings of the new Teton Gravity Research movie ‘The Dream Factory’, 7 and 9 p.m. This is an amazing movie event and we are fortunate to host it here in Flagstaff!

Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before each showing. Get there early to take advantage of our gear raffle and silent auction.

KPAC is offering a free ‘Introduction to Avalanches’ seminar December 12th, 6 pm, at the Leaf Auditorium, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, 911 Sawmill Rd (behind New Frontiers off Butler). Check the website,, for our other offerings: ‘Introduction to Avalanche’ seminars in January and February, a free Field Session on the Peaks and Level I Avalanche courses, available for college credit through NAU Outdoors.

We are a local 501c3 non-profit and depend upon your help for our continued success. This event is our main source of funding and we hope to see you there.

Thank you very much. Please contact me with questions, comments, concerns…we’re always interested in new help and ideas. Snow is in the air…safe travels!


Derik Spice
Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center

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The 2013 Whale Foundation Calendar is Spectacular


Support the Whale Foundation supported by Grand Canyon River Guides.

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Order yours today!

Calendars are $12/ea and $3/ea shipping.

Order now by sending a check and your address to:

The Whale Foundation

P.O. Box 855

Flagstaff, AZ 86002

 If you are thinking about giving them as gifts, that is a fantastic idea! There are discounts for orders over ten, contact the office through our email for details.

Go to our Facebook site to find a list of retailers carrying our calendar.

There are also more photos from the calendar for your viewing pleasure at:


Email us at:

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Pick one up at our office and save the shipping costs. We are at the same address as the Grand Canyon River Guides office,

515 W. Birch Street, Flagstaff

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Public Input Received on LTEMP EIS Alternatives………long wait, big fight, stay involved

Public Input Received on LTEMP EIS Alternatives

The Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Serviceextended an opportunity for members of the public to provide input on LTEMP EIS alternatives after

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preliminary alternative concepts were published in a newsletter on March 30, 2012, and the agencies hosted a public workshop on alternatives in Flagstaff, Arizona on April 4 and 5, 2012. Input was received from the Basin States (consisting of the seven Colorado River Basin states and the Upper Colorado River Commission), the Colorado River Energy Distributors Association (CREDA), the Grand Canyon Trust, and the Irrigation and Electrical Districts Association of Arizona (IEDA). This input can be viewed on the LTEMP EIS website at

The LTEMP joint-lead agencies are reviewing this material and using it to inform development of alternatives to be considered in the LTEMP EIS.

For More Information

To learn more about how you can participate in the EIS process, visit the “Getting Involved” page of the LTEMP EIS Web Site

If you have questions or need more information, contact the LTEMP EIS Webmaster at

Please forward this message to any party you feel may be interested in the LTEMP EIS.



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Support the Grand Canyon River Guides Boatman Quarterly Review. The finest publication I read

Hey all you BQR lovers out there!


It has come to my attention that the 2012 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS fundraising drive for the BQR is falling short by about $3



0 year-to-date as compared to last year . Considering that we’ve vastly improved the BQR by moving to a FULL COLOR FORMAT, we would expect to be that much more ahead! We’ve received tons of heartwarming emails and notes from those of you who LOVE the new color editions of the BQR. GCRG wants to be able to continue to produce the BQR at this high quality level, so we really need the support of ALL of our members to make this happen. That means YOU!

So if you have not done so already, please consider contributing to the Circle of Friends fundraising drive TODAY! Thanks a million to all of you who have already donated — your support means the world to us.

Don’t worry if you lost your Circle of Friends letter we sent you in early May. You can contribute ANYTIME! Just put “Circle of Friends” in the memo portion of the check. The contribution levels are:

Friend $1 – $99
Sponsor $100 – $499
Protector $500 – $999
Steward $ 1,000 – $2,499
Advocate $2,500 – $4,999
Philanthropist $5000 or more


The BQR Circle of Friends makes you a direct contributor to the outstanding quality of our publication and our ability to



foster stewardship and advocacy for the Colorado River experience you love. Large or small, we appreciate any and all contributions and they make a BIGdifference! Thanks for your support!

Lynn Hamilton
Executive Director
Grand Canyon River Guides, Inc.
PO Box 1934
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(928) 773-1075 phone
(928) 773-8523 fax



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Glen Canyon Dam LTEMP EIS Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Alternatives

LTEMP EIS Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Alternatives

The public is invited to participate in a two-day meeting on alternatives being considered for inclusion in the Glen Canyon DamLong Term

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Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement (LTEMP EIS) being prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS). The meeting will be held on April 4 and 5 at the High Country Conference Center located at 201 West Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The preliminary draft alternatives being considered for evaluation will be presented and discussed at this meeting hosted by Reclamation and the NPS. Stakeholders and other attendees who have alternatives to propose should bring those ideas to the meeting. PowerPoint slides and posters are welcome. To be added to the agenda, register for the meeting as explained below, provide your email address, and indicate that you will be presenting an alternative.

Those wishing to attend the meeting are encouraged to register through the LTEMP EIS Web site at, but registration is not required.
Alternatives to be considered in the EIS must meet the purpose and need of the LTEMP. The EIS will document and evaluate the impacts of the alternatives carried forward for analysis.

For More Information

To learn more about how you can participate in the EIS process, visit the “Getting Involved” page of the LTEMP EIS Web Site

If you have questions or need more information, contact the LTEMP EIS Webmaster at

Please forward this message to any party you feel may be interested in the LTEMP EIS.



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Grand Canyon Raft Company Summer Job

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Arizona Raft Adventures & Grand Canyon Discovery

Warehouse Personnel Job summary


AzRA/Discoevry is a licensed concessioner for the Grand Canyon National Park. We offer 6 to 16 day rafting tours through Grand Canyon National Park on the Colorado River. We are looking for part/full time warehouse employees to help with pre and post trip logistics. The positions will be up to forty hours a week and run from April to October, 2012.

General Responsibilities:

Maintain a safe and clean warehouse/work area

Be able to work well with others

Be in sound physical condition (able to lift 70 pounds)

Maintenance and repair of river equipment

Assist guide crew in safely loading and unloading trucks

Pre packing equipment for outgoing river trips

Licenses and skills:

Must have a drivers license

Willing to obtain a forklift operator certificate


It is AzRA/Discovery’s to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals based on job related qualifications. AzRA/Discovery complies with all federal, state, and local non-discrimination laws in all aspects of employment including recruiting, hiring, promotion, development, transfer, and disciplinary action.


AzRA/Discovery has always followed and will continue to follow all State, Federal, and National Park Service rules and regulations concerning a drug-free work environment (pre-employment and random drug testing).


Send a resume to fred and jed by March 19th. Include with the resume a phone number and your availability. This is no way a river position or away to become a guide.

Thank you,

Fred Thevenin

Arizona Raft Adventures & Grand Canyon Discovery

4050 E Huntington Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

928-526-8200, 800-786-7238, AzRA on Facebook, AzRA YouTube Channel

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