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

ph 928.773.7921

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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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River Runner Film Festival and Silent Auction to Benefit Grand Canyon Youth!


Grand Canyon Youth’s 13th Annual River Runner Film Festival & Auction is Saturday, November 3rd!

Join us for a fun filled evening! Here are some of the highlights:

· A silent auction and raffle featuring over 100 items including:

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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Flagstaff Colorado River Days

Colorado River Day is the brainchild of Save the Colorado and Protect the Flows, organizations that are trying to keep healthy flows in the Colorado River and raise awareness of Colorado River issues and threats. Check out how this fun and educational event is shaping up in Flagstaff (July 24, 25, 27, 28 & 29) at:

Colorado River Days in Flagstaff is going to rock! Major cosponsors include Sierra Club, Museum of Northern Arizona, National Parks Conservation Association,

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and Grand Canyon Trust. GCRG will have a table at the July 24th kick off, along with many other organizations.

Events throughout the week include a kickoff at Heritage Square with tables and presentations by Colorado River-oriented groups and government agencies; the song contest; premiere of the new film Watershed by the Redford Center ( with a panel discussion at Museum of Northern Arizona; and this year’s Grand Canyon author symposium at MNA. All details can be found on the URL in the first paragraph of this email.

1) Attend any and all of the events and help spread the word! Celebrate the river you love!
2) The organizers are looking to schedule more “teach in” type talks at Heritage Square on July 24th. These would be 20 minutes in length. They are looking for storytellers and fun topics to spice things up. If you are interested, please let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Alicyn Gitlin of the Sierra Club.

Thanks to the Grand Canyon River Guides Association for this information. If you love the Grand Canyon you should be a member of the GCRGA