Program Manager

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country

Burke, Vermont

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Starting at $40,000

Status: Full-time, year-round; 40 hours / week

Reports To: Executive Director

The mission of Adaptive Sports Partners is to empower individuals with disabilities by building community, confidence and skills through sport, recreation, and adventure.

Job Summary – Support the mission of Adaptive Sports Partners by coordinating safe, quality, year-round recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Plan and facilitate adaptive sport and recreation programs including alpine skiing & snowboarding, Nordic skiing, kayaking, biking, swimming, rock climbing and hiking. The Program Manager is responsible for a wide range of duties including program planning and logistics, volunteer and athlete recruitment, volunteer training, scheduling and communication, leading lessons, post-program reporting, database and equipment management.  This position is often the first point of contact for Adaptive Sports Partners’ volunteer instructors, athletes, family members, community members, and partner organizations. It requires keen attention to detail with top-notch customer service skills.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the planning, on-site coordination and reporting for all Adaptive Sports Partners’ programs in the NEK that serve a wide variety of individuals with disabilities, all ages
  • Manage recruitment, registration, scheduling, and billing of Adaptive Sports Partners’ athletes, groups and volunteers
  • Manage the registration process; tasks may include speaking to prospective athletes, groups, and volunteers, sending out registration information, receiving and reviewing incoming documents, and communicating in a timely manner
  • Maintain the programming software system for each program’s planning materials and documentation
  • Update the program calendar and software on a rolling basis
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with a volunteer team of over 100 individuals
  • Schedule and communicate lesson assignments for volunteer instructors
  • Monitor, answer, and return messages for regarding program and volunteer inquiries
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with Adaptive Sports Partners’ community partners
  • Coordinate and uphold risk management policies and procedures related to programs
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment, including documentation
  • Provide instruction in adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities
  • Drive the program vehicle, including hauling various equipment trailers, to weekly activities
  • Be a positive and professional representative of Adaptive Sports Partners in our community
  • Comply with all Adaptive Sports Partners’ policies and procedures
  • Adhere to Adaptive Sports Partners’ values and culture
  • Participate fully as a member of Adaptive Sports Partners’ staff and volunteer team
  • Take on other duties and projects as identified


  • A deep passion for the great outdoors with experience and confidence in working in an outdoor setting
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • PSIA/AASI L1 ski/snowboard instructor certification desired, or willingness to obtain 
  • Ability to assist in the maintenance and repair (or willingness to learn) of adaptive equipment and facilities
  • Must possess a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative
  • Independence in completing tasks, decision making, and risk management
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment
  • Excellent group facilitation and team management skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours; regular schedule includes weekend work
  • Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance
  • Clear background check 

Compensation: Salary starting at $40,000 - DOE


  • Season ski pass to multiple ski resorts
  • Professional development support
  • Generous time off policy
  • Flexible schedule
  • Room for growth and upward mobility
  • Opportunity to establish and grow adaptive sports and recreation programs

Hours: Dependent on program schedule; includes weekend and occasional evening work

Adaptive Sports Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Adaptive Sports Partners is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Adaptive Sports Partners are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Adaptive Sports Partners will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Outdoor Recreation