Full-time 2023-11-30

Deer Hill Expeditions: Operations Manager

Organization: Deer Hill Expeditions

Point of Contact at Deer Hill Expeditions: John Palmer

Organization Address: 7850 Rd 41 Mancos, CO 81328

About Deer Hill Expeditions  

Deer Hill’s mission is to empower the individual to create authentic connection to self and community through wilderness and service experiences. Through Deer Hill’s unique blend of wilderness challenge and cross-cultural interaction with families in Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni communities, participants experience profound growth and self-discovery as well as good fun and adventure. Deer Hill serves youth between the ages of 10-18 for our summer expeditions and participants of all ages for group programs. Deer Hill serves people from a vast variety of backgrounds and locations across the world. www.deerhillexpeditions.com 

Position Description

Deer Hill Expeditions (DHE) is seeking to hire a skilled, motivated and experienced individual for the Operations Manager position. This position plays an integral role here at Deer Hill connecting many of our departments together. Primary responsibilities include logistics implementation, managing seasonal interns, and maintenance of program gear and equipment.  Deer Hill’s operating season is fast paced and includes long days. This position requires dedication, active leadership, clear communication skills, mentoring skills, initiative, patience and humor. The ideal candidate is attentive to details and deadlines, organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.

Additional Position Details

  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor interns and volunteers
  • Manage and implement logistics that support groups in the field and at Basecamp
  • Inventory, management and maintenance of program gear and equipment.
  • Collaborate with Facility Manager to maintain cleanliness and organization of the facility
  • Collaborate with Programs Manager on Store operations and systems.
  • 5-6 day work weeks when programs are in progress (April-August)
  • Manager on Duty 2-3 days per week when programs are in progress


  • Passionate about outdoor programming
  • Commitment to the success of the program and participants
  • Experience using Apple computers, and Google Drive
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable access to phone and use as an MOD
  • Able to work legally in the United States pass CBI and FBI background checks
  • 21 years of age minimum

Desired Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and organized with prior relevant experience
  • Positive attitude and ability to deliver and receive feedback
  • Professional and well organized.
  • Familiarity with outdoor experiential education.
  • Demonstrated tolerance for adversity and uncertainty


  • Salary: 35,000-43,000 DOE. Year round, Full time
  • Up to 3% IRA matching after first year of employment
  • Meals available during programming season
  • Access to industry pro purchase plan
  • Access to Deer Hill equipment and gear
  • Housing may be available 
More Information


$35000 - $43000

0-2 years, 2-5 years


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