Outdoor Navigation (Map and Compass/GPS) Guide- Colorado Springs, CO

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Posted Date
03-10-2022
Job ID
23766
Job Function
Outdoor Education
REI City
Colorado Springs
REI State
Colorado
REI Location
Colorado Springs
Remote Eligible
No
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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

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.

The rate of pay range for this role is $16.25-$22.00/hr

To review benefits information, including medical, retirement, and time off visit http://foryourbenefit-rei.com.


As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is:  
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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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.