Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch is located in Allenspark, Colorado, near Estes Park. RMPR was established to provide experiential and social/emotional programming to students that are at risk of not graduating from high school. Students visit the ranch for ten days in which they participate in a variety of fun and educational activities such as horseback riding and hiking and also complete lessons led by our programming staff. Students also learn a great deal as they help out on the ranch by assisting in the barn and kitchen, tasks for which they receive community service hours they need for graduating.

Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic outdoor educator to join our dynamic team. Our ideal candidate possesses outstanding character development and leadership skills, general outdoor technical skills with an educator’s mindset, and a heart for underserved youth populations

The experiential outdoor educator will be supporting small groups of students for our ten-day Ranch Leadership and Character Development programs. The RA’s assist, teach, and participate with students in a variety of activities, oversee bunk style sleeping arrangements, and assist with other duties/activities to support program goals. In addition, RA’s are periodically asked to help with retreats and other ranch activities outside of student programming.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Role model, facilitate and participate in daily physical, experiential, and social emotional learning activities with a diverse audience of program participants
  • Meet academic objectives and learning targets through the use of engaging instructional techniques, and creating a safe learning environment
  • Provide supervision to children of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds, including both daytime and overnight support in student housing
  • Have the ability to respond quickly and communicate effectively to any emergency or student behavior situation and approach conflict with a restorative practice mindset
  • Conduct daily small group discussions and debriefs with program participants and school representatives
  • Have a desire to enthusiastically pitch in wherever needed, including but not limited to: working in the barn, student dish duty, light cleaning, driving, or leading an activity
  • Have a solutions focused and growth mindset, turning challenge into opportunity
  • Open to learning new skills and strategies


  • Employee must pass TB Test and Physical Examination
  • Must hold valid drivers license for at least the past 3 years
  • Clean driving record
  • Excellent Communication and Leadership Skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and adult CPR
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • one to two years experience working with youth that have struggled to find success in traditional educational settings
  • Prior camp and/or teaching experience

Organization Details

Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch Allenspark, Colorado

Number of Position Openings: 10

How to Apply

Please email your resume to Jennifer Lenihan.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019


Jennifer Lenihan