Department:     Finance & Operations

Reports to:         Finance & Operations Director

The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of “Service and Safety” since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.

Objective:

The Registration Specialist is responsible for managing the registration process for NSP members (Patrollers, Candidates, Physician Partners, Associates, and Hosts). This process includes: communicating directly with patrol directors and reps, processing invoices and payments for patrols and members, setting timelines, and developing communication aids to inform members about registration processes.  The Registration Specialist is a full-time seasonal job (~40 hours/week September – February and ~32 hours/week March – August.).

Responsibilities:

Patrol Registration

  • Answer member questions related to registration
  • Coordinate Patrol and Host roster updates
  • Create invoices for group fees and bulk payments
  • Receive and process check payments for dues and courses
  • Process refunds for dues and course fees
  • Manage annual registration timeline
  • Create and update registration documents and accounts for new members and patrol units
  • Manage member communications explaining the registration process
  • Run ad hoc member and financial query reports
  • Team with other office colleagues on process improvements

Member Services Support

  • Communicate how to join as a new Candidate/Host Member/Associate
  • Update the database for changes in leadership data
  • Reset passwords and resend membership cards
  • Resolve member data disputes
  • Manage the international Exchange Visitor Program which brings international patrollers to patrol in the U.S.
  • Youth Safety Committee Liaison; upload youth safety training spreadsheets
  • Special and seasonal projects as assigned

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in a busy, customer-facing environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work on teams and be a self-starter
  • High energy and ability to multi-task in a busy work environment
  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office suite and working with data sets
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to take on special projects

Requirements:

  • Minimum two years’ experience performing data entry tasks
  • Associates Degree in accounting, business administration, or commensurate work experience
  • Advanced Excel and general computer skills
  • Knowledge of membership databases with iMIS experience a plus
  • Passion for and knowledge of the outdoor industry, preferably ski/snowboard and mountain bike

Compensation:

  • Salary range for this role is $35,000-$45,000 (~40 hours/week September – February and ~32 hours/week March – August). Benefits include: health insurance, 401(K), holidays, vacation, sick leave, a wellness benefit, and industry pro deals.

NSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

 To Apply:

  • Please email your resume and cover letter to asatterwhite@employerscouncil.org
  • In the subject line, please put “NSP Registration Specialist”, and type your name.

This position works generally in the office but may be temporarily modified depending on COVID restrictions.

Local (Denver area) candidates only, no relocation funding

Department:       Education

Reports to:          CEO or COO

The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of “Service and Safety” since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.

With a primary focus on education and training, the organization is a non-profit that includes over 31,000 members serving 650 patrols primarily in the US. Our members work on behalf of local ski/snowboard areas and bike parks to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.

 As the industry has grown, so too has our need for expertise and leadership.  In response to this demand, the NSP is seeking a full time Education Director to join our organization.  The Education Director works with the NSP education-based committees to coordinate and support the design, delivery, and ensure the quality of NSP’s educational programs and services.  This role stays abreast of current and emerging trends and technological advancements as they pertain to future opportunities to serve the industry and the organization’s membership. This role serves as a member of appropriate industry organizations to ensure NSP’s interests are adequately represented.

The ideal candidate is an organized visionary and effective communicator who seeks to support NSP’s mission, vision and core values alongside the volunteer leadership and national staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the CEO and NSP’s education leaders toward the fulfillment of NSP’s educational strategic plan pillar:  Education programs are relevant high quality and meet the current (and future) needs of our members, customers, and other stakeholders
  • Provide leadership for NSP education programs and works to build their visibility and credibility within the outdoor recreation industry
  • Collaborate with NSP’s Education Committee; and work with the National Program Directors and Advisors to guide the creation of accessible, engaging, and inclusive online learning environments that support program missions.
  • Works with IT Manager to support standard operating procedures regarding the educational credentialing system as well as participate in the development of new learning systems, new learning delivery systems, and the infrastructure to support distribution of modern-day content.
  • Regularly seekinput from the broader education community (board, committees, members, outside organizations) to identify program needs and coordinates the development of programming accordingly
  • Gather data and apply metrics to assist with continuous program improvement
  • Edit documents and materials for programs as needed and requested from National Program Directors and Advisors
  • Serve as staff liaison for appropriate education committees as required
  • Manage the education department team made up of full time and seasonal staff
  • Manage intellectual property including copyrights, trademarks, and other NSP education assets
  • Special projects as assigned

 Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about adult learning, generational learning, and performance-based training programs
  • Capacity for strategic visioning to ensure ongoing relevance of education programs and the organization
  • Ability to utilize technology and current learning management\content development platforms
  • Strong organizational, management skills; and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and collaborator, able to work productively and collegially with NSP’s constituents, volunteer leaders, and paid staff
  • Positive attitude with willingness to take on special projects and fill in when needs arise
  • High energy and ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy work environment
  • Commitment to creating accessible and equitable learning opportunities

 Qualifications – Required:

  • Advanced degree in education, training and development, or related field
  • At least five years of professional experience in the association (or similar) education field
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with learning management systems, electronically mediated instructional materials, and credential databases
  • Experience in the development and delivery of certification or credentialing programs, with particular expertise in training and development of the instructor core
  • Basic medical knowledge (EMS system, pre-hospital emergency care, and/or Outdoor Emergency Care), training, certification
  • Experience as an outdoor recreational athlete – Skier/Boarder/Biker—intermediate level recommended
  • Five years or more of experience leading and managing staff

 Qualifications – Preferred:

  • Experience in pre-hospital emergency care and in instruction training within the outdoor recreation industry
  • Patrol experience
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the ski and mountain bike industries
  • Experience in business processes, including: budgeting, project management and negotiation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to participate and support on-mountain snow sport and mountain bike programs
  • Ability to travel and to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to travel on occasion, including some overnight travel

 Compensation:

  • Salary range for this role is $70,000 – $85,000 depending on experience. Benefits include: health insurance, 401(K), holidays, vacation, sick leave, a wellness benefit, and industry pro deals.

NSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

To Apply:

This position works generally in the office but may be temporarily modified depending on COVID restrictions.

Local (Denver area) candidates only, no relocation funding

Department:    Finance

Reports to:      Director of Finance & Operations

The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of “Service and Safety” since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As the leading authority of on-mountain safety, the NSP is dedicated to serving the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers.

With a primary focus on education and training, the organization is a non-profit that includes over 31,000 members serving 650 patrols primarily in the US.  Our members work on behalf of local ski/snowboard areas and bike parks to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.

We are designing an organization that provides for work life balance with just a small amount of overtime at year end in preparation of the annual audit.  The Accounting Supervisor in partnership with two other accountants will be responsible for various accounting functions and will report directly to the Director of Finance & Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the billing IT systems and recognize revenue, compliant with ASC 606, across assigned income streams, book corresponding journal entries
  • Review payroll, manage employee benefits and 401k, book corresponding journal entries
  • Prepare accounts payable, complete check runs and ACH payments when teammates are on vacation
  • Perform account reconciliations, analysis, and journal entries
  • Prepare bank reconciliations
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations prepared by teammates
  • Manage the month-end close process
  • Review property tax filings
  • Assist with annual financial audits, the 990-tax return, and other regulatory filings
  • Review state charitable solicitation registrations
  • Assist with the budgeting and forecasting process, attend finance committee meetings
  • Review leases and fixed assets including additions/disposals and monthly reconciliation, ensuring depreciation is calculated correctly
  • Depending on experience, potentially manage a staff of 2-3 employees
  • Special projects as assigned

Skills & Abilities:

  • Can-do attitude and a willingness to take on special projects
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to utilize discretion with sensitive information

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience processing payroll
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and accrual accounting
  • Intermediate Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • A proclivity for process improvement and automation

Preferred:

  • Experience recognizing revenue under ASC 606
  • QuickBooks experience
  • CPA license
  • A passion for the ski and mountain bike industries and the outdoors

Compensation:

  • Salary range for this role is $65,000 – $75,000 depending on experience. Benefits include: health insurance (100% employer paid option for employee), 401(K), holidays, vacation, sick leave, a wellness benefit, and industry pro deals.

NSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

 To Apply:

  • Please email your resume and cover letter to asatterwhite@employerscouncil.org
  • In the subject line, please put “NSP Accounting Supervisor”, and type your name.

This position works generally in the office but may be temporarily modified depending on COVID restrictions.

Local (Denver area) candidates only, no relocation funding