W Michigan Program & Community Coordinator
Requisition Number: 962
Position Title: Chill Local Coordinator
Chill exists to ensure youth have the skills and experiences to become mindful, independent, and resilient individuals who are able to take on new challenges and welcome growth opportunities; to bridge the boardsport and outdoor opportunity gaps and foster a sense of belonging within a cool, authentic, and alternative culture; and to create inclusive space and meaningful experiences for all youth, while being mindful of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and other intersecting identities.
Chill is committed to building an inclusive team, and strongly encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds and identities to apply. We will prioritize filling this position with qualified candidates who reflect our youth through lived experience as someone from a marginalized community or with diverse and intersecting identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, and other intersecting identities.
Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with board sport lessons. Chill’s six core values provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through on-board progression and adult mentorship. Chill removes all barriers to accessing boardsports by providing participants with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone – both on and off their board.
What You Get to Do:
As the West Michigan Program and Community Coordinator, you will represent Chill in your city and will immediately begin building relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve Chill's mission of inspiring youth through boardsports. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a remote, year-round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning snowboard, skateboard, and stand-up paddle board programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's remote program management team in North America.
Compensation and Benefits
We aim for our compensation and benefits package to be competitive, equitable and transparent. The salary range for this position is $33,000-35,000 annually, based on experience. This position is year-round, part time, hourly/non-exempt, 30 hours/week, with benefits.
- Chill offers a competitive and unique suite of benefits to promote health and financial wellness for you and your family. For US employees only: A paid time off package that includes in the first year 15 days of PTO, up to 16 hours of volunteer time off, approximately 11 holidays per year and 3 floating holidays.
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans (with rates that will depend on insurance product selection), , a 401k retirement savings plans with a 50% match of up to a maximum of 3%, employer-paid disability & life insurance, 8 weeks paid pregnancy leave, 4 weeks paid parental leave, dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA), childcare reimbursement, Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution, and access to an employee assistance program (EAP).
- Other perks include a $450 USD season pass reimbursement to any mountain resort, significant Burton product discounts, industry pro-deals with Burton and Chill’s partners, about 1 to 2 “Ride Days” annually where all staff has the day off to enjoy the outdoors, and work from home flexibility.
- New staff also receive a Chill branded Burton jacket, snowboard pants (if needed), first layer top, Chill hoodie, beanie, and trucker hat, 3 Chill t-shirts, Chill branded Burton backpack, Burton snowboard/boots/bindings if available, Anon helmet and goggles if available, and assorted apparel & accessories throughout the year when available.
Program Facilitation: (50%)
- Coordinate all aspects of program management including:
- agency recruitment
- agency application, acceptance, and onboarding process
- volunteer/mentor recruitment and onboarding
- independent contractor recruitment and onboarding
- communicating effectively with program partners during program sessions (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.)
- Facilitate Chill’s experiential learning, core value-driven curriculum for varying group sizes, typically 15-45 youth per program, including creation of daily program plans, activities, and debriefs
- Organize and maintain all program paperwork and data submissions
- Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each program
- Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
- Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant evaluation processes
- Safely adhere to federal, state, tribal and/or local COVID-19 Guidelines at all times
- Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community
Gear Management: (15%)
- Manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including:
- seasonal cleaning and inventorying of all gear
- seasonal ordering of new/replacement gear from Chill HQ
- seasonal moving of snow gear in personal or rental vehicle to and from gear space/gear storage
- seasonal – and weekly during program - moving of skate gear in personal or rental vehicle to and from gear storage/program site
- Gear includes:
- 60+ sets of snow outerwear (and boards, boots, bindings at select sites)
- 20+ sets of skateboard equipment and safety gear
Community Engagement: (30%)
- Sustain and grow relationships with existing agencies in order to increase impact locally, deepen community/agency relations, and identify new and sustainable opportunities for partnering
- Conduct outreach for new agencies for broader partnership/collaborative opportunities, with a focus on eliminating barriers to participation
- Build partnerships with agencies, program mentors, and independent contractors through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with Chill’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression to ensure that programs are actively engaged in intersectional, anti-racism and anti-oppression work
- Conduct community engagement initiatives that support ongoing connection, growth and collaboration (ie. attending community events to promote Chill, hosting appreciation events, Chill Open Houses, etc.)
- Build partnerships with local vendors to support healthy snacks for program (ie. Farmers Markets, Local grocery stores, etc.)
- Meet with Chill Reps (all-star volunteers) monthly to maximize support and community connection
Marketing and Development: (5%)
- Contribute marketing content to Chill’s Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and testimonials
- Contribute program write-ups for grant applications and reports, and connect local donors/sponsors with Chill’s Development team
What You'll Bring to the Team:
- Work Ethic/Organization:
- Organized and self-motivated
- Experience working independently, managing time efficiently, and setting own schedule
- Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and prioritize to meet goals and objectives
- Currently lives in the city of hire (Baltimore) or has lived experience in that community
- Ability to gain introductory boardsport skills with basic understanding of equipment maintenance (Chill will provide instruction/equipment for learning new skills/sports, basic equipment training, and progression opportunities for sport specific certifications)
- Youth Experience:
- 1+ years of professional experience working with youth in various settings
- Experience working with youth in at least 2 different settings (ie. youth agency, probationary programs, rehab facilities, schools, outdoor education, experiential education, etc.)
- Experience working with youth of diverse identities and backgrounds
- Experience managing and leading groups of at least 20 youth
- Relevant education, training, or experience in social work, psychology, education, recreation, adventure learning, youth program facilitation or similar field
- Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (Chill will cover this cost)
- Experience recruiting, managing, or leading adults, volunteers and external partners
- Strong communication skills and be able to provide examples of professional communication
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for commuting to program/transporting gear (some exceptions may apply)
- Flexibility to travel between DC and Baltimore as needed to facilitate programs in both cities
- Ability to use personal cell phone for work related tasks
- Physical Demands/Essential Job Functions:
- Working nights and/or weekends during program facilitation (time/day of week dependent on program site and sport)
- Riding and facilitating programming on a moving bus
- Working outdoors in all seasons/weather conditions
- Moving program gear/equipment weighing up to 50lbs (up to 160lbs for mobile skate park equipment) and transporting it between storage space and program site
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined into 1 document into the Burton job portal.
Community / Marketing Title: W Michigan Program & Community Coordinator
EEO Employer Verbiage:
At Burton, we are a purpose-led brand rooted in snowboarding and the outdoors. We fight for the future of our people, planet, and sport. We aim to maximize our positive social impact and minimize our negative environmental impact while delivering high-quality performance products.
As a global leader in snowboarding, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the long-term health of our company, sport, and community. Through these efforts, we aim to make snowboarding and the outdoors accessible to all.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Grand Rapids, Michigan US
CountryEEOText_Description: The Burton community believes in respect for all people and the planet. We embrace and strive for a community that values differences and stands for equality and the fight to get there. Regardless of how you identify, how the world sees you, or how you play outside, please feel welcome to apply and join our community.