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Why Does Chill Exist?

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.

How Does Chill Achieve This?

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 strives to remove 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.

Current Openings

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 identities.

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.

 

About Chill’s Programs

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.

 

Description

As the NYC Program and Community Coordinator, you will represent Chill in your city and will immediately begin building relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve Chill's mission of inspiring youth through boardsports and building a more equitable outdoor community. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a year-round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning snowboard, skateboard, surf, and stand-up paddle board programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's program management team in North America.

 

Compensation and Benefits

We aim for our compensation and benefits package to be competitive, equitable and transparent. 

  • With a start date of April 1 (or until filled) this position is:
    • Year-round, hourly/non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week), with benefits.
    • The pay range is $21 to $25 per hour ($43,680 to $52,000 annually). Both tenure at Chill, applicable skills and experiences will determine where candidates fall within the salary range.
  • Candidates must live in New York City or within a reasonable commute to Brooklyn and Queens with a hybrid balance of work-from-home and in-person time for programs/community engagement. This position requires to be 80% in-person and does not offer relocation, commuter services, or dedicated office space.
  • 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.
  • 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 (these hours are prorated depending on date of hire – Burton’s fiscal year starts on May 1st)
  • 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 loaner laptop, $450 USD season pass reimbursement to any mountain resort, significant Burton employee discounts on most Burton hard and soft goods, industry pro-deals with Burton and Chill’s partners, and 1 to 2 “Ride Days” annually where all staff has a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors.
  • New staff also receive a Chill branded Burton jacket, snowboard pants (if needed), first layer top, Chill hoodie, beanie, and trucker hat, 2 Chill t-shirts, Chill branded Burton backpack, used Burton snowboard/boots/bindings if available, Anon helmet and goggles if available, and assorted apparel & accessories throughout the year when available.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Coordination: (25%)

  • Oversee recruitment and onboarding of all new agencies, mentors, and independent contractors, including:
    • Send program application to agencies, program mentors and independent contractors seasonally
    • Send program acceptances and onboard agencies for assigned programs each season
    • Sustain and grow relationships with new and existing agencies to increase impact locally, deepen community/agency relations, and eliminate barriers to participation
    • Build relationships through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with Chill’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Work with Operations team to finalize programs and work with partners, including:
    • Communicating and setting program dates with program partners in partnership with operations team
    • Confirming program dates with partnerships contracts manager
    • Confirming program dates and rate of pay with independent contractors in partnership with operations coordinator
    • Communicating snow program bus pick-up location and times with partnership contracts manager and then directly working with charter bus companies on program days
    • Attend pre and post program meetings with program partners as requested by operations team
    • Communicate effectively with program partners during program sessions (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.) for assigned programs
  • Plan annual local site program roadmap in collaboration with Senior Program Manager, VP Programs and VP Operations

Program Facilitation: (25%)

  • Implement 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 for assigned programs
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork and data submissions for assigned programs
  • Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each assigned program
  • Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
  • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant evaluation processes for each assigned program
  • Safely adhere to federal, state, tribal and/or local COVID-19 Guidelines always if applicable
  • Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community

Gear Management: (20%)

  • In collaboration with Program Facilitator, manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including:
    • seasonal cleaning of all gear
    • 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: (15%)

  • Conduct community engagement initiatives that support ongoing connection, growth and collaboration (ie. attending community events to promote Chill, hosting mentor and agency appreciation events, Chill Open Houses, etc.)
  • Build partnerships with local vendors to support healthy snacks for programs (ie. Farmers Markets, Local grocery stores, etc.)
  • Support local Chill events as requested by events team

Alumni Engagement & Continued Access: (10%)

  • Implement strategies for new access opportunities within the Chill Evolution project.
  • Connect Chill alumni to job opportunities in the outdoor industry; Provide support where needed for their job search; partner with local Burton retail flagship store if located in a flagship site
  • Regularly communicate about jobs, networking events and more with Chill alumni
  • Collaborate with operations/programs teams, local businesses, and community partners to support youth continued access to board sports.

Additional responsibilities and expectations: (5%)

  • Contribute marketing content to Chill’s Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and youth/alumni testimonials
  • Contribute program write-ups for grant applications and reports, and connect local donors/sponsors with Chill’s Development team
  • Coordinate program details with local photographers/ videographers attending assigned programs to capture content.
  • Engage in Chill DEI initiatives, determine individual plan in partnership with manager.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support the Programs Team.

 

Preferred Qualification & Experience: 

  • Work Ethic/Organization/Leadership:
    • 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
    • Experience holding diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of decision-making
    • Adaptable and effective working with multiple personalities and backgrounds
  • Location/Boardsports:
    • Currently lives in the city of hire Brooklyn, New York 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
    • Experience and knowledge providing a trauma-informed, equity seeking approach to youth and community care 
  • Certification/Education:
    • 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, SafeSport Training, Concussion Training, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and other certifications as assigned (Chill will cover this costs)
  • Logistics/Communication:
    • 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
    • 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

 

What’s next?

Phase 1:

  • Submit RESUME and COVER LETTER via Burton/Chill Jobs portal at the link below.
  • Interview over Zoom with Hiring Manager (30 minutes)
  • Offer to move to Phase 2 or declination of an offer to move to Phase 2 to be made by Hiring Manager within 48 hours of final candidate interviewed in Phase 1

If moved on to Phase 2 (up to 3 candidates):

  • 2nd interview with VP, Global Programs (30 minutes)
  • Offer or declination of an offer of the position to be made to Phase 2 candidates by Hiring Manager within 48 hours of final candidate interviewed in Phase 2

 

Disclaimer (please read):

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.  All duties are subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above description is not considered a contract between the employee and the employer and does not change the at-will status of employees.

 

Job Details:

Pay Type

  • Hourly

Job Start Date

  • Monday, April 1, 2024

Min Hiring Rate

  • 21 USD

Max Hiring Rate

  • 25 USD
 
APPLY HERE

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.

 

About Chill’s Programs

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.

 

Description

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 and building a more equitable outdoor community. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a year-round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard, and stand-up paddle board programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's program management team in North America.

 

Compensation and Benefits

We aim for our compensation and benefits package to be competitive, equitable and transparent. 

  • With a start date of April 1 (or until filled) this position is:
    • Year-round,hourly/non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week), with benefits.
    • The pay range is $21 to $25 per hour ($43,680 to $52,000 annually). Both tenure at Chill, applicable skills and experiences will determine where candidates fall within the salary range.
  • Candidates must live in Grand Rapids, Michigan or within a reasonable commute to Grand Rapids and Muskegon with a hybrid balance of work-from-home and in-person time for programs/community engagement. This position requires to be 80% in-person and does not offer relocation, commuter services, or dedicated office space.
  • 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.
  • 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 (these hours are prorated depending on date of hire – Burton’s fiscal year starts on May 1st)
  • 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 loaner laptop, $450 USD season pass reimbursement to any mountain resort, significant Burton employee discounts on most Burton hard and soft goods, industry pro-deals with Burton and Chill’s partners, and 1 to 2 “Ride Days” annually where all staff has a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors.
  • New staff also receive a Chill branded Burton jacket, snowboard pants (if needed), first layer top, Chill hoodie, beanie, and trucker hat, 2 Chill t-shirts, Chill branded Burton backpack, used Burton snowboard/boots/bindings if available, Anon helmet and goggles if available, and assorted apparel & accessories throughout the year when available.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Coordination: (25%)

  • Oversee recruitment and onboarding of all new agencies, mentors, and independent contractors, including:
    • Send program application to agencies, program mentors and independent contractors seasonally
    • Send program acceptances and onboard agencies for assigned programs each season
    • Sustain and grow relationships with new and existing agencies to increase impact locally, deepen community/agency relations, and eliminate barriers to participation
    • Build relationships through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with Chill’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Work with Operations team to finalize programs and work with partners, including:
    • Communicating and setting program dates with program partners in partnership with operations team
    • Confirming program dates with partnerships contracts manager
    • Confirming program dates and rate of pay with independent contractors in partnership with operations coordinator
    • Communicating snow program bus pick-up location and times with partnership contracts manager and then directly working with charter bus companies on program days
    • Attend pre and post program meetings with program partners as requested by operations team
    • Communicate effectively with program partners during program sessions (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.) for assigned programs
  • Plan annual local site program roadmap in collaboration with Senior Program Manager, VP Programs and VP Operations

Program Facilitation: (25%)

  • Implement 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 for assigned programs
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork and data submissions for assigned programs
  • Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each assigned program
  • Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
  • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant evaluation processes for each assigned program
  • Safely adhere to federal, state, tribal and/or local COVID-19 Guidelines always if applicable
  • Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community

Gear Management: (20%)

  • In collaboration with Program Facilitator, manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including:
    • seasonal cleaning of all gear
    • 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: (15%)

  • Conduct community engagement initiatives that support ongoing connection, growth and collaboration (ie. attending community events to promote Chill, hosting mentor and agency appreciation events, Chill Open Houses, etc.)
  • Build partnerships with local vendors to support healthy snacks for programs (ie. Farmers Markets, Local grocery stores, etc.)
  • Support local Chill events as requested by events team

Alumni Engagement & Continued Access: (10%)

  • Implement strategies for new access opportunities within the Chill Evolution project.
  • Connect Chill alumni to job opportunities in the outdoor industry; Provide support where needed for their job search; partner with local Burton retail flagship store if located in a flagship site
  • Regularly communicate about jobs, networking events and more with Chill alumni
  • Collaborate with operations/programs teams, local businesses, and community partners to support youth continued access to board sports.

Additional responsibilities and expectations: (5%)

  • Contribute marketing content to Chill’s Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and youth/alumni testimonials
  • Contribute program write-ups for grant applications and reports, and connect local donors/sponsors with Chill’s Development team
  • Coordinate program details with local photographers/ videographers attending assigned programs to capture content.
  • Engage in Chill DEI initiatives, determine individual plan in partnership with manager.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support the Programs Team.

 

Preferred Qualification & Experience: 

  • Work Ethic/Organization/Leadership:
    • 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
    • Experience holding diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of decision-making
    • Adaptable and effective working with multiple personalities and backgrounds
  • Location/Boardsports:
    • Currently lives in the city of hire Grand Rapids, Michigan 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
    • Experience and knowledge providing a trauma-informed, equity seeking approach to youth and community care 
  • Certification/Education:
    • 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, SafeSport Training, Concussion Training, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and other certifications as assigned (Chill will cover this costs)
  • Logistics/Communication:
    • 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
    • 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

 

What’s next?

Phase 1:

  • Submit RESUME and COVER LETTER via Burton/Chill Jobs portal at the link below.
  • Interview over Zoom with Hiring Manager (30 minutes)
  • Offer to move to Phase 2 or declination of an offer to move to Phase 2 to be made by Hiring Manager within 48 hours of final candidate interviewed in Phase 1

If moved on to Phase 2 (up to 3 candidates):

  • 2nd interview with VP, Global Programs (30 minutes)
  • Offer or declination of an offer of the position to be made to Phase 2 candidates by Hiring Manager within 48 hours of final candidate interviewed in Phase 2

 

Disclaimer (please read):

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.  All duties are subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above description is not considered a contract between the employee and the employer and does not change the at-will status of employees.

 

Job Details:

Pay Type

  • Hourly

Job Start Date

  • Monday, April 1, 2024

Min Hiring Rate

  • 21 USD

Max Hiring Rate

  • 25 USD
 
APPLY HERE
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