Employment at CFI

Operations and Facilities Director

Position status: Now Hiring
Type: Full Time, Year Round, Salaried, Exempt
Benefits: - Health, Vision and Dental Insurance 75%/25% split between CFI and employee
- 401K with 3% CFI match
- Vacation and sick time accrual and schedule of paid holidays
Schedule: Average 40 hours per week over the calendar year. The workload is busier (50 hours per week) in season (April - October) and less busy (32 hours or 4 days per week) November 15 - February 15.
Note: Application Deadline: November 15

As a member of the leadership team, the Operations and Facilities Director is responsible for leadership, strategy, management, coordination, and oversight of Canyonlands Field Institute’s (CFI’s) operations and facilities. The Operations and Facilities Director will coordinate with Board of Trustee committees, staff and vendors to ensure that all operations activities and facility conditions are consistent and effective.

The Operations and Facilities Director will provide strategic direction to the logistics of programs, commercial assets, and facilities; create and implement an annual budget and plan; manage routine maintenance of vehicles and facilities; develop procedures for risk management and health and safety of staff and participants. The Director will serve on pertinent board-staff committees as needed and meet with vendors and customers periodically as CFI representative.

Primary Duties:

  • Lead the management of CFI facilities: Moab office & warehouse, Professor Valley Field Camp, Castle Rock Ranch.
  • Responsible for resources necessary to deliver CFI adult and youth programs in sound and inspiring manner: boats, cooks, equipment, camp, bunkhouse, and vehicles. 
  • Assist Education Director in staff hiring, training and scheduling. 
  • Arrange shuttles, vehicles assigned, and other logistics necessary to deliver trips. 
  • Prepare Trip Folders for trip leaders for each trip with necessary permits, lists, logistics. Breaks down folders in timely manner after trips, files paperwork, keeps up guide logs.  Provides support to trip leaders during rigs as much as possible. 
  • Consult with Education Director and Reservations Officer on program bookings so that schedule is feasible, meets budget targets, client expectations and employs field staff in reasonable manner. 
  • Purchase, maintain, and inventory program equipment and fleet. 
  • Oversee equipment repair/maintenance and field camp upkeep or arrange for outside services.
  • Keep up vehicles on bimonthly checks. 
  • Supervise the Commissary: food bulk orders with distributors, maintaining ice, charcoal, pantry and laundry services, menus and shop lists. Provide oversight to cooks.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness in CFI facilities. 
  • Serve as Health & Safety officer. 
  • Manage the emergency on-call system.
  • Meet Utah and Colorado and national requirements in vessel management, inspections, and permitting.
  • Responsible for oversight and implementation for risk management policies, responsible for implementation in field, safety supplies and in-house safety trainings/meetings. 
  • Maintain assigned expenditures within budget assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Permanent resident within 1 hour of CFI office
  • Positive attitude, prompt, strong work ethic, flexible, good sense of humor and fairness
  • Current WFR and CPR
  • Previous experience with logistics, operations, trail work and maintenance.
  • Good driving record. Pass a DOT medical exam every two years.
  • Communication, facilitation, and human resource skills 
  • Accurate written and numerical reporting.
  • Accurate handling of cash and receipts.
  • Attention to detail, experience maintaining calendars and files.


To apply, send to Jory Macomber jory.macomber@cfimoab.org. Application Deadline: November 15

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 Professional References