Full Time: Program Director
Timeline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posted 5.17.23)
Wings is seeking an inspired and motivated individual to join the organization as “Program Director”. This is a full-time position based at the organization’s headquarters in Albuquerque, NM. Apart from organizing and implementing youth programs such a summer Running & Fitness Camps, extracurricular Flight Clubs, the Wings National Team and Pursuit Program, this staff member is responsible for collecting, cataloguing and analyzing program registration and evaluation materials. This is a dynamic and physically demanding position that will require seasonal travel and flexibility. If interested, please see the complete job-description, explanation of benefits/compensation and instructions for interested applicants below:
Seasonal: Running & Fitness Camp Facilitator
Each summer Wings coordinates a series of two-day “Running & Fitness” camps for youth in Native communities across the U.S. Though the reach of our summer programs varies from year to year, Wings typically looks to hire at 20-25 Facilitators each summer.
The best facilitator/assistant facilitator candidates are young, energetic, hard working, athletic, well spoken and passionate about positively impacting the health and wellness of Native youth. If hired, Facilitators are required to attend the Wings Indian Running Coaches’ Clinic and Leadership Training in Albuquerque, NM during early June. All employees must be age 16 or older.
***Note: Though there is no “maximum” age for a Wings facilitator, preference is given to currently enrolled college and high-school-aged American Indian student-athletes***
The application for 2023 summer facilitator positions is now available! Please click the link below to view the necessary forms and instructions. Applications are due May 5th by 11:59pm (MST).
Feel free to contact program director, Daan Haven, with questions about the application process or requirements (505) 521 9799.
Volunteer: “Flight Club” & Community Running Events
If your passion for running or positive youth development in Indian Country seeks a constructive outlet in some other form than a full-time job or a summer facilitator position, please contact Program Director, Dustin Martin, at (505) 977 5057 for more information about how to get involved with Wings.
Wings has begun a volunteer-driven in-school and after-school program for elementary and middle school youth called “Flight Club”. Flight Club leaders must agree to coordinate at least two sessions for club members each week throughout the semester and report members’ attendance and progress to the Wings office. Participants are rewarded throughout the season as they hit mileage goals and prove their commitment through attendance. Please contact the Wings office if you are interested in starting a Flight Club chapter for Native youth in your area.