Career Opportunities

The National Sports Center for the Disabled offers professional opportunities to individuals looking for dynamic and rewarding experiences. Positions are available at the Mountain location in Winter Park, Colorado and the Metro location in Denver, Colorado.

Employees of the National Sports Center for the Disabled are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless exempt for religious or health reasons.

Employment Opportunities
Internship Opportunities


Employment Opportunities

Equipment and Facilities Specialist – Winter Park, CO

The Equipment and Facilities Specialist supports the equipment and facilities team by providing excellent client service regarding equipment needs. Assists in setting, distributing and maintaining equipment for clients. Supports staff with student assessments and assists in determining adaptive equipment needs. Tunes, repairs and tests adaptive equipment. Drives and maintains snowmobiles and other vehicles as needed.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Marketing Manager – Denver, CO

The Marketing Manager collaborates with the Operations and Communications Director and key staff members to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies that support the overall efforts to raise awareness and funding for the NSCD. This position focuses on building and maintaining NSCD’s online presence, including social media, e-newsletters, website updates, and designing collateral for distribution.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Equipment and Facilities Coordinator – Winter Park, CO

The Equipment and Facilities Coordinator is responsible for equipment maintenance, setting and distributing equipment for program participants and their families. They perform participant assessment and determines appropriate adaptive equipment needs. The Equipment and Facilities Coordinator provides customer service concerning equipment needs for all programming.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Donor Relations Coordinator – Denver, CO

Under the supervision of the Business Development Director, the Donor Relations Coordinator will be primarily responsible for data entry, processing gift acknowledgement letters and maintaining data integrity in the donor database. The Donor Relations Coordinator is also responsible for all aspects of individual giving ($1 – $999) including the overall success of individual giving campaigns (including donor identification, retention, growth, and relationship building) and providing development team support for major gift campaigns. The Donor Relations Coordinator will assist with coordination of special events and support the NSCD’s mission at community events through speaking opportunities as requested. Other responsibilities of the position include administrative duties as they relate to donor data management and gift processing. The primary objective of this position is to provide comprehensive support for all development activities.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Volunteer Services Coordinator – Winter Park, CO

Under the supervision of the Volunteer Services Manager, the Volunteer Services Coordinator manages the administrative operation of the volunteer office, including data entry, volunteer applicant processing, volunteer scheduling and maintaining data integrity in the volunteer database. The Volunteer Services Coordinator will also take a lead role in the efforts to research, create, schedule, and attend presentations for volunteer recruitment and awareness. This position develops and maintains new and long-term relationships with the goal of increasing the NSCD volunteer base and aligning volunteers with compatible NSCD volunteer opportunities. The primary objective of this position is to provide comprehensive support for all volunteer services activities.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Volunteer Services Manager – Winter Park, CO

The Volunteer Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership in all volunteer program matters of the NSCD. They partner with the Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees to develop and implement volunteer program strategies including, but limited to: recruitment training, scheduling, recognition and retention of volunteers. The Volunteer Services Manager must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace with both attention to detail and global picture of the organization.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]

 

Seasonal Program Instructor – Winter Park, CO

Under the supervisor of the Program Supervisor, the Program Instructor teaches adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation lessons to individuals with disabilities. They provide instruction in activities for individuals, group lessons and custom programming. Instructors may determine usage of adaptive equipment and may also teach instructor and volunteer training clinics (if qualified). Program locations determined by activity schedule. Both part-time and full-time positions are available.

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Interested in this opportunity? Pleas send your resume, cover letter and the employee application to [email protected]


 

Internship Opportunities

NSCD interns transform lives!

The NSCD offers internships in therapeutic recreation, recreation management, experiential education, sports/non-profit management, development and marketing.

College students and developing professionals are encouraged to apply. Interns must currently be enrolled in a University with affiliated coursework; recent graduates or experienced professionals are eligible for the concurrent fieldwork program following the intern application process. The NSCD can customize an internship to meet university requirements.

Internships are based around seven days a week/year-round programming and require weekend and evening work.  Scroll down for position categories descriptions and further information.

Adaptive Sports / Programming Internships and Application Information
Program Internship, Denver, CO 

Therapeutic Recreation Internships and Application Information
Summer Program Internship, Winter Park, CO
Winter Program Internship, Winter Park, CO


Adaptive Sports / Programming Internships and Application Information

Program Internship | Denver, CO
Application deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis, flexible internship dates

The NSCD is an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting). Program internships are based off programming that operates year-round, based out of Denver, Colorado. Programming is adventure-based recreation, sports leagues, clinics and camps located in the Denver Metro area. Program internships are supervised by the Program Director.  Non-CTRS applicants are encouraged to apply.

Interns have the opportunity to have a tremendous amount of hands-on interactions with participants. This very active internship is focused on water sports, lakefront days, multi-day camps and sport specific clinics without a lot of downtime.

Interns will have the opportunity to review client files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, train and lead group activities, complete progress notes and make goal-related recommendations.

If you are not directly affiliated with a University, follow the same application process. On the top of the application, complete the section to note your status.

Location: Denver, CO. Internships are based out of Empower Field at Mile High.
Duration: Specific dates can be planned around University requirements.

Detailed criteria found on the internship description.

Program Internship Description

Internship Application

Applicant Questions

Please submit application, applicant questions, resume and University requirements to [email protected].

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Therapeutic Recreation Internships and Application Information

Summer Program Internship | Winter Park, CO: 2022

Application deadline: We operate on a rolling basis starting February 1st.

The Winter Park internship program is in Grand County, Colorado. Interns will be under the direct supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist and meet all NCTRC requirements. Non- CTRS candidates who can commit to 560 hours over 14 weeks are also encouraged to apply.

We are an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting), similar to community-based programs.

Interns will receive training and participate in the following programs: paddle sports, therapeutic horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and a variety of other adventure-based activities.

Interns will have the opportunity to review participant files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, lead individual and group activities, complete documentation, and make goal-related recommendations.

This internship is fast paced and provides the opportunity to be hands on with participants of all ages and diagnoses.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Duration: May-August, specific dates can be planned around University requirements.
Housing: Available
Overview: Programming is adaptive adventure-based: including rafting, canoeing, camping, resort activities and therapeutic horseback riding.

Detailed criteria can be found in the internship description.

Summer Program Internship Description

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Winter Program Internship | Winter Park, CO

Application deadline: We operate on a rolling basis Based on University Requirements – apply today! 

The Winter Park internship program is in Grand County, Colorado. Interns will be under the direct supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist and meet all NCTRC requirements. Non- CTRS candidates who can commit to 560 hours over 14 weeks are also encouraged to apply.

We are an adaptive recreation and sports organization (not a clinical setting), similar to community-based programs.

This internship program is primarily focused on alpine and Nordic skiing; other opportunities may include Paralympic athlete training, snowshoeing, curling, sled hockey, and additional mountain adventure sports. We will provide training for all required activities.

Interns will have the opportunity to review participant files, assess, develop treatment plans and programming, lead individual and group activities, complete documentation, and make goal-related recommendations.

This internship is fast paced and provides the opportunity to be hands on with participants of all ages and diagnoses.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Duration: Late December-April. Specific dates can be planned around University requirements.
Housing: Available
Overview: Adaptive alpine and Nordic skiing

Intern – Mountain Winter

Please submit application, applicant questions, resume and University requirements to [email protected].