We approach every obstacle as an opportunity. We thrive on grit, resilience, along with a “never give up” attitude to overcome what many believe as impossible. We live the motto “I can do this” and work to spread this attitude to those we encounter.
Reach The Summit
We strive for excellence in everything that we do. We encourage our participants, athletes, and volunteers to do the same. Whether a Paralympic athlete or mounting a horse for the very first time, we will work every day towards personal goals to be the best in every endeavor.
We are accountable. You can count on to do us to say what we do and do what we say to each other, our participants, our community and our donors.
Blaze New Trails
We are industry leaders. We are innovative, resourceful and look ahead for opportunities that will advance the ADAPTIVE NATION to expand beyond our current horizon.
We paddle together and work as a team, understanding others through empathy and compassion regardless of background or ability. We learn and grow as individuals and with the organization by considering what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Together we are stronger.
Take The Reins
We empower every individual to take the reins and recognize that there is dignity in risk. We believe that each of us and those we serve need to feel responsible for our own future and personal goals. You, with us cheering you on, are the change and the future of the ADAPTIVE NATION.
Dress In Layers
We are prepared for changes, whether it be weather changes, environmental shifts, or changes in physical ability. We are adaptive, flexible and ready to use change as a new experience and opportunity.
Boat Driver/Water Sports Instructor
The NAC is seeking a passionate and experienced water sports professional to join our Recreation and Adventure team. The Recreation and Adventure department consists of a large and dynamic team that works together to provide a variety of different programs which includes adaptive water skiing, wake boarding and wake surfing at the Jordanelle Reservoir. Water sports programs are offered to both individuals and groups who may be participating one time or returning on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. Our boat drivers are responsible for driving our program boat and/or jet-skis during water sports programs, supporting with instruction and spotting when not driving, trailering the boat and/or jet-skis, program delivery, excellent customer service, and post program wrap up of our water sports programs.
Community and Transition Program Assistant
This role will support in implementation of transitional and camp programming and transportation of participants with varying cognitive and physical abilities. The primary role of this job will be to support and mentor the COACH interns. The COACH internship (standing for Creating Opportunities for Achievement) is for individuals with any sort of disabilities, usually between 16-22 years old. It is a transitional internship, which means we work on vocational, advocacy, independence & job skills through the National Ability Center programs and administrative programs.
Challenge Course Specialist
The Challenge Course Program Specialist is responsible for the safety, planning, implementation and supervision of the National Ability Center’s high ropes course, low ropes, and teambuilding programming. In addition, this position supports the recreation & adventure department with additional implementation of programming for people of all ages and abilities. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor of the National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.
Summer Camp Counselor
Summer Camp Counselors provide a safe, caring and fun environment for campers with varying cognitive and physical abilities during day and overnight camps. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.
Responsible for guiding one to five-day whitewater rafting trips on class I-III rivers for people with disabilities, Raft Guides will work in a team to facilitate all aspects of the trip experience, including trip preparation, river guiding, facilitation of activities, environmental education, and trip de-rigging. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor of the National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.
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