Core Values

Move Mountains

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.

Belay On

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.

All Forward

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.

Featured Opportunities

Kitchen Assistant

The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for providing menus & preparation of food for incoming groups, camps, & events.  An initial focus will be in assisting the development & execution of an in-house catering service to fulfill all lodge guest needs.   We are looking for a professional cook to prepare food to the exact specifications outlined by the Culinary Development Manager.  Kitchen Assistant duties will consist of assisting the Culinary Development Manager with daily operations, special events, food preparation, cleaning, and kitchen maintenance.

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Shuttle Driver

National Ability Center, a rapidly growing national nonprofit, seeks drivers for adaptive recreation participants and groups. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of NAC receives the highest caliber of service.

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The National Ability Center is seeking a part-time housekeeper to work 20-28 hours/week performing routine housekeeping duties for multiple buildings at our Park City campus and Park City ski center.  The exact hours are flexible, but the majority of tasks must be performed during normal business hours, approximately 7am-5pm.  Weekends, Holidays, and evenings may be required to assist during events.  Opportunity for additional hours and full-time benefited employment based on demand.

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Rafting Trip Leader

Trip Leaders are responsible for leading one to five day whitewater rafting trips on class I-IV rivers for people with disabilities and underserved youth. Trip Leaders are responsible for pre-trip planning including contacting agency leaders, reviewing trip packets to become familiar with group goals and trip logistics, and formulating an overall trip plan that  accomplishes each group’s unique objectives. Trip Leaders will lead a team of Guides to effectively execute each trip, and is responsible for overall trip safety and management of all aspects of trip logistics. Trip Leaders will guide rafts in Class III-IV whitewater and will also be asked to train and mentor new Guides. This may include leading training trips, riding in a boat with a trainee, or conducting checkout runs.

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Rafting Guide

Rafting Guides are responsible for guiding on one to five day whitewater rafting trips on class I-IV rivers for people with disabilities and underserved youth. Guides will work in a team to facilitate all aspects of the trip experience, including trip preparation, on-river guiding, facilitation of activities focusing on team building, environmental education, rafting instruction, and trip close out.

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Development Associate

The Development Associate provides detailed-oriented administrative and analytical support for the development department. This position manages the donation tracking process, assists the development department with fundraising and donor cultivation, as well as support the grant procurement process.


Volunteer Nordic Instructor

Volunteer with us!

The Volunteer Nordic Instructor is responsible for supporting the implementation of the National Ability Center’s Nordic activities [Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe]; providing a safe, team-oriented program through which participants can have fun, make friends and build self-confidence by tackling challenges and developing new skills.

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Custom Groups Facilitator

Custom Groups Facilitators provide support to the program team with a focus on the military and custom group department. Facilitators must possess exceptional large group facilitation skills, risk management, technical knowledge of programs, problem solving and leadership in front & backcountry settings.


Camp and Community Program Supervisor

The Camps and Community Program Supervisor is responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and implementing programming for camps, community and group programs.

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Nordic Specialist

Park City, Utah
Part-Time, Seasonal – Non Exempt

The Nordic Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the National Ability Center’s Nordic activities (Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe) while empowering individuals of all abilities.

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