Program Manager / Assistant Program Manager

Truckee, CA | Seattle, WA

About Blackbird Guides

Blackbird Guides is a passionate team of IFMGA/AMGA trained guides who blend innovative avalanche courses and backcountry trips with engaging digital content. Our goal is to equip our clients with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to forge lasting connections with the mountains. We prioritize inclusivity and community, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive and grow together. When you're ready for an adventure and a team that will support you along the way, join us!

 About the Role

We're seeking an experienced remote or local Program or Assistant Program Manager to join our office team. You'll work virtually alongside our current Program Manager, overseeing daily operations such as client and guide communications, scheduling, permit applications, and managing website/social content.

 About You

  • 2-5 years of experience in operations, project management, or customer support
  • Excellent communication skills across phone, text, and email
  • Proficiency in project management, communications, and marketing software
  • Detail-oriented with a knack for managing multiple tasks effectively
  • Experience working in virtual team environments preferred
  • Full-time availability, willing to work with limited time off from November to April. 
  • Passion for the outdoors, with experience in backcountry skiing and/or climbing


  • Provide exceptional customer service and ensure smooth program operations
  • Continuously assess and prioritize operational tasks
  • Collaborate with the office team for seamless 24/7, 365-day operations
  • Develop and implement efficient systems and processes
  • Utilize operations tools such as Slack, Asana, G-Suite, Meta, Shopify, Klaviyo, and Airtable


  • Company culture focused on working hard and playing hard in the mountains
  • Flexible, remote schedule for qualified applicants, especially during summer and fall
  • Free avalanche, backcountry skiing, and climbing courses and adventures
  • Industry discounts from brand and local business partners


  • $50,000 - $62,000 DOE
  • Paid Holidays
  • Technology Allowance

To respond, fill out our Office Application Form and send an email to with a few quick words explaining how you heard about this position and why you’d be excited to work with us.