Weatherization Programs, Housing Solutions For The Southwest Seeks Weatherization Program Manager In Durango, Colorado!

Honestly, Weatherization Program Manager is not a position I had too much familiarity with, but thought, here is another one of those great jobs that will allow some lucky individual who loves the mountains to live their dream, career and lifestyle, in the highly desirable mountain community of Durango, Colorado.

Anyway, I decided to look further into the Weatherization Program on the U.S. Department of Energy website to find out what it is all about.

The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. During the last 32 years, the U.S. Department of Energy ’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program has provided weatherization services to more than 6.2 million low-income families.

By reducing the energy bills of low-income families instead of offering aid, weatherization reduces dependency and liberates these funds for spending on more pressing family issues. On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 32% and overall energy bills by about $350 per year at current prices. This spending, in turn, spurs low-income communities toward job growth and economic development.

To learn more about the job currently available at Housing Solutions for the Southwest, see Weatherization Program Manager located in Durango, Colorado!

The Weatherization Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing operations for the Department of Energy Weatherization Program based in Durango, Colorado. Region includes five county area of Archuleta, San Juan, La Plata, Montezuma and Dolores. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling and supervision of field crews, developing training programs, quality assurance, administrative oversight, procurement and adherence to all federal and state regulations of the program. Salary based on experience, with benefits and paid vacation.

Fort Lewis College In Durango, Colorado Adds Adventure Education Degree Program

Just read about this new program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado …

This fall, the Durango college began offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in adventure education for students who wish to become professional instructors in outdoor activities.

Bob Stremba, director of the adventure education program, said the program’s purpose isn’t to “turn kids into ski bums.” The goal is to provide in-depth academic and field experience aligned with a liberal arts education, he said.

To read the complete article, see Fort Lewis offers ‘adventure education’

Guides=ski bums. Definitely not. The professional guides and outdoor educators here in Jackson Hole, climbers, skiers … whatever their specialty, are extremely focused, dedicated and some of the hardest working people that I know.

Excellent news for those of you interested in getting a degree in adventure education, and what a great place to go to school… Durango, Colorado!