Access PanAm is hiring a Chilean Regional Director – Apply now!


Access PanAm is hiring Regional Directors – Apply now!
Acceso PanAm (APA) is hiring one Regional Directors to lead its programs in Chile. Acceso PanAm is a climber’s access and conservation organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and protecting the mountains and crags in all Latin America, from Mexico to Patagonia.

The regional directors job is:

  • To directly organize and support access and conservation campaigns,
  • To support local climbing communities, and
  • To create chapters/affiliates of APA that will promote its mission to protect climbing access and conserve the climbing environment.
  • To work with and report directly to the Executive Director.

This is a part-time position, involving up to 60 hours per month, and 10 months a year work and pay. Modest travel/actions stipend available.

Individuals will be selected for their commitment to defend climbing, ability to lead and inspire the climbing community, and willingness to travel frequently.

We encourage individuals who are passionate about climbing and protecting the places where we climb to apply.

Send resume (including a section on climbing experience), references, and cover letter specifically addressing your qualifications to kika@accesspanam.com by 02/26/2016. For further information, send an e-mail to: apa@accesspanam.com, skype: aribira, phone: +55 21 99221-8741. Send applications in English or Spanish.

Regional Directors Responsibilities

  • Represent Acceso PanAm in the region to local climbers, climbing organizations/federations, community/conservation organizations, and land managers.
  • Create and direct affiliates or chapters of Acceso PanAm. This means recruiting and motivating volunteers, without doing the work of volunteers. Includes maintaining membership records.
  • Organize on the ground, grassroots climbing advocacy campaigns.
  • Organize two conservation campaigns, such as cleanups and trail projects per year
  • Travel to climbing areas to meet with land managers and work with local climbers, climbing organizations/federations, and community/conservation organizations.
  • Produce web content (photo and articles) for Acceso PanAm and its partners.
  • Small Spanish translations.


  • Salary of $500/month
  • Pro-deals with qualifying outdoor industry corporate partners

Required Qualifications

  • Passionate, commitment to climbing and climbing access/conservation.
  • Familiarity with climbing practices, policy issues, and management.
  • Ability to work independently with proven time and task management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) including public speaking and relating to diverse communities.
  • Fluent Spanish speaking and writing. Fluent English reader-writer.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, calm, and thoughtful in contentious situations.
  • Ability to represent Acceso PanAm and the climbing community in a positive, professional manner.
  • Willingness to travel to project locations.
  • Ability to negotiate rough, uneven, undeveloped terrain typical of climbing areas and approaches to climbing areas.
  • Access to internet and Skype for meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Attendance at APA Training Programs (Capacitación)
  • Experience with local access/conservations campaigns, grassroots advocacy, and/or lobbying.
  • Experience with climbing organizations.
  • Volunteer management skills.
  • Extensive climbing experience.
  • Experience with land management and climbing issues.
  • Native Spanish speaker; Fluent English speaker; and basic understanding of Portuguese.

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