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The Mountaineers

  • 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA

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Overnight Camps Program Coordinator


min experience

salary range

$22 - $24 / hour

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Job Overview

Who We Are

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have more than 15,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 2,500+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

Learn more at mountaineers.org.

Position Overview

The Seattle Partner Program Coordinator is responsible for providing high-quality, meaningful outdoor education experiences to community partner groups in the Seattle area. This position will coordinate and oversee Seattle Partner Programs, also known as the Seattle Mountain Workshop program, which strives to increase access to outdoor experiences for youth most impacted by educational and/or environmental injustice.

Key Responsibilities

Program Coordination (60%)

  • Work with Seattle area partners to co-create custom programs
  • Schedule and ensure staffing for all Seattle Partner Programs
  • Maintain and strengthen existing partner relationships and develop new partnerships
  • Contract with outside vendors and/or transportation vendors as needed
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and mentor volunteers and staff in program delivery
  • Develop and implement a recognition and reward program for Seattle Partner Program volunteers
  • Develop age-appropriate curricula for Seattle Partner Programs that includes focus on recreation and conservation
  • Develop and implement program evaluations to ensure Seattle Partner Programs are meeting The Mountaineers mission and community needs
  • Update and maintain outward facing website and internal database for Seattle Partner Programs
  • Support grant writing and reporting related to Seattle Partner Programs
  • Ensure all programming is within the policies and guidelines for Mountaineers Youth Programs
  • Work closely with their supervisor to plan and budget for Seattle Partner Programs

Program Delivery (40%)

  • Instruct for Seattle Partner Programs, which will include occasional evenings and weekends, as well as offsite programs
  • Instruct or otherwise support additional programs as needed, including offsite programs

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience training and mentoring other instructors
  • Experience working directly with volunteers
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn basic climbing skills, including:
  1. Ability to sport lead climb to 5.7
  2. Ability to build and clean climbing anchors
  3. Ability to rappel
  • Experience hiking, backpacking, and/or snowshoeing
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, virtual meeting, and calendaring applications
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

Work Environment 

This role is based in Seattle, WA at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park. This position will work primarily in-person, with the option to occasionally work remotely, within Mountaineers policies and when their schedule allows.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and move 20 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to be outside and active for extended periods of time, in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to bend, squat, run, or climb as part of duties leading youth; ability to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to 6 miles.
  • Ability to travel to offsite programs and meetings

Special Benefits

This position is for a full time non-exempt employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits include:

  • Free Mountaineers membership
  • Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with $1,000 toward Mountaineers courses each year
  • Flexible working environment, with up to 40% remote work for most employees
  • Two free tickets to many Mountaineers events
  • Free copy of each newly published Mountaineers Books title
  • Access to outdoor industry prodeals
  • Discounted stays at our three ski-in, ski-out mountain lodges
  • Four on-site climbing and bouldering walls
  • Bring your dog to work days
  • Free parking for your bike or car, and an office located right on a bus line, with alternative transportation reimbursement
  • In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning commute

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in outdoor education and/or recreation programs
  • Experience working with youth, including those furthest from justice
  • Cultural humility and desire to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities, and economic background
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work and manage a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours, as necessary
  • Must have a valid driver’s license; must have (and maintain) an acceptable driving record to drive Mountaineers vehicles
  • Must have reliable personal vehicle transportation for offsite work duties, including ability to transport program supplies and travel to remote trailhead locations; The Mountaineers will reimburse mileage for work use of personal vehicles at the IRS business mileage rate for any work sites other than the “home site”
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check

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