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The Mountaineers

  • 7700 Sand Point Way Ne, Seattle, Washington

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Youth Day Camp & Clubs Coordinator


min experience

salary range

$20 - $22 / 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 Youth Day Camp & Clubs Coordinator is responsible for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for Youth Programs at The Mountaineers Seattle Branch. Specifically, this position will oversee the Pathfinders (ages 6-7) youth club program during the school year and maintain Coordinator status over the summer to facilitate Day Camp Programs. Additionally, this position will work with the youth camps team to support after-school and overnight camp programs throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning & Preparation

  • Design and schedule day camp sessions, including off-site overnight camps and school break camps
  • Facilitate online registration of programs annually
  • Work collaboratively with youth education team to support volunteer and staff recruitment & scheduling
  • Prepare schedules and training modules
  • Facilitate daily pre-camp and post-camp staff/volunteer meetings
  • Ensure supplies are ordered as needed
  • Ensure outside vendors and/or transportation vendors are booked as needed


  • Serve as first point of contact for all parent and youth communications
  • Serve as point of contact for summer partner and vendor communications
  • Serve as point of contact for staff communications through the summer season
  • Ensure welcome packets are sent to all participants
  • Collect & file all participant paperwork
  • Collect & file all staff and volunteer paperwork
  • Communicate frequently and clearly to members, staff, volunteers and parents through website, listserv, phone call, and email
  • Maintain an accurate skills list for all members, ensuring that members have the relevant skills to participate in activities.
  • Ensure all trip and activity data is recorded and accurate in Salesforce.

Program Delivery

  • Co-facilitate staff & volunteer training with youth education team
  • Coordinate set-up and take-down each day of summer camp
  • Oversee and support seasonal camp team
  • Act as the “face of camp” at all times, including
  • Facilitating check-in and check-out
  • Running all-camp activities with Program Coordinators
  • Running daily assembly
  • Providing a leadership presence throughout the camp day
  • Serve as program floater during all summer camp programs
  • Attend and lead evening clubs meetings (approximately 1-2 times monthly) and trips, which occur primarily on weekends
  • Facilitate parent and volunteer engagement activities, including leadership training and outdoor skill training
  • Develop annual progression of skills for new and returning clubs members
  • Empower and support parents to lead trips they are qualified to lead
  • Instruct occasionally in other Mountaineers Youth Programs (after-school, mountain workshops) throughout the year


  • Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.
  • Maintain confidential member and donor information.
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van and maintain a clean driving record

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge, desire to, and experience working with a variety of populations, including preschool through high school youth of varied abilities, diverse ethnicities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Outdoor Education experience, especially in experiential education
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including 2-4 weekends/month
  • Opportunity to safely lead sport climbs at a 5.6/5.7 level, build climbing anchors, and rappelling
  • Strong organization skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to carry oneself in a professional manner to create positive experiences with community partner programs
  • Self-motivated with ability to carry out projects independently and work within a team
  • Familiarity with Google suite and Microsoft office software
  • Understanding of the organizational structure and programs of The Mountaineers
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification or willingness to obtain

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.

The Mountaineers believe a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. We are committed to building a culture where all people feel emotionally and physically safe. In support of this commitment, all prospective employees must agree to abide by The Mountaineers Code of Ethics and our Child Protection Policies. We do not tolerate discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, micro-aggressions, retaliation, assault, or any form of child abuse.

Work Environment 

This role is based in Seattle, WA, at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park. Youth Club and Summer Camp Programs are currently running in-person and will continue to do so following state and Mountaineers reopening guidelines. As such, this position will remain 75-100% in-person throughout the year to support programs. The Mountaineers will provide a laptop for administrative work and, when necessary, remote access.

Physical Demands

Occasionally you will be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While you are performing the duties of this job, you may be required to stand for extended periods of time , and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to five miles. As a requirement of instructing youth programs you will be required to bend, squat, run, or climb.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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. The salary is $20-22/hour, depending on experience. 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

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