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The Mountaineers

  • 7700 Sand Point Way Ne, Seattle, Washington

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Clubs Program Manager


min experience

salary range

$48k - $65k / year

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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 Clubs Youth Manager is responsible for the oversight, growth, and development of Mountaineers year round youth clubs programs; Mountaineers Adventure Club, Junior MAC, Explorers, Nomads, and Pathfinders. This position’s primary responsibilities are creating vision, goals, and strategies for Mountaineers club programming including but not limited to annual curriculum progression, budgeting, working with parents and club members throughout the year, and ensuring proper program delivery. This position also oversees the Youth and Family Hiking and Backpacking process for new volunteers. The incumbent also will co- run and manage monthly youth meetings. This position also oversees the avalanche and scrambling activity councils,

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Ensure proper planning and preparation for youth activities including:
  • Volunteer and staff recruitment & scheduling
  • Clubs program scheduling
  • Training Modules
  • Ordering of program materials
  • Booking of outside vendors and transportation
  • Proper communication with parents, club participants, and volunteers
  • Development of annual Budget for programs with Associate Education Director
  • Maintain accurate skill lists and progression for all members, ensuring participants have relevant skills to participate in activities.
  • Ensure all trip and activity data is recorded and accurate in Salesforce

Program Development

  • Responsible for vision, oversight, and growth of Year Round Clubs Programs
  • Work with Associate Education Director to set and manage measurable goals for programs
  • Manage introduction of new programs in line with strategic direction
  • Ensure new and existing programs are in line with Mountaineers Standards.
  • Empower and support parents to lead trips they are qualified to lead.

Program Support

  • Participate in 10-25% of programs to provide support and oversight
  • Provide program coverage where needed
  • Provide hands-on support for new programming

Staff Development

  • Train and supervise a full-time staff team of 2-3 and provide mid-year and annual performance reviews
  • Ensure staff and volunteers maintain appropriate training and certifications
  • Provide meaningful volunteer recognition and development as appropriate


  • 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.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years outdoor education experience, including leadership experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Experience training and supervising others
  • Knowledge of basic climbing skills and a variety of outdoor pursuits
  • Knowledge of, desire to work with, and experience working with a variety of populations, including preschool through high school youth of varied abilities, diverse ethnicities and diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience working with adult volunteers
  • Strong organization skills
  • Understanding of the organizational structure and programs of The Mountaineers
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification, Lifeguard Certification and Leave No Trace Certification preferred

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.

Physical Demands

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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time while leading youth, and must be able to hike on uneven and hilly terrain continuously for up to ten miles. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties leading youth.

Special Benefits


This position is for a full-time, exempt employee. Salary range is $48,000-$65,000 per year, 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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