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Youth Programs and Outreach Coordinator

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The Mountaineers | Seattle, WA
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The Mountaineers


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Published 20 days ago

Start Date

September 9, 2019

Application Deadline

August 23, 2019


Who we are:

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 14,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field of outdoor education and recreation and in the community. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are deeply committed to getting people outside to experience the power of the outdoors. In addition, we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. The Mountaineers program centers have staff of 40 employees and an annual operating budget of seven million dollars, including Mountaineers Books. Please visit mountaineers.org to learn more. 

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 strongly encouraged to apply.


The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for managing The Mountaineers Gear Library, and providing support and instruction on our Mountain Workshop Outreach and school break camp programs. This full time position will encompass two parts: outdoor gear acquisition, inventory, training, and management of gear rental; and working directly with the Associate Program Manager in delivering high quality outreach programs to local youth. This is a full time position paying $17- $19 an hour dependent on experience. The expected work schedule is 40 hours within Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

What you will do: 

Gear Library

The youth gear library began in 2018 to help reduce barriers to outdoor experiences. As we seek to promote greater inclusion in the outdoors, our Gear Library is here to help make our wild places more accessible to youth. We have partnered with Washington Trails Association (WTA) to provide youth organizations and leaders with training and access to gear to help them get outside. We currently have gear to support hiking, backpacking, car camping, and snowshoe trips for groups of up to 30.


  •   Work closely with the Associate Youth Program Manager to maintain Gear Lending Library
  • Manage gear lending requests and returns, including online forms, preparation of gear and trip reports of community partners and organizations
  • Conduct ongoing inventory and further develop a tracking system
  • Maintain gear repair, inventory, maintenance, cleaning, and organization.
  • Assist in acquiring and adding new gear to library
  •  Engage with community partners 
  • Help lead gear orientations once a month
  • Collect stories and feedback about trips
  • Document feedback about the quality of gear and future gear needs
  • Reach out to new partners for training and programming
  • Help create new materials to support current and future partners 


Mountain Workshops

Mountain Workshops is an educational, and wellness-based program that launched in 2011 to provide meaningful outdoor experiences for youth who would otherwise have limited financial access to outdoor adventure. Mountain Workshops provide at-risk and low-income youth with connections to public lands through recurring, year-round outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, camping, cooking, snowshoeing, etc. To date, we've partnered with 40+ organizations and provided nearly 8,500 youth participants with transformative outdoor experiences. 

  • Serve as Lead Instructor for most Mountain Workshops programs
  • Work closely with and train volunteer instructors and assistants
  • Assist with set-up, clean-up, and curriculum development as needed
  • Fill in as a resource or instructor within other Mountaineers Youth Programs when necessary

 

School Break Camps

School break camps take place over three separate weeks to keep day camp programming going during the school year during breaks. Campers learn to climb, snowshoe, cook, navigate outside, and more while reconnecting with camp friends.

·        Provide a meaningful camp experience, keeping campers happy, healthy, and safe

·        Foster a positive sense of community and seek ways to include all campers.

·        Plan creative outdoor activities based off of curriculum for group of campers.

·        Enthusiastically teach games and activities to group of campers.

 

 Who you are: 

  • Experience working with people of diverse races, ages, genders, abilities, and economic backgrounds and understanding of cultural competency.
  • Familiarity with outdoor gear, interest in maintaining gear
  • Outdoor education experience, especially in experiential education
  • Opportunity to safely lead sport climbs at a 5.6/5.7 level to help set routes outside
  • Attention to detail in filling out forms and inventorying gear
  • 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
  • Commit to working 40 hours a week including occasional weekends and evenings

 


You must be able to pass a criminal background check to work within this position. 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 while leading youth, 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.

 The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Our Organization has a “zero tolerance” policy to any form of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional abuse. Any employee or volunteer found in violation of this policy will be removed immediately and reported to proper authorities.

Who we are:

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits: This position is for a full-time non-exempt employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings.  Starting pay range is $17-$19 per hour.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is for a full-time non-exempt employee, averaging 40 hours per week. Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings.  Starting…

How To Apply

To Apply

Please submit in a single document a resume, cover letter, and survey answers describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role as Outreach Coordinator. Please send all applications and information to daniellel@mountaineers.org. this position is open until filled, with priority given to those who applied before August 23.

additional questions: https://forms.gle/WoXTRy4r7LTxiPn87

To Apply

Please submit in a single document a resume, cover letter, and survey answers describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this…

Location

7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

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