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Program Associate, Gear Library and Course Logistics

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Bay Area Wilderness Training | Oakland, CA
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Bay Area Wilderness Training


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Published 18 days ago

March 16, 2020
March 2, 2020
$42,000 - $45,000This position is paid hourly.

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a project of the Earth Island Institute. Our mission is to support increasing equitable access to outdoor experiences for youth of color and low income youth. BAWT envisions a world where all youth have access to the wilderness. We believe that youth, once exposed to the wilderness, have a broadened sense of themselves, one another, and the world around them and are better prepared to lead social and environmental change. Our three organization values include: social justice, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment.

BAWT plays a key role in providing access to the outdoors for over 10,000 youth each year. Over 85% of youth gaining access to the outdoors through BAWT supported trips are youth of color and 74% are low-income. BAWT seeks to build a strong and talented team with the skills and experience to serve the diverse needs of our clients and communities. BAWT is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, people of low-income backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be evaluated based on their unique skills and attributes.

Earth Island does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws, local law, or ordinance.

Position Summary:

Program Associate (PA) will directly report to the Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) Executive Director - Programs and will support ongoing operations of the Oakland, San Francisco, and South Bay (Milpitas) outdoor equipment gear libraries. The highest level of independence is expected. Initiative and a proactive approach are a must. The top priority responsibilities associated with this position are as follows: gear inventory control and maintenance, coordinating gear pick-ups and drop-offs, trip report & invoice tracking, client (teacher & youth worker) support and correspondence, client recruitment and relationship management, volunteer outreach and support, and efficient operations overall. PA will work closely with a second PA. While both will run gear library operations, each PA will also specialize in different projects related to BAWT’s programs. This position will specialize in supporting BAWT’s outdoor leadership courses through logistical support for BAWT’s instructors, communicating and coordinating with educators taking BAWT’s courses,  co-facilitation of outdoor education training, and more. 

Program Associate, Gear Library and Course Logistics


Key Responsibilities

  • Gear Library Management:
  • Management, inventory, and repair of all outdoor equipment in Oakland, San Francisco, and South Bay gear libraries
  • Processing all equipment reservations (Oakland, San Francisco, & South Bay)
  • Processing & soliciting equipment donations
  • Maintaining an organized and orderly Gear Library (Oakland, San Francisco, and South Bay)
  • Work with and coordinate tasks for interns and volunteers
  • Coordinate monthly gear library volunteer program, Gear Corps
  • Ability to report directly to the Oakland, San Francisco, and the Milpitas office as determined by the Executive Director - Programs
  • Implement new systems to improve gear library inventory control and gear maintenance
  • Use a vehicle to transport gear and supplies between work and other locations
  • Use a vehicle to perform general errands to support the overall organization at the request of a supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director - Programs
  • Administrative & Client Support & Outreach
  • Support all BAWT clients (teachers and youth workers) by helping them connect to future trainings and trip planning resources
  • Monitor client trip reporting information in the BAWT’s database and some minor data entry
  • Monitor keeping BAWT.org program pages up to date with dates, times, pricing, and contact information
  • Assist program staff with ordering gear for all BAWT gear libraries
  • Outreach and communications for the Gear Corps, a monthly volunteer program
  • Monitor invoicing for lost and damaged gear
  • Assist with outreach at events & tabling opportunities
  • Attend meetings on behalf of BAWT at the request of the Executive Director - Programs
  • Assist with communal office administration tasks: answering the phone, welcoming visitors, etc.
  • Serve as a liaison between administration at June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts & Technology High School (site of San Francisco gear library) and BAWT
  • Build relationships with teachers at June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts & Technology High School
  • Coordinate and support high school interns at SF Gear Library
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director - Programs
  • Workshop & Logistical Support:
  • Assist other program staff with the logistics and gear for all workshops and courses, including but not limited to using a vehicle to pick up or drop off supplies necessary for the courses
  • Lead Gear Orientation (GO!) workshops
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director - Programs
  • Course Logistical Support
  • Manage tracking system for trip reports from course participants 
  • Attend Leadership Training courses as needed to support courses. 
  • Assist with gear purchasing and increasing storage space in gear libraries 
  • Attend meetings with course partners for project planning and management
  • Book campsites and make reservations for all courses and programs as needed
  • Workshop and course registration oversite, including monitoring registration, updating registration forms, and processing refunds
  • Coordinate communications with instructors and participants before and after courses
  • Assist Executive Director - Programs with course related tasks as needed. 


Requirements

  • Ability to report to three job sites in Oakland, San Francisco, and occasionally Milpitas
  • Must be 18 years of age and possess a current CA driver’s license and a clean driving record; employment offer is contingent on clearance of a background check by insurance carrier (ex: minimum of two years driving experience, no DUI in past 4 years, etc.)
  • Required to drive a vehicle to conduct work duties
  • Ability to perform work while standing, squatting, kneeling, climbing ladders, using computers
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work up to one evening per week and one weekend per month, to be set with advanced notice
  • The offer of employment, and employment itself, are contingent on the results of a fingerprint screening with the Department of Justice and FBI (LiveScan or similar)
  • Experience facilitating activities or meetings with groups of adults. 
  • Interest in outdoor education and experiential learning. 


Desirable & Preferred Skills, Qualities, and Experiences

  • Experience working or living in a multicultural environment
  • Desire to work with a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Attention to detail and takes pride in creating organized, efficient, and clean work spaces
  • Has experience working on computers and using basic programs (Word, Excel, Gmail)
  • Self-directed and motivated to initiate work for yourself, interns, and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in-person, over the phone, and in email
  • Enjoys outdoor recreation and has some experience with backpacking and/or camping
  • Interest to learn and teach new skills especially related to gear repair and maintenance
  • Commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, with our clients, and within the outdoor community as a whole
  • Cultural competence and experience working with diverse populations


Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a project of the Earth Island Institute. Our mission is to support increasing equitable access to outdoor experiences for youth of color and low income youth. BAWT envisions a world where all youth have…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Compensation & Benefits: $22 per hour. This position includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision benefits, vacation, holiday and sick pay, including a paid holiday week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Other Benefits: Professional development, free outdoor leadership training, discounted wilderness medicine training, access to free outdoor equipment for personal use with friends and family, new and used gear, access to pro-deals with over 400 outdoor companies, work in a high energy, fun environment

Compensation & Benefits: $22 per hour. This position includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision benefits, vacation, holiday and sick pay, including a paid holiday week…

How to Apply

How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@bawt.org with subject line “Application: Program Associate Position”. Please apply as soon as possible, we are utilizing a rolling application process. Position open until filled.


How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@bawt.org with subject line “Application: Program Associate Position”. Please…

Location

1050 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

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