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Outdoor Program Instructor

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The Mountaineers
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Tacoma, WA
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Published 25 days ago

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 14,000 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.

Visit mountaineers.org to learn more.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for providing excellent program instruction for our Mountaineers youth programs. Program Instructors will instruct primarily with outreach programs, but may also assist with Explorers, Pathfinders, and After School Climbing Club. This position will lead single-day or multi-day experiences designed to expose youth to basic outdoor skills, including rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, wilderness first aid, 10 Essentials and Leave No Trace, and more. The curriculum is designed to match the goals of the visiting group and impart on the youth participants a desire to explore and conserve the outdoors.

Key Responsibilities

Program Delivery

Instruct and Belay for Indoor and Outdoor Rock Wall during Mountain Workshops

· Inspect equipment prior to use

· Ensure all equipment is set up before group arrival

· Explain rules to group

· Belay group members

· Ensure safe climbing environment at all times

Lead Instructor for Mountain Workshops

· Teach curriculum in 1-2 hour blocks to a variety of age groups. Curriculum may include:

o Map & Compass

o First Aid

o Climbing

o Outdoor Cooking

o Leave No Trace

o Other outdoor skills

· Work closely with volunteer instructors and assistants

· Assist with set-up, clean-up and curriculum development as needed

· Train volunteer assistants as needed

· Lead or co-lead day hikes, snowshoe outings, and day climbing trips to local crags

Quality Service

· Greet youth, members, renters & guests in a professional manner

· Help youth, members, renters & guests find what they need

Requirements

· Ability to pass criminal background check

· Proficiency climbing and belaying in a single pitch environment

· Ability to safely lead bolted routes up to 5.7

Desired Qualifications

· Experience working with youth

· Outdoor education experience

· 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.

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 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. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties leading youth.

Benefits:

This position is for a part-time, as-needed employee, averaging 10-20 hours per month (subject to change with demand). Hours vary between weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings. Wages: $15-17/hr depending on experience.

Additional benefits include:

· Free Mountaineers membership

· Free parking for your bike or car

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you. Send all information to sarahh@mountaineers.org

We are a dog friendly environment. We are unable to sponsor H1-B Visas at this time.

Disclaimer: 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.

The Mountaineers provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, gender, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

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 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$15 - $17

Benefits

Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers.

Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English

Proficiency in English

Location

On-site
2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403, USA
The Mountaineers

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you. Send all information to sarahh@mountaineers.org

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2…

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