Details: Very flexible schedule. No benefits. Strong potential to increase with growth of the program.
Executive Director of Post Outdoor Program
POST 84 is a student-led outdoor education program based in Seattle, Washington. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, and are one of the largest student run organizations in Washington state, with over 350 members. We run a variety of outdoor trips for students.
POST strives to encourage environmental awareness, leadership, diversity, self-confidence, and knowledge of the outdoors. We build a sense of community which may not otherwise be found in an urban environment.
We are currently hiring an Executive Director for the POST Outdoor Program. The Executive Director is responsible for the success of the program, working with the student directors and advisory board members.
Primary responsibilities include: (approximately 20 hours per week, and 30 additional days as as adult chaperone lead on trips)
- Mentor and support student leaders in facilitating development of outdoor skills for students during the trips. Skills include rock climbing, snow camping, basic survival skills, kayaking, hiking, and alpine climbing.
- Work with student leaders to facilitate weekly student Executive Committee meeting on Wednesdays from 7:30am-8:30am at Coyote Central.
- Work with student leaders to facilitate monthly board meeting for POST.
- Attend other other community and adult committee meetings as needed.
- Trip guidance, oversight of development and implementation of procedures and protocols.
- Attend trips including Survival, Lopez, Desert School and being a point person for emergencies in support of the student leaders of the trips. Approximately 30 days of trips throughout the year.
- Ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment.
- Create values-forming experiences for students.
- Create an inclusive environment for youth in the outdoors.
- Sustaining the organization through collaborative partnerships with the student Executive Committee, the POST Advisory Board, and the Boy Scouts.
- Fundraise for the program through the annual gala, grants, and working with alumni, parents, community supporters and individual donors.
Critical Success Factors:
- Commitment to working with diverse groups;
- Excellent judgment and decision making skills;
- Strong group facilitation, communication, and conflict resolution skills;
- Experience facilitating activities addressing issues facing adolescent students;
- Experience making the transference of a wilderness experience relevant to the everyday lives of underserved youth;
- Knowing how to have fun!
Date of Employment: October, 2018
Compensation: $25,000 annual salary
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Please contact Scott MacGowan (206) 660-2470
Application closing date: August 15th, with rolling interviews until filled.
Post 84 promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. TSB will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women, people of color, and disabled are encouraged to apply.
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