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Adventure Camp Coordinator

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Published 19 days ago

June 8, 2020

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. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are deeply committed to getting people outside to experience the power of the outdoors all while advocating for access and protection of recreational lands.

Position description:

The Adventure Camp Coordinator has the primary responsibility of the safe and effective execution of overnight camp programs for The Mountaineers. They will organize gear, plan the menu, and make the schedule before the trip, provide outdoor instruction and leadership during the trip, and pack everything away after the trip has concluded. Mountaineers adventure camps include camping and learning mountaineering skills at Mt. Rainier, hiking out of the Mt. Baker Lodge, climbing and camping at Mt. Erie, and 2- and 3-day backpacking trips for campers ages 10-14.

What you will do:

  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of adventure camps.
  • Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and campers.
  • Ensure all supplies are acquired in a timely manner.
  • Plan menu, being conscious of camper dietary needs, and organize food and gear before trip.    
  • Keep campers safe, happy, healthy, and having fun.
  • Along with the Adventure Camp Counselor, provide outdoor instruction, such as climbing, backpacking, hiking, camping, leave no trace principles, trail etiquette, navigation, and outdoor cooking.
  • Set outdoor climbing routes and safely manage outdoor top rope site.
  • Respond appropriately and be the point of contact person in emergency situations.

Who you are:

  • Positive, inspirational, and enthusiastic leader and team player.
  • Experience working with youth in the outdoors.
  • Preferably 2+ years of camp experience.
  • Outdoor experience (i.e. backpacking, rock climbing, and hiking).
  • Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest outdoor places.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability when things don’t go as planned.
  • College degree or working towards degree in applicable field.
  • Minimum age 21.
  • Current WFR, CPR & First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.
  • Must attend all of staff training and be available starting June 8 for prep work.

Climbing Experience:

  • Proficiency belaying and lead belaying with a tube device.
  • Experience teaching basic climbing and belaying techniques.
  • Ability to oversee and manage an outdoor top rope site.
  • Ability to safely lead 5.8 sport climbs is preferred.
  • Single Pitch Instructor preferred but not required.

Compensation and benefits:

This position is for a full-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 40+ hours a week. Compensation ranges from $700-750/week, depending on experience. Benefits include membership to The Mountaineers.

To apply:

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Adventure Camp Coordinator to summercamp@mountaineers.org.

Priority will be given to applications submitted before March 3.


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 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 five miles while carrying a heavy pack. 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.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers’ core values of adventure, advocacy, community, education, and volunteerism. We believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and are 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.


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. 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

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

How to Apply

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Adventure Camp Coordinator to summercamp@mountaineers.org.

Please submit in a single document a resume and cover letter describing your experience and qualifications that translate to the requirements of this role of Adventure Camp…

Location

7700 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

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