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After-School Program Instructor

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The Mountaineers
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Seattle, WA

The Mountaineers


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Published 14 days ago

January 4, 2021

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 7 branches throughout Washington state, and thanks to the work of generations of volunteers we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the field of outdoor education and recreation. Our dedicated staff and volunteers get people outside to experience the power of the outdoors and we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our program centers have 40 staff, and Mountaineers Books, our nonprofit publishing division, has 25 staff helping 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. Please visit mountaineers.org to learn more.


The After-School Program Coordinator is an inspirational staff leader, and an organizational master. They have the primary responsibility for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming. This includes being a leader to staff and volunteers, enthusiastically facilitating afternoon programs and curriculum, taking initiative to go above and beyond, and working with the Associate Youth Programs Manager to orchestrate all things after school.

Youth ages 6-13 are invited to join The Mountaineers one afternoon a week from January to May for climbing-based after-school programs. Each six-week program consists of rock climbing, outdoor skills, crafts, games, and more. Winter and Spring themes include: Ropes and Rock, Mountain Discovery, and Climbing Adventures. After-School Instructors may have the opportunity to work break camps in February and April as well.

What you will do:

  • Oversee, organize, and support programmatic elements of after-school such as group games, climbing instruction, and general curriculum.
  • Create a positive, enthusiastic, supportive, professional environment for staff, volunteers, and youth.
  • Train staff and volunteers in program delivery and curriculum.
  • Act as a mentor and point of contact person for staff and volunteers.
  • Act as the “face of after-school” at all times, including:
  • Facilitating check in and check out
  • Running activities daily
  • Providing a leadership presence throughout the program
  • Providing excellent customer service to after-school families
  •  Assist Associate Youth Programs Manager in developing after-school programs, activities, and educational curriculum.
  • Ensure The Mountaineers youth policies and procedures, as well as COVID-19 policies and procedures, are followed and adhered to at all time.
  • Ensure all supplies are ordered and ready for use each program
  • Function as the on-site staff member when programs are running            

Who you are:

  • Positive, inspirational, enthusiastic, team player.
  • Experience working with youth in the outdoors.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Minimum age 21.
  • Climbing and belaying experience preferred.
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.
  • Ability to work weekly from January 4 through May 28, 2021.

Compensation and benefits:

This position is for a part-time, seasonal employee. Regular schedule will be 15-20 hours a week. Compensation ranges from $16.00-17.50/hour, depending on experience. Benefits include membership to The Mountaineers.

To apply:

Cultivating a staff that welcomes all people into the outdoors is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity and inclusion. We seek applicants 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.


To apply, please submit cover letter: Attention Tailor Dolgin 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. (1 page max) and resume (2 page max) online at:

https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6044916/The-Mountaineers-Program-Instructor-Application-Clubs

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. 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.

Equitable Hiring Statement

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. 



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 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 7 branches throughout Washington…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Location

7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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 Program Coordinator to tailord@mountaineers.org.


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 should 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.


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

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 Program…

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