Volunteer Collaborations Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: salary range is not negotiable



Start Date


Application Deadline



7700 Sand Point Way NE
United States


Position Description

The Volunteer Collaborations Manager is a new role and a key leadership position in the Mountaineers’ Progressive Outdoor Education Initiative. This is a top strategic priority supported and resourced by the Board of Directors. This position provides strategic leadership for cross-branch volunteer-driven initiatives related to our outdoor education programs. The primary function of this position is to provide on-going support, facilitation and project management for organization-wide initiatives led through volunteer committees.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Climbing Initiatives

Provide staff leadership for the following ongoing committees, including support for agenda and minutes, meeting facilitation, and project managing work outputs in between meetings

  • Climbing Curriculum Committee
  • Climbing Technical Advisory Committee
  • Climbing Leadership Development Committee
  • Climbing Access and Stewardship Committee
  • Climbing Summit Group

Ensure consistency & standards, while meeting local needs of branches

Liaison with volunteers to develop a regular equivalency program, including reciprocity opportunities with partner programs such as courses through guide services and climbing gyms

Provide support for E-learning production and scripting as part of course capacity growth initiative

Activity Summits

Provide staff leadership for the following summit groups, which meet yearly or twice yearly. Ensure summit groups work towards organizational priorities as identified by the Board of Directors, Branch Leadership Committee and Education Team, including standardization of activities across branches. Provide support for agenda and minutes, meeting facilitation, and project managing work outputs in between meetings.

  • Snowshoe Program Summit
  • Backcountry Ski Program Summit
  • Scramble Program Summit
  • Avalanche Program Summit
  • Hiking Program Summit
  • Sea Kayaking Program Summit
  • Nordic Ski Program Summit
  • Navigation Program Summit
  • First Aid Program Summit
  • Sailing Program Summit
  • Trail Running Program Summit
  • Photography Program Summit
  • Other summits as they arise

Safety Committee

Support Safety Committee meetings, including agenda & minutes

Log incidents in the tracking spreadsheet

Prep BoD pre-read packet one-pager showing current stats (comparing this YTD to prior YTD) and identifying key action items / lessons learned that need to be addressed “now”

Support bi-annual stand-up presentations for BoD (for BoD retreats)

Support annual report to AAC

Prepare blogs for learning opportunities

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. The employee must be able to participate in outdoor activities including hiking, paddling, skiing and climbing. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required stand for extended periods of time during presentations. The employee will also be expected to sit and perform extensive keyboard work for program development and volunteer communication. The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, run or climb as part of duties leading volunteers.


Compensation and Benefits

This position is for full-time, salaried employee, exempt status. Varied and flexible schedule 40+ hours/week, including an average of 1-2 evenings per week and 1-3 weekend days per month. Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers; medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after one year of employment.  

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a professional resume (2 page max), climbing and outdoor experience resume (2 page max) and a cover letter (1 page max) 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 beccap@mountaineers.org. Full consideration is assured if letters and resumes are received by July 5, 2018. 

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. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree
  • 2 years’ experience working directly with volunteers
  • Experience with a multi-branch organization
  • Train-the-trainer experience
  • Experience working with volunteer committees, boards or task forces
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation skills
  • Proven excellence in project management
  • Proven excellence in communication
  • Proven strong organizational skills, and desire to provide strong administrative support to volunteer committees
  • Proven ability to navigate complex social environments
  • Proven success in conflict management, diplomacy
  • Confidence in presentation
  • Proven ability to work through issues and problems in a proactive manner
  • Upbeat attitude and ability to hit the ground running
  • Ability to travel and meet with branches
  • Evening and weekend work required
  • Outdoor experience and passion for outdoor activities. Knowledge of and basic experience rock climbing and mountaineering is preferred.
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare reader-friendly reports.
  • Ability to work under defined performance goals and objectives
  • Ability to pass a national criminal background and sex offender check.